UPDATE: Check out my most recent Colourpop Swatchfest post in which I swatch my current collection of forty-one products.
I just learned about the brand Colourpop a little less than two months ago. I happened to see a Youtube video review, which led me to many Youtube video reviews. That led to a long trip down a Google images search hole looking at swatches. All the reviews I saw were very complimentary and the swatches looked fantastic. I didn't waste much time ordering six shadows and a lipstick (called "lippie stix").
Once I received them and swatched them, I ended up buying four more shadows, two more lippie stix, and the matching lip pencils. (And I can't wait to buy more!!) If you love watching beauty blogger videos, you are probably up on all things Colourpop. If not, I present you with some swatches and information about this fantastic brand!
Colourpop is based in Southern California. They don't test on animals and have an amazing price point of $5 an item. Eyeshadows, lipsticks, and matching lip pencils all come in a wide range of colors suitable for anyone's taste. (They will also be adding blushes to the lineup soon!) Whether you love glittery, shimmery, or matte shadows, there is a product for you!
(Top Row: Fringe, Get Lucky, Amaze. Bottom Row: So Quiche, Cricket, Mittens)
(Desert, On The Rocks, Sequin, Dare)
As you can see from the photos, the texture is different than your average shadow. The consistency is a little smushy, almost like a cream shadow in a pan. They feel cool to the touch and apply really smooth. Because of this consistency, you have to make sure you close them tightly or they run the risk of drying out. The lids screw on, so keeping it shut tight isn't a huge issue.
Let's take a closer look! PS - All the hand swatches below are done with one swipe of my finger, except for the bright purple.
Fringe -Fringe is described as a "shimmering champagne with gold and silver glitter". The glitter is very fine and can look very light pink and light green as it shimmers. It is a gorgeous color! It is a bit lighter than how I would describe champagne and blends into the color of my skin. I love this as a simple all over the lid color.
Get Lucky - This is a metallic (read: not glittery) true gold. It is crazy gorgeous! I really don't know how else to describe most of these shadows because I love them all!! lol
Amaze -Described as a "metallic rose gold with multi-colored multi-dimensional glitter" this is another very wearable shade. Again the glitter is very fine, so I don't have fall out from it. If you wear it for a very long period of time, the glitter can transfer to right above your crease. It leans more towards a warm slightly pinked gold than true rose gold to me, with shimmery glitter that appears pink, gold, and silver. (Seen below all over my lids.)
(Amaze all over the lid.)
So Quiche - So Quiche is a "soft olive with highly reflective gold and pink violet glittery duo chrome metallic finish". It definitely looks more olive-toned in the pot, but can come off as a slightly olive-tinged light brown on the lids. The purple-pink glitter is definitely noticeable and looks amazing against the green-ish background. (Seen on me below in two differently lit rooms.)
Cricket - Cricket is a smoky plum with a silver and purple-looking glitter. It looks a bit plum-tinged grey on the lids.
Mittens - Mittens is a "deep warm brown with a red violet undertone and matte finish". I think this is pretty accurate. It matches my hair color really well. lol It is a beautiful warm brown that can be built up darker if need be.
(So Quiche all over the lid.)
Desert - Desert is a "warm saddle brown with a taupe satin finish". It is a very warm taupe-orange light brown shade. The satin finish is super smooth and creamy. (See it on me below...)
On The Rocks - This is a definite true bronze with gold and violet glitter. It is really, really beautiful. (See on me below...)
Sequin - Sequin is "a copper penny shade with silver and gold glitter". Compared to Amaze, it is definitely more copper, but a rosy copper.
Dare - Dare is a very vibrant purple with pink and purple glitter. This one is a bit more sheer and had to be built up. The above swatch was applied with a few swipes instead of one like the rest of them.
(On The Rocks on lid and Desert right above the crease.)
The Colourpop Lippie Stix are another great product! Also, $5 each these lipsticks and pencils have amazing pigmentation and come in a variety of colors and a few finishes (matte, satin, glossy, and pearlized). I have been on a pinky neutral lip kick lately, hence my similar range of colors below. The ones I have are in matte and satin finishes. They don't feel drying but stay for hours, unless you eat.
The three shades I purchased are all from blogger collaborations they did last year.
Brink - Brink is described as a "warm dusty taupe in a matte finish". Brink and Frida look almost identical, but next to each other you can definitely see that Brink is more rosy brown and Frida is more pink.
Frida - A "warm mid-tone nude pink with a satin finish". I think this is pretty accurate also. This color is very much like the color of my lips, but maybe a little cooler.
Lumiere - "A dusty mauve pink with matte finish". Lumiere looks pretty darn close to the other two swatched, but on my lips you can see the difference for sure. It has a more purpley-pink tone when applied and looks a step above a totally neutral lip.
If you want to see swatches of more products, a Google search or YouTube search will give you a lot more! You can also sign up for the Colourpop Newsletter on their website to save $5 off your first order. Shipping is free on orders of $30 or more within the US. They are also shipping to New Zealand and Australia now!
Have you used Colourpop yet? Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments!