I’ll start by saying that ColourPop is a complete and utter ball ache to buy if you live in the UK. I’ve wanted to buy from them for ages but it wasn’t until I fathomed out mymallbox.com that I was able to – long story short they give you a US address to ship to, repack your items and post them to your UK address. It takes ages. Not fun.
ColourPop had an offer on not too long ago (though it feels like 6 years since I ordered) so it was the perfect storm of finding mymallbox, having some spare cash and the greatest word in the English language: SALE.
I ordered a couple of items from each range – some lippie stix (standard lipstick in a pen tube); ultra matte liquid lipstick; ultra satin lipstick; and three eye shadows I completely forgot about.
I won’t go on about the packaging because a) you can see it and b) what a dull paragraph that would be.
You can see the names of the colours I got here, the eye shadows I’ll go into shortly but they are Lace (purple), Bandit (brown) (not sure why I bought a millionth brown eye shadow to be honest), and Erotic (shiny peach orange).
First up: Lippie Stix!
They’re only bloody scented aren’t they! They have a sweet smell reminiscent of Too Faced products. I’m a sucker for anything scented so me and ColourPop are already best mates. I can tell I’m going to end up with a purple rim around my nose at the end of the day because I’ve been sniffing my lipstick too much.
I got two Lippie Sticks – one in purple (Leather) and a red (Trust Me).
They both go on smoothly and the colour is consistent, I’m much more impressed by Trust Me at the moment but then again this is on my arm, not my mouth. Remains to be seen how long lasting they are but as I’ve been typing this in bed, they’re both only slightly smudged so I’m holding out hope they’re as good as they smell!
Next up are the Ultra Mattes
Again I only got two of these as this is my first order and more of a tester than anything. Similarly to the Lippie Stix I got a bright and a dark shade – Zipper (purple) and Sundae (pink).
These to my absolute dismay aren’t scented, but on the plus side they also don’t..smell. I’m looking at you, Jeffree Star.
The wands are a good shape, not horrid and fluffy and they look like they’ll give a good crisp line if I ever stop drawing lines on my arm and actually put them on my lips.
Sundae is a gorgeous pink, it applies really well and the payout is…well, you can see, that’s just from one swipe. Zipper seems like a matte liquid version of Leather but by god does it take ages to dry! Sundae was dry within a minute but Zipper was still glistening in the sun a good five minutes later. If you don’t mind gawping like a fish for ages after you’ve put your lipstick on it’s not a problem, but if you’re a normal lock-jaw fearing human you might want to give it a swerve.
I noticed after they had both dried that not only is Sundae a total babe of a pink, it’s also ever to slightly iridescent (note that this is maybe 5 minutes later and Zipper is still a bit bloody wet)
Cute as fuck right?
Anyway I’ll carry on. Ultra Satin Lips!
Three this time – Panda a mid to dark purpley pink, Petit Four a grey to grey grey-y grey and Marshmallow, a dusky lilac.
These also smell like nothing but now I’ve got a hankering for sweets. Lippie Stix you spoil me so.
Same applicators as the Matte lips, nothing much to report here. The formula of Petit Four seems a little thicker than the other two and in general it seems more matte than satin but what do I know. I bought grey lipstick.
Above is a wet swatch (bloody Zipper there still wetter than…well it’s probably best I don’t finish that sentence considering this is my first post).
Panda has come out more berry than I was expecting. Not a bad thing at all – I love a good berry lip, and it’s a lot richer than the tube seems to give it credit for.
Petit Four has a brilliant colour payoff, it’s even and really pigmented. Shame I can’t pull off a grey lip, really, because I love this!
Marshmallow is..well. Just the babe of the haul I think. I love that colour and if it doesn’t suit me I’m going to cut my lips off with scissors.
I love a good satin lip, like a matte with a bit of a sheen so I don’t end up with bumhole lips. Get on my mouth, Marshmallow!
Here’s the lot of them dry(ish -I’m impatient and my arm was getting tired):
From what I’ve read about ColourPop, their Super Shock Pressed Pigment eyeshadows are some snazzy mystery formula that makes them kinda mousse but not. Clearly I didn’t read very in depth, but the upshot of my terrible research is that you need to keep it sealed tight in the containers it comes in, otherwise it’ll dry out and be shit. So no de-potting. Not that I’ve ever bothered depotting anything before because I’m very lazy.
My initial reaction when I opened them was “why the fuck did I buy a bright orange eyeshadow”. Turns out it’s because I’m a genius because look at iiit
This might be my new favourite thing. Which is upsetting because it definitely isn’t going to match Marshmallow, is it? The colour is Erotic and I’m pretty sure it got its name because it makes me feel feelings. The gold shimmer has killed me off.
Look our for a future makeup look blog: How to cover your entire face in Erotic by ColourPop.
Next up is another “why did I buy this” colour Bandit, which is brown.
Very pigmented. Definitely brown. What else can I say.
Nothing, so ooooh look at Lace!
I could build a fort out of all the matte purple eyeshadows I have, Lace is one of very few shimmery shades I have and I think I’ll keep it! The pigmentation isn’t riiight up there but this is only one swipe, who knows what it looks like on actual human eyelids? (Me, soon, and you shortly thereafter)
That’s all for the most anticipated four week delivery of my life. I’ll post again once I’ve used all the products on areas other than my inner forearm.
I’ll leave you with this catastrophe, I was on my last baby wipe and the dog stole it before I could finish scrubbing:
Thanks Herman I hope it tastes delicious.