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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?

 

 

 


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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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Over the years, I have come to find that Tarte has become one of my favorite brands.  With so many gorgeous cosmetics to offer, to say I have been impressed, is – well, and understatement.  A more recent purchase from Tarte during their Friends and Family sale gave me the opportunity to try a palette I’ve been eyeing for a few months.  I’ll be honest, while I had my sights on it, I wasn’t quite ready to make the commitment.  But at the price point, I couldn’t resist.  I am very very happy to have the Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette in my makeup arsenal.  After just one use, I fell in love.

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

The Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette retails for $38.00 (I got it at a discount for $26.60 plus free shipping during the Friends/Family sale).  It includes six eye shadows, a bronzer, highlighter and blush.  Powered by Amazonian clay – this palette is packed with gorgeous shades that can be worn year round to create the subtle every day looks to gorgeous runway showstoppers.  The palette features six never-before-seen shadows that are stunning and a full size blush that is perfect for summer months but can be worn year round.  Like most of what Tarte offers, each shade through out the palette offers a punch of color and are blend-able for your gorgeous looks.

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

Palette break down:

0.80 g /0.03 oz x 6 eye shadow:  Amazonian clay shadows – showstopper copper (bronze copper), go for the gold (gold), you’re a natural (nude), steel the scene (steel taupe), rose to the top (rose gold) and dim the lights (black brown)
6 g / 0.21 oz Amazonian clay blush: fame (warm peach)
4 g/ 0.14 oz Amazonian clay matte waterproof bronzer: park ave princess™
4 g/ 0.14 oz Amazonian clay highlighter: champagne pink

A full list of ingredients can be found here.

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

Now anyone that has used Tarte before knows that the Amazonian clay products from the brand offer longer, truer wear that feels great on the skin and with the additive of mineral pigments, you have all kinds of love for your eyes and face that apply beautifully.  When this palette was first released, I honestly didn’t even give it a double take the first time I saw it.  The shades just looked like a neutral palette or two that I own and the only thing drawing me to the palette was the packaging (hello, gold & purple – win).  But I couldn’t pass up the sale so I decided to grab it after my friend Heather (Crazybeautifulmakeup.com) said it was definitely a nice palette.

I purchased the palette wondering if I would enjoy it and after the first use, I was sold.  In the pot the shadows look like they are just your basic neutral shades.  But applied on the eyes, they are gorgeous and used over different eye bases provide a gorgeous look every time.  I am amazed at how dimensional these shades are offering up a variety of hues I had no idea this palette included.  I am really loving it and used over some of my smokey brown bases, I have created gorgeous smoky eyes that are just fabulous for Fall or year round.  (No photos of looks, but I promise I’ll have a look or tutorial up soon utilizing this palette).

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

Now – while the shadows are gorgeous, I also am getting great use out of the highlighter, bronzer and blush.  The blush is a stunning coral shade that is so pigmented that a little goes a long way.  The bronzer while a little lighter than I am usual is one I have tried before and I love using it on days where I don’t have much makeup.  It’s the perfect contour and warmth shade that offers subtle shadows along my cheek bones that give the illusion I have a chiseled face without going overboard.  And, well – the highlighter, I need a light hand when applying, but it is absolutely gorgeous.

Each product within this palette has a soft, blend-able feel that is easily applied and packs pigment in one swipe.  If I had to critique anything about it, it would be that I really wish Tarte would print the names of the shadows, etc. on the actual palette instead of providing the plastic sleeves that I think are such a headache to keep around.  Overall I’m very impressed and I’m glad I decided to pick this palette up because I would have just admired it from a distance and not realize how beautiful it really is.  Definitely a winner in my book and one I may add to my travel arsenal since it includes most of the products needed to create a look, or two.

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

So – have you tried this palette from Tarte?  If not, is it one you may be interested in looking further into?  I am amazed at how each shade of shadow has rose hue undertones- I’m just loving it.  You can get this palette at Tartecosmetics.com or Sephora.

