I've been meaning to do more and more Colourpop swatch posts as I have added to my collection in the last six months or so. But every time I was ready to post about a recent order, I had another order on the way and decided to wait. I am a total makeup junkie and definitely a huge fan of Colourpop. In a previous post, I reviewed the brand and swatched the ten eyeshadows and three lip pencils and lippie stix that I owned at the time. You can check that post for more about the brand and formulas, but I think it is a testament to how much I like them that I now own twenty-two shadows, eight lippie stix, five blushes, and three highlighters. (They also now carry bronzers as well.) At $5 to $8 each, this brand is extremely affordable for quality products that provide long wear and great pigmentation. This post is not affiliated with or sponsored by Colourpop in any way. I just wanted to take the time to share my stash and swatch my Colourpop collection at present. Check out all the pretties below:
After my most recent order of new summer colors came in the mail, I could not wait to go crazy with a swatchfest! The colors are so amazingly pigmented and sparkly and gorgeous!! They do carry matte shades too, but I usually only do matte shades in my crease. Colourpop just makes me giddy every time a new shipment comes in the mail....and I still have a wishlist with even more items!
First up is highlighters! This line of products came out in April, featuring fifteen shades that range from a pale, pearly gold to a pearly grape hue. There are definitely shades to highlight every skin tone. I drooled over swatches of these online for hours until I narrowed down what I wanted to purchase. I wear Teasecake the most, as it is a very soft pinky shimmer. It goes with pretty much every makeup look I wear. Wisp is warmer and a more champagne gold shade, while Spoon is a bit more silvery champagne. Spoon is also glittery (as opposed to a more satin shimmer), so I usually save it for more snazzy affairs. The texture is the same as the shadows, but they are more build-able colors and buff out nicely. I typically apply them with my Real Techniques Contour Brush (affiliate link) or use my fingers.
Next, we have blushes. The blush line premiered in March, with more being added for particular collections. Currently, there are twenty-three blush shades to choose from. I have found YouTube videos and multiple swatch searches extremely helpful in narrowing down the best colors for my skin tone. I've also tried to corral more swatches from the internet into a Pinterest board. You can scroll down to get to the Colourpop section.
I own five shades in both matte and satin finishes. I thought the matte finish would be best for my oily skin to keep me from being overly shiny, but I am really digging the satin finish. It has a very slight shimmer (and by that I just mean shimmer, not glitter) and gives a more natural dewy look. Fox has been my favorite lately, but I definitely go in phases. Between The Sheets is a great everyday blush. Quarters is warmer and acts as a kind of bronzer/blush combo for me. Fruit Stand is a bit bright for my light medium skin, but these can be applied light or more heavy-handed. I apply these with the larger stippling brush from Elf Cosmetics, which is maybe $3 at Target.
Lips are next! Colourpop's wide range of sixty-four shades (not including special collections) ranges from obvious colors like pink, red, coral, and light neutrals to not so obvious shades like mint, emerald, aqua, and gunmetal. I only own matte and satin finish lippie stix, but have found them all to be extremely pigmented and long-wearing.
I don't often wear lip pencils, so I only own three in very neutral shades. A majority of the lippie stix have complimentary shades of lip pencils available. It is fun to try different combinations to change the color or tone of different shades.
|All lippie stix are on their own without a lip pencil. I am wearing the Colourpop blush in Fox.|
Eyeshadow time! My collection has doubled in size since the last time I posted. I'm obviously totally obsessed with the neutrals. I love putting swatches on my hand and making my husband stare at how shimmery and gorgeous they all are. lol The above photo shows shades from the new summer collection. Birthday Girl was a limited edition shade, but all the others are currently available. Birthday Girl is very similar to Amaze (as you will see in the swatches), but a little more bronzey golden. I usually have at least one Colourpop shadow on my lids because I love the shimmer and/or sparkle they bring. Plus, they last all day. Typically I don't have any fall-out, but I do occasionally get a bit of glitter transfer to right above my crease. This usually happens after a very long day of wear on my more hooded lids.
It is hard to convey the true beauty, shimmer, and sparkle in these shadows. They always look so much better in person than they do in a still photo.
Have you purchased any Colourpop goodies yet? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the brand. Let's talk makeup!!