So I finally jumped on the ColourPop bandwagon and DAMN. I’m so excited. I’m so impressed. UGH. Let me tell y’all, the hype for these products are so worth it. Then again, I’ve only tried and swatched a few of their products, but I’m wowed. Honestly.
I’ve followed the brand on Instagram for a while now, and I’ve seen Temptalia’s reviews of them, so I’m well aware of their collabs with bloggers, YouTubers, and more recently, Karrueche Tran and Jaime King. But it all really started after I visited my friend Samantha’s dorm last week and viewed her mini collection of Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks, Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks a couple eyeshadows and a highlighter (among the rest of her gorgeous, gorgeous collection of makeup.). I was swatching them, trying them on, and simply admiring the way they looked in the packaging and on my skin.
The day after, I went online and ordered a few things. I was already planning on buying, but I had more incentive now that I signed up for ColourPop’s email list and I got $5 off my first purchase in return. Man, I love saving money. My total was originally $20 plus $4.99 for shipping, but with the $5 off coupon code it came out to be $19.99 for the entire purchase.
I’ve been waiting patiently this whole week for the package to come and it finally came in yesterday! My friend Caroline, bless her heart, got the package for me, and when she sent me the message that it came, I’m pretty sure my heart skipped a beat. Because I’m a makeup dork and that’s what I do every time I buy more.
There it was, finally in my hands. I bought the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Kae from the Karrueche x ColourPop collection, Ultra Matte Lipstick in Ouiji, and a Super Shock Cheek Pop Highlighter in Wisp.
Also, my little package came with a booklet summarizing what products ColourPop had to offer along with a lovely handwritten postcard!
Here are some photos of the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Kae ($6.00 USD):
Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Ouiji ($6.00 USD):
Super Shock Cheek Pop Highlighter in Wisp ($8.00 USD):
These are so beautiful. I haven’t done a look with them yet, and I have yet to try on Ouiji, but my sister tried it on while I put on Kae. I don’t have pics but it looked pretty…bright on her skin tone lol, which makes me a bit wary of how it’s going to look on me. It’s not bad at all, but it doesn’t look super wearable.
That being said, here are the swatches of my purchases on the back of my hand.
I was actually a little concerned when I saw Wisp because it looked like a gold-tone color on the website but when I took it out of the package it looked like a bronzer. I had to look on the back to make sure that they didn’t mix up my order, but it’s all good! The highlighter looks brown in the pan but it’s actually this beautiful yellow-bronze shimmery shade. I’ve heard it’s a dupe for Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal.
As for Kae, it seems like it could be a convincing dupe for Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in True Brown K. And at $6 vs. $30, that’s a pretty good steal.
For these first impressions, I don’t have much to complain about. At a cost this low, you’re getting high quality pigmentation, staying power, cruelty free, and vegan products. (ColourPop’s website will provide you with a list of the handful of products out of the many that are not completely vegan, but everything is cruelty free.) It really doesn’t get much better than that.
**Disclaimer: I bought these products with my own money and I am not being sponsored or paid in any way by ColourPop. All opinions are my own.