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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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Disclaimer:  All products mentioned in this post or featured 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 which I do get paid from.

 

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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

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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.

 

So it is no secret that I’m a fan of Colour Pop Cosmetics, having posted about this brand several times and creating looks using these products.  At just $5.00 each shadow and/or Lippy Stix or Lip Pencil, these make great stocking stuffers and Holiday Gifts.  I figured I would share a few goodies I picked up along with swatches so you could decide if this is something you want to add to your Holiday Wish List or something you may want to pick up for the beauty lover in your life.

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I got two of the Holiday Sets still available on Colour Pop’s website.  Each Holiday Set was $30 and not only did I get free shipping with an order of $30 or more, but each set includes six products.

Check out the video embedded below where I walk you through all the goods or click here to watch directly on Youtube.

Not A Box Of Chocolates is a set that includes six single eye shadows conveniently in a box ready to give or receive.  The collection includes a variety of shade textures from satin, metallic, pearlized and matte.  The collection is limited edition so you will not be able to buy the shadows in this set individually.

Colour Pop Not a Box of Chocolates

This set is available till the Holidays or until it sells out – but I definitely suggest it. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and great for those who want a little sparkle in their life but still want shades they can wear and get good use out of.  I love how it has Holiday inspired shades but you can use them together or on their own to customize your makeup look.

Colour Pop Not a Box of Chocolates

Top to Bottom – Left to Right:  Halo (satin luxe), Tinsel (metallic), Partridge (pearlized), Sleigh (metallic), Drift (pearlized), Doe-A-Deer (matte).

Choosing a favorite color from this collection is near to impossible because they are all very gorgeous shades.  If you watched the video, I talk about Partridge being a possible dupe for MAC’s blue brown pigment.  The shade is slightly different with a difference in hues, but it can totally be used for similar looks.  I swatched both shades side by side in the video, so you can check that out here.

Colour Pop Not a Box of Chocolates

Swatches from Left to Right – Halo, Tinsel, Partridge, Sleigh, Drift and Doe-A-Deer is the purple shade that is swatched on the top.

Each shade is very pigmented with one swipe and provides great color pay off and longevity.  The swatches below are the same from above, but the below photo was taken almost 10 hours later after washing dishes 3 times.  As you can see – the wear on these shadows is absolutely awesome.  The swatches were done without primer, so you can only imagine what it is like over a primer or base.  These shadows are perfect for an all over wash of color or for a quick makeup look on your way out of the door.

Colour Pop Not a Box of Chocolates

If you are not looking to pick up a Holiday set – check out any of Colour Pop’s single shadows – again, sold for $5 each and available in a variety of shades.  Pictured below I have So Quiche, Cricket, Hammered and Mittens, though there are a plethora of shades you can choose from at the affordable $5 price tag.  Pick and choose your shades and spend $30 or more and get free shipping in the US.

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The second set I picked up was a Lippie Stix set in Forget the Fruit Cake.  This set includes 6 limited edition lippies, 2 in their Hyper glossy finish and 4 in their matte finish.  The shades are gorgeous and perfect for the Fall and Winter season trends.

Colour Pop Lippie Stix Forget the fruit cake

Just like the eye shadow set – the lippie stix set comes in a cute gift box, ready for gift giving.  The set is $30 and includes colors that are full of pigmentation and bold colors.  Since this is a limited edition collection, once it sells out or once Holidays are over – it may not be available, so you definitely want to get your hands on them soon.

Colour Pop Lippie Stix Forget the fruit cake

Left to Right – Flawless (satin), Leather (matte), Tutu (matte), Lady (matte), Cheers (matte), Confetti (hyper glossy), Tuxedo (hyper glossy), Cookie (matte).

