OMG. I’m insanely excited because after many weeks of adding things to my cart and never clicking ‘checkout’, I finally ordered products from ColourPop! I’ve heard such great things about this brand and I just drool over the lipstick shades every time I visit the website.
I think I’ve become a huge fan of liquid lipsticks because of their super matte quality, and because I feel like the doe foot applicator gives me more control than a lipstick does when I’m trying to get a clean, precise application. So, of course, I ordered their ultra matte liquid lipsticks! But I have also been dying for some fall-esque eyeshadows and since their eyeshadows are only $5 each, I decided to peruse their selection as well. As you can imagine, I was brought to tears by how beautiful every single shade looked! I ended up opting for a set of four perfect fall eyeshadows.
First off, I had to just admire the packaging of everything — so pretty! It took me a while to finally decide to, you know, remove the packaging so I can actually use the lipsticks. But eventually, I toughed it up and marveled at the lippies inside the boxes.
Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks…
I purchased three shades: More Better, Are & Be, and Bad Habit. My goal was really to purchase shades that I don’t already own because personally, I dislike having 50 different tubes of literally the same exact shade; I love completely using up the product before moving onto another shade that’s very similar. I looked up some swatch videos on YouTube to figure out which colors would look best with my skin tone and eventually settled on these three (after days of YouTube swatches!).
More Better is the most PERFECT cranberry lipstick I’ve ever seen! It’s absolutely perfect for fall, which is what really drew me to it. I definitely think this is a shade that would look great on pretty much any skin tone, too. I think this shade is perfect for a night out — date, party, hang out with friends, formal event — because it’s such a sophisticated looking color.
So, I’ve probably made a *bad habit* out of taking pictures of these lipsticks any chance I get, but can you blame me? Terrible pun aside, Bad Habit is a much more pink color. When I was looking at the tubes, I got a little nervous at first because I thought that Bad Habit looked too similar to More Better and, like I said, accidentally buying two very similar things really irks me. It’s different from More Better because it’s more of a mauve-pink, which I think is great if I want to tone down my look just a bit for the day.
Are & Be slays on SO many levels! It’s a mauve-plum color and it really just speaks to my inner vampire. I can definitely see myself wearing this shade on days when I want a distinct lip color but also want to match dark, rainy days (my favorite!).
I purchased these lipsticks for $6 each and I definitely think they’re fantastic for the price. The ultra matte truly is an ultra matte — it’s very shiny when you initially apply it but then it turns matte like magic. Seriously, forget Hogwarts, this lipstick is sorcery. But of course, the real matte lipstick test comes when you’re eating…These lipsticks passed with flying colors! I have put these lipsticks through macaroni & cheese, chicken fingers, bagels, sandwiches, and multiple drinks from Starbucks and my lips still look great. Yep, it’s pretty darn matte.
I love that despite this, the product does not leave my lips feeling parched. This is super important for me because the one thing I hate more than buying similar products is buying a liquid lipstick that dries out my lips majorly. My one caveat is just that plain water and a rag will NOT remove these lipsticks. I end up using makeup wipes to remove it, which works well. If you have found another way to remove the color from your lips, definitely share your method in the comments!
Will I buy more liquid lipsticks from ColourPop? You bet your Hogwarts acceptance letter.
I bought an eyeshadow set of four because, let’s face it, it would’ve taken me forever to pick just four singles on my own. The set I got is called Zingara on the website (how mystical sounding!) and my first thought when I saw this set was: AUTUMN. The season was a huge factor in the decisions I made when purchasing, clearly.
I apologize for the weird lighting in my picture! The sun was setting when I took this and I thought it looked fine on my camera but I didn’t notice the difference until I was looking at it on my computer screen. Photography woes aside, Elixir is a sort of a toned down terracotta, which is super pretty (hopefully you can see the prettiness from the picture!). Like I said, this is perfect for fall because it’s so earthy and warm! The shade had a bit of shimmer in it but not a lot.
Jinxie is the lightest shade in the set and holy mother of shimmer, it is SHIMMERY. You probably can’t tell from the photo but, take my word for it if you’d much rather a matte shade. I find this shade very pleasing because it works hand-in-hand with the other shades in the set and it makes for a great inner corner shade!
Seeker is gorgeous because it’s a reddish brown shade with a gorgeous matte finish. When I look at this shade I think of pumpkin spice. My first day wearing these eyeshadows, I used this shade in my crease and it really gave my look dimension, so I was really happy with that.
Paradox is probably my favorite in the set. It’s a burgundy shade and the finish is more of a satin than a shimmer. It gives your eyelids a fantastic pop of color that really draws attention to your eyes.
The Zingara set was only $18, so that’s a real steal considering if you had purchased these four separately, you’d pay $20. These shades are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way! I recommend starting out with a little on your brush and working in more color as you see fit. It lasted on my lids all day long and at the end of the day looked just as flawless as it did when I first applied it! Love, love, LOVE this eyeshadow set!
Have you tried ColourPop products yet? Which ones are your favorites?