Saturday, January 24, 2015

Estella Sparkles: ColourPop Cosmetics

I find out about lots of cosmetics I wouldn't otherwise know about from watching YouTube. One of my recent finds is ColourPop Cosmetics. In truth, if you go over to YouTube and search "ColourPop" you'll be inundated with hits. The company is based out of Los Angeles, and they recently burst onto the beauty scene when they distributed their unique eyeshadows to lots of YouTubers for review. Then, they started spreading like wildfire! I know I couldn't resist when I saw videos like this one and this one from one of my favorite beauty YouTubers, KathleenLights.



So what's all the hoo-hah about ColourPop? 

  1. They have unique, colorful, high-impact eye shadows that are a really weird, fun texture. Like a cream-to-powder finish that you can apply with your fingers. They feel wet, but they're not!
  2. Their lippie stix and lippie pencils are incredibly soft and pigmented.
  3. All of their products, shadows, lipstick, and pencils are $5 each on their website. 
Soooo, I jumped right on this bandwagon. After watching the rave reviews on YouTube and lots of cool tutorials, like any good capitalist, I ordered my own! I grabbed, from left to right, a matte taupe called "Hanky Panky," a purple/blue/greenish duochrome called "Bae," an olive with pink sparkles called "So Quiche," and a gorgeous coral satin called "Cheeky." As for the lippie stix and pencils, I grabbed Lumier, by KathleenLights who I mentioned up top, and I got the lippie stick and pencil in the coral shade, "Fancy." 

What do I think? 
  • I LOVE the colors and fun glitters in these shadows. They go on easily with the fingers or a brush, and they wear all day over an eye shadow base. 
  • I love the creaminess and pigment in the lippie stix and pencils. I use a very light hand with the lip products to get a soft effect. They will last forever because a little goes a long way, and they smell heavenly.
  • I will skip their matte shadows, like Hanky Panky, in the future. I can get the same effect from a regular matte shadow that I already have in my collection. 
Here are a couple of eye looks I whipped up. 

Hanky Panky blended into the crease, with some matte navy in the outer v area and Cheeky on the inner lid. 

A matte terra cotta color in the crease and So Quiche all over the lid.
Who will like these? 
These shadows are great for beginners or those who don't want to be bothered with brushes because they blend so so so easily! While the colors look fairly loud in the pot, you can wear them in a way that's more daytime appropriate and doesn't scream COLOR AND SPARKLE! 

If you DO want more color and sparkle, I suggest misting a brush with setting spray or dampening it with eye drops and then patting over the shadow with the brush. It definitely intensifies the color.





4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info. I am learning so much. And seriously, now Hope is reading your blog. LOL.

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    1. Awesome! That makes me super happy that Hope is reading my blog. I'm sure SHE could teach me a lot. :)

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  2. Pretty eyes!

    I was hoping my shipment would arrive today so I could play with my new lipsticks during the impending blizzard, but no dice! Guess I'll have to wait til they clear the 2+ feet of snow. :P

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  3. Pretty eyes!

    I was hoping my shipment would arrive today so I could play with my new lipsticks during the impending blizzard, but no dice! Guess I'll have to wait til they clear the 2+ feet of snow. :P

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