I am probably not the only one saying this but it was so frustrating when ColourPop didn’t ship to the UK however when they offered free international shipping at the start of this month I knew I just couldn’t miss out. Most of their products are brilliant for those on a budget, they are all cruelty free and most are suitable for vegans as well. What is there to complain about really?! I thought I would write a first impressions/mini review post to help any of you out.
The first product I added into my basket was an Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in the shade Baracuda, which is a lovely, warm rose shade. Surprisingly, the shade is quite like one the Lippie Stix that I brought but has a lovely satin finish. The first thing I noticed was the incredible intense colour. I didn’t expect for the price that I paid to have a lipstick that was so pigmented. The only negative point I have to say about the Satin Liquid Lipsticks is that they are quite sticky. They don’t fully dry which can be a love or hate factor about a lipstick. The formulation is really moisturising on the lips and long-wearing so I don’t have to worry about re-applying the product ever hour or two.
ColourPop Lippie Stix ($5.00)
There was no doubt that I was going to pick up one or two of their Lippie Stix. I have heard so many people rave about them across social media that I couldn’t wait to try one for myself and they have really exceeded my expectations. I picked up: Grunge, which is a lovely matte brown, I Heart This, which is a cool-toned fuchsia pink and LBB, which is an autumnal plum shade. I’m so impressed with the moisturising and creamy formulation of the lipsticks. The formula contains mango, avocado and shea butters which is brilliant for the autumn/winter season when the cold weather is the ultimate villain when it comes to dry lips. The three that I picked up all have a matte finish however you can pretty much pick up any of the Lippie Stix in your required finish. They are really easy to apply, feel so comfortable on the lips and you can more or less get a full day wear from them. I could apply the lipstick at about 8am and the colour will still be going strong at 5pm.
Recently, I have developed a love for liquid lipsticks so it was only right to pick up at least one of their Matte Liquid lipsticks. I picked up Mama, which is a lovely burnt orange, and Notion, which is a wintery dark plum shade. They both dry completely matte and apply really easily with a doe foot applicator. Unfortunately, they didn’t last as long as the Lippie Stix which I was a bit disappointed about however they do last a lot longer than other lipstick brands found in the UK. I used a lip balm under mine to add extra moisture. ColourPop do suggest using a lip pencil in a similar shade to prevent the lipstick from running off the lips however I didn’t think it was necessary.
ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow ($5.oo)
Finally, I just needed to get my hands on their famous eyeshadows. Although I have far too many eyeshadow palettes, I treated myself to the KaePop Palette($18.00) because the shades looked as though they would be something I could wear on a daily basis for work. One factor that I do love about the palettes is that you are essentially getting four single pots of goodness rather that a small amount of each pigment. The formulation feels so creamy and moussey compared to other eyeshadows that I own. You can also buy the shadows singularly if need be. The shades included are:
Wilshire – a warm, beige shade with a matte finish.
Crenshaw – a warm, brown matte shade, this one is great blended out with Wilshire for a smokey eye.
Beverly – a deep blackberry shade with a matte finish.
Sunset Blvd – a warm, golden bronze with a lovely pearl finish. This is the one I have used the most when I have wanted something with a bit of shimmer.
Overall, I found the customer service from ColourPop brilliant. I made the order directly from their website and it took between 7-10 days to be delivered in the UK which I think is rather impressive considering the company is based in America. I was lucky enough to take advantage of free international shipping which saved me quite a bit of money however there was a pretty hefty custom charge of £16.80. According to their FAQ, it depends on the weight of the package and the destination. My order came to $51.00 and although that seems expensive, I did manage to pick up 6 new lip products and 4 new eyeshadows which are all really good quality and I have been switching up ever since I ordered them. Would I order from ColourPop again? Most definitely, I think for the price and quality the custom charge isn’t too bad. It’s definitely a company that I would buy from in bulk because we don’t have access to it in the UK. Next time I order from them, I would love to try one of their Sculpting Stix because I have heard really good things about them too.
I hope that you have found this helpful for any of you considering ordering from ColourPop. Have you tried anything from ColourPop? Is there anything I should pick up next? Let me know in the comments.
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