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I remember seeing the sneak peaks of the ColourPop She Palette in collaboration with Karrueche Tran and I absolutely knew I had to get my hands on it.  First, let’s talk about my reasons why.  Hello, look at the packaging of this gorgeous beauty.  And, the color selection, my oh my, this palette literally had me at Hello… seriously, can you hear Lionel Richie whispering…??? “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”  YAAAASSSSS… take my money NOW. haha!  All kidding aside, the moment I seen sneak peaks of this palette, I knew I had to have it and the FEM ROSA name for the collection sold me more because Rosa is my middle name.  So, when it was first released, I hopped on the website and placed my order.  I have had in my possession now for quite a while and I’ve been busy playing with it and having an absolute ball.  So today, I’m sharing my thoughts and photos of this gorgeous palette with all of you.  I also picked up the Her Cheek Palette which I’ll be sharing a bit about as well.

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So, the ColourPop SHE palette has been sold out and released a few times since its initial launch.  I honestly can imagine why… seeing as it’s become one of my favorites since I got my hands on it a few weeks back.  If you are a fan of rosey hues like myself, you’ll definitely enjoy this.  I got a free lippy since I purchased over a certain amount and it’s a gorgeous metallic shade as well.  But, anyway – let’s talk SHE Palette, shall we?  The packaging on this beauty is what absolutely won me over.  I have a small selection of favorite florals and roses are definitely one of them.  Also, if you know anything about me, purple is my favorite color, so I was won over by the packaging and shade selection alone.  Retailing for just $16.00, ColourPop’s SHE Palette is a total steal.

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You get a selection of gorgeous and butter mauve tones and metallic finishes, matte and satin as well.  These shades are absolutely perfect for Fall or year round.  Twelve very pigmented colors to wow anyone and again, for the price point, it’s an absolute steal.

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1st – Top Row:  Left to Right – Ladylike (metallic soft ivory), Babe (satin light peachy pink), Dainty (metallic pinky taupe), Chick ((metallic subtle gold).

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2nd – Middle Row:  Mademoiselle (metallic rose gold), Gal (metallic red with copper duochrome), Empress (metalliic mid-tone pink plum), Filly (metallic rusty orange)

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3rd – Last Row:  Dear (matte warm rose), Missy (matte deep burgundy), Damsel (matte smokey violet), Duchess (matte dusty coral).

I honestly think that ColourPop hit this out of the park, because I love the colors included in this palette, the pigmentation, the feel of each of the shadows and of course the packaging.  It’s gorgeous and it has been one of my favorite palettes since I got my hands on it.

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You get a selection of metallic, matte and satin shades to create gorgeous looks and each shade is complimentary of one another so you have a wide selection of colors to create something awesome.  You get 0.85 g worth of product in each shadow (0.03 oz) so for the price point, you really get a great deal.  I often find that matte shades can be a difficult formulation for many to create, but these truly are a breeze to work with.  Velvety soft and easy to blend for a show stopping look.

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I’m using various shades in the SHE Palette to create the look you see here, as well as the free lippy I got from my order, in: Ultra Glossy Lip in Polished.  Polished is a gorgeous shade and I applied it all over my lips and then blotted to create a soft muted lip instead of something shiny.

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I also wanted to share the ColourPop HER Palette with all of you as well (since they are a part of the same collection).  This pressed powder cheek palette includes three shades for a full effect look.  A warm dewy glow, flushed pink cheeks and a natural bronze.  Honestly, I just got it for the packaging, but I’ve been enjoying the shades and the blush and highlight have been fun to wear as well.  I think the matte bronzer is just a tad bit too warm for me, but it works well for use as a transition shade on my eyes and it does work nicely, pigmented and blendable.

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This palette retails for $15.00 and you get a pressed powder highlighter in a light gold shade (perfect for deeper skin tones) that has a pearlized finish (net weight 3.85g / 0.14 oz.).  A pressed powder blush that has great pigmentation and applies nicely to my cheeks.  It’s a pink shade that is a matte finish (net weight 4.35g / 0.15 oz).  You also get a pressed powder bronzer that is in a matte finish (net weight 4.0g / 0.14 oz).

As I mentioned previously, I actually was intrigued and inspired to purchase these beauties because of the packaging and the name: “Fem Rosa”.  But, after getting my hands on the palettes, I’ve been absolutely loving them.  The highlighter shade in the cheek palette is a tad bit too dark for my skin-tone, but it works well with a light hand and it would be beautiful on deeper skin toned beauties.  I felt the bronzer is a bit on the warmer side than I would like, but I’ve been getting use out of it nonetheless.  The eye shadows, well – they are gorgeous and I’m loving them.  They are beautiful “honey” shades and very pigmented.  Some of them do kick up a bit of dust so I have to make sure to tap off my brush so that I can really get the payoff I desire.  And, of course, the lippy.  Not a color I would normally wear but I’ve been enjoying it and it will be wonderful for fall.

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The SHE palette is currently out of stock on ColourPop’s website, and the lippy I received free as a part of my order is not available for purchase (that I know of), but the HER palette is definitely for sale and you can check it out for yourself here.  Be sure to check out ColourPop on IG so you can get all the deets on when the SHE Palette becomes available for purchase once again.

So what about you, did you get your hands on ColourPop’s SHE Palette, in collaboration with Karrueche Tran?  If so, what do you think about it and if not, do you plan to snatch it up the next time it’s available?

 

 

 


Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased, as with anything on this site.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

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It seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve shown my face in a makeup look or tutorial or anything along those lines.  As much as I love makeup, I love a bare face so much more and besides a little tinted lip color or lip balm and some mascara, I haven’t been really using much makeup lately.  With the boys out on Summer break and I feeling like a needed a little refresh, I figured I would pull out some makeup products I haven’t touched in a while and a few that I have been loving and bronze the heck out of my face while adding some glow and a little pop of color.  My GRWM video which you can click and watch here (also embedded below) is quite long since I’m chatting and talking it up like girlfriends do, so if you want the shorter version, just keep reading.  If you want to come hang out with me and talk story for 30 minutes or so, hey, grab something to drink – cup of joe or a glass of somethin’ and click play.

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Like most of my makeup looks, I didn’t really give it any thought and just pulled at different cosmetics to create something I knew was functional and that I could use during the day.  It seems like a really long time since I utilized my Milani Bella Eyes Gel Shadows, so I figured I would grab those and make use of them.  Frankly, I just really wanted to use Bella Khaki – it’s such a gorgeous color and I just don’t use it as much as I should.  If you are looking for a soft pop of color, a shade like Bella Khaki is gorgeous for that kind of look – it’s a gorgeous green with a light gold shift so it works really well with a bronze or neutral eye look.