Flawless and Leather were purchased separately – they are not a part of of the collection Forget the Fruit Cake.  I included them in the swatches because each of them are just $5.00 and available for purchase separately.  If you love wearing dark berry or purple lippies, these would be fabulous lippie stix to add to your cart.  If the Forget the Fruit Cake collection is not for you, you do have other options for lipsticks, including the Preferred To Pudding Set which includes Colour Pops best selling lippies.  You can also pick and choose the shades you want from their permanent line.

Colour Pop Lippie Stix Forget the fruit cake

My hope is that Colour Pop decides to make the lippies in the Forget the Fruit Cake set and the shadows in Not A Box of Chocolates available as single shadows because each are gorgeous and would do well on their own.  I’ve been impressed with Colour Pop now since the first time I used their shadows and each color range they have continues to amaze me.  If you have six friends that are beauty lovers, it would be a great way to introduce them to this brand by choosing out 6 shades to give to each friend and put it in their stocking for Christmas.  I know I would love this as a present, so I’m sure they will love it too.  Check out what Colour Pop has to offer – a wide range of shades… and see if they will make your Holiday Wish List this year.

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Disclaimer:  All products discussed in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own and I was not paid or sponsored to provide any information regarding this company or their products.

What happened to the week? It went by so quickly, I can’t believe the weekend is here already.  This week I have a short list of favorites (thank goodness) and I wanted to share them with you all.  I have some new goodies, since I have been trying out new products.  I am loving them and I’m really excited to share my review with all of you once it is up.  Stay tuned for that in the next week or so.  So check out what made my Friday Favorites… are any of my favorites some of yours?

Check out my video embedded below or you can watch it directly on YouTube here.

Products mentioned:
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Teddy Bare and Nude Creme
Infini Silk Intense Pulse Light Hair Removal System
Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers in:

  • Bronze
  • Club Lights
  • Gilded Rocks

Milani Bella Eyes Eye Shadows in:

  • Bella Sand
  • Bella Cheffon
  • Bella Caffe
  • Bella Bronze

 

I have a love for all things colorful and vibrant… oh, and sparkly.  Let’s face it -most girls do… and some guys and I think color adds a bit of excitement and happiness to life.  Recently, I have had the privilege to read and watch a review by Phyrra, where she talked about these awesome shadows from Colour Pop Cosmetics.

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Colour Pop offers a wide variety of eye shadows for just $5.00 each – total steal, with 2.1g (0.07 oz) of product.  Quite a bit of product in the jar.  Each shade offers bold, vivid color that comes with a very reasonable price tag.  Shipping was super duper quick, I placed my order on a Saturday and got my products in the mail on Tuesday a few days later.  As you can tell from the photo above, packaging for shipment is great – offering protection from the shipping mishaps that can occur.  Each of my little jars were snug in its box and then encased in another box for shipment.  Shipping definitely wowed me from the get-go and it was a great day when I opened up such a gorgeous box holding beautiful goodies… woohoo – talk about kid in a candy store.

Colour Pop

Colour Pop’s store offers a wide variety of shades in different sheen and textures… You can find colors from neutrals and satin feels to bright bold neon shades and shimmer galore.  If you spend $30 or more they offer you free shipping to those who live in the United States – which includes me in little ol’ Hawaii, so I was super stoked to say the least.  So – let’s move on to those pretty shadows, shall we?

Check out my video review embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Each shadow comes snug in a box which has a sticker with the shadow name, ingredients and all the information you could ask for when buying an eye shadow or cosmetics.  I also love that the little box has a window so you can get a peak of the shadow before taking it out of the box.

Colour Pop

Colour Pop

I also love that the boxes each have cute little details written on them – again, Colour Pop is awesome and has a pretty nice wow factor when it comes to their packaging.

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Colour Pop

As stated on the box, each shadow is Made in the USA – which is awesome and they are also a Cruelty Free brand… yay for the Animals!

Colour Pop

I purchased six shades – mainly so that I would have a range of shadows to try but also to take advantage of the free shipping.  The shades I chose were (Top to Bottom – Left to Right) Amaze, Cheeky, Sugar, Pop Rocks, Ibiza and I Heart This.  I also did my best to test out shades in a different sheen and texture.

