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Colourpop review and swatches | On its way to becoming a new cult beauty brand

There has been a lot of hype around Colourpop recently and even the Kardashians use it. You know it must be good, if with all the money in the world you, still opt for budget brands and who haven’t compromised on the quality of their product. It’s a very affordable brand and even with shipping, it’s definitely still worth the wait. I have written a post on Colourpop before (link here), but this is the first time I have ordered direct from America.Colourpop Lippiestix nillionaire makeup blushmedo 030116-3
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 I ordered more of their Lippie Stix, but following a recommendation of a fellow beauty lover, I did order one of their shadows called Nillionaire. All of the Colourpop eyeshadows have a very unique consistency. They are like nothing I’ve ever seen before. They are like a mix between a pressed pigment and normal eyeshadow. I have found it easier to pack it onto the lid with my finger, as there is less fallout and gives a much better colour payoff.
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 The colour itself reminds me of Half Baked from Urban Decay Naked palette. Its both shimmery and very pigmented, which is not something you find usually. But generally the Colourpop shadows are all pretty consistent, although there is slight fallout. I love to wear this all over the lid with a medium brown blended through the crease.Colourpop Lippiestix nillionaire makeup blushmedo 030116-9The Lippie Stix I ordered are: cookie, Lumiere, LBB, Frenchie, Bossy and I ♡ this. I have had these for about a month and a half now and I have worn them non stop. All are matte apart from BYOB, but this is not shiny at all and does set to more of a satin finish that a shine. I have been wearing a lip liner under them, as I found them to be a little dry after a while. For some reason, Frenchie seems to be especially dry and all of them do have a tendency to disappear in the centre of the lips. They are hard to reapply if your lips are wet. This could be due to that formula and longevity of them. These Lippie Stix are highly pigmented, so a steady hand is needed when applying.Colourpop Lippiestix nillionaire makeup blushmedo 030116-15

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I ♡ this

Firstly, sorry about the bad swatches… I definitely need some more practice, but you get the gist. Overall, they are a lovely formula and have amazing staying power for something so inexpensive. As you may or may no know, Colourpop don’t ship directly to the UK. So I used a 3rd party shipping company called mymallbox. They don’t charge you anything if the don’t have to repackage your stuff, only the cost of shipping. 

There are two options when they receive your parcel; the first being UPS, which is the more pricey of the two options, but you are able to track your package from there to your face. The one I opted for was Globegistics. This is part of the US postal service and then, once in the UK, the Royal Mail. I can’t exactly remember the weight of my package, but from memory it only cost me about $5. Bargain!
If you love a bargain and trying new things out, then I would definitely recommend these. As for the eye shadow, I haven’t reached for it as much as I thought. Maybe it’s because this is more of an evening shadow and  I don’t go out after dark anymore… I’m much more of a Netflix kinda gal. Anyhow, check these out and others.
What do you make of Colourpop Lippie Stix?
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed! See you soon!
(This is not a sponsored post and all PR samples will be marked with an asterisk (*))


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