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Here are the products I used:

BROWS

  • Milani Stay Put Brow Color in Medium Brown – brow gel

EYES

  • Milani Eye Shadow Primer
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Mandarin (transition shade)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Taupe (crease and outer v shade)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Bronze (Outer V and outer 3rd of eye lid)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Khaki (lower lash line – pop of color)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Cafe (lower lash line below Bella Khaki to blend and soften lower lash line color)
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Lala (applied and blended onto the eye lid)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Chiffon (inner corner of the eyes – highlight)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Ivory (brow bone highlight)
  • Milani Kohl Kajal liner (waterline/tightline and a thin line on the upper lash line)
  • Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes

FACE

  • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light (to bronze up the face all over)
  • Milani Baked Matte Bronzer in Sienna (to lightly contour)
  • Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant
  • Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro
  • Milani Illuminated Face Powder in Amber Nectar (blended all over the face to give a soft glow and soften my makeup)

LIPS

  • Jordana Easyliner Lip Liner in Rock’n Rose
  • Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Whisper
  • Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Innocent

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This eye look may require some additional layering, but it’s very easy to create and I love that you really can’t screw it up – it’s all about layering and blending.  You can certainly use this look without lashes and it would still be very wearable for every day – but since my lashes are pretty much non-existent, well – it was a given that I pop some wispies on and call it a day.

** The photos were taken with my phone, so I hope they offer a good visual for anyone reading.  Video also filmed with my phone.

That’s pretty much it.  The look is simple and easy to create and like I mentioned earlier, I do have a video that walks you through the steps if you’re interested in learning how I did it.  It’s a long one as I chat about my life at the moment and explain each step – so if you’re interested in hanging out with me, grab your favorite drink and watch the video embedded above or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

What about you… do you rock out a bronze look as summer season hits?  Comment below and let me know.

xo

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  Some of the products mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration over the years and some were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased as with anything on my site.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

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I have been doing really well on my Makeup Spending Challenge (you can read more about it here) so that is why you haven’t been seeing many posts on new cosmetics lately.  However, when I got the email for ColourPop’s Spring release, I literally couldn’t contain my excitement and I couldn’t resist.  I was particularly taken by one of the five shades so I figured I would get at least four for my collection.  Now, if you have been following me a while – you know that when it comes to ColourPop I have quite an addiction – especially for the shadows… so I knew it would be a warranted purchase… lol.

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The colors I choose and ordered were:  Luckfully, Wattles, Flower Shop and Belladonna Lilly.  When I seen Belladonna Lily I thought instantly of my friend Beth (Pearlznlacebybeth.com) because she wears that type of shade so nicely and of course, Flower Shop was a love at first site.  Let’s take a deeper look at each shade, shall we?

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Luckfully is a bright cobalt blue with a pearlized finish.  It’s absolutely gorgeous and perfect for deepening out the crease or used all over the lid for a stunning look.  This shadow does stain the lids a little though… so I would suggest using an eye shadow primer underneath and prior to applying the shadow to your eyes lids.

Wattles is described as a dusty beige pink in a satin finish.  I actually think the color reminds me of a dusty rose with a brown undertone… but that’s just me putting in my own input.  This is a gorgeous shadow to use in the crease or as a transition shade and also works well on the lid or blended onto the lower lash line.  It has a gorgeous sheen that looks like it has a bit of shimmer, but not glittery.

Flower shop is my favorite out of the four.  It reminds me of MAC’s steamy, though I would not consider it a dupe, it just reminds me of it.  It is described as a vibrant blue green with a soft gold pearl on top and a pearlized finish.  To me, it reminds me of a mermaid or her tail.  It’s a gorgeous shade of teal and turquoise blend with a gold/silver shift… or at least, that’s my take on it.

Belladonna Lily is a gorgeous pastel shade.  Described as a soft pastel aqua in a matte finish – this shadow would make a great base for Flower Shop or used on it’s own.  It has that pastel but powdery aqua look and feel to it and would be one of those shades perfect for Spring.  Used with Wattles or any of the other shades I picked up, I think this would make a great addition to any eye look this Spring or Summer.

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If you are like me and love a great teal shade, I highly suggest picking up Flower Shop.  I have mentioned this quite a few times already, but it is my favorite color out of the four I picked up.  I don’t have any eye looks to share with you at this time, but I cant’ wait to share some with you once I start feeling a little better, so stay tuned for those.

Also – stop by and check out the LIVE swatches and more on my YouTube Channel. Video embedded below or you can click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Are you a ColourPop eye shadow addict like me?  Have you seen these shadows and do you plan on picking any of them up?  If so, what shades do you have your eyes on?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products mentioned and featured in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature or discuss these products.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

 

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Have you ever purchased a cosmetic item because you thought it was love at first sight?  I think much of what I buy when it comes to makeup fits that description… though I have been very lucky to have purchased products that I do enjoy.  Right after ColourPop’s release of their Creme Gel Liners, I decided I would pick up a few of them to try.  Come on now… we all know that there is absolutely no way I was going to ignore it and I knew that I just had to have it.  With over 80 eye shadows in my collection and a ton of lippies, I had hoped that these liners would make a great addition to my collection… but did they?  I love the eye shadows and the lippies and had expected that these liners would really hit the spot when I ordered them… but since we all know I like to keep it absolutely real, here’s my break down and low down on the ColourPop Creme Gel Liners.  Are you ready for this?

ColourPop Creme Gel Liners - Fab or Fail?

I picked up a small selection of the pencil Creme Gel Liners and the Creme Gel Colour liners in the pot.  The potted liners retail for $6.00 and the pencils are just $5.00.  Considering the price point I really think these are not bad in cost.  The pencil liners are twist up types but honestly, I think the formulation of the liner itself is just too soft and creamy for the packaging it has come in.  I have broken several tips while using and testing these and I find that the formula of the pencil is so soft, with a little warmth, they can easily bend and break with ease.  The packaging for the Gel liners in the pot is quite nice.  I love that sturdy glass feel and the weight of the packaging itself makes for ease of use.  The pot has a great shape to it which makes storing a breeze and I’m quite impressed with the packaging overall.  I decided when I placed my order that I would get colors I knew I would make use out of so besides the bright purple (Piggy Bank), all of the shades I got were ones I know would be wearable for every day or otherwise.

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I only purchased three shades out of the many that ColourPop offers.  It’s obvious that with my love of purple, I needed to get a purple liner and I figured a brown-like and black would be ideal since those are colors I use often and could really be the judge of whether they were a fit for me.

Piggy Bank (purple) is a gorgeous purple shade and I would have loved to be able to use this more as not only a liner but also as a base.  The liner is kind of odd in texture and has a weird sticky feel to it that reminds me of glue.  When glue is just about to dry and still has a bit of tackiness to it.  It doesn’t smooth onto the eye lid easily and creating a precise line even with the skinniest of liner brushes is a struggle.  I’ve been doing makeup for years and still found that my line became too thick for me because working with this particular liner was not easy.

Best O (blackened burgundy / deep burgundy shade) is another gorgeous color.  It has a matte finish and would make a great liner for every day if it didn’t have the same type of texture as Piggy Bank does.  That sticky glue like formula makes for creating a precise line quite a challenge and I found that this shade is best used to draw along the lash line but not to create a wing.  It takes a little more time and effort to apply than what I am used to.

Swerve (black) is your basic matte black shade.  This liner is super creamy and applies okay.  It feels like it has somewhat of a mousse like texture, which can make application a challenge depending on the brush.  I find with a thin liner brush it applies much better than with a flat liner brush.  While I think this one applies the best out of the three I got, I still expected a lot from these and was a bit let down.

The swatches below were taken immediately after the liners were applied and before they had dried and set.  I wanted to show how each one applied specifically with each type of brush I used to test as well as how they skipped when applying.  As you can see – the black is the best in application, but if you don’t let it set and you touch it before it does, it can smear.  Once set – it seems to be quite smudge proof.