Amaze Colour Pop

Amaze is a gorgeous Rose Gold shade – with a bronze twist in my opinion… it lends for a nice soft gold shade with hints of pink/rose and slightly bronze.  This is a shimmery shade.

Colour Pop Cheeky

Cheeky is my favorite out of all the colors I purchased, probably because I use it for more than just my eyes.  It’s a peach hued shade that lens for a soft baby pink undertone and blends out so pretty.  It is a satin type finish, so while it is not really matte and there is some shimmer, it doesn’t have glitter in it (that I noticed) like the other shades.

Pop Rocks Colour Pop

Pop Rocks is one of Colour Pop’s Tie Dye shades.  While it does have a few different colors blended in the shadow, when swatched or worn, a turquoise/teal shade is what turns out to be the most prominent.  This is not a shadow that you can pick and choose the color you want to use, it is not that easy to use the shades all separately – so using it blended with the final result is best.

Ibiza Colour Pop

Ibiza is absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorites.  It’s teal shade is shimmery but still packs a huge punch of color.  I have been enjoying using this as an eyeliner, applied with a defining brush to create my winged liner on my upper lash line or as a pop of color on my lower lash.

I Heart This Colour Pop

Now – I have been using I Heart This almost every day the last 2 weeks as a shade used all over my lid.  This gorgeous shade is one I recommend and definitely in my Top 3 out of the shades I currently own.  It’s oozing shimmer but still packs a beautiful taupe-silver shade that you just can’t keep your eyes off of.  If you like glitz, shimmer and glitter… I definitely suggest this shade as one you should try.

Sugar Colour Pop

Sugar is a beautiful blue mix shade… it lends for a mix between a baby blue and a turquoise with a mix of silver… it literally reminds me of cotton candy or sugar art pieces you see in beautiful food displays.  It’s a gorgeous shade, shimmery like a lot of the others, but lends for a mix between silver and blue.  This shade is so pretty… I feel like I’m looking at a quartz… I don’t even want to touch it.  On the eyes – this shade makes for a great highlight on the inner corner of your eyes, all over lid shade or a pop of color.

Colour Pop Swatches

Overall, the color pay off on the Colour Pop Shadows I purchased is phenomenal – though I’ll admit they are a bit tricky to work with.  They offer a kind of mousse or wet like texture to the touch, which reminded me of the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes, or almost like a mousse.  While they do not need a primer or base under them for longevity or color pay off, I always suggest it and think it would definitely beneficial.  Longevity of these shadows is phenomenal… with minimal fading and no primer or base, I was able to get them to last on my eyes for a good 7 hours before they started to really show any wear.  Granted, the shimmer shadows were the ones that creased first, they still offered vibrant color for hours.  I didn’t notice any staining left on my eye lids from Pop Rock or Ibiza, which was awesome… they came off with my facial towelettes without any issues.

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Tutorial for the look above can be found herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xji76Qun80s

Colour Pop states that the best way to apply the shadows and get the best vibrancy and color pay off is to apply using your finger… this is definitely true and something that took me a little to get used to, especially since my  nails are long.  If you are looking to do precision work, a detailed synthetic brush will work best and tapping or patting the color on instead of swiping it on will avoid fall out.  I did however notice though, that the most shimmery shades offered the most fall out, even if I was to be careful – so that is something you may want to take into consideration when applying.  I would hold off on any face makeup before doing your eye makeup.  These shadows apply nicely with the finger tips and that is how I apply Cheeky as my blush shade.  Overall – I think this brand and the products are pretty awesome – so much so that I just placed my second order and can’t wait to get my hands on the new Beach, Please collection.

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Babydoll

Have you tried Colour Pop shadows before? What are your thoughts on them?  Don’t forget to check out my video posted above or click here to watch directly on YouTube where I do a swatch test as well as talk about the products.

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