Go ahead and make fun of me for admitting this, but I only heard about Colour Pop last year when I started watching KathleenLights' YouTube channel. She raves about their makeup, in particular their Super Shock Shadows. She just released her second collab with them called Where The Night Is - a four piece eyeshadow set. Of course I had to buy it.
The price points are super affordable ($5 for a shadow and $6 for a liquid lipstick) so I stocked up on a few things that I’ve been wanting to try. I also got a $5 off coupon when I signed up to their email list. Even with shipping, my order came out to $54 USD for 6 shadows, 2 lipsticks, 1 lip primer and 1 lip pencil. It would have been better if the Canadian dollar wasn’t so low but I really wanted to try the KathleenLights collab so I went ahead and got everything on my wishlist.
SUPER SHOCK SHADOWS
My overall all impression of these shadows is A++! They’re amazing - highly pigmented, amazing colour payoff and excellent longevity. (I have oily skin so I use Urban Decay’s eye primer with all of my shadows so they don't budge.) I love the rich colours of the Super Shock Shadows and how they apply true to what you see in the pots. At $5 a pot, it's easy to take a risk and add a bit colour to your makeup routine.
KATHLEENLIGHTS "WHERE THE LIGHT IS"
At first I didn’t think the some of the colours from the Where The Night Is shadow quad would be wearable for everyday, but they totally are and it just depends on how you wear them. For example, one day I applied Telepathy, the chartreuse shade, as a thick line over my lash line and then applied my regular black winged liner over top. It added a punch of colour without being distracting when I was at the office. Another idea is to use Weenie all over the lid with a little bit of Porter on the outer corner of the eye for a pop of colour. What I really like about Colour Pop's collab with Kathleen is that they split up the collection up so you can buy the singles or, pick up that the quad like I did.
LIPPIE STIX, PENCIL & PRIMER
I bought these three lippies as a promo that Colour Pop had for $10. I thought it would be a good way to get acquainted with their lip products and see if they do anything for me. Since I'm just getting into nude lip colours, I picked up the colour Brink, a warm taupey-pink shade, inspired by Kylie Jenner. The Lippe Stix is amazing on its own but when paired with the matching liner and primer, it gives 100x longevity to my lipstick. (Ok, it might not actually be 100x, but it sure feels like it because it lasts so damn long.) The Lippies aren't as drying as the Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks, which I really appreciate during the winter. I did pick up a liquid lipstick in Avenue, a deep warm red, but I forgot to photograph it. (Sorry!) For the price point, I would highly recommend these lippies.
I bought everything here myself so this isn't a sponsored post. I really appreciate the little hand written note that came with my order. It's such a cute detail that makes a world of difference.