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These liners dry very quickly, which made them difficult to use as a base for eye shadows – I tried and it just turned out to be a mess.  While they dry and set well and I noticed little to no smudging, if I were to drop water on these liners (swatches) or my eyes were to tear up as they often do due to my allergies, these became a mess to look at.  One day I had used the liners to create a wing liner and as my eyes teared I noticed that it started to drip down the sides of my eyes, causing havoc on the rest of my makeup.  While these may work just fine for others, I can’t get away with it if I’m having a sensitive eye day.  When I used these on days my eyes were fine, I got several hours of wear without any issues so long as I didn’t wash my face.  I cannot use these on my waterline at all as they will run.

ColourPop Creme Gel Liners - Fab or Fail?

Since I had high hopes for the Gel liners in the pot, I had hoped that the pencil liners would work as well as some of my favorite drugstore brands.  These are nice in that they have a twist up top which allows for dispensing the product.  Each shade color is displayed on the end of the pencil as well as at the tip so you know which color you are using at any given time.

Stomper (cool toned brown) is a great every day liner.  This is the liner I have gotten the most use out of since I started using these.

No Shame (blackened violet)  is a gorgeous liner that would be a great alternative to using black.  I use this liner right at the base of my lash line (not on my waterline) and it will make my brown eyes really pop and sparkle.

Get Paid (metallic rose gold)  Who doesn’t love a great rose gold – if you know me, you know this is one of my favorite colors.  The liner is gorgeous and has a metallic sheen to it – not matte like the others I have.  It applies nicely and makes a great pop of color for every day or for something special.

Call Me (deep plum brown)  This is a great brown shade and brings out my eye color, however… this pencil consistently breaks on me… even in the pencil itself it seems to break before I even twist it up.  It arrived bent and hasn’t been good since the first use.

So – these liners apply like most pencil liners do.  They have a slight creamy texture and smooth onto the lid pretty nicely.  They do seem to take a lot longer to set than the pot liners and smudge very easily if they are not dry.  These are a little more workable than the pot liners which would allow them to make pretty okay bases for your shadows.  I cannot use these liners on my waterline AT ALL because they will create a mess and I’ll literally look like a done up raccoon.  They are not waterproof in my opinion, but so long as you are not tearing up a lot (as I can do sometimes) they will have some pretty good staying power, lasting my eye looks quite a few hours in my day.  Again, once these set, they don’t seem to smudge much, but I would not pull for these on a day where my allergies are bad because they won’t last.

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I think the pencil liners definitely have some ease of use to them, but if you are looking for a really precise and sharp line with these, once you use them, the actual pencil starts to dull down some.  The twist up function of these make it easy to use and replenish the pencil, but it doesn’t have that point that I tend to look for in a pencil liner.  While some of these seem to do pretty well, I’m disappointed that the liner breaks so easily within the pencil chamber.  If you lightly shake the pencil you can hear the actual liner moving around on the inside, which makes me think that that is the reason why they break so easily… it’s loose in the casing.  I think the packaging itself could use some fixing so that the pencils do not break as easily.  Each pencil I have (4) has broken in some form and once it does, you can’t fix it.  The actual pencil itself is also very skinny and the formulation a bit soft so I have noticed quite a bit of warping in the pencil itself from a change in temperature and I stash these in a room with air conditioning consistently.

Check out the video below for all the details and a chit chat review or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

ColourPop Creme Gel Liners - Fab or Fail?

While I’m a fan of ColourPop’s shadows and lippies and I can make use of these liners if I have the time, I do not think I will be repurchasing or purchasing anymore of these.  I think if they made a change in the formulation for the Gel liners in the pot and switched up the packaging some in the pencil liners, I may try a few other colors I had my sights on but at this time, I think that while these are affordable, I will not get much use out of them if I decided to invest in more.  Don’t get me wrong, I will surely try my best to make the ones I own workable for me… I hate wasting my money and on days when I know I’ll be able to make use of them, I’ll definitely be doing so.  But, I was very underwhelmed and unimpressed with the liners this time around.  Since ColourPop is only about a year old or so – I would expect that there had to be something in their creations that I wasn’t a fan of as they slowly work to create perfection, but that doesn’t mean I would enjoy the brand’s products nonetheless.  ColourPop still has a piece of my cosmetic heart – even if these were a fail for me.

What about you?  Are you a ColourPop fan and if so, have you tried these yet?  If not, do you have anything on your list you plan to check out soon?

Signature Honey

 

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Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year because it allows things to cool off here in Hawaii and I can wear my cozy and warm fashion favorites that I love so much.  Besides scarves and slouchy sweaters, another favorite for me is hats or beanies.  Let’s face it – anything that will keep my full head of hair in place without sacrificing style is a plus and I’m all about keeping the ears warm as the months get colder.  Today I share with you a simple plus sized outfit featuring a beret from Scala Pronto.  If you love Fall fashion as much as I do, hopefully I can introduce you to some really cool ideas for this season’s wardrobe.

Fashion Friday - Plus Size Casual Fall Outfit

This slouchy beret from Scala Pronto is fashionable, chic and totally flattering.  I have a larger head size than most people and found that this beret fits easy and comfortably as well.  The collection is affordable, retailing for $32 and available in grey or oatmeal (what I’m wearing).  Slouchy hats just scream Fall and Winter and are so fashion forward.  It’s one of those accessories that has literally stood the changes in trend and attire over the years and paired with your favorite Fall outfit, you will be ready to take on your day.

Fashion Friday - Plus Size Casual Fall Outfit

What am I wearing

Beret – Scala Pronto Beret in Oatmeal

Scarf – Plaid Tartan Scarf / Wrap from Amazon

Top – Black Plus Size Scoop Neck Tee from Torrid

Pants – YMI Jeans Plus Luxe Skinny

Footwear – Steve Madden Heaven Leopard Ballet Flats

Sunglasses – Kenneth Cole New York Metal Frame Rectangular Frame Aviators

Watch – Invicta Silver & Gold Divers

I chose to wear my Tartan Scarf like a wrap – but they go wear if wrapped around the neck like an infinity scarf or swooped around once and hanging long.  While I chose to wear flats today (it’s still too warm for boots), my normal choice in footwear would be a pair of boots – it’s a staple for me this time of year.  Pair this look with fun accessories like your favorite bracelets or necklaces and you have a showstopping outfit.  There is nothing wrong with a casual look – this is mine.

Fashion Friday - Plus Size Casual Fall Outfit

Makeup of the day

Eye shadow – ColourPop Desert, Strength, XO and Bravery

Eye liner – Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper and Mally Evercolor Eyeliner in Midnight

Lashes/Mascara – Ardell Demi Whispies 120 and Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Lips – ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tulle

Fashion Friday - Plus Size Casual Fall Outfit

When it comes to Fall fashion – I literally live in cozy and comfy.  Let’s face it, I live in Hawaii where the weather is warm year round, so I look forward to the cool, crisp Fall air.  I practically live in Skinny Jeans and slouchy sweaters and I love pairing those key elements in my wardrobe with fun accessories that make a statement.  Slouchy looks are so on trend for Fall and Winter and Scala Pronto has satisfied that with their well made Beret.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the grey one and rock that out too.

Scala Pronto berets come in a wide assortment of colors and knit stitches.  Find your favorite in a variety of highly decorated versions.  

