I firstly want to thank you all for the 1,100 views on my blog, so happy and thankful for all of your support (ah)!!!
Now onto the haul…
So I recently took advantage of ColourPop’s free international delivery and spent well… quite a lot. I made a big ColourPop order back in July to be sent to our lovely friends in San Francisco which I picked up when we visited in August and I fell in love instantly with the brand and their products. So when I saw that ColourPop were doing free international delivery I took full advantage!
About 2 weeks after placing my huge order (coming to around $140) I sadly received an import fee notice through my door of £30. I knew I had to pay the £30 to receive my items and because I didn’t have to pay delivery and love the brand so much I happily paid the fee. However, once collecting my box from the post office and opening it I HAD BEEN SENT THE COMPLETE WRONG ITEMS. As in these items were meant to be sent to someone in AUSTRALIA and I live in the UK. Not only this, but the products came to way less than I had spent, meaning I didn’t have any of my items and had paid £30 import fee for someone else’s items. I immediately emailed ColourPop who responded quite quickly, apologising for their mistake. I sent proof of their mistake and they shipped my new products after many emails back and forth. I ended up waiting around 10 days for my correct products and was thankfully refunded my import fee for my correct items. So here is what I got… finally!
Super Shock Cheek
Left: Paradise Cove Middle: Between The Sheets Right: Smoke N Whistles
Firstly I ordered a bronzer, blush and highlighter. All 3 products have a really nice consistency with a cream to powder finish, which some people may find slightly daunting. However, I find that using a damp beauty blender is best for the bronzer and highlighter and a dry stippling brush is best for the blush! This gives these products a nice natural finish and an easy application.
The bronzer in the shade Paradise Cove is described as a ‘golden beige in a satin finish’ and is recommended for light to medium skin tones.
The blush in Between The Sheets is described as a ‘mid-tone beige pink in a matte finish’ and would be perfect for most skin tones.
The highlighter in the shade Smoke N Whistles would best suit fair skin tones as it is quite light and stands out on my skin quite a bit. It is described by ColourPop as a ‘cool-toned pink champagne with silver highlights’.
All of these products retail for only $8 and last agesss!!
Super Shock Shadow
I ordered 8 Super Shock eyeshadows which retail for $5 each. I am so OBSESSED with these eyeshadows. The formula is very similar to the Super Shock Cheek’s with a slightly cream to powder finish which makes them SO pigmented! They dry down super fast and stay all day. I find that applying the matte shades with a dense crease brush and the metallic and pearlised with either my finger or a synthetic shader brush works best.
Pearlised finish, ‘vibrant coppery rose’.
Ultra Metallic finish, ‘true rose gold’
Metallic finish, ‘a copper penny like shade with silver and gold glitter’
Pearlised finish, ‘warm golden bronze’
Metallic finish, ‘warm bronze with tons of gold and multi coloured glitter’
Metallic finish, ‘blackened burgundy with copper and pink violet duo chrome glitter’
Metallic finish, ‘rich eggplant purple with an emerald, and turquoise’
Matte finish, ‘deep warm with a red violet undertone’
Ultra Satin Liquid Lip
As you can see from my previous post here, the ColourPop Ultra Satin lips are my fav liquid lip formula EVER. So I decided to buy more some more! Retailing at $6.
Left to right: Frick N Frack (rosy terracotta), Echo Park (warm peachy nude), Mess Around (mid-tone grey beige), Dopey (dusty mauve), Point Zero (cool toned grey brown).
Ultra Metallic Lip and Ultra Glossy Lip
Left to right: Man Eater (shimmering rose gold), Zebra (true bronze), My Jam (warm golden nude shimmering with silver and gold, gloss).
I took a risk ordering these but wanted to try something different (and am yet to wear them out!) But the Metallic lip seems to be a similar formula to the Ultra Satin Lip and the gloss doesn’t seem sticky at all (I will do a full review on these soon!) Retailing at $6.
Ultra Matte Lip
Left to right: Viper (dusty rose), Are & Be (rich mauve plumb), Bumble (dusty warm terracotta), Trap (dusty greyed out beige), Midi (soft neutral beige).
As you can tell from my previous post here I don’t exactly love the Ultra Matte formula but I received most of these with the incorrect package which I got to keep and I actually like most of the colours (thankfully!) Check out that post to read the pros and cons of this product.
Lippie Stix, Lippie Pencil & Cream Gel Pencil Liner
Top to Bottom: Frenchie (lippie pencil), Get Paid (gel pencil), Frenchie (lippie stix, matte), Contempo (lippie stix, matte), Cami (lippie stix, matte), Topanga (lippie stix, satin)
I loveee the Lippie Stix, Pencil and Gel Liner. They’re all so pigmented and last the majority of the day. Although the Lippie Stix are normal lipsticks, they last much longer than Mac lipsticks and are only $5 (and not drying at all!) The lip liner and eyeliner also retail for only $5.
Buy the Super Shock Face range here
Buy the Super Shock Shadows here
Buy the Ultra Satin Lip here
Buy the Ultra Matte Lip here
(P.S. excuse my awful swatching haha)