Happy Wednesday, today I’m breaking my unintentional hiatus by finally sharing my haul from a recent-ish order from ColourPop. I had been holding out not spending money on new makeup, but when my brother’s girlfriend spoiled me with the ColourPop Baby Got Peach 9-pan eyeshadow palette. Once I got a taste of ColourPop, so to speak, I wanted to try more. So I bit the bullet.
So when ColourPop had a sale, I decided to take a look through the store, wishlist items I was interested in, then combed through that list to create an order that would meet the threshold for free shipping. As I live in the UK, the threshold was to spend £50 for free shipping. Ouch.
As a fair chunk of time has passed and I can’t recall all of the details, this is one time I’m skipping the ins and outs of my shipping, pricing, etc, and we’re going to jump straight into the haul itself.
Starting with two products in one, I picked out one of the Pressed Powder Cheek colours and added the case when it was suggested on my basket. The pressed powders themselves are sold as pans within the card envelopes as you can see. I picked out the shade “Why, Hello…” which is a lovely peachy shade, which I don’t have many of in my collection.
Secondly I also picked up the Horse & Carriage Pressed Powder Highlighter from the Disney collection, which features Cinderella on the front. Of the available Disney princesses and their corresponding highlighters, the Cinderella one seemed like the one that would work with my skin tone the most universally. However, if I went on a purely sentimental value, it would have to be Belle. I considered picking up the blush for Belle, but I have so many blushes of a similar tone that I exercised some self-restraint.
All three products together out of their initial packaging, and it’s a very pretty little display. The highlighter compact especially really stands out on my vanity and is really eye-catching. I only have one other highlighter in my collection, and they’re both different from each other that they each have their place.
While my blush collection is quite large, I have a strong theme of leaning towards cooler undertones. So while there are a couple of warmer tones, they’re outside my trend, and I wanted to pick up something very warm and fun for the spring time. I think this will also pair nicely with the Baby Got Peach palette, which also helped me pick it out.
While my eyeshadow collection is also on the larger side, I couldn’t resist picking out one more 9-pan palette. Being a mostly neutrals girl, the Going Coconuts palette was a great introduction to even more shades. This sits with the Baby Got Peach palette on my vanity, where I can see and appreciate both of them.
It has a beautiful mix of warm and cool tones, which makes it really versatile and attractive to me. While it leans slightly more on the warm side, there’s enough cool tones as well that really appeals to me. Although my photo does make it look warmer than it does in person.
Being the ridiculous person I am, I bought quite a few lip products. This is split into 2 of ColourPop’s formulas, starting with the Lippie Stix. The boxes they arrived in are fairly redundant to me, but they are pretty and a nice presentation when they arrived in my package.
The packaging itself is a very simple but robust white stick with a white cap. The ends of each lippie stick also has the shade of the lippie itself, and the name. I picked out two approachable shades for me, as I wanted to make sure I didn’t alienate them by stepping too far out of my comfort zone, and then wouldn’t use them.
I picked the shades ‘Cami‘ and ‘After Shock‘, which I’ve swatched left to right. In my mind, these fit both my cool tone and warm tone preferences, while being very approachable for every day. I’ve worn both of these shades a few times already, and these are very highly pigmented. These don’t fight with the natural pigment of my lips, and look stunning.
From these few uses, the stick does wear down fairly quickly, so if you’re looking for something for special occasions or less frequent use, these are good if you want to prevent waste. For every day, I’m skeptical if these will last very long if you committed to using one shade only. However, I will discuss this in detail when I review them in the future.
I couldn’t resist not looking into the liquid formulas, and bought 3 different products from the Lux Liquid Lipstick line. From the Hazy Baby duo, there are the shades ‘Lucky Cat‘ and ‘Buttercup‘. My logic was very similar with the lippie stix, where I want a warmer and cooler toned shade that are approachable to me for every day, but in a liquid formula to try out.
From the Lunar New Year launch, I picked out the shade ‘It’s A Banger‘. I was really indecisive about which shade from the lux liquid lip line for the event to pick, but based off of the swatch photos on the website, I picked this one out as it seemed the most approachable for me.
Of the three liquid lips, ‘It’s A Banger‘ is the one I’ve tested the least so far. It leans much warmer on me than I was anticipating, so I’m trying to figure out how to wear it and feel confident in it.
From the Hazy Baby duo, I’m really loving these for gradient lips. These blend out very beautifully and any ‘lines’ from the liquid formula around the edges of the lips are much easier for me to deal with when creating a gradient lip. I have played around with these at full intensity all over the lips, but I prefer a gradient lip with these.
Overall I’m really happy with my first ever ColourPop haul. In the future, I want to expand into more categories of makeup, but I won’t be ordering any foundations or concealers because I won’t be able to confidently find the right shade. I really hope that someday ColourPop lands in stores in the UK, there’s a large market for them here to make their mark. As I use these products more and more, I’ll publish reviews of the products.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. Please be sensible and safe while we as an international society tackle the Corona Virus situation. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you again soon.