Colourpop No filter Concealer Review

Colourpop No filter Concealer Review

I finally gave in and bought 5 concealer shades from Colourpop on the 3rd restock after reading some great reviews and some not so good reviews. The Colourpop No filter concealer has a fluffiness and smoothness to it’s consistency that I have never experienced in other concealers. It gave my face a soft focus airbrushed look. The colors I mixed were Light 15 and Light 20 together didn’t match my skin (NC15-20) completely, but it felt like I had nothing on and did not break me out for the day I wore it. For me personally it doesn’t cover my dark circles as well as the Tarte Shape tape. I would use as a foundation/contour as it has a medium matte coverage easy applied with just your fingers. Also I didn’t experience oxidation as some reviewers have mentioned.

Colourpop: #Nofilterconcealer
Cruelty-Free – Colourpop Cosmetics is coming to select Sephora stores and online 11/01/17
Ingredients
WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, CETYL DIGLYCERYL TRIS(TRIMETHYLSILOXY)SILYLETHYL DIMETHICONE, PEG-10 DIMETICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, ALUMINA, ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, BIS-PEG-15 DIMETHICONE / IPDI COPOLYMER, PEG-2 SOYAMINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TRISODIUM EDTA, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PESUDOALTEROMONAS EXOPOLYSACCHARIDES, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM SALICYLATE, PLANKTON EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).
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Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush Duo Swatches & Blush craze

Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush Duo Swatches & Blush craze

Buon Giorno!

I’ve been on a blush craze, buying many formulas and brands of blushes in the past month. From Colourpop blush duos, Nars liquid blushes, Stila convertible lip and blush palettes. Well the good thing is I’ll test it out on myself and if it works well, 80% of what I buy goes into my professional makeup kit. No animal testing here, just a real-life-human-test-subject.

If you do not know I work in the bridal/ beauty makeup artistry sector. Many clients and because it’s quickly approaching from spring to summer, people are requesting a natural glow. After doing a monochromatic peach eye, lip, and cheeks (E.L.C.) look for one of my brides, per her request, I realized I did not have enough pastel nectar cheek colors. Instead, I used what I had, a pretty Colourpop eyeshadow on her cheeks (Colourpop Pressed Shadow “Wait For It”, their website picture does not represent how bright and coral-ly it actually is IRL, click for my swatch), it really complimented her NC15 skin. After that, I went on a binge buy of blushes and came across Colourpop’s blush duo in “Done Deal” & “The Knockout”. The knockout was a bit deeper than I like on my skin and not bright enough, as you can see in the swatches above. So the search continues (my nars order is on it’s way, and stila I need to test), stay in touch for more blush swatches or follow me on instagram: imeltformakeup, I update much more often there than here.

Ciao bellas.

PS. (Master of None 2 has got me speaking Italian..not really 🙂

 

 

Colourpop Cosmetics Brand Review, Buying Experience, and Products

Colourpop Cosmetics Brand Review, Buying Experience, and Products

Here is a my experience with Colourpop Cosmetics for those who are curious and are thinking of buying their cosmetics.

Brand Experience:

Colourpop is an LA born Indie makeup brand situated in Oxnard, California USA started in 2014.

About a year ago was when I first heard about Colourpop from a friend, I think she was telling me about their lippie stix and how they were only $5 and liquid lipsticks at only $6. At the time I was starting my obsession addiction with liquid lipsticks, and I loved how colors looked on their instagram so I started to buy their products almost monthly to try. As a brand, they are very on top of their social media game, always posting product releases, sales, and user created reposts. Their social media specialists Sharon and Jordynn are always so lovable on Snapchat, I enjoy watching their live swatches and their friendship on snaps. I hope they stay with Colourpop forever 🙂 and of course they make me wanna buy all their newest products. #makeupaddict

With the popularity of social media these days, we get a glimpse of the people behind the brand and you decide if you want to support them or not, and Colourpop is on the top of my list for affordability, likability, and product satisfaction. Another great thing is that they swatch products including all skin tones to make sure no one is left out. Since they do not have a physical store, online swatches is how we can best decide if the color and formulation is for us or for gifts.

Customer Service Experience:

When I first started to buy from them shipping would take a while, longer than the stated 3-5 business days. I have had 2 order mishaps out of at least 10 orders. One order was mis-shipped as I never received it, and tracking never updated so they sent out a replacement in a week or so. On another order, they sent the wrong color blush and took a bout a week for replacement after 1-2 email reminders. They do ask you to take pictures of the errors to send in to them. If you don’t get a response or resolution, email them again till they respond, each customer service rep. responding may be different each time though. Since then, which was about 3 months + ago I haven’t had any order issues or shipping lag times everything has been reasonable or faster than expected.

Social Media:

If you love Colourpop follow them for their latests product releases and swatches on their social media channels. Their snapchat is my favorite to follow, because you get to see behind the scenes, live swatches, and sometimes Q&A sessions.

  • Instagram.com/Colourpopcosmetics (colour not color :))
  • Snapchat: ColourpopCo
  • Twitter.com/ColourpopCo
  • Facebook: Colourpop

 

Online Website (they do not have a physical store to purchase products):

Their website is using shopify for their shopping cart, and you may notice similarities with many other websites (e.g. kyliecosmetics.com) its quite easy to check out with. I always prefer to use paypal for a more secure payment option.

 

Buying Experience:

For the year that I have been buying their products the website is fairly easy to browse products, the bugs and glitches have been all fixed since their last major website update with improvements. Paypal is a offered as a payment option.

Products:

  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Made in USA
  1. Liquid Lipsticks both Ultra Matte and Ultra Satin formulations
  2. Blush
  3. Eye Shadows
  4. Lip Glosses
  5. Lippie Stix
  6. Highlighters

My favorite Colourpop products are in order from 1 being the best and 5 to the least favorite. Their liquid lipsticks are definitely color popping, the pigmentation is always on point. For the price you pay you are getting a cruelty-free, vegan*, and 3.2 g / 0.11 oz of liquid lipstick for only $6. It’s so affordable I want to collect all their colors. Their formulation vary between colors and for me some may crumble and bleed even with lip liner. I prefer their Ultra matte bold/deep colors and for nude colors I favor the Ultra Satin formula.

Their blushes are long-wearing but these days I am lazy to open their blushes. Unscrew the airtight caps and dipping my fingers into the blush. Using my fingers I find is the best way to apply their blushes for me.

Eye shadows, are fun and different but some colors need to be packed on for it to show up on my lids. Over packing can create a layer that would crumble. Same with the blush I find applying with my fingers the best.

The Ultra glossy lip glosses are ok for me. They vary from super sheer and creamy pigment. For me I find that after wearing the lipgloss it makes my lips peel after a day of wear and taking it off at night.

Lippie stix are popular amongst most, but I love liquid lipsticks personally.

I only have 1 highlighter, and I’ve only used it a few times as it doesn’t give me the HIGH enough light I like.

*Not all products stated vegan

Product Releases/Promotions:

Because Colourpop has their own lab, they are pushing out new products almost weekly and if there are no new releases, they are running promos. So if you missed a sale one week they may have another in a few weeks. Only sad thing their special collaborations are for a limited time, as I get major FOMD “Fear of makeup discontinued”.

On average they launch new products on Thursdays at 10am PST.

Discounts:

  • Sign up with new email account to receive a $5 off coupon code through email.

Shipping:

  • They started shipping Internationally and I believe shipping starts at $15. spend over $50 for free International shipping
  • Domestic USA shipping: $5.00 , Free Shipping after spending $30

 

For Colourpop swatches follow me on instagram: imeltformakeup or search my blog for reviews and swatches.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Swatches & International Shipping Promo Tomorrow 9/22/16

Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Swatches & International Shipping Promo Tomorrow 9/22/16


Tomorrow 9/22 New @colourpopcosmetics Fall Dusty Rose Colours (Times Square, Barracuda, Femme, and Viper)  Launching at 10am pst & International Shipping is FREE when you purchase $50 & over. Under $50 is $4.99 flat. You’ll have 5 glorious DAYS to shop 😆  Shop here

1. Alyssa🔅❣️

2. 3-Way (Metallic)❣️

3.Botanical🔅

4.Dopey🔅

5.Echo Park🔅

6. Frick n’ Frack🔅❣️

7.Flitter (Metallic)

8.Hutch🔅

9. JIC (Metallic)❣️

10.Kween (Metallic)❣️

11.Lights Out (Metallic)

12.Littlestitious🔅

13.Lyin’ King🔅

14.Magic Wand🔅❣️

15.Man Eater (Metallic)

16.Mess Around🔅

17.Molly🔅

18.Panda🔅❣️

19.Petit Four

20.Prim🔅

21.Salt (Metallic)

22. So Wavy🔅

23.Tansy🔅

24.Zebra (Metallic)

🔅Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks are super comfortable, most don’t dry down, doesn’t get flakey or patchy👍🏻

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Colourpop Fall 2016 Edit & Labor Day Promo Liquid Lipstick Swatches