Purchase your Scala Pronto beret here at villagehatshop.com and check out the other products available for purchase to add to your fall looks.  Pack your beach wear away and pull out your favorite knits, plaid and all the fun warm and cozies you have hiding in your closet and enjoy the season.

What are your favorite digs for Fall season?

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So I’ve been sitting on this beauty now for a couple of weeks, playing with the shades, checking them all out and trying to figure out my favorites.  After keeping this little beauty to myself this whole time, I figured I would share it with you today.  It’s no secret that I’m infatuated with ColourPop and absolutely agree to hoarding all the goodness, but when I first seen this collection – I honestly didn’t think it would be something for me.  I don’t use blues often and I felt at first glance that there was no warm shades that I could make use of properly in this set.  But, after staring at it for a while and unable to ignore the urge, I ordered the ColourPop Forever Freshman set.  When it arrived, I thought to myself… I would not make use of it.  But, after a few weeks, I can finally share my thoughts with you on this little set.

ColourPop Forever Freshman Set - Fall Collection

The ColourPop Forever Freshman set really intrigued me because of the names and the fact that I was a Freshman in the early 90s, so I thought this was a great throwback for me.  After receiving the collection, at first glance I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the shades… but I was quite impressed after swatching and playing with them.  Retailing for $30 – the Forever Freshman set includes six ColourPop eye shadows.  What’s great about this set is that each shadow is full sized (as are with any of their collections).  You get a variety of textures and finishes:  pearlized, matte, ultra-metallic and satin luxe, which allow you to create a variety of looks or use all the shades to create something cohesive that works.  I love when the sets include mattes so you can really get a complete look.   The shades are gorgeous and definitely a great fall collection.

ColourPop Forever Freshman Set - Fall Collection

Crimper is a soft gold with multi-dimensional gold glitter in a metallic finish

As If is a mid-toned cool taupe in a matte finish

Melrose is a true rust shade in a matte finish

Koosh is an icy silver taupe in an ultra-metallic finish

90210 is a gorgeous greyed out taupe that has pink and gold glitter through out.  This shade is in a satin luxe finish

Baby T is a deep blackended blue in a matte finish

The shades in this collection can easily be used to create a look though it is missing a matte highlight shade which I would like.  However I find that the range on this offers cool tones that can create a gorgeous look for the season.  Koosh and 90210 are such great shades for all over the lid – as are all of them.  Baby T is a great outer V or crease shade or even awesome as an eye liner or lash line accent.  Each shade is pigmented, as are all of the ColourPop shadows I own and will be a great addition to any eye makeup look.

ColourPop Forever Freshman Set - Fall Collection

I would have loved to have seen a creamy matte like shade in this collection instead of a shimmery one for highlight – but nonetheless, I think they will all work well and create something showstopping.  If you have some of the shades from the 90s collection (individual shadow release – read about that here) I think these will all work well together.

Have you seen this set or have you gotten your hands on it?  Do you see any colors in this collection that you’ll want?  Have you made the ColourPop conversion yet?

 

 

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I absolutely love love Fall and look forward to the season each year, though Hawaii doesn’t experience the change in weather or scenery as much as other places around the World.  I embrace scarves, boots and of course – all the makeup that tends to be on trend during that time of the year so I knew I just had to get my hands on the new shadows ColourPop rolled out recently from their “Throwback” Collection.  Today I share with you the ColourPop Fall 2015 Collection.

ColourPop Throws It Back - Fall 2015 Collection

ColourPop’s Fall 2015 Collection brings back all the memories of my teens with a Throwback to the 90s.  The collection includes six lippie stix with six matching lip pencils, ten eye shadows (one is a pressed pigment) and two blushes.  Since I have a pretty extensive collection of ColourPop goodies, I decided on six eye shadows to add to my collection as they looked like the ones I would enjoy the most.  I wanted to get Stereo which would have been an awesome addition to my collection, but it was sold old when I ordered.  I hope to pick that one up soon.

ColourPop Throws It Back - Fall 2015 Collection

Supermodel is a gorgeous soft golden ivory with a pearlized finish.

Mixed Tape is a mid toned cool grey with a pearlized finished.

Party Time is a dusty mauve grey with a matte finish.  This is a great transition shade for those deep dark black smoky eyes or works well on the lid.

Plaid is a blackened olive shade.  They categorize this as a matte shade, however – I think it is a matte base with gold and copper reflex mixed in.

Central Perk is a gorgeous deep maroon shade that is show stopping and one of my favorites.  If you have Hustle – please know that this shade is not the same… it’s unique all it’s own.  Central Perk is a matte shade.

Boy Band is an intense red copper in an Ultra Metallic finish.  It’s gorgeous and oh man will it be a favorite of mine for smoky eyes.  I LOVE IT.

ColourPop Throws It Back - Fall 2015 Collection

With this order I also got Shark Attack – which is a mid-tone warm coral with a gold duo chrome shift in a pearlized finish.  It is gorgeous and I felt that I needed to pick this particular shade because while it could be worn year round, this could be a great accent for Fall.  It kind of reminds me of a coral version of Expensive Pink from MAC – and I love it.

ColourPop Throws It Back - Fall 2015 Collection

If you are a lover of Shark Attack like me, this shade would make a beautiful eye look along with Central Perk and Boy Band.  The three shades together create such a gorgeous Fall Berry look that is bright, bold and showstopping.  When I get a chance to take photos of the look I created with these shades again, I will be sure to post them.

All of the shadows from this collection or single shadows purchased from ColourPop are all $5.00 each so they are not only affordable – they are gorgeous.  I think ColourPop is one of my favorite brands of eye shadows and I find that I use them more than most of my palettes.  My collection of over 70 shadows speaks for itself honestly… but that’s another story.

So tell me – are there any shades that you have been eyeing from ColourPop’s Throwback Fall Collection?  If so – which ones are they?  If not – what shades do you have your mind set on?

 

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I know Summer has just begun for many but here in Hawaii, it’s been hot and these hurricanes and tropical storms keep sweeping in near us.  Because of this, I’m truly looking forward to Fall and Winter and I find that I have been really craving that cool Hawaii Winter weather a lot lately.  Inspired by Fall shades, I decided I was going to use a Berry Smoky Eye today and since I haven’t been using much makeup lately, I was really excited to play with color.  Today – I share with you my FOTD.

FOTD | Berry Smoky

Since I don’t use foundation or concealer (I know – I say it over and over again), I went ahead and used the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer (review here) applying this product all over my face to create a canvas for my other products to last all day.  I then started with my brows.  Today I pulled out my Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows Kit (review here) and did these babies up a little darker and bolder than I normally wear them to accommodate for my eye makeup.

For my eyes I wanted to pull out some of my ColourPop shadows that I’ve been neglecting lately.  I started with a base – I’m using my Milani Eye Shadow primer.  Then I used ColourPop’s Selfie as my transition shade blending into my crease and fading up towards my brow.  To create a sultry bold burgundy look, I added a blend of In A Pickle and Cheeky on the inner corner of my eye lid blending towards the middle of my lid.  Then taking Drift and blending it from the middle of my lid to the outer corner.  To smoke out the look, I took Hustle and added it to the outer corner of my eye then mixed Hustle and Drift together to apply on the lower lash line.  To create the pop of color and highlight on the inner corner, I used ColourPop’s XO.  To give my browbone a subtle highlight and to diffuse the harsh lines I took Laetus from the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette and swept that under my bone and blending with ColourPop’s Selfie for a flawless transition.

