colourpop first impressions


I’m going to launch right into this post, as it’s a long one.


Colourpop. The name is zingy, fun to say, and screams at you from far away. The indie makeup brand has gathered a cult following due to its bouncy powder eye shadows and highlighters and Kylie-esque matte lipsticks.

Intrigued by the fact that I could get a Lip Kit dupe for 6 dollars, I traversed the Colourpop website and found a few interesting products.

A week and a half later, a glittery logo-emblazoned package arrived for me in the mailbox. It even came a day earlier than expected. That doesn’t seem like much, but it does add up immensely when you are a beauty junkie like mwah.


My order consisted of (from left to right) one Super Shock Cheek highlighter (Dream Catcher), a Crème Gel Liner (Swerve), an Ultra-Matte Lip (Bianca), and an Ultra-Satin lip (Botanical). My search for poppy, beautiful colours ended with Colourpop.

I’m going to break down each and every one of the things I bought.

HIGHLIGHTER: This highlighter is a golden coppery shade that looks AMAZING and brings out a lot of colour upon my pale, pale skin. It hits the light just right and isn’t too sparkly. The consistency is strange, but absolutely divine. It’s bouncy. Like, literally bouncy. While it is a powder, it transfers like a cream. It’s best applied using your fingers, and then blending out with a synthetic brush. Absolutely beautiful.

LINER: This liner is a basic black, but I’d been looking for something like it for a while. It’s perfect for drawing cat eyes or tightlining, and works very well. It’s not unlike some other liners I’ve tried, but it glides on smoother than others.

ULTRA MATTE: It’s almost an exact dupe for the brown Kylie Lip Kit. You must be quick about putting in on, though. It’ll dry faster than you can say “Colourpop”. The colour is darker than pictured on the website, and is more brown than purple, but still works with my tone. Pleasantly surprised by the actual colour.

ULTRA SATIN: This colour also differs a bit from the website. It’s more orange than pink in real life, but very beautiful and gives a good colour payoff. It is also matte, but more of a velvety finish and not as heavy.


It’s recommended you exfoliate and be sure to moisturize your lips before and after using the lipsticks.

Appreciate my swatches, because These. Don’t. Come. Off. At. All.

At all.

They’re stuck to your lips like tar, and though they stay put and look amazing, one mistake is very hard to remove.

Other than that, the lip products are amazing as are the others. I’m looking forward to grabbing up some more products soon!

As far as customer service is concerned, Colourpop really loves their customers. Shipping takes a LONG time, though, and you can’t expect your items until about a week later. However, the products were packaged very well with care, and it was shipped speedily from Los Angeles.

I ordered May 2nd, it shipped May 10th, and arrived May 12th. That was a total of just 11 days, so not that shabby! I’m so excited to use these products. They’re very cheap, but GREAT quality.

You can also get 5 dollars off your order by signing up through email! Easy, right?

Ever heard of Colourpop?

♥, Mali

all views expressed in this post are my own. I was not sponsored in any way to create this post or buy these products.



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