Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’ve been dying to play with my makeup but right now I have a huge cold sore and don’t want to irritate it so I’ve taken a break from my makeup. Sad really because I still haven’t even been able to test out the other makeup I hauled in December. You can see that haul here.
Well enough rambling … let’s see what I purchased from ColourPop this month….
* As always disclaimer: I have purchased all products on my own. All swatches are done on clean bare skin with no primers and in 1 swipe. All pictures on the left or top are taken with no flash and on the right or bottom with flash. Also, I have decided this year not to grade my first impressions because I find that I more often than not end up always changing the grade once I’ve had time to test the items out so I will be only giving a first impression of the products which I’ve titled “What I have learned from this swatch”.*
Wine Not? is a deep merlot felt tip liquid liner and is billed as an ultra-fine felt tip liquid eyeliner that delivers intense pigmentation in one easy swipe.
What I have learned from this swatch: This is a very fluid liner that does not bleed into the fine lines and when it dries down it does remain a little glossy. It is opaque in 1 swipe and does not go streaky when applying a second coat. It’s not water proof as I was able to remove it with a simple baby wipe. It’s a super pretty color and I think it would be perfect with an olive or army green shadow.
Try Me is a bright red felt tip liquid liner and is billed as an ultra-fine felt tip liquid eyeliner that delivers intense pigmentation in one easy swipe.
What I have learned from this swatch: This is a very fluid liner that does not bleed into the fine lines and when it dries down it does remain a little glossy. It is a bit sheer but is easily rectified with a light second coat. It’s not water proof as I was able to remove it with a simple baby wipe. For me I feel like this is more of a brick red and not a bight red but it’s still kind of cute.
Ice Breaker is a Pastel Mint mechanical pencil and is billed as having the same pigmentation and long-lasting, transfer-proof wear of our Crème Gel Colour Eyeliner in a pencil!
What I have learned from this swatch: This liner came broken and felt a bit dry so it was hard to swatch. This color is super adorable and I think will pair nicely with a peach or coral eye look. The liner is opaque in 1 swipe and does stay in place though it is not transfer resistant.
Bae Breeze is a peachy coral pearlized metallic that is billed as “She’s easy and breezy with this bright peachy coral with gold pearl eyeliner duo, featuring Créme Gel Liner and Créme Gel Colour”.
What I have learned from these swatches: Both the BFF Crème Gel Liner and the Crème Gel Liner Pot are frosted metalics and are both are super creamy and lock in place. I needed a combo of makeup remover and oil to remove theses swatches. I am a sucker for the color coral so naturally I am in love.
Gobie is light pearlized red coral that is billed as “Just keep swimming for this red coral with gold pearl eyeliner duo, featuring Créme Gel Liner and Créme Gel Colour”.
What I have learned from this swatch: As with the Bae Breeze duo these liners are creamy and lock in place but is a light pearl formula. Yes … I know …. this is another coral set… but in my defense this set is a bit more red toned coral than the Bae Breeze which is more of a peachy coral.
Each duo has an Ultra Glossy Lip and an Ultra Blotted Lip. The shades from left to right are : Moon Tara (Yellow Orange with Gold and Pink Pinpoints), Usagi (sheer mid-tone pink),Sailor moon (pinky coral gloss with gold pinpoints) and Bun Head (sheer rosey pink).
For the Daylight bundle the products are billed as: For the Ultra Glossy Lip : Glass-like shine with subtle shimmer and sheer tint. Enriched with jojoba oil to moisturize, nourish, and and provide a cushiony feel for juicy, fuller-looking lips. For the Ultra Blotted Lip: For that soft, diffused just-blotted look, our medium coverage liquid lipstick dries matte, doesn’t budge, and feels soft and comfy on the lips.
For the MoonLight bundle the productrs are billed as: For the Ultra Gloss Lip: Glass-like shine with subtle shimmer and sheer tint. Enriched with jojoba oil to moisturize, nourish, and and provide a cushiony feel for juicy, fuller-looking lips. For the Ultra Blotted Lip: For that soft, diffused just-blotted look, our medium coverage liquid lipstick dries matte, doesn’t budge, and feels soft and comfy on the lips.
What I have learned from this swatch: The Ultra Glossy Lips have tiny glitters in them but are not gritty and do not truly translate to the lip and smell like caramel creams. The Ultra Blotted Lips are velvety and give a subtle color payoff and have no scent.