For eye liner I am using the Milani Kohl Kajal liner in black to line my upper and lower rim and smudge along the lower lash line.  For my winged liner I am using the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper.

FOTD | Berry Smoky

For face products, I used Coastal Scents Forever Blush in Delicate and swept that over ColourPop’s Highlighter in Most Necessary to achieve a slightly bronze glow.  For my highlight I am using Lunch Money as a base topped with Becca’s Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector (Jaclyn Hill collaboration).  I applied highlight to the top of my cheekbones, along my cupids bow and above the arch of my brows.

For lips I am using Jordana’s EZ Liner in Rock N Rose topped with ColourPop’s Lumiere Lippy Stix.  My mascara for today is a combination of Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara and Benefit Roller Lash (top and bottom lashes) and then finished off with a set of Ardell Demi Whispies which are my go-to.  To complete the look – I used YSL’s Touche Eclat Blur Perfector to set my makeup (more so my blush/highlighter) in place all day.

FOTD | Berry Smoky

It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a Face of the Day – but I’m looking forward to Fall and sharing more fun with all of you.

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So – it’s been stated here on my blog before that I have a major ColourPop obsession, so narrowing down my favorite shades was a huge challenge, especially since I own over 50 shadows.  I wanted to make sure that the shades I selected were not part of collections or Limited Edition so that they could be purchased by anyone should they decide that is something they wanted to try.  Today – after a long hard selection process (teehee), I give you My Top 10 ColourPop Eye Shadows for 2015.

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So have you jumped on the ColourPop bandwagon yet?  I immediately fell in love with not only the shades of eye shadows that ColourPop offered, but also the pigmentation, vibrancy and interesting texture that ColourPop shadows had.  After my first order from the brand this time last year, I haven’t been able to stop buying and have grown to have quite a collection of goodies.  Choosing my Top 10 eye shadows was a challenge (as I mentioned previously) but I was able to narrow it down to 10 and an honorable mention.  So – let’s get started and check out what made my Top 10 List.  If you are interested in the video version – click here or watch the embedded video below.

Be sure to tell me what are some of your top ColourPop shadows in the comments below 😀  Let’s get started – shall we!

My Top 10 Favorite Eye Shadows From ColourPop - 2015

I chose a variety of shades, but as you can see… many have a neutral toned or smoky look to them.

I Heart This – Metallic: This very metallic shade was part of my first purchase from ColourPop and I immediately loved the glitter and sparkle this shadow offered.  It is great for an inner corner highlight or used on the lid for sparkle.  It does offer some fall out if you are swiping the color onto the lid vs. using patting motions.

Get Lucky – Ultra Metallic: This shade is newly acquired (I’ve only had it about 2 months) but it is one of the most beautiful golds I own out of my entire eye shadow collection.  It reminds me of a true gold (like gold bar) and it’s been a shadow on my list for about a year though I have passed it up many times.  I’m so glad I own it.

Liberty – Ultra Metallic:  This gorgeous silver shade definitely screams patriotic but reminds me of liquid metal.  It’s shiny – bold and perfect for all over the lid or a pop of color in a smoky eye.

Desert – Satin:  This color is my favorite for a transition shade in any look.  It mimics my skin tone so it makes any look easy to blend.  I stated in the video it was a matte shade, but it does have a satin sheen though it works fabulous in the crease as well.

Bill – Matte:  Bill is a muted plum beige tone that makes a great all over the lid shade or a transition or crease shade.  It’s a great color that works well for a smoky look and I love it.

My Top 10 Favorite Eye Shadows From ColourPop - 2015

Hustle – Matte:  Probably my favorite matte shadow that I own (and I own several from CP).  Hustle is a gorgeous burgundy shade that lends for an almost violet hue.  It screams Honey and is a shade I pull for to darken my outer v or crease or to add drama to any look.  I LOVE IT.

Mittens – Matte: A beautiful deep brown with a burgundy undertone, Mittens is another shade I love to use in the crease or to darken or deepen a look for dimension.  A must have in any smoky eye kit.

Lala – Ultra Metallic:  I have had this shade now for about 2 months and each time I use makeup I have been pulling this shade out as my lid color.  It is a gorgeous rose gold / copper shade that offers just the perfect amount of shimmer on the lid when blended with matte shadows.  I LOVE IT and it is easily a favorite in my whole collection.  I am using Lala on my lid in the photo embedded from Instagram below.

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.” Happy Wednesday! xo Click the photo for brands used in this look. On my eyes is the @toofaced chocolate bar palette and @colourpopcosmetics Lala on the lid and plunge on the inner corner. Lashes are @ardell_lashes demi whispies. Winged liner is @thekatvond tattoo liner in trooper. Highlight is @beccacosmetics shimmering perfector in moonstone and blush from @maccosmetics in sunbasque. On my lips is @jordana_cosmetics Rock-N-Rose liner with @milanicosmetics matte naked lipstick. Bronzer is @physiciansformula BB bronzer. Brows is @perfekt_beauty brow perfection gel. #makeup #motd #beauty #highlight #love #makeupporn #colourpop #milani #toofaced #mac #macgirl #igbeauty #batalash #vegas_nay #thebeautycouncil #chooseyourbeautiful #bbloggers #smokyeyes #beautyporn

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Emerald – Pearlized:  This color screams emerald and in one swipe you get “wham bam” color that packs a punch.  While this has a shimmer look to it – it doesn’t have fall out and is just gorgeous on the lid.

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I am using Coconut on my lid and Desert in the crease / transition shade.

Coconut – Pearlized:  Another gorgeous favorite… Coconut is a shade I have had a few short months but love it.  It is a statement color that anyone can use and it’s a showstopper.  If you love teals – you will love this as much as I do.  It reminds me of a peacock and its feathers and I am in love with this shade.

Partridge – Pearlized:  Partridge is an honorable mention.  I purchased this shade as a part of a holiday collection and I’m glad I bought it.  It is a gorgeous duo chrome that offers a brown hue with a green shift.  I love duo chromes and this one has stolen my heart.  If you want a shade you can easily wear for a neutral look but keep it fresh – I definitely suggest it.

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Wearing ColourPop Desert into the crease and as transition shade. CP Partridge blended into the crease and blended partially onto the lid.

I’m sure next year I will have a whole different selection of color choices or who knows, I may stick to my faves but at the end of the day – I know that I have a ton of fun with these.  You can beat a $5.00 price tag for a lot of product and while some may say they are a challenge to work with, that doesn’t sway me one bit – I love them and I find a way.

So – what are your favorite ColourPop eye shadow shades?  Do you like any of the same ones I do?  Be sure to comment down below and let me know, because I would love to check out your favorites too.

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There is absolutely no denying it… when it comes to Colour Pop – I’m absolutely happy, ecstatic and in love with this brand.  Come on now – I own over 50 of their eye shadows and more than 15 of their lippy stix, so it’s quite obvious I have major crush issues.  As soon as I heard that Colour Pop was bringing in blushes, highlighters and bronzers, I had to snatch a few of them up in heart beat.  Last year (2014), I actually used several of my favorite eye shadows from ColourPop as blush and highlighter so knowing I could get the real thing had me dancing in the streets… literally.  I have been playing with some of the new highlighters now for a bit and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on them.  So were the new ColourPop highlighters love at first sight for me?

