ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in $aucey

Posted in Beauty, ColourPop on September 11, 2017 | 8 Comments »


ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in $aucey

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in $aucey

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in $aucey

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in $aucey

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in $aucey

Swatches: Heavy Glam, Chic Happens, Lit, Razy

I really can’t stay away from those ColourPop pressed shadows! So far I’ve purchased 3 of their quad palettes and a handful of their single shadows. I ended up transferring all of the pans into a few of their medium sized palettes. But that’s a post for another time. Right now I’m going to talk about $aucey!

$aucey is from ColourPop’s ILUVSARAHII Collection. $aucey contains 4 of their pressed shadows in the shades Heavy Glam which is a vibrant duochrome orange with a pink flip. Chic Happens which is a matte cool mauve. Lit which is a vibrant metallic purple. And Razy which is a matte blackened plum.

The mattes are a little hard compared to the metallics which are so soft they’re almost buttery. But they’re still very easy to work with and very pigmented. They all applied and blended beautifully. Razy can be a little tricky to work with so maybe use a light hand at first and apply more as needed. I went in a little heavy at first and had to wipe it off and start over. It went much smoother the second time around using a light hand and applying more as needed.

The shades included in this palette all compliment each other nicely and made for a beautiful look. I did have to reach for another palette for a highlight shade, but it wasn’t an issue for me. If you were planning to take this on a trip you could always remove one of the pans and replace it with another.

This palette is still in stock and on sale for just $12.00! That makes the shadows just $3.00 each! You really can’t beat that! You can see a look I created with $aucey below.

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in $aucey

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ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

Posted in Beauty, ColourPop on June 12, 2017 | 12 Comments »


ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

Swatches: Take a Break, Issues, Centerfold, Slim Fit

Ok so remember when I was all ‘Death to ColourPop?’ Well, that lasted about 2 months. Just after I decided to ban them they came out with their new pressed shadows. My friend ordered a bunch and kept telling me how I had to stop being so stubborn and place an order. I was very tempted, but I stood my ground. Then their Valentine’s Day promo photos started making their rounds on Instagram and I knew I had to swallow my pride and get myself a little something. I did and have been ordering from them since. I still have to post about the Valentine’s Day stuff I got, but for now I want to talk about some of their other pressed shadows. Like the Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette. For the record, I do still hate them. But my love for makeup is much stronger. And that’s where I’m at right now.

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

Blow Me Away contains 4 pressed shadows in the shades Take a Break which is a duochrome peach with a subtle gold flip, Issues which is a matte pastel peach, Centerfold which is a matte vibrant coral, and Slim Fit which is a matte hot red coral. The palette itself is a cute white cardboard box with a slim window in the front revealing the shadows. The box is covered in lots of silver stars and tucked inside a bright orange cardboard sleeve.

I’m digging the fun, Summer friendly shades. They all applied and blended beautifully. Even the matte shades surprisingly. I did end up using another darker shade from another palette to balance out all of the coral and peach tones. But it all still makes for a super cute look.

I’d like to note that the shades Centerfold and Slim Fit are not intended for use in the immediate eye area. I wish I had known that before applying Slim Fit on my lower lash line. I just know some of that got in my eye. I’ll probably overthink that one of these nights I’m trying to go to sleep at a reasonable hour.

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

I’ll definitely purchase more of their pressed products. I’d like to see them offer some larger palettes so that we could build our own palettes in one place. In the meantime I got myself a MAC palette to store all of my ColourPop shadows. I can probably fill it up already. For $5 a pop you really can’t go wrong. Some shades are even on sale for $4! I’d definitely pop in and take a look. But be careful with their shipping. I guess with ColourPop it’s a risk we all take. One can only hope that they start putting more effort into their customer service in the near future.

You can see a look I created with the Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette below. I applied Take a Break on my lid, Centerfold in my inner crease, and Slim Fit in my outer crease and on my lower lash line (lightly).

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette
ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

Note: Remember when I talked about those beautiful It Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Palettes? I’m wearing Instant Nude Glow in the photos above! Those palettes are gorgeous and I highly suggest testing them out if you spot them at your local Ulta!

ColourPop now offers larger palettes! I’ve already ordered a few and will post about it soon!

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ColourPop To And From

Posted in Beauty, ColourPop on January 5, 2017 | 29 Comments »


ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

Swatches: Baewatch, Cami, Pack Pack, Parker, Tutu, Weekender

So y’all might be wondering why I’m blogging about products from a company that sent me crap smashed to bits and gave me the hardest time ever trying to get it replaced. For the record, I did in fact ban ColourPop. I’m very unhappy with how they handled my complaint. I honestly felt like they believed it was my fault. Yes, because I opted to receive something as fragile as a cream based highlighter surrounded in a thin piece of foam tucked inside of a flimsy paper package. I could go on about this incident, but in the end it just doesn’t matter. They lost my business. Not that it really matters to them, but I see no point in dedicating an entire post on how bad they messed up.

That being said, I do still have a bunch of ColourPop items to blog about. I went a little crazy last month and have a few dozen items to post. I do still love their products. I won’t sit here and lie and say it’s crap. Their customer service on the other hand is total crap. And once I make my way through my last few hauls I will not be posting any more new items from the brand. Unless I use older products in a look. I mean I’m not going to just throw them out! They’re great products! But ColourPop broke my heart and for that they must pay. Look at me sounding like a bitter ex!

After trying out the Hello Kitty Lippie Stix I was left wanting more. So when I saw the To And From set from the holiday collection, I just knew I had to make it mine. The packaging is on the bulky side. I think it would have been fine in the record case alone. The outer cardboard is a bit much to me. Like something they could use to send their fragile highlighters in to keep them from breaking.

Not so subtle digs aside, I love the shades included in this set! It’s a nice mix of neutral and bold. And all of them are matte! You can see all of the shades in action below!

ColourPop To And From

Baewatch is described as a dusty rose.

ColourPop To And From

Cami is described as a mid-tone mauve.

ColourPop To And From

Pack Pack is described as a deepened dirty plum.

ColourPop To And From

Parker is described as a mid-tone warm nude.

ColourPop To And From

Tutu is described as a blackened red violet.

ColourPop To And From

Weekender is described as a warm true red.

I found all of the shades to be surprisingly creamy. They all applied beautifully! A few of the darker shades can be a little stiff at first, but after a few applications they apply beautifully. Pack Pack and Tutu can look a little patchy. You’re also going to want to prep your lips really good beforehand because these two don’t play nice with dry lips. The other shades were much more forgiving. Pack Pack also looks much bolder in person. Aside from the slight patchiness it’s actually a very beautiful shade. My swatch really doesn’t do it much justice. I’ll have to work it into another look to really show her off. Tutu doesn’t look totally matte on me, but I don’t really mind because it really is a pretty shade. All of the shades were very comfortable. I didn’t find them to be drying. They don’t last too long and they really don’t hold up so well with food and drink. But reapplying is easy so it’s not really an issue with me.

Overall, I’m really happy with my purchase. I’m excited to have a few more of the Lippie Stix in my collection because I really do like them.

So how is the new year treating you so far?

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