Colourpop Fall 2016 Edit & Labor Day Promo Liquid Lipstick Swatches

My fall swatch design for Colourpop cosmetics. The colors Viper, Love Bug, Notion, and Times Square (brought back from the grave) was free with purchase during the Labor Day weekend. I haven’t had the chance to wear all of them on my lips for the whole day so I can’t give a thorough review but overall, the colors are nice except Love bug’s formula was dry and flaked off in minutes. Of these colors they will bring back Love Bug by popular demand tomorrow 10am 9/15 along with other new colors, hopefully since they are a lab they will fix the formula. My favorite colors and formula-wise are Times Square and Notion. In the below picture I started adding more colourpop liquid lipstick swatches for your comparison, hopefully it can help you make a decision if you are on the fence about certain colors that you may think are similar. Happy Shopping!

Follow me on instagram for more videos and swatches @imeltformakeup and snapchat for unedited swatches @meltformakeup.

Best Metallic Liquid Lipsticks & Comparisons/Review : Kylie Dupes

Best Metallic Liquid Lipsticks & Comparisons/Review : Kylie Dupes

 

List is below: Metallic Liquid Lipstick & Swatch Video is also below

Whoa, my collection of metallic liquid lipsticks is getting a little out of control. Ironically, I am not a huge fan of the metallic liquid lipstick but I was curious to find a good formula and a metallic that is mixable or can be used as a topper or a subtle lip highlight. Here goes my mini reviews.

  1. NYX – Speed of Light (Gloss) $7.50 & Galactic (not swatched, but videos are on the bottom)
    • ★★★★
    • Is a really pretty pigmented lip gloss, it is heavy and thick but so beautiful for pictures and a fun costume look
  2. Colourpop.com – Man Eater
    • ★★★
    • Is another dupe for Kylie Reign but slightly lighter, comfortable, nice as a topper.
  3. Milani – Chromatic Addict $8.99
    • ★★★★
    • Long lasting, comfortable, feels like nothing, and smooth transfer proof application. The shineyness  accentuates the lip lines after talking
  4.  Kylie – King K
    • ★★★
    • Goldie color actually looks more GOLD than Lord metallic liquid lipstick (just got Lord today and it looks bronzy gold)
  5. Colourpop.com – Salt
    • ★★
    • Uneven, would rather use to mix or as a lip topper
  6. Mollycosmetics.com – 24K $16
    • ★★★
    • Looks really pretty and gold at first, but after talking it gets flakey and the metallic gold finish is turned into grayish-ness.
  7. Colourpop.com – Lights Out
    • ★★
    • Uneven, would rather use to mix or as a lip topper
  8. Colourpop.com – Flitter $6
    • ★★
    • Good enough dupe to Heir, same uneven application, not transfer proof.
  9. Kyliecosmetics.com – Heir $18 
    • ★★
    • Uneven application, not transfer proof, streaky, and doesn’t look good on my complexion.
  10. Colourpop.com – Zebra
    • ★★★★
    • Is a better metallic in my opinion than the newest Colourpop metallics (in this list) applies even,
  11. Milani – Materalistic
    • ★★★★★
    • Long lasting, comfortable, feels like nothing, and smooth transfer proof application. Best metallic liquid lipstick formula from my collection. Great dupe for Kylie Reign.
  12. Kylie – Reign
    • ★★★
    • The darker metallics all apply better, feels comfy, long lasting. Milani Materialistic is a good dupe.



Colourpop Super Shock Eye Shadow Swatches – Whole Collection 

Colourpop Super Shock Eye Shadow Swatches – Whole Collection 


Another whole collection of Colourpop Super Shock Shadow swatches. My favorite from the eyeshadows are the metallic ones, I am not a huge fan of the mattes. If you are new to using colourpop shadows, the best way I find is using my ring or pinky finger to apply then use a brush to blend. This is the best way I find to get optimal pigment on my lids. If you do pack too much on, and it being a cream shadow, it can get crusty unfortunately. Layer just enough, and don’t forget to close the cap tight or it will dry out.

  1. Amaze
  2. Blaze
  3. Coconut
  4. Dance Party
  5. Dare
  6. Eye Candy
  7. Flower Shop
  8. Fringe
  9. Game Face
  10. Get Lucky
  11. Glitterati
  12. Glow Stix
  13. Hammered
  14. Ibiza
  15. La La
  16. Liberty
  17. Nillionaire
  18. Porter
  19. Puppy Love
  20. Slave2pink
  21. Smash
  22. So Quiche
  23. Sugar
  24. Tea Party
  25. Telepathy
  26. UN


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