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I ordered:  Lunch Money, Spoon, Wisp, Most Necessary and Butterfly Beach.  Wisp, Butterfly Beach and Lunch Money all looked like shades that would compliment my warm skin tone and something I could use for a gorgeous highlight for summer and Spoon looked like a shade that I could use year round offering a great highlight for me at night.  Most Necessary – while I thought would be a great blush – I purchased because as I tan in the summer months, it would offer a sunkissed glow.

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Left to Right: Butterfly Beach, Most Necessary, Wisp

Each highligher is just $8.00 and comes in the usual ColourPop packaging.  They have 4.2g/0.15oz of product in each and the highlighters have that same mousse like texture we have grown to love with CP.  I find that they are best applied with my fingers, but also enjoy blending them out for a subtle highlight with my ELF Small Stippling brush.  The embossing on these highlighters are different from the blushes, bronzers and shadows and each one I ordered has a gorgeous shimmer and glisten to them.

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Left – Right: Lunch Money & Spoon

It’s obvious that I was gonna jump on these as soon as they were released, let’s face it – I’m addicted to the brand and price point… but I had high hopes for these and while they work for me, I was a bit disappointed with them overall.  While my skin is normally dry, as the summer heat hits Hawaii, I find that my skin lends to be a little on the oily side during Summer months.  Because of this – I noticed that when my skin is oilier than usual – these offer a VERY subtle highlight – not nearly what I would expect from a brand I have grown to love.  If I use it on my normal/dry skin – the highlight is deeper and much more pigmented.  While I know these will work well for me as an every day highlight, I find that it still doesn’t give me that “look at that highlight tho” kind of look that I crave.  Honestly, I get better highlight from Girly (a CP shadow) blended onto my cheek bones – then I do with these.  Don’t get me wrong – I’ll still use them and use them often, but I’m disappointed that they are not that “wowzers” kind of highlight I had expected.

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Left to Right: Butterfly Beach, Lunch Money, Most Necessary, Spoon, Wisp

I do not use Foundation or Concealer so I’m not sure how these would perform over face products like those.  I find that applying these first and then adding some of my favorite powder highlights like BECCA Shimmering Powder in Moonstone offer a really nice effect.  Keep in mind that I found these highlighters to flop for me when my skin was oily… when my skin was on the drier side, I noticed the highlighters all showed up fairly okay on me, so I don’t know if oily skin is the factor.

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In the photo above I am using Lunch Money blended onto my cheek bones, on my cupid’s bow and lightly on the bridge of my nose and forehead.  As you can see – it offers a subtle highlight in this photo.  I am using a moisturizer with SPF so my skin is a little more on the dewy side and even when applied with my fingers or my ELF Small Stippling brush, I found that the color faded on me within a 30 minute time frame.  If I set the highlighter with a powder, it will give me longer staying power and if my skin is dry that day – I can get a few hours of longevity out of each one.

Overall while I’m a bit disappointed with the longevity and staying power of these on oily skin – they worked well with my dry skin and I love the shades I have.  I pull for these a lot because application is fun and easy and I do not have to worry about dirtying a brush to apply them.  I love the color range available from ColourPop and the five shades I ordered are really pretty.  You can’t beat the price and they work well as a base for your powdered highlights.  Are they a complete miss for me?  Nah, I am sure I will make them work… but I think that if you normally have oily skin, these may not give you the pigmentation you would expect of ColourPop.  If you use Foundation/Concealer these may offer you a little longer staying time, but I use these on bare skin.  I have not tried them over a face primer.

ColourPop Bronzer Carry-On

I also wanted to share the one ColourPop bronzer I have in Carry-On.  This bronzer is the perfect shade for me and offers a subtle bronze look.  It’s matte, creamy in texture like the other mousse like products from CP and retails for $8 with 4.2g/0.15oz of product. I am using this bronzer for a subtle/light contour in the photo above and it works.  If I use this bronzer alone, it works well and while it fades, it still gives me that bronze look I desire.  If I apply a powder bronzer over this product, I notice that there can be light oxidation after having the product on for several hours.  Applying this with your finger in the hollows of your cheeks can be a bit of a challenge if not careful so I definitely suggest a synthetic contour brush.

Just figured I would throw this in since it is only one product.  Have you tried any of the highlighters or bronzers from ColourPop?  What are your thoughts on these items if you have?  If not, do you have any on your wishlist?

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I think I’m addicted to ColourPop!

Okay – I lied, I don’t think I’m addicted, I know I am.   ColourPop is an affordable cosmetic brand that offers great products for very reasonable prices.  Their products are some of my favorites and I have been getting a lot of use out of their products.   As you can see from my ColourPop collection (pictured below), I’m definitely a fan of their shadows, lippies, blushes and highlighters.

ColourPop Collection
This collection was taken before adding the Metamorphosis Palette, Nillionaire and La La to the mix.

Recently I ordered a few items from ColourPop and I wanted to share them with you.  I’m gearing up and getting ready for the new release of their Liquid matte lipsticks (woohoo) that have been posted on Instagram recently, so I wanted to share these with you in the case you are planning to place an order at the same time as I and wanted to add a few things to your list.

I’m going to start with a collection that I was very excited to get my hands on.  CoffeebreakwithDani’s Metamorphosis Palette includes four gorgeous shades and retails for $20.00.  This collection has two matte shades and two opal/duo chrome shades.  This collection was created by YouTube Beauty Guru CoffeebreakwithDani.

ColourPop Metamorphosis Coffeebreakwithdani palette

  • Bravery- True medium brown in a Matte finish
  • Strength- Soft peachy caramel in a Satin finish
  • Hope- Radiant opal with pink, violet, blue and silver duo chrome in a Sheer Opal finish
  • Kindness- Warm red brown undertone with a gold, green and blue duo chrome in a Sheer Opal finish

Hope & Kindness make beautiful toppers over your favorite shades and have a gorgeous color shift creating a gorgeous finish and different color for your favorite shades.

ColourPop Metamorphosis Coffeebreakwithdani palette
Left to Right: Hope, Strength, Bravery, Kindness

Next as a part of my order I picked up a few single shadows.  I have had my eye on Coconut since it’s release but I had to wait for it to be restocked again before I could pick it up.  I also have had Get Lucky on my list for about a year now but kept putting off picking it up.  I don’t know why I waited so long because once I got my hands on this shade, it has become a favorite and I’ve gotten some heavy use out of this shade.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Left to Right – Top to Bottom: Coconut, Effect, Empire, Feather, Get Lucky, Liberty, Rex

I have wanted to get Rex for a few months now and decided that I would add this shade to the order as well.  And Effect, Empire, Feather and Liberty were colors I had recently come across on the site and I was intrigued.  I placed the order for these shades separately from the Metamorphosis Palette and the two neutral shades (below).

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Left to Right: Coconut, Effect, Empire, Feather, Get Lucky, Liberty, Rex

I also came across some gorgeous neutral toned shades and while I knew my collection had quite a bit of neutral like shades in it already, I knew I had to have these.  I added La La and Nillionaire to my order when I ordered the Metamorphosis palette.