The shades from left to right are: Moon Tara (Yellow Orange with Gold and Pink Pinpoints), Molokini (pale peach) and Easy Bake (sheer strawberry pink).
The Ultra Glossy Lips are billed as Hi-shine formula creates a see through glassy finish with a sheer tint of color. All shine, no shimmer. Enriched with jojoba oil to moisturize, nourish, and provide a cushiony feel for juicy, fuller-looking lips.
What I learned from this swatch: Firstly I did not realize I had ordered Moon Tara … I thought I had picked a different Sailor Moon shade since I had already had Moon Tara in the Daylight bundle. All 3 lip glosses have their signature caramel cream scent and are sheer in color. Easy Bake has the same micro glitters in it that the Sailor Moon ones have without any translation to the lips. Though they are “Ultra Glossy” they are not sticky in anyway.
The shades from left to right are: Puddin’ (burnt orange red), Renaissance (pinky nude with gold pinpoints) and Ticklish (Pale peach with pinpoints of multi-dimensional pearl).
The Lux Velvet is billed as a pillowy soft, velvet liquid lipstick that creates a soft, diffused look and the Lux Gloss is billed as a cushiony soft lip gloss delivers obsession worthy shine and hydrates lips with the best feel-good antioxidants for your best looking lips.
What I have learned from this swatch: The Lux Velvet is super velvety and comfortable and has even pigmentation and a slight vanilla scent and does not dry down or become transfer proof. The Lux Gloss is super hydrating, barely any pigmentation (I could have just chose one since there really isn’t any color to speak of) and has a scent of grapefruit.
The shades from left to right are: Tangerine Dream (mid tone red orange – metallic), Lush (pinky ivory – matte), Take a Sip (vivid hot pink with pink and gold sparkle – sequin shadow), Diego (warm mid tone gold – metallic), Conga (warm gold with pink and purple pinpoints – pressed glitter), Tequila Sunrise (opalescent orange with an orange and green-y gold duochrome flip -pressed glitter), Firebird (peachy pink with purple pinpoints – pressed glitter), Sky Way (pale bubblegum pink with a golden sheen – metallic), Da Coco (icy bronze with violet pinpoints -metallic), Mission (deep brown with gold flecks – sequin shadow), Gnarly (soft warm beige -matte), and Fluff (icy metallic violet with gold and silver accent – metallic).
The shades from left to right are: Cloud (icy lavender with a golden flip -metallic), ICU (purple brown -matte), Stay Golden (raspberry -matte), Shake It Up (mauvey berry -matte), Laguna (muted yellow peach -matte), Heart 2 Heart (warm toned gold -metallic), Golden Age (rich copper with gold and copper pinpoints -pressed glitter), Temper (warm peach with pinpoints of blue, green, and yellow pinpoints -pressed glitter), Cast Away (holographic silver -pressed glitter), Smokin’ (true charcoal grey with silver pinpoints -metallic), Surf Rider (mid tone terracotta with gold micro glitter -metallic), Get Crackin’ (cool brown with silver flecks -sequin shadow) and Band Tee (coral pink with multi-dimensional glitter -pressed glitter).
The shades from left to right are: IYKYK (warm lavender with multi-dimensional opal flecks -pressed glitter), Fab (copper with highlights of rose gold -pressed glitter), Sweet N Sour (gold with highlights of baby pink glitter -pressed glitter) and Tiny Nugget (silver lavender with opalescent teal reflects -pressed glitter).
The metallics are billed as powder eyeshadow of your dreams – super pigmented colour in a metallic finish, easily blendable, and velvety soft texture creates a soft focus effect that’s super longwearing.
The mattes are billed as powder eyeshadow of your dreams – super pigmented colour in a matte finish, easily blendable, and velvety soft texture creates a soft-focus effect that’s super longwearing.
The sequin mattes (which they call matte sparkle) are billed as get maximum colour in a matte sparkle finish that’s easily blendable and velvety soft to create a bold and long wearing look.
The pressed glitters are billed as level up your look with our innovative glitters. With self-adhering, ultra smooth application, it’s the easiest way to add glam without the mess.
