Hi everyone, welcome to my blog and thank you so much for visiting! As some of you might have known, I’m just that flatlay girl on Instagram and I’m so excited to branch out into this unknown world known as beauty blogging. This is my first ever blog post so please bear with me!
I decided that my first post would be a Colourpop Haul that I recently posted a picture of on Instagram. This is my first time buying off Colourpop and I’ve never had touched any of their products ever before. Instagram caption can be quite limiting so I can babble as much as I want about my Colourpop haul over here on my blog. HA!
I bought 6 products in total; 3 Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks, 2 Super Shock Shadows and 1 Lippie Stix.
I was extremely happy when it arrived, I had high expectations for the Colourpop products since everyone on YouTube and Instagram has been constantly raving about them. You know, their pigmentation, longevity, etc..
Now here is the catch, I ordered my Colourpop straight off their website and the shipping totalled to US$17 if I’m not mistaken. It took 3 weeks to arrive to me (I’m located in Sydney, Australia) and I was constantly asking my local post office if they had my Colourpop order with them. I don’t know, but to me, US$17 for 3 weeks shipping time (plus 3-5 business days processing time) is a little pricey. I also didn’t receive the Colourpop boxes like what people have shown on YouTube and I received my order in a padded envelope with foam wrapping instead. A little disappointing I’d say, but I guess it was because my order was a small order so it wasn’t that big of a deal (at least they’re safely packaged).
Now to the actual products themselves.. I bought 2 shades of the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows in Central Perk (top, matte finish) and in La La (bottom, metallic finish). The packaging is amazingly gorgeous and they definitely don’t look and feel like they are only $5 each.
I really love the shade La La although it definitely looks extremely different in real life than the swatches on Google. The shade looks like a champagne gold in some pictures while on the pot it looks like a copper-bronze shade and they swatch like a copper-bronze shade too. Definitely something to look into. Aside from that, they swatch ultra metallic like they promised and it’s an amazing colour if you want to achieve that foiled eyeshadow look. I have a swatch video of the shadow over on my Instagram account if you are interested.
I’m honestly a little disappointed with Central Perk eyeshadow formulation. Yes, it’s that creme-gel eyeshadow consistency like the other Colourpop shadows but the pigmentation is disappointing. It didn’t look like what it looks on the pan but rather a sheer wash of burgundy-brown shade that goes on patchy. I tried playing with them with my MAC 217 brush and I find it hard to blend. It’s definitely not worth getting (or waiting for).
One tip that Colourpop says on their instructions card is to apply them with your fingers to get good pigmentation as opposed to brushes. Still, Central Perk wasn’t pigmented enough to look like the pan.
Super Shock Shadow in La La: A+
Super Shock Shadow in Central Perk: C-
Ultra Matte Lip left to right: Jellies, Bumble, Kapow.
I have mentioned my thoughts on these Ultra Mattes in my Instagram post but I am going to mention it one more time in this blog and explain what I think of them in depth.
I’m okay with them. I really love the Jellies shade but I’m obviously not going to wear royal blue lipstick outside of my house apart from costume parties or Halloween. I really loved the shade Bumble and Kapow on the tube but on my lips they translated into completely different colour. Bumble turned into this dark rose colour and Kapow turned into a dark brown (not as dark as Salem by Line Crime or Dominatrix by Jeffree Star, but still quite dark as compared to the shade on the tube). I of course knew that liquid lipstick may turn into a different colour after it dries but I wasn’t expecting such a dramatic shift in colour.
Formula-wise, I wore Bumble for a whole day and I find that the lasting power is very good. I ate and constantly drank without having to touch up which is awesome. It’s a little drying but nothing too major and I can still live with it. I’m upping the ratings of the 2 liquid lipsticks because of this.
Ultra Matte Lips in Jellies: A+
Ultra Matte Lips in Bumble: B
Ultra Matte Lips in Kapow: B
The last product in my haul is a Lippie Stix in Tootsi which is rumoured to be a dupe for Cashmere by Lime Crime. Since I only have 1 shade, it’s unfair for me to do a review of the whole line from the 1 shade that I have. Here is a picture of the said Lippie Stix.
So this should be the end of the review now. I don’t really have a lot of things to add about the products mentioned. As you can see as well, this is Part I of my Colourpop haul & review which means that there will be another one coming and it’s going to be HUGE! Although this time I will be using a parcel forwarding service instead of direct from their Colourpop website.
I do hope you enjoy reading my first blog post ever. Please tell me what you think because I really enjoy reading your feedbacks! This will also be my trial blog so setup isn’t final and pictures would be of a much better quality once I get my hands on a proper camera (I’m also looking into getting my own website domain if this is successful enough).
Have a great day everyone and thank you for reading this long arse post xx Jac