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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.