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 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 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

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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.

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.

Colour Pop

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.

Colour Pop Shadows

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.

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.


Colour Pop

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.

Colour Pop

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.

Colour Pop

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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