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Colourpop: 20% Off Haul

About a month ago Colourpop hosted a sitewide 20% off sale. Usually when I see a 20% off sale, I brush it off. I mean seriously, come back when you’re actually giving me a discount worth my time! Can you hear the tight wad in me? In Colourpop’s instance though, their products are already extremely inexpensive, so 20% off actually made a significant enough difference for me to go ahead and snag a few things I had had my eye on for a while!

I got five lip products with two being a matte formula, one of their new matte X formulas, and two ultra matte lips. From left to right:

Hype Girl has become my new favorite neutral lip! It is so creamy and smooth and I love the pigmentation. Colourpop has their lippie stix formula perfected. Heart On and Privacy Please are close seconds on my favorites of the order. I am all about a rich bright pink and Heart On definitely delivers.  I had never tried a rich plum pink color before, and I really like it on me! Privacy Please wears quite nicely. Barely There is a very vibrant coral, almost red color and it makes a great statement lip. The only lip product I was disappointed in was Are N Be and ironically it was the shade I was most excited to try. It is described as a rich mauve plum, but it’s a lot deeper in tone than what the websites photo depicted. It looks quite dark, almost black on my lips, which on my fair skin tone, is the first step to looking like a creature of the night. Not my look. Nope.

Four out five is not bad considering I wasn’t able to try any of the shades before I ordered them! I would like to caution you on the Ultra Matte formula if you have particularly dry lips. As with all liquid lipsticks that dry matte, it will be drying. It’s not painful on me, but I recommend putting on a lip oil or chapstick while you are doing your makeup and then you can wipe them away and put on the lipstick.

I also got three of their Supershock shadows. I have tried their shadows before and I absolutely love them! The texture is like nothing I’ve ever experienced with an eye shadow. They are soft and pillowy, and actually give a little when you touch them like a sponge.

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I have been trying to incorporate more color into my eye looks lately so I decided to get this bright sky blue. I love to wear it on the lower lash as just a pop of color, which I think is so fun for spring and summer! Porter is part of the Where the Night Is collection created by KathleenLights, one of my all time favorite Youtube beauty gurus. In the pot it looks red-brown to me, but it has a lot of purple undertones in it. It looks really pretty on the eyes and I love the small flecks of shine in it. It really makes it pop on the eyes. This would particularly nice on green eyes. It is so beautiful! The last color is Wattles and I absolutely love putting this all over my lids and into my crease for a simple everyday eye. It has a lot of pink undertones, but it doesn’t make you look sickly. That always worries me with pink eye shadows. Nobody wants to look diseased! Wattles on the lid and Porter on the outer corner are a stunning combination. The colors play off of each other very well.

I only spent $33.60 for eight products, which is not too bad at all! I love how inexpensive Colourpop is. I’ve only gotten one product so far that I’m not crazy about and I’ve ordered from them several times before.

Izzy of course had to get in on the swatching action as I was finishing up shooting all the products. She is so gracefully modeling Privacy Please for your viewing pleasure. I just had to include this! If Izzy and Lailah come in while I’m doing my makeup they always want some too. Generally, I’ll just put some highlighter on their cheeks so they’ll be sparkly and they think it is just the coolest thing ever.

I hope you enjoyed this haul! Let me if you want to see these lip products on me and I can of course do another post about that. I hope you’re having a great day!