What I learned about these swatches: It’s no secret that I love the ColourPop shadow formula and it’s my mission to own every shade of their single shadows but up until now I hadn’t tried the glitters… UGH I HATE GLITTER!!! (except for the glitter formula in the Tati Beauty palette). So I decided to try it and honestly I freaking hate the ColourPop glitter formula…. it’s dusty and chunky and flakey …. I will test each of them out but honestly with the exception of Cast Away (which is so stunning in person) I probably will be decluttering the other glitters in this order. The metallics are super buttery, the mattes have a perfect blend of creaminess and powdery blend that just makes them the perfect matte formula and the sequin shadows are great too… even though they have glitter in them it’s micro glitter that doesn’t get all over the place and in some cases doesn’t translate to the swatch at all.
The shades from left to right are: So Fine (silvery pink – metallic), Trip (pale beigey taupe – matte), Lux (light eggshell – matte), DreamFul (true white with silver pearl – sequin shadow), I Dig It (icy taupe – metallic), Mystery (cool toned icy lavender – metallic), Stranger (pale dusty pink -matte), Quarry Days (dusty taupe – matte), U Rock (matte pale smoke grey – matte), Magnetic Moon (true silver – metallic), Enigma (light taupe – matte), Ghost Town (dusty mauve – matte), Stone Age (dusty mauve – matte), Hard Place (cool bronze – metallic), and Sediment to Be (slate – metallic).
The shades from left to right are: Rumor Mill (smokey grey – matte), BabyDoll (rosey taupe -metallic), Gneiss Guy (midtone rose with golden pinpoints – metallic), Gravity Hill (dusty berry – matte), Truffles (midtone taupe with blue and silver pearl – sequin shadow), Bould Type (mink grey – matte), Caving In (warm nude taupe with silver pinpoints – metallic), Fascinated (warm taupe – matte), For Granite (midtone mauve with hot pink and silver pearl – sequin shadow), Play It Coal (deep mauve with hot pink pearl – sequin shadow), Fickle Fate (hazelnut – matte), Cult Clastic (deep sepia – matte), Rock Bottom (deep black – matte), Drama Mama (deep brown – matte) and Obsidian (blackened plum – matte).
Stone Cold Fox is billed as glam rock just got a new look. This 30 pan cool-toned palette is everything you need and more. Ultra cool mattes and glimmering metallics create the perfect combo to take your look from every day neutral to ultra dimensional glam.
What I learned from these swatches: Thank GOODNESS no glitters and FINALLY!!! A neutral palette that has it all… brow bone and inner corner highlights, midtone transition shades and deep outer v shades. This palette is the cool toned companion to the Bare Necessities palette and is a great little travel buddy… well not so little but still a great palette that plays well with anything you wear.
The shades from left to right are: Matter of Fact (pale pink – matte), Up Front (pale gold with a silvery sheen – metallic), Straight Up (warm gold – metallic), BS (orangey brown – matte), Frank (warm brown – matte), Candid (bright copper – metallic), Forthright (neutral rose – metallic), Downright (soft pinky beige – matte), Truth Hurts (peachy beige – matte), Be Blunt (rich raspberry – metallic), TMI (dusty burgundy – matte) and Actually… (deepened chocolate brown – matte).
Give it to Me Straight is billed as everyone loves a good neutral palette. Give It To Me Straight is better than basic. With 12 shadows ranging from cool toned mauves to must-have neutrals, create any look for any occasion effortlessly with one little palette.
What I learned from these swatches: This palette is so me. It has warm terra cotta shades, a brow bone shade, inner corner highlights, a few deeper outer v shades and this amazing berry metallic that was truly the reason I purchased this palette. This is just such a pretty palette. The mattes are buttery and the metallics are creamy and smooth.
The shades from left to right are: Boa (pale rosey taupe – matte), Pebble Beach (medium chocolate taupe – matte), Python (true taupe – matte), Slated (icy taupe with shimmering silver flecks – ultra metallic), Snake Eyes (midtone rosey taupe – metallic), Cold Blooded (silver taupe – metallic), Rock Steady (deepened taupe – matte), Constrictor (taupe-y bronze cool toned dark brown – metallic) and Bedrock (dark brown – matte).
That’s Taupe is billed as being cool-toned and ready! Full of cool, neutral taupe shadows in matte and metallic finishes to create the most flattering looks from smokey to every day glam.
What I learned from these swatches: I missed the launch of this palette so as soon as I saw that it was back in stock I had to snag it. I love a good taupe shadow and this palette, for being as tiny as it is, checks all the right boxes for me… it has a brow bone shade, 3 transition shades, a super pretty inner corner highlight and even a deep outer v shade. This palette is work appropriate, date night sophisticated and even special event wearable. It’s the classic ColourPop formula that I love and I can already tell this will live in my everyday unit because I wont be able to put it down.
