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Trying Out Colourpop Makeup

25th June 2016
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You may know (because I’ve mentioned it in many blog posts), that bae spent a study abroad year in California and recently got back. He was awesome enough to let me order some Colourpop makeup to his accommodation and brought it all back for me, so I got a bit carried away and ordered a load of ultra matte liquid lipsticks, gel eyeliners and cream blushes…

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I wanted to try the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks mostly, because they’re so popular and apparently the formula is the same as the Kylie Jenner lip kits. I ordered a few pink-neutral shades, including Clueless, Beeper and Tulle, as well as a purple (Bedazzled) and blue (Jellies) for fun. These were on sale for only $4.80 each, which is around Β£3.50 – crazy for such amazingly pigmented, long-lasting liquid lipsticks! Clueless, the pink-ish nude, is definitely my favourite, but I do love the more adventurous purple shade too. I haven’t tried out Beeper yet, because I think it might be a bit too dark a brown for my pale skin tone,Β but Tulle will be a perfect deep terracotta for a night out!

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As you can see from the swatches, these Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are very pigmented, and they take a while to dry, which can feel a bit weird at first, but they last so long. I’ve even kissed with the blue one on and it didn’t get on him at all.

colourpop-cream-blushes

My favourites of the products I got are definitely these ‘Super Shock Cheek’ cream blushes. I decided to get a pretty pink shade called Birthday Suit, which is what I typically wear every day, as well as Hippo, a gorgeous silvery-purple shimmery highlight. These are so soft and creamy, easy to blend, and look so pretty on. The highlight is literally perfect for my skin tone, it’s very similar to High Beam by Benefit, but in a cream form and more shimmery.Β They’re not as long-lasting as the lipsticks, but they do the job well enough. These were $6.40, equivalent to roughly Β£4.70, which is still so cheap!

colourpop-packaging colourpop-eyeliners

Finally, I decided to get two gel eyeliners, because weirdly enough, I’ve never tried gel eyeliner before, so why not? I went for Swerve, a matte black, and Descando, a pretty purple with flecks of blue glitter. It’s actually a fair bit lighter in colour than the picture above shows (today was stormy and I couldn’t get decent photos). These gel eyeliners are so smooth and easy to apply, even for a clumsy person like me who always makes a mess of eyeliner. The black one isn’t as pigmented as a black liquid eyeliner, as expected, but it’s still pretty black, and the purple one looks so pretty! Strangely, the purple one stains my eyelids, but the black one doesn’t. I will say that these don’t last as long as liquid eyeliner, and wearing a primer is essential unless you want smudges all over your eyelids after an hour or two, but I imagine that’s the same with most, if not all gel eyeliners, so I’m definitely not disappointed. These were only $4.80, like the liquid lipsticks.

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I wish it were easier to get Colourpop in the UK, because I definitely want to try out more of their products now! I literally wear the blush, highlight and black gel eyeliner every day now, I’m worried that I’ll have to start rationing them.

Thanks for reading,
Emily

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  • Ooh I love the look of this! I love bold and colourful make up. Would love to see some pics of what the lipsticks look like on πŸ™‚

    • I’ll totally do a blog post review of the matte liquid lipsticks with pics and stuff, thanks for the idea!

  • Yvanne

    I love their matte lipsticks! i also have beeper and ilove it!

  • Colourpop seems like a great brand! I am going to have to order myself some!

    xoxo
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

  • Jasmin N

    I’ve never tried any of these, heard a lot and never tried. Colourpop seems like a wonderful brand πŸ™‚

    <3: Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

  • Ruth Davies Knowles

    I love colours and playing about with make-up and this brand sounds brillaint for that! πŸ™‚

  • All these bits look so good! I’m so tempted to find a way to make an order, people make it looks so easy to get it shipped over!

    Sarah xo // See The Stars

  • Ohh those colours are amazing how pigmented do they all seem to be! Love it! x

  • Kerona Ledgister

    Great post!!! Never tried any of these lipsticks before its hard to find certain things here in my country
    Have a lovely day
    http://www.mssparkleandglow.com

  • Shannon Kims

    Some great purchases! I can’t believe that they are so inexpensive! I have seen a fair few colour pop hauls on blogs recently and am so tempted to purchase something! Great post!

    Shannon | http://www.shannonkims.com

  • Lovely colours you got here. I need to try a product from this brand.

  • I cannot wait to go back to america to try out some Colourpop makeup I have wanted to get my hands on the liquid lipstick fro a while now but I have now added the blushers to my list.

    Emma Inks

  • Jessica Dearnley

    I’ve never tried Colourpop makeup, but it looks so good. I love how highly pigmented they look and that colour blue is lovely.

  • Kimberley

    I actually love the blue and purple lipsticks, the shades are gorgeous! I need to find someone in America to send me some hahah xx

    Kimberley // thecolourchronicles.com

  • Michelle Gil Santini

    I should try color pop makeup since people are raving about it so hopefully soon I will manage to buy one. xo

    Michelle | brokebutflawless.blogspot.com

  • I’ve never tried Colourpop, but I think I’ve got to.. Been drooling after some Jeffree Star but this seems like a good alternative!

  • I really wish we could get Colourpop in the UK too, their liquid lipsticks are incredible – I really like that blue! x

  • fashion-mommy

    The colours are just incredible, definitely a brand we need to get in the UK.

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