Colourpop Haul and swatches

Colourpop is an awesome company, that has rarely let me down. Most of my colourpop items have been purchased with the help of many people over at Makeupexchange on Reddit. I would create a post with a list of items I’m after and someone would reply offering their help. They would make the order for me, I’ll send the payment through paypal, they’ll package up my items and send them across to me. This has been the safest and cheapest method for me to obtain makeup from America - no customs fees too! I’ve been doing it for over a year now and it has never failed.

Colourpop Haul

Recently, I made another Colourpop haul and decided to try out a few new products. Some products were really out of my comfort zone but I’m glad I forced myself to try them out.

Swatches of NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown, Colourpop Bangin' Brunette Brow Pencil, Soap & Glory Archery in Hot Chocolate Left to right: NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown, Colourpop Bangin’ Brunette Brow Pencil, Soap & Glory Archery in Hot Chocolate

I love eyebrow pencils; they help to make eyebrows so quick and easy to apply. So far, I’ve only tried them from NYX and Soap & Glory. In comparison, the Colourpop brow pencil is incredibly creamy and very pigmented. The shade is a little on the warm side compared to Ash brown and Hot Chocolate, but it still works very well for my skintone and hair colour. I’m pretty excited to see how this works out for me.

Swatches of Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Birthday Boy and Birthday Girl Left to right: Birthday Boy and Birthday Girl

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Birthday girl eyeshadow from Colourpop last year, but I didn’t get my hopes up for Birthday Boy. Luckily, the girl who was helping out with my order, had Birthday Boy but she didn’t really like the colour and was happy for me to buy it from her. It’s a beautiful colour. Definitely leans more on the taupey and purple tones compared to Birthday Girl. But I love it because I don’t have anything like it. The colourpop ultra metallic eyeshadows are amazing and I highly recommend that formula to anyone.

Colourpop highlighters swatches in Smokin' Whistles, Lunch Money, Stole the Show, Left to right: Smokin’ Whistles, Lunch Money & Stole the Show,

Recently, I’ve really been loving highlighters. I’ve been on a complete highlighter kick and it has been really fun experimenting with the different formulas. Colourpop has one of my favourite formulas. It has a very creamy texture which helps to apply it easily. These shades have all been very perfect for my fair skin - I especially love Stole the Show. Some are a little glittery than others, but they all give an amazing glow.

Swatches of Colourpop Sculpting Stix in Dove & Adulting Left to right: Dove & Adulting

I’ve always sticked to powder contouring, so these are definitely going to be interesting to try out. Like I mentioned in my previous blog, my skintone is neutral. So, it was difficult to pick between these 2 shades - why not pick up both?! I’m excited to experiment with these and figure out if cream contouring is for me. From what I’ve tried, I love the natural contour they give and they’re so incredibly easy to blend out.

Colourpop Ultra Satin lip in Dohee and Dopey

The formula of the Colourpop ultra matte lip was never for me, it was far too drying and I stayed away from them. When I saw the release of the Ultra satin lip, I thought these would be the perfect alternative. So far, I love them. Application is easy and the pigmentation is gorgeous.

Colourpop Ultra Satin lip Dohee Swatch Colourpop Ultra Satin lip in Dohee

I love Jenn Im from Clothesencounters, so I wanted to support her collaboration with Colourpop. The colour of Dohee really caught my eye since it’s unlike any colour I currently own. It’s very out of my comfort zone since it’s so bright and it screams summer at me! It’s definitely going to be a lovely shade to wear throughout the summer months.

Colourpop Ultra Satin lip Dopey Swatch Colourpop Ultra Satin lip in Dopey

Dopey was a shade that was a safe colour for me. I love mauvey pinks and they work very well for me. This is a shade that I’m going to be reaching for a lot! It’s very similar to Stila’s Patina and Limecrime Faded, so if you’re looking for a dupe, check this out.

Swatches of Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Patina, Colourpop Ultra Satin lip Dopey, Limecrime Velvetine Faded Left to right: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Patina, Colourpop Ultra Satin lip Dopey, Limecrime Velvetine Faded

Colourpop’s new releases are always so exciting and they’re always bringing out new, amazing products that interest me. I wish it was easier to purchase in the UK without having to be faced with customs fees and expensive shipping prices. I’m lucky that reddit has helped me out to get my hands on Colourpop products.

What products by Colourpop do you love? What products would you like to try?

Sophie Bond

Sophie Bond

I'm a 23 year old aspiring UX designer, coffee addict, cat lover and beauty enthusiast from the UK. My blog hopes to share with you my beauty secrets, lifestyle habits and a variety of my experiences.

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