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Left/Right: Nillionaire, La La

Nillionaire is a color I definitely recommend if you use neutral toned shades and are looking for something to add a little punch of something.  It’s a gorgeous bronze gold shade with flecks of pink and gold – it’s absolutely gorgeous.  La La is also a beautiful shade and perfect for an every day look.  It’s a copper like rose gold shade that is metallic but looks beautiful on the eyes.

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I’m not necessarily someone who runs to the latest fad or trend but I’m utterly impressed with ColourPop and their shadows.  I have tried many many of their products, obviously, and I find that I have been using and turning to my ColourPop shadows more than I have any of my highend palettes or cosmetics.  The look I created below is utilizing all Colourpop cosmetic products from the eye shadows, lippy stix and the light blush and highlight (more about the highlights in another post).

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To create the look I’m wearing (above) I am using ColourPop’s Desert blended into my crease as my transition shade, Coconut Eye shadow all over the lid,  Rex and Effect blended onto the lower lash line, Girly (which was a previous purchase) applied as my browbone highlight shade, Ibiza (a previous purchase) as my inner corner highlight/pop of color and Feather on the outer corner of my eyes.

On my cheeks I am wearing Most Necessary blended so that it has a flush of color and Lunch Money highlighter as my cheek bone, cupid’s bow and down the bridge of my nose highlight.  I’m also using Carry On Bronzer to bronze and create a soft contour.  On my lips I’m wearing Tootsi.

ColourPop Cosmetics

I definitely am a ColourPop addict.  Did you hear?  ColourPop will be rolling out Liquid Lipsticks very soon and I already have my eyes on a few shades to add to my collection.  It is rare for me to fall completely in love with a brand and want to have everything and anything the offer but I’m so impressed with what I already own I can’t help but stalk the site – lol.

So – have you tried ColourPop yet?  If you have, what are your favorite colors or products from the brand?  If you haven’t tried anything from ColourPop yet, what do you have your eyes on?

xo

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  All products discussed here were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased.  There may be affiliate links through out this post.

 

 

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If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen me post about this collection last week.  The Colourpop Mondays in Malibu collection was rolled out as a part of their summer goods and I have had it in my possession now for a few weeks.  I have been on a no-buy for a few months but as soon as that collection was rolled out, I immediately fell in love with the shades.  I figured, since it is still available – that I would share it with you and you can decide for yourself if it is something that you would enjoy.  My gosh – I swear my blog is turning into a Colourpop hub, but I can’t help it – I’m seriously addicted – lol.

Colourpop Mondays in Malibu Collection

The Mondays in Malibu collection ($30) includes six gorgeous shades that are perfect for summer but definitely something you could use year round.  Each shade within this collection can be used on its own as a lid shade or blended together to create a stunning eye look.  As all of the six shadow collections I own, I love the packaging and it reminds me of Hawaii so I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous cover but the shades hold their own.

Colourpop Mondays in Malibu Collection

From Top to Bottom – Left to Right, I explain the colors to you and what their sheen is:

  • Gecko – this gorgeous soft opalescent silvery green shade has a pink duo chrome and is a pearlized finish.
  • Snakebite – a mid-tone warm gold with an ultra-metallic finish, this gorgeous color is great for all over the lid or blended into the crease.
  • Sand Swoon – is probably one of my favorites in this collection.  It is a true pastel pink with soft sprinkles of gold flecks in a Satin Luxe finish.  This shadow applies like a satin but I love that the gold shimmer really shines when applied.
  • Prickly Pear is my absolute favorite in this collection.  If you are a MAC lover, at first sight this color may remind you of MAC’s Trax which happens to be one of my favorite shadows of all time.  It’s not a dupe – but does remind me of the shade.  It’s a warm-toned plumy pink shade with gorgeous gold and pink glitter.  This particular shadow has a true Metallic finish and the gold and pink glitter really shine when applied.  Like most of Colourpop’s metallic shadows, I didn’t notice the glitter fall out and the glitter definitely lasted on the lid.
  • Mirage – this gorgeous soft sage green has a champagne gold sheen and a pearlized finish.  I find that it makes a beautiful inner corner of the eyes highlight or all over the lid shade.
  • Hot Tamale is a gorgeous shade for those summer beachy smoky eyes.  It is a reddish brown with soft copper sparkles and has a satin luxe finish.  I love to use this shade as an outer v color where I deepen the eye look for a little drama.

Colourpop Mondays in Malibu Collection

I say this with each collection I have purchased from Colourpop – but if you haven’t tried anything from the brand yet and are looking for something you can start with – I think this collection definitely would make a great addition to any makeup addict’s stash.  While there are no mattes included with this six, I feel like you can easily put together a gorgeous look without it.  Each color on their own is gorgeous but placed on the lid together and you’ll have a gorgeous creation I’m sure.  Like with most Colourpop shadows, those in this collection have long lasting power on the lid and over a primer I can get a good 8-10 hours of wear.  Also – application is best when applied with your finger, but I find that since I’m always on the go, Colourpop’s shadows make for a great look that I can apply using my fingers – no need to worry about pulling out and dirtying my brushes.

Colourpop Mondays in Malibu Collection

Check out this collection and more at Colourpop.com

So – have you been eyeing up this collection?  What do you think about these shades, are they your cup of tea? As soon as I have looks up using these, I’ll be sure to post here.  Have a wonderful week! xo

Signature Honey

 

Disclaimer:  All products discussed and mentioned in this post were purchased by me.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these products.  There are affiliate links listed within this post that I do earn money from.

 

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Ah, yes… I bring to you another Colour Pop swatch fest.  There is absolutely no denying it – it has easily become one of my favorite brands that I find I will head over to Colour Pop to see what is new versus over to Sephora’s website like I would normally do.  Today I bring to you the Shaaanxo x ColourPop collection.  I have been a huge fan of Shaaanxo for a few years now and was really excited to get my hands on this new collection rolled out by Colour Pop last year (2014).  I have been sitting on these gorgeous shades for quite a few months and I’m finally finding the time to share them with you.  Since the collection is still available on Colour Pop’s site, I figured it would be a great time to stop by and check them out.  While these shades make great ones for Fall and Winter months, I love that they give off that almost beachy vibe and thought they would make great Summer hues to pop on those gorgeous peepers of yours.  So – let’s get started.

Say Hello To Summer Shades With Shaaanxo x ColourPop http://honeygirlsworld.com

The Shaaanxo X Colorpop collection consists of four shades that were selected by Shaaanxo on YouTube.  This bundle of colors were selected to allow you to create a multitude of looks using just four shades.  The eye shadows are packaged together like a little quad and retail for $20 on Colourpop’s website.

  • XO: A Light Champagne shade with a pearlized finish
  • Selfie: Mid-tone peachy brown shade with a matte finish
  • Rebel: Mid-tone khaki green with a matte finish
  • Deluxe: warm red bronze with a pearlized finish

Like with other products I have reviewed and talked about from Colourpop – these shadows have that same buttery, creamy texture – almost mousse like and are very pigmented, offering huge color pay off in just one swipe.  But, as I discussed in previous posts – using these with a brush can be a bit of a challenge.  It is best to apply with your fingers and then use a synthetic brush to blend the shadows appropriately.  You can also use a small detailed shadow brush to apply in the smaller areas.  However the best color pay off is received with applying with your fingers.

