I have spent an embarrassing amount of money on the Colourpop website since they announced they would be shipping worldwide in July last year. It started off as a slow burn, I think there are a couple of months between my first and second orders, but after that it spiraled wildly out of control. Even more so when they released a collaboration with Hello Kitty…
I literally bought every item in the release.
I think that was the turning point. That’s when the hooks really sank in. You see, the thing about Colourpop is that it is so incredibly reasonably priced. Single eyeshadow? $5. Liquid listick? $6. The most expensive item I can think of that they sell are blush and highlighters for $8 (aside from eyeshadow quads/ palettes). Add to that free international shipping when you spend $50 and I am basically your bitch.
I have gone from having 7 super shock shadows (their original shadow formula – they now have pressed powders available at $5 per pan as well) in July 2016 to 50+ super shock shadows as of December 2016. I know I have a problem. I get a lecture from friends and family that is usually sung to the tune of “why does 1 person need so many eyeshadows/ lipsticks/ palettes/ makeup in general?? You only have 1 face/ 2 eyes.. etc etc”.
Here’s the thing: I’m not the type of person who goes out on the town every weekend. I don’t have a car. I’m single, with no children. I have a steady job and even a casual second job working at a local arena when there are concerts/ events on. At this stage of my life, why can’t I just enjoy being able to feed this addiction which isn’t hurting anyone?
I do highly recommend Colourpop to anyone who hasn’t tried their products. Great prices, the metallic super shock shadows are so crazy good. Their products are cruelty free, a lot of them are vegan (they have a list of all non-vegan items in their FAQ section). So if you’re curious to try definitely go for it! Orders over $30 get free domestic shipping in the US and over $50 for free international shipping. Split the cost between some friends if you only want to try a few items!
- Super Shock Shadows (particularly the metallic/ glittery shades) – obviously. How many times have I mentioned them so far?? These are not your regular powder eyeshadows. They exist somewhere in the cream/ gel/ mousse realm. Best applied with your finger for maximum pigment but are easily blendable with a fluffy synthetic brush
- Ultra Satin lipstick – liquid lipstick that doesn’t dry all the way matte. Very comfortable and surprisingly long lasting for not being liquid to matte (the Ultra Matte lipstick is a bit hit and miss. Some of the shades are so crumbly, to an offputting degree)
- Lippie sticks – CP’s version of a traditional lipstick. Huge variety of colours and finishes. The Matte X and Creme formulas are my personal favourites
- Creme Gel Liner – gel pencil eyeliners. Work amazingly in the waterline, variety of colours and come in matte or metallic finishes
- Ultra Glossy Lips – CP’s lip gloss. Now, I am not a lip gloss kind of a girl. I find it sticky and heavy, I hate when it’s windy outside and 3 seconds after walking out the door you have all of your hair stuck to your face. So, while I don’t wear it all the time I would like to recommend the CP formula. Not sticky at all (still don’t wear it on a windy day – there is nothing that can combat wind/ gloss/ hair mishaps). It is almost a gel consistency when it’s on the lips. The metallic ones are great for topping matte lipstick for a little extra something.