ColourPop was tempting me with their vibrant and bold eyeshadow colors for a very long time. I was so eager to give them a go to understand and see with my own eyes what the unusual and bouncy texture that many beauty bloggers were speaking about, was like. The delivery took about a month. When I received my package, I saw that each product was safely packed but still, one color Partidge was broken. However, it was easy to make it usable again.
Each shade comes housed in a cardboard box, which reminds us that the eyeshadows were made in L.A. with love, as well as that the magic must be stored in closed jars.
The eyeshadows from the main collection are housed in a white plastic jar, while the limited edition eyeshadows are usually packed in black jars and white-blue cardboard packages with shiny prints on the front.
The weight of the product inside jar is about 2.1g, so few alas…
- soft and bouncy texture
- insane pigmentation
- great color transition
- buildable formula
- opt for the finger application to avoid shimmer fall out
- you can wear the products without an eye primer, as the staying power of them is already decent. But sometimes I do wear them with a primer as I want the glitter to be as fixed as possible.
- the packaging isn’t the most compact and if not the need to close it tightly, I would have replaced all the colors in the magnetic palette. What’s more the refills aren’t fixed in the packaging and shatter when I touch the product.
- while application, I usually keep the opened jar upside down to minimize the contact with air.
Here are the swatches of the products taken with a flashlight in the daylight and applied over a primer.
I have the products of 4 finishes:
— Ultra-metallic —
— Metallic —
— Pearlized —
— Satin —
Brown based cherry color with a lot of shimmer. In the makeup:
Liquid silver. It’s very thick and highly-pigmented, light reflecting color. The color payoff is simply insane from the first go. Here I used it as an eyeliner:
Blackberry color with an abundance of blue shimmer and a touch of golden glitter. The texture of this very color is dry, in comparison with the others. The pigmentation is okay, but I can’t say that the color is thick. I have to dab it to layer. Here I applied the Bae color on my entire mobile lid and Mixed Tape + Paradox to the crease:
Olive metallic black-gray based color with a gazillion of golden shimmer particles.
On my eyes:
Faint green silver color with big golden shimmer particles. Here I applied this color in the center of my eyelids:
Gray-lilac based color with a lot of pink and green glitter. It’s such a handy color for a daily makeup. It doesn’t look boring on the eyes yet it's easy to work with and fuss-free in terms of application.
On my entire eyelids:
Pine-tree green sleek duochrome color with a warm-toned brown base. I like blending dark eyeshadows with it as this color doesn't lose its shine.
On my eyelids:
Gray pearl brown based color with a delicate glow. It’s so great for my “in a hurry makeup” when I apply it within 10 seconds all over my eyelids and then head to the office. I also like to apply it to cut the crease and for blending on my lower lash line:
Cool-toned cranberry color that looks warmer once blended. A true paradox as it is. It’s a very beautiful satin color that will be great for blending as well as used mono on the entire mobile eyelid.
On my eyelids:
In a nutshell I want to say the following:
Everybody will find the color for their liking in this collection, as the quality, color selection, the most interesting in the world texture, and the fantastic look on the eyes, will make everybody long for these products! I can’t say that the packaging is a disadvantage of the product, as it won’t take you long to get used to it. I’m totally in love with these babes and I want to use all of them everyday.
Thank you, Colourpop, you have really created a very unusual yet wallet-friendly product of a superb quality! For sure I’ll try some other colors as well!