I’ve made a couple of Colourpop orders in recent weeks and have had a chance to try the stuff for long enough to offer some thoughts. I have one concealer, four Lux Lipsticks, two Blotted Lips, and one 16-shade eyeshadow palette. Not everything I use from Colourpop ends up being a total hit for me, but they make so many great things at such an affordable price that it’s easy for me to get excited about their new releases and I continue to reach for their products day to day.
It took me a while to finally buy a No Filter Concealer ($6), and I had hesitation about what shade to select. They have a broad range of options and I tried Fair 08, which is the deepest of the five ‘fair’ shades before heading into ‘light’ territory. Luckily I nailed a good color for me and I’ve been wearing this nearly every day. I also recently bought the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion concealer in 1N ($28) and I’ve barely touched it because I genuinely prefer No Filter and haven’t yet found what might make something like Flawless Fusion worth the significantly higher price. No Filter gives great coverage with a mostly matte finish that still looks pretty lightweight on skin and doesn’t crease under my eyes. It’s fantastic.
I purchased some of the Lux Lipsticks ($7) in two orders. The first three were some of their spring (I think?) color collection, including coral red Dream Easy, brownish red Angel City, and mauve pink Afterglow. I like these as practical lip colors that stick around pretty well without being really dry or uncomfortable. They’re called cremes but they’re most of the way to matte, as far as I can tell. Personally, I find that Angel City is the most flattering of these colors on me, and I don’t have anything quite like it in my collection of lip colors.
I then bought one of the Shayla collaboration Lux Lipsticks, and this one’s called C’mon Sis. This is a kind of brownish pink, a color I think is really easy to reach for often. It reminds me of my Too Faced La Creme lipstick in Spice Spice Baby, which I wear all the time, but C’mon Sis is a little more brown and a little deepper in color, and more matte in finish. I think it’s great.
Two more lip colors here, which are Blotted Lip lipsticks ($5). These are matte but sheer and lightweight and are really cool. I don’t typically love matte things just because I have dry lips, but I like these. And, they’re really geared toward the sort of worn-in way I like to sport lip colors on the day to day (I actually literally blot my lip colors before leaving the house about 75% of the time). I bought Bee’s Knees last year and I guess they brought the line back for this summer, so I grabbed Ice Cube more recently. My only complaint is that the lids of both of them are kind of resistant to fully snapping in place. They’re fairly secure even when not completely snapped shut, but it kind of bugs me.
I’ve seen a lot of people say that the Fame eyeshadow palette ($22) didn’t look particularly exciting, perhaps because Colourpop is more well known for more playful or bold colors. I was interested because I actually don’t buy a lot of neutral palettes, so it still provides something somewhat new for me, plus the colors just offer a whole bunch of all-purpose, office-friendly options. It’s ostensibly a cool-toned palette, but that’s really only half true. The top two rows of colors are very neutral, and it’s just the bottom two rows that lean cool.
The palette has been working well for me, in that the shadows are easy to use and manipulate and create a flattering effect. The other thing I’ve found over time is that Colourpop eyeshadows have really good longevity for me, which is something I generally struggle to find, and that remains true for this palette as well. The color selection has some overlap, in that some of the light shimmers look alike, a couple of the matte tan browns are similar, a couple of the mauve purples are similar, that kind of thing. So there’s room for improvement, but that doesn’t stop me from using and enjoying it the palette.
One more thing I’ll add is that the cover design on the palette is prettier in person that it comes across in photos. The foiling is very striking and I was surprised at how much I liked it when I pulled it out of the box. It’s not massively important but it helps make it a fun palette to reach for and I think Colourpop really does a great job with the details, especially considering how affordable everything is.
So, I’m having a good time with everything I’ve bought. Have you tried any of these? Are there other Colourpop products you’re using and loving? I’d love to hear.