I recently made a large purchase from ColourPop so I’m going to share some brief first impressions of everything I purchased. Watch out for full reviews of these products coming up!
I Think I Love You and Yes, Please! Pressed Shadow Palettes
I needed to include pictures of all of the packaging because ColourPop’s packaging is always amazing. I Think I Love You has a metallic pink box and palette while Yes, Please! has this amazing bright yellow box and a grey and yellow palette with the cutest phrase “Cute AF” on it.
I swatched these the moment that I got my hands on them, and the formulation of the pressed powders was amazingly silky and buttery. The color payoff is also great. The shimmery shadows come off with a beautiful shines and the mattes are true mattes.
I actually got the chance to use the Yes, Please! palette already and the shadows are super blendable, which is really important for the bright colors of the palette.
Overall, I’m impressed. I only had used ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadows in the past and had loved that formulation, so I was wary about the shift to pressed powders, but they did a great job. I will be doing a full review and swatching for each of these palettes in the future. Let me know what you want first!
The palettes are available for $16 each.
Moments of Weekness
Let me tell you, I have been waiting forever to get this lipstick set; I’ve wanted it from the moment it came out and was finally able to purchase it. As always, the packaging is adorable.
I knew I would love this, but I was still happy when I wore Tuesday for the first time and it lived up to my expectations. All of the lipsticks are ColourPops Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks. Their formulation dries quickly and perfectly matte and it stays put. I have never had a transfer problem with these lipsticks, and they have passed the kiss-proof test.
I’m going to do a week of these lips in the future and let you know about it. Stay tuned! This set is available for $35.
Aventurine Crystal Setting Spray
Fun fact about me: I owned neither setting powder nor setting spray until I got this spray from ColourPop. Because of that, I needed to be able to rely heavily on this spray.
The spray has a nice, fresh smell. However, the spray mechanism for this bottle isn’t very good; it doesn’t come out as a thin enough mist, so it has to be held far from the face to avoid getting soaked. I will say, though, that other than the application problem, the spray works and kept my face on through a night of raving.
The mist is available for $6.
Brush Bundle with Roll
Another thing I was lacking: enough brushes. The only brush I have used before this are a flat eye shader, an eye blending brush, an angled face brush, a foundation brush, and a (not a brush) beauty blender.
These brushes are great and soft, and the large powder brush made a beautiful powder applicator as well as a great blender. I didn’t love the fan brush; it doesn’t deposit much powder and I am so obsessed with highlighter that it just doesn’t work for me.
Now, here I really reveal my newbie-ness but holy crap I was not prepared for how much actually having a variety of eye brushes would up my eyeshadow game. I did the best eyeshadow of my life with these brushes. They pick up and deposit product well without holding too much onto themselves, and all the shadow brushes were soft but firm enough to perform their functions.
The whole set is available for $86 (at time of writing, on sale for $55).
Colourpop remains one of my favorites. There were a couple small misses in this, but even the misses were still generally functional and even useful. For the price, ColourPop can never be beat.