The shades from left to right are: Atoll (warm golden peach with a gold flip – metallic), Crush (pale pinky coral – matte), The Keys (red coral with a gold flip – metallic), Anemone (vibrant coral – matte), Diver (bright red orange coral with a gold flip – metallic), Keep Swimming (peachy coral with silver and gold pinpoints – sequin shadow), Queensland (burnt midtone orange – matte), Angelfish (midtone coral – matte) and Drop Off (warm chestnut brown with gold pinpoints – sequin shadow).
Coast to Coral is billed as the ultimate monochromatic coral palette. Featuring warm beachy shades in a mix of finishes, create looks fit for any season.
Take a dreamy vacay with the ultimate monochromatic coral palette. Featuring warm beachy shades in a mix of finishes, create looks fit for any season. this dreamy coral palette will take you on an island vacay.
What I learned from these swatches: This palette has my name written all over it! I love that each coral shade is distinctly different and that there are a few terra cotta type shades mixed through.
The shades from left to right are: Of Qaurtz (baby pink with flex of hot pink and silver pearl – sequin shadow), Intuitive (peachy pink – matte), Woah (soft peach with gold and silver sparkle – sequin shadow), Loves It (mid-tone pink with pin points of hot pink pearl – sequin shadow), Law of Attraction (glitter opalescent with points of multidimensional glitter – metallic), Palo Santo (icy peachy orange – metallic), Chakra To Me (vibrant pink with a gold flip – metallic), Optimist (pastel coral – matte) and Vivrant Thing (coral with pinpoints of silver pearl – sequin shadow).
Miss Bliss is billed as being the law of attraction brought you to this pretty two-toned palette. Dreamy pinks and warm corals create a whole vibe with soft mattes, metallics, and Pressed Glitter formulas.
What I learned from these swatches: I don’t have any pastel shadows so I though I would give this a try. It’s pretty the shades are a bit chalky (that’s to be expected with pastel shades) but I am excited to try this palette out. I never thought to pair pink with peach before but somehow this palette makes it work.
The shades from left to right are: Chicle (iridescent light pink with hot pink flecks – super shock shadow), Cotton Cloud (pale blush pink – metallic), Candy Fluff (baby pink – matte), Pixie Stick (mid-tone pink – metallic), Flossy (cotton candy pink with multidimensional glitters – metallic), Pillow Mint (coral pink – matte), Turkish Delight (rosey pink – matte), Glow Pop (true pink – metallic) and Bonbon (hot pink – matte).
Cloud Spun is billed as the baby pink palette that is sweeter than candy! Featuring a perfect mix of Super Shock, Pressed Glitter, matte and metallic finishes and a range of pinks to create the sweetest looks!
What I learned from these swatches: Firstly there is a glitter in this palette… but I don’t mind it because it’s such a pretty shade. I purchased this palette with the Spring in mind. It just screams flowers in bloom to me… and I really think that the mattes in the one are super buttery. Also Turkish Delight and Bonbon are 2 shades that will stain! I had to use a combo of makeup remover, oil and dish soap tp get them completely off.
The shades from left to right are: Tickled (soft opalescent pink with violet, pink, & blue glitter flip – super shock shadow), Soft Core (warm pink – matte), Poodle (vibrant true pink – matte), Big Sugar (bright bubblegum pink with a silver sheen – metallic), Opulent (bright fuchsia with a blue sheen – metallic), Sandbar (neon pink – matte), Trove (raspberry – matte), Caddy (vibrant deep violet – matte) and Moon Struck (peachy gold – metallic).
Ooh La La is billed as a pink monochromatic palette that is really pretty! Features a mix of matte, metallic, and satin shadows, this palette is your go-to for the trendiest pink looks.
What I learned from these swatches: I was super excited to get this palette because I just love pinks and purples together… however after swatching this palette I feel underwhelmed. The shades Trove and Caddy are dusty, chalky and extremely patchy…. not the ColourPop formula I’m use to. Now in all do fairness purples are a tricky shade to nail but that’s not a good enough excuse when ColourPop consistently puts out purples shadows that blow me away. These two shades applied so poorly that I have a feeling I’m going to need either a white or berry base to be able to get these to work.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.