I can’t remember when it was but, I purchased the Colourpop “Is This Real Life” Super Shock Shadow vault when it first released. First, because I’m a sucker for vaults and second, I really enjoy the formula. However, because it was a “limited edition” release (it’s since been abatible two or three times again) I hadn’t really touched the set.
For reasons we won’t speak of (oops), I finally started using the SSS in this collection
For the eyes I used: Colourpop Candy Castle – Rainbow trail in the crease as the first color and Lord Licorice to blend after I applied the SSS
From the vault I used Left on Thread and Take me Higher SSS
I was impressed that even after so long the SSS were creamy and color rich.
Have you tried the formula? What are your thoughts?
Do you have a certain makeup item you don’t use out of fear of using it up?
I told myself I didn’t need or want this palette but here we are.
I personally love most of Morphe’s palettes and this one is no exception. Even though it is much cooler toned than I’m used to, I still find this easy to use and combine colors with.
Full list of products used:
Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer Natasha Denona Magic primer Sunday Riley Juno Face Oil Mamonde Floral Hydro Cream CYO Cosmetics Foundation Measurable Difference Concealer correction Maybelline Age Rewind in 112 Laura Mercier Loose setting powder in translucent Almay loose setting powder in 200 Light Morphe 35C Cute Shoes/Total Mood/My Pleasure /Thx It’s New /Fashionably Late Lower lash: Call Me Gorg/On You OFRA Pink Lady very lightly layered over a lighter pink blush It Cosmetics Humble (matte)
How do you feel about Morphe palettes? Do you have this one?
The upside of not leaving my house is I can play with makeup looks I don’t feel the most comfortable with. This means blue eyeshadow!
Sydney Grace: Success, Storm Clouds, Moonlit Kingdom and Palace
Colourpop Prance gel pot liner
The eyeshadows applied beautifully with a dry, dense flat brush (Morphe M209) and blended easily.
I really struggle with the Colourpop gel pot liners. They don’t apply smoothly like typical gel liners and they easily cake up and break up but I refuse to give up on them, because I own the entire vault.
I don’t think this is a look I’d ever wear out but I enjoyed playing with the colors and combination!
Primer: Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas primer and Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut primer Face: Covergirl Full Spectrum Matte Ambition All Day Foundation. I think I have the lightest shade in this collection, definitely made for more melanin rich peeps. Measurable Difference Concealer Collection. We received this in a Boxycharm box three years ago and I’ve kept this since then, still plastic wrapped. I love how well this product performs! I used it for contouring, bronzing and concealer Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder for under the eyes and NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop powder for all over ABH Contour Kit powder Smashbox Bronze Lights Warm Matte Colourpop Interstellar pressed blush Marc Jacob’s Gilty O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer NYX glitter primer for the lid area where I applied the shimmer shade Shadows: Tempting/ Flame Game/ Red Alert/ Power Play/ Trance @nyxcosmetics Fill and Fluff in Espresso Tarte Big Ego Mascara Kylie Cosmetics Madeline
The NYX glitter primer made a big difference in how the shimmer shade applied and how long it stayed on!
Colourpop released a whole new collection last week and I instantly knew I’d have to get a few of the items (I’ve completely abandoned my no spend, oops).
Being a desert girl with a succulent collection almost as abundant as my makeup this packaging sucked me in instantly!
As with most Colourpop launches, items sold out almost as soon as they were listed. Fortunately for me I was grabbing food and was able to park right at 10 to place my order.
I picked up the palette, three of the new creme shadows, all three blushes and for the heck of it one of the lip oils. I’m not one for a glossy lip but curiosity got the best of me.
I’ve seen a few people talk about how the colors of the palette don’t match the theme but I personally think it’s dead on. The desert isn’t vibrant or bright.
I forgot to use the cream shadows but I here I used as many of the products from the collection as possible
Shadows used: Top lid- Top Down/Morningside/No Bounds/Alcove /Spirited. Bottom Lid – Come Together/ Sea Shells. Inner Corner – Salton Blush On The Horizon Hot Shot lip oil
Alcove is a nice shimmer shade and Spirited and Salton are super shock formulas.
The blush has glitter specks in the pan but it applies with a nice sheer glow that doesn’t emphasize texture.
The lip oil! I am so happy I picked this up! It feels so soft and hydrating. It’s not sticky at all and doesn’t have that gooey thick feel some oils can have. It has a very light scent that goes away once applied and doesn’t have a taste (I accidentally licked my lips, haha).
Overall I really enjoy the products and color story released.
When I started my blog I started with the intent of using it to list everything I used on my face in case anyone was interested. Then I realized how time consuming it is and didn’t do it, lol. Now that I have more time I figure I’ll give it a go and try to establish a habit.
Skincare: Tatcha Water Cream and Indigo Cream, Dr Jart+ Tigar a grass Color Correcting Treatment Primer: Joah Beauty Pore De-activator and Instant Prime Activator Base: Covergirl Full Spectrum in FS 110 Blush: base is Get Leid SSB topped with Kiko Milano Square of miracles Bronzer: Chanel bronzer base (discontinued) topped with Kiko Milano Sweet Honey Concealer: some super light Morphe one I can’t find at the moment (oops) Powder: WNW Photo Focus Loose setting powder in banana Eyes: Colourpop Fortune for this eye look: Ben/ Mo Problems / Fortunate /Strike It /Stacks /Trove Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume (don’t love) Brows: Nyx Fill & Fluff in Espresso Lips: Armani Lip Maestro in 101
I’m finally going for it! My goal is to make the Colourpop PR team!
First off, it’s hands down my favorite brand. I wound say 75-80% of what I own is Colourpop.
I love their products, believe they are great quality and most importantly (to me) they’re based and manufacture out of California.
I’ve learned so much in the time I’ve spent growing my social media. I’ve learned the confidence makeup can give a person, I’ve learned how makeup can bring strangers together and I’ve learned makeup can bring out so much in someone. I believe that Colourpop is a company that also understands and emphasizes this which is why I would love an opportunity to represent them.
I’m keeping all my fingers crossed and will continue to support the brand regardless, but wish me luck and hopefully this is a goal I can achieve this year!
If you’d like to support me my Instagram is Instagram.com/asquard 💙
I have to start by saying how surprised I am to have gotten my order so quickly!
Being such a Disney fan I knew I was going to get this as collection as soon as they announced it so I placed my order first thing Monday morning and by Tuesday evening (today) it was here!
I didn’t purchase the eyeshadow palette because I needed something to ask for as a Christmas present, lol!
The packaging on these is so beautiful.
ince they just arrived I haven’t had a chance to try everything so I’ll only be reviewing the Zero to Hero collection.
The highlight is a beautiful sheer Lilac highlight with a small amount of glitter. It’s a pressed highlight and does feel and look a little more powdery than their super shock highlights. I wasn’t able to get a good picture of a swatch but here are the swatches from Colourpop’s website
The collection includes highlights and blushes. If the blushes are anything like Colourpop’s typical pressed blush I know I’ll love them.
I was intrigued by the liquid lipsticks given that they’re a new “Lux Liquid Lipstick” formula
This is Wonderboy
I love the color and the feel is so soft! It feels almost moussey? It glides on very smoothly and pigmented. It has a very, very light smell, almost vanilla but it’s so light I might be making that up.
It isn’t transfer proof and I can tell I’ll have to reapply throughout the day but the formula feels light enough I don’t think I’ll mind.
Overall I would highly recommend the lux liquid lipstick and I’ll have to use the highlighters and blushes to see if I recommend them.
If you’re a Disney nut like me though, you’ll probably get the collection too!