Say Hello To Summer Shades With Shaaanxo x ColourPop http://honeygirlsworld.com

At first glance, these gorgeous colors definitely lend for a Fall shade range and I totally agree they would make a great collection for your fall looks.  However, after playing around and trying new looks with these, I find that the colors are perfect for those Summer looks that give that effortless vibe.  XO is a great inner corner highlight shade and can be used on it’s own to attract light to your eyes while showcasing just your lashes or your lips.  But if you are looking to bump up the look even more, try using Rebel all over the lid or run it along your lower lash line for a soft pop of color that brings out your gorgeous peepers.  Deluxe and Selfie work well together and when used in the same eye look can create a gorgeous bronze smoky eye perfect for those summer nights when you want a little drama and each color works well all over the lid or even blended together to create the perfect summer look.  While these shades are not traditional summer shades – they definitely will be my choice for the summer months.

*Quick note… Rebel can stain if you are using without a primer beneath the shadow.  It won’t have a long staining power – but sometimes may need a little more elbow power to remove it.  It’s nothing drastic though.

Say Hello To Summer Shades With Shaaanxo x ColourPop http://honeygirlsworld.com

My love for ColourPop cosmetics started around this time last year and I have since built quite a collection of shades for year round but I find that if you love neutral tones but want something a little more, this collection from Shaaanxo would be a great buy.  Every color you need to create one look or a plethora of them is included in this little quad of goodies.  I especially love that Colourpop has been including matte shades and increasing their matte shades available which make creating looks easier than ever.  When I first purchased from the brand last year, they didn’t offer any matte shades and this way – creating a “one brand look” is now simpler than before.  I’m not sure how long the Shaaanxo X Colourpop collection will remain available for purchase, but I definitely think it is gorgeous and I urge anyone to pick it up.

If you haven’t tried anything from Colourpop before and are a little intimidated by the color choices available, I think you would absolutely love this set.  Don’t forget to check out my other posts regarding other shadows and lippies available from Colourpop as well – which include swatches and all (links below).

ColourPop In Bloom Collection

Fun Spring Shades That Won’t Break the Bank – Colour Pop Lippies & Blushes

Not A Box of Chocolates Shadows & Forget the Fruitcake Lippies

I Heart This, Amaze & Other Gorgeous Shadows from ColourPop

See Colour Pop in Action – Summer Love Makeup Tutorial

See Colour Pop in Action – Winterberry Makeup Tutorial

So – I’m sure you have heard of Colourpop before… but have you tried anything from the Brand?  If so, comment below and let me know what you tried and enjoyed, I may add it to my wishlist.  Hope you enjoyed this post.

Smooches! xo

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions, as always – are 100% honest and unbiased.  There may be affiliate links through out this post which I do make money from.

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Well well, Spring is definitely in the air!  Between my love for the florals and fauna you can find through out Hawaii and the gorgeous weather we’ve been having I can’t believe how quickly this year is already flying by.  Besides the bright shades surrounding me (and my allergies that come with the season), I am drooling over the gorgeous cosmetics that companies are rolling out this year.  Bright hues of pinks and corals, I’m in awe over the pretty of it all.  It’s absolutely no secret that I am a huge fan of ColourPop.  It’s been about a year since I placed my first order for the squishy and pigmented treats that I adore so and I have been enjoying all of the products I currently own.  I’m so addicted, that when I seen the ColourPop In Bloom Collection rolled out, I knew I just had to have it.  The collection was created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg and includes a combination of bright shades that are Red Carpet ready for Spring and Summer.

Colourpop In Bloom

This gorgeous collection is packaged together in a beautiful box (perfect for the theme).  In Bloom is definitely a “bloom” of wonder and a great gift for yourself or anyone who loves makeup.  It sports three full sized blushes and three full sized lipsticks that are limited edition to this collection.  Retailing for $39.00, this set is a great starter for anyone looking to try out the blushes or lipsticks from ColourPop for the first time.

Shades included in the set:

Cheeks –

  • Tongue Tied (described as a bright/warm coral shade with a matte finish)
  • Double Dip (described as a soft peach with subtle highlights – satin pearl finish)
  • Hysterical (described as a cool-toned plum pink with a matte finish)

Lips –

  • Sweet Thing (described as a cool-toned medium true pink/cream finish)
  • Freshman (described as a hot pink/cream finish)
  • Frenemie (electric warm toned coral/cream finish)

Colourpop In Bloom

While I did own quite a bit of shadows and lipsticks, I haven’t had the opportunity to try out any of the new blushes since their release, so I was really excited to take them for a test drive.  Like their shadows, the blushes have a squishy, cream like texture and I have found that while applying with my fingers work well, I have had a lot of luck and easy application with my ELF Small Stipling brush for a nice airbrushed look that leaves my cheeks looking sunkissed and flushed.  Like the eye shadows from ColourPop these blushes have pretty nice staying power as I can apply in the morning without setting it and find hours later that you can still see them on my cheeks.

Colourpop In Bloom
Left To Right – Tongue Tied, Double Dip, Hysterical

Double Dip has been a favorite highlight for my cheeks and cupid’s bow the last week and I absolutely love Hysterical on my cheeks.  Since I don’t use coral shades as often, I am still using Tongue Tied with a light hand, but overall – I’m impressed with these blushes and have been enjoying them.  If you were or are a fan of the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes, I think you’ll like these.  The texture and application process remind me of those a lot and they were a favorite of mine for quite some time.  I think these will be taking its place.

A little insider tip from Jamie?
“Mix Double Dip with both  Hysterical and Tongue Tied – this creates a very glowy, bright cheek. Also, the lip colors can go on super full or just dab them for a lighter stained look!”
ColourPop In Bloom
Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing is my favorite out of the three lippies included in this collection.  It is a gorgeous pink that works well with my skin tone and is a wearable, everyday type shade that could be used by any skin tone.  Out of all the shades, I think this one will be a favorite of mine to come.  As described it is a cool toned medium pink with a cream finish.

ColourPop In Bloom
Freshman

Freshman is a fun hot pink lipstick with a cream finish.  This lipstick offers a gorgeous look that is bold but not overdone, over powering or too much.  I think this particular lippy could lend for a great supplement if you don’t like red lips but want a punch of color.  This is a gorgeous shade for my fair skinned friends.

ColourPop In Bloom
Frenemie
Frenemie is a gorgeous warm toned coral shade that has a cream finish.  I do not use coral tones as often but I find that this one is much deeper in hue than a regular coral shade.  It’s really pretty and I like the finish.
ColourPop In Bloom
Left to Right – Frenemie, Sweet Thing, Freshman

Overall I think this collection is definitely a great one.  Offering you great color payoff, gorgeous shades and fun to use product, the In Bloom collection has been a favorite of mine now since I received my order.  I would love to see ColourPop offer some of these shades (if not all of them) in their permanent line so that it can be purchased individually – especially since I know I’ll be using up some of these products now that they are favorites.  You can’t beat the price point that this brand offers and the selection of shades in such a short time since the company was founded is great.  While using the product may take a little getting used to, I enjoy them all nonetheless.

ColourPop In Bloom

Have you seen this collection?  Have you tried any of the ColourPop blushes or lipsticks?  You can purchase or check out this set here: Colourpop.com

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products discussed and mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  In no way is this a sponsored post and all opinions are my own, honest and 100% unbiased.