Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a wonderful week. My week, unfortunately, hit of a bit of sour note yesterday when I was in a small parking lot car accident. Luckily no one was hurt (except maybe my wallet), but there is quite a bit of damage to my brand new car. While the accident put a small kink in my week, it was still a great week as I managed to haul the new Lorac Mega Pro Palette and some pretty amazing ColourPop eyeshadows.
For those unfamiliar with the brand, ColourPop is a newer, cruelty-free company that sells the most pigmented lipliners, lipsticks and eyeshadows you have ever seen. At only $5 USD a piece, their 'gel-like' shadows (it's a texture you just have to try for yourself), which come in a variety of finishes (metallic, satin, pearlized, etc.), are ridiculously well pigmented (all shadow swatches below were done with one swipe...amazing!) and an absolute dream to apply. Due to their unique formulation, these shadows are best applied with the finger but can also be used wet or dry with a brush (I like to use a wet brush to foil mine). Below is a closer look at the nine ColourPop eyeshadow shades I recently picked up:
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'I Heart This' (Metallic):
A light metallic taupe with both silver and purple undertones packed full of silver glitter, 'I Heart This' makes for a beautiful cool-toned lid colour. While this shade is incredibly well pigmented, I do like to apply it with a wet brush for a more foiled look.
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'Amaze' (Metallic):
A light rose gold with peach undertones packed full of gold glitter, 'Amaze' is one of the most gorgeous shadows I've ever seen (seriously, it's so pretty). While this shadow does have A LOT of fall out (most of the metallic shades do), its insane pigmentation makes up for any mess, in my opinion.
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'Lovely' (Metallic):
A light shimmering champagne with both gold and peach undertones packed full of iridescent gold, pink and green iridescent glitter, 'Lovely' makes for a simple,yet stunning eye worn alone with just a touch of eyeliner and lots of mascara.
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'Mittens' (Satin):
A warm chocolate brown with both red and orange undertones, 'Mittens', while said to have a 'satin finish', comes off as more of a matte. Insanely well pigmented (seriously, be careful it does stain), this shadow makes for a stunning crease and 'outer-v' shade.
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'Desert' (Satin):
A light matte brown with strong orange undertones, 'Desert' reminds me of my all-time favourite MAC eyeshadow, 'Soft Brown', making for the most gorgeous crease colour. Extremely well pigmented, 'Desert' works to beautifully warm up any eye look.
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'Mooning' (Pearlized):
A deep, smoky chocolate brown with finely milled copper shimmer, 'Mooning' works beautifully in the 'outer-v' to smoke up any eye look. Unlike some of the more glittery shades, 'Mooning' does not have a lot of fallout, making for a much easier application.
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'Sequin' (Metallic):
A deep metallic rose gold with chunky iridescent silver glitter, 'Sequins' makes for the most gorgeous autumn inspired lid colour. Beautifully pigmented, this shade is best applied with the finger or a wet brush for maximum colour payoff.
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'Get Lucky' (Ultra-Metallic):
A metallic antique gold with green undertones and not even a hint of glitter (I love the ultra-metallic formula), 'Get Lucky' works beautifully as both an all over lid colour, and an inner corner highlight. Incredibly creamy and smooth, this shadow applies and blends like a dream.
ColourPop Eyeshadow in 'Game Face' (Ultra Metallic):
A rich metallic copper with extremely finely milled copper shimmer, 'Game Face' is, for me, the most beautiful shadow in the entire ColourPop line (just look at it!). Extremely well pigmented (honestly, they all have amazing pigmentation) this gel-like shadow applies effortlessly and looks great worn all over the lid, making blue eyes pop.
I Heart This, Amaze, Lovely
Mittens, Desert, Mooning
Sequin, Get Lucky, Game Face
At only $5 USD each, ColourPop's eyeshadows are a complete steal, and definitely worth a closer look (I know I will be looking to pick up a few more shades).
Have you tried any of ColourPop's eyeshadows? Do you want to? Of the shades above which is your favourite? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.