Colourpop Haul + Swatches


 If there is one brand that I have wanted to try for a LONG time: it is Colourpop. Unfortunately being an Australian is a curse on beauty lovers as shipping is always ridiculously expensive. Paying $25 on shipping?! Um, nooo thank you.

So when Colourpop sent an email stating that it was FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WHEN YOU SPEND OVER $50 I jumped on the opportunity. It was all perfect timing, I had just finished a grueling two months of unpaid internship and it was imperative I treated myself in the form of make-up. I watched a bunch of youtube videos and read a lot of blog posts to help me decide on what to buy.

At $5 a pop these eyeshadows are a total bargain. If you're not familiar with Colourpop eyeshadows the texture is unlike the usual formula. It's really difficult to describe as it isn't as dry as a powder, but then it's not as creamy as a cream shadow. I'd say it's a hybrid of both a powder and a cream. They are intensely pigmented and are best applied with fingers, or if you must: synthetic brushes. I have found that these are incredibly long lasting as well. Would absolutely recommend these to everyone. Will definitely be picking more of these up. 

Get Lucky: An intense ultra-metallic liquid-like true gold
LaLa: A true rose gold
Sequin: A copper penny like shade with silver and gold glitter
Drift: A true cranberry shade in a pearlized finish
Porter: A warm burgundy with gold multi-dimensional gold glitter on top in a metallic finish 
Bae: A rich eggplant purple with an emerald, and turquiose, glittery duo chrome metallic finish

Even though I felt like I was okay in the highlighter department I decided on buying this to give it a try. I don't own any gold-based highlighters so I thought it could be a nice addition? This was the most expensive of the lot costing $8 but I still think that it's very reasonable. I've worn this a few times and I reallyyyy like it. 

Wisp: A golden champagne with highly reflective hues of gold duo chrome finishes 

These ultra-matte liquid lipsticks are a product that I had I heard lots of good things about, particularly being dupes for Kylie Jenners liquid lipsticks. I think i'll have to do a full blog post on these to really go into the nitty-gritty details. Basically I'm not a massive fan of these at all. Although a steal at $6 I won't be buying any more. 

Midi: A soft neutral beige 
Clueless: A dusty mauve pink

I'm a huge fan of KathleenLights and she's actually the first person I saw do a video on Colourpop cosmetics. Since then I have seen her bring out collaborations with Colourpop and they have all looked incredible. When the free shipping offer came about the number one product I wanted to try were her ultra satin lipsticks. These again are $6 which is such a bargain! I have been wearing the shade "Alyssa" to death, it's such a pretty colour which would suit majority of people. These satin lipsticks aren't transfer proof but they are super long-lasting and not drying (which I think is the perfect combination really). I will definitely be purchasing more of these as they have become my favourite lip product of the moment. 

Alyssa: A neutral dusty pink
November: A mid-tone warm peachy pink

Again, these were apart of a collaboration with KathleenLights. As you may have guessed from the previous products in this post...I go for very basic/everyday wear kinda shades which is exactly why I was drawn to these two. The lippie stix are only $5 which again is so so cheap. I am surprised at how much I like these. When I purchased them I thought they would be something I could wear every now and then but no: I wear them most days now. If i'm not wearing one of these i'm wearing one of my ultra satin lipsticks. This is the kind of product you can just throw in your handbag and apply on the run. They're very pigmented and apply so easily. This is another type of product that I can't wait to buy more of. These have been such a success!

Aquarius: A soft pink nude in a matte finish
Lumiere: A dusty mauve pink in a matte finish

Overall I am super impressed with Colourpop as most of the products were of such high quality considering how affordable they were. I can't wait to try more (..except the ultra matte lips..). 

Has anyone else tried Colourpop? If so - what products should I try next?

Holly xx

p.s Until the end of the year Colourpop is doing free international shipping so I would definitely recommend jumping on this opportunity while it's around otherwise shipping is hella expensive. 

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  1. Nice haul, the berry shades look great. I also quickly ordered when I read email that they have free shipping, but my order hasn't been shipped yet😞

  2. The eyeshadows that you got are absolutely gorgeous! I've been looking at the colourpop website for days now and just lusting over all of the products! I hope i'll get some soon. Loved this post!


  3. I've wanted to try colourpop for a while and I feel like now is the right time! those liquid lipsticks look beautiful, and the shadows, just all of it haha! Loved this post! x

  4. I don't like the Ultra Mattes either - the Ultra Satins, however, are AMAZING! I use LaLa a lot too - such a pretty shade :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  5. Wow I love the eyeshadows!! They are such lovely shades!! So good that you took advantage of the offer!

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  6. I haven't tried any Colourpop products before but I've been dying to for so long! Might have to save up and take advantage of that free shipping while I still can x

  7. Love the shades that you picked, I'm loving autumnal shades at the moment. Never heard of colour pop before so I'll deffo have to check them out x

  8. I love Colourpop and the price tag is budget friendly. Loved the shades you have picked.


  9. You picked such stunning shades for everything! I'm obsessed with that eggplant eyeshadow! I definitely think I need to take advantage of the free shipping!

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

  10. Midi is such a beautiful colour!
    I love Kathleen Lights too.
    Aleeha xXx

  11. I do love colourpop makeups too! Are you thinking of doing a makeup course in London? Than Lina Cameron's makeup lesson will be suitable for you. She is very talented and professional. She is one of the best makeup artist here, who trains best makeup lessons in a basic and professional level. Moreover, she is really friendly and caring towards her students.