I first learned of ColourPop from Victoria and a binge-watch of Kathleen Lights‘ videos nearly pushed me over the edge for their products. Their range is pretty modest: eyeshadows, lipsticks, and lip pencils. All at $5 each! They were met with super rave reviews, and since I saw some lip shades I wanted from their offerings, I thought I’d try out a few.
I practically lunged at these babies during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday special. I restrained myself and got 2 shades of the Lippie Stix (ugh, this name!) and a limited edition collection of their Super Shock Shadows called Not a Box of Chocolates.
Not a Box of Chocolates has 6 limited edition Super Shock Shadow shades (mmm, alliteration), which is why I thought to post a “Hey, look at this!” post right now, while the set is still up for sale. I believe it’s part of their holiday collection. I’ll reserve the swatches for later, but I’m going to tell you right now that the texture of these is kind of unreal:
It’s a soft and squishy material, like the firmer mousse. In general, I thought the payoff was going to be insane, off-the-hook, unlike any other! But, it was just okay. It’s not bad and I don’t really regret it, but it wasn’t as mindblowing as I thought it was going to be.
The set has 4 finishes: Pearlized, Satin Deluxe, Metallic, and Matte, so there is a great variety all around, I think. The packaging is also really, really nice, and they are made in LA and cruelty-free.
As for the Lippie Stix, I got 2 shades for myself: Feminist, which is a deep, deep, deep purple that’s almost black, and Lumière, which is a really pretty mauvey rose shade that Kathleen Lights made in collaboration with ColourPop. She mentioned that it was similar to the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna, which I am keeping myself from buying because hello, $32, and hello 80 other lipsticks.
Anyway. Luckily, I kind of really love Lumière. I’ve tried both of them on my lips and they dry ever-so-slightly tacky, but they are not uncomfortable on the lips. Great lipstick, incredible value for $5, though some have pointed out that they contain considerably less product than your average lipstick (like, half). Still, it’s 5 bucks a pencil.
I love that their lippie pencils (eye roll) don’t necessarily match the lippie stix. They go together, but they aren’t an exact match. I really love that. 🙂 Reviews on both to come eventually. I just received these earlier this week, so I want to spend more time with them. So far, so good, though.
As of now, ColourPop only ships in the US, but they do accept payment from non-US credit cards, so if you have a shipping address in the US, ordering from them is a breeze.