Colourpop Shadows You Need: My Favorites + Swatches12:00:00 AM
So a few months ago, I talked about jumping on the Colourpop bandwagon and ordering a few products. Well since that review, I have acquired a few more shadows (Okay! A lot more) and I want to talk about my favorite shadows today and why I like them.
Now if you haven't heard of or have tried Colourpop eye shadows they are super pigmented cream/eye shadow hybrids. The texture is interesting in that they aren't completely a cream, but not really powder either. The actual product is soft to touch but applies with full opacity when applied to the eye. These also stay in place really well although I like to still use an eye shadow primer under these.
Colourpop shadows come in a few different formulas:Pearlized, Metallic, Ultra Metallic, and Matte. I will be focusing on the first three since I am super picky about matte shadows and haven't pulled the trigger on getting any of the matte ones. Although, while researching for this post, I read tons of reviews of people who like the matte formula. The other formulas are basically super pigmented and foiled. Perfect for lid colors and for bright pops of color in the case of the bright shades.
These apply best with fingers, although I use a flat brush for my inner corner because my nails are super long. Another tool you can use if you don't like using your fingers, is a sponge applicator, you know those things that come with cheap eye palettes. They pick up and spread out these shadows really well.
I also love that these are 5 dollars a piece, so you can afford to try out a wide range of colors. They also have periodical sales where you can save even more money. Recently, they began shipping Internationally so they are much more accessible to those outside of the US.
Anyway on to the Favorites...
This was the first eye shadow that I added to my cart on the Colourpop website. It is a gorgeous blue shade and is perfect for summer. This has seriously been my go to for summer looks!
Empire is a gorgeous emerald green that has almost a duo chrome feel for it. I love this for a green smokey eye or to deepen up and add a little color to a neutral look.
Flower Shop (Pearlized)
This is one of the most gorgeous aqua colors because it has a grey silver shift. I love to use this shadow as a pop of color on my lower lash line and I always have people asking me about this when I wear it.It is a total game changer!
This is a deep wine color. It also has some light glitter flecks in it, but they don't translate onto the eye in my opinion. This shade is perfect for a one shadow look, because you can really deepen it in the crease to give your look a little dimension.
As you can see from the swatch, Midnight is a blackened brown with gold glitter. I love this for a smokey eye with a little something extra. I also use it on my bottom lash line for some drama
Game Face (Ultra Metallic)
Ultra Metallic is the perfect description for this color. It is a super foiled copper color and I just absolutely love this for everyday and also for dramatic looks. I swear this is like liquid gold. So gorgeous!
Have you tried out any of the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows?