Review: New ColourPop Fall 2015 Ultra Mattes!

Do you guys ever have that moment when you put on a lipstick and you immediately think, “Yep. That’s me. That’s my lipstick.” It’s your trademark, the perfect color—sexy, daring, and bold, and you feel fierce as heck in it. That’s what I experienced when I tried out two of ColourPop’s new Fall ultra matte shades, and I fell hard for one of them. May I introduce you to First Class and Chilly Chili?

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First Class is a vivid neon orange-red, with ever-so-slight hints of coral. Chilly Chili is hard to describe—it’s like a reddened brown, but with plum and gray in it as well. I think ColourPop did an amazing job picking out gorgeous yet unique shades for this collection! Here’s a quick arm swatch:

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I knew immediately that I would like First Class, but I had no idea just how much I would love it until I put it on. It is BRIGHT. The word “neon” in its description is no joke—this is much brighter than it seems in my pictures. However, I am obsessed with it—this is the perfect orange shade I’ve always wanted. It’s like an orange highlighter for your lips. It’s like a flaming rose. It’s like Gerard Way’s hair from Danger Days. It’s my favorite shade from ColourPop yet. Here it is on my fair, neutral-gold skin:

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And one more, just for fun:

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Now, I don’t want to neglect Chilly Chili. I also quite liked it, and it was a much creamier formula than First Class–the finish on First Class is a true flat matte (my favorite finish) while Chilly Chili has a bit more sheen to it. This is such a weird, grungey shade, but I’m digging it.

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Both of these aren’t drying and last all day, like the other Ultra Mattes. I love First Class so much that I bought two back-ups because it is, sadly, limited edition. ColourPop, I know y’all will never read my small and insignificant blog, but on the off-chance that you do, pleeeeaaase make First Class a permanent addition!

PS. Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

Review: ColourPop’s Forget The Fruitcake Lippie Stix Set

Happy Saturday! Today, I have the ColourPop holiday collection in Forget The Fruitcake to show you guys. I ordered this because I figured it would be a good way to try a variety of their lippie stix, and it sure was! Although this was released around Christmas and is limited edition, it’s still available on their website because of how popular it is. So, without further ado…swatches!

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It comes with six lippie stix, ranging in color from nude to vampy purple.

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From L-R, we have Cookie, Tuxedo, Confetti, Cheers, Tutu, and Lady. Aren’t they lovely?! Also, I have lip swatches of each shade.

First up is Cookie. It’s described as a true nude beige in a matte finish. Alas, I can’t say I’m a fan of this one. There’s nothing wrong with the lipstick or anything, it’s just that I look awful in nude lipsticks in general. Because I’m pale, Cookie just washes me out.

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This next one is Tuxedo, a blue-toned neon pink in their new hyperglossy finish. This one is so pigmented! Although it is very bright, I feel like any skin tone would look great in this. It’s like MAC’s Candy Yum Yum, but on steroids!

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Here is another one in the new hyperglossy finish, a very cool-toned red called Confetti.

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Now we’re moving into the more vampy shades, with the matte raspberry shade called Cheers. It’s very smooth to apply, and reminds me of Wet n Wild’s Sugar Plum Fairy, although not quite as deep.

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And now, my two favorite shades…this one is also a matte, called Tutu. It’s a blackened red violet, and it’s the creamiest of the six. I love how deep this color is!

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My favorite shade of the whole collection is the very unique Lady. It’s a cool-toned dirty burgundy in a matte finish, and I have never seen a color quite like it. It’s one of those shades that you need to see in person. It’s vampy, grungy, a little goth, and totally beautiful. This one was actually made permanent due to customer demand, and I already got a backup!

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I think this set is a great way to try out some of ColourPop’s fabulous lippie stix. All of them were pigmented, creamy, easy to apply, and addictive—I can’t wait to try more now! What do you guys think?

 

Review: ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably been aware of the ColourPop craze that’s taken over the blogging world. ColourPop is definitely the brand of the moment, and deservedly so. They have so much going for them–they’re cruelty-free, they’re based in the USA, they do collabs with bloggers, they’re insanely cheap, and they have some bombtastical colors! ( Did I make that word up? Who cares, it fits!)

Even though it’s the holidays and I should be buying gifts for other people, I have to admit that instead, I’ve just been obsessively buying ColourPop products for me. Such as…these beautiful Super Shock shadows. Feast your eyes, people.

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And look at this cute note! (Anna is my real name. ;P)

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The packaging on these is adorable, and these colors are gorgeous. To be honest, pictures DO NOT do them justice. These might just be the best eyeshadows I have ever tried. The pigmentation on these is through the roof! For five bucks apiece, these have much more pigment than, say, Nars eyeshadows, for example. And the way they feel is unlike any shadow I have used before. They have a soft, cushiony texture that kind of reminds me of the Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush, and they feel so smooth to apply. They’re definitely not powdery at all. Also, I love the variety of finishes available with these! They have metallic, satin, matte, pearl, and glitter finishes, and the metallic and glittery ones are jaw-droppingly beautiful. I didn’t think it was possible to make such gleaming, iridescent eyeshadows!

These swatches were done with NO primer at all, and only one swipe of product each.

L-R, Hustle, Animal, Fantasy, Erotic, Chipper, Gameface, So Quiche, Lovely, I Heart This.

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Some of these, like Fantasy and So Quiche, have an interesting duochrome finish, and it’s not quite showing up in these pictures!

Close-ups: L-R, Chipper, Gameface, So Quiche, Lovely, I Heart This
Close-ups: L-R, Chipper, Gameface, So Quiche, Lovely, I Heart This
Close-ups: L-R, Hustle, Animal, Fantasy, Erotic, Chipper
Close-ups: L-R, Hustle, Animal, Fantasy, Erotic, Chipper, Gameface

I am basically just sobbing with love for these. You really have to try them out to understand why the beauty world is so intrigued by them! The unique colors, the way they feel, and their unbelievably low prices have quickly made these my new favorite eyeshadows, and even better, they also last all day, even without an eye primer. They never crease despite their soft texture, and they are so easy to work with.( I will say that they apply much better with your fingers than with a brush, though.) I love all the colors that I purchased, and yeah, I have already gone and bought some more. ColourPop also has a lipstick line, which I also hauled, so I will have more reviews on their lippie stix to show you guys soon!

Bottom line: you really do need these in your life. ❤