KathleenLights is one heck of a babe. I've grown quite obsessed with her Youtube channel lately and she raves a lot about Colourpop. You've probably heard the apparent deal with Colourpop. Almost everything is $5 and beautifully pigmented, with a great colour selection. I wanted to put these rumors of greatness to the test so I ordered a smattering of products – Lippy Stix, Super Shock Shadows and a Highlighter.
I haven't played around with them much yet, but nevertheless... Holy. Fudge. From first swatch of these guys I was blown away. I ordered three lipsticks, all matte. They're lovely, pigmented, all good things that you'd expect. Impressed. That's nothing compared to my first impressions of their powder products.
|L-R: I Heart This, Brink, Lumiere|
|L-R: Mittens, To-A-T, Sequin|
Their eyeshadows and highlighters are a formula like none other. So often I hear beauty bloggers talk about how “creamy and buttery” eyeshadows are, but usually when I have a grope of whatever they're talking about I just don't see it. This time round, I definitely see it. Oh I see it real good. When you touch these shadows they have a give to them and they truly feel like they're somewhere in between a powder and a cream. For that reason, as everyone says, they apply best with fingers. They're more pigmented than any other powder shadow I've ever seen, particularly the matte shades.
|L-R: Mittens, To-A-T, Sequin, Smoke N Whistles, I Heart This, Brink, Lumiere|
|Top-Bottom: Colourpop Smoke N Whistles, TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer|