ColourPop is an American makeup brand that is cruelty-free and quite budget-friendly as well. The brand makes coloured face products including blush, bronzer, highlighter, lipsticks and lip pencils as well as eyeshadows in a number of finishes.
I had heard so much about these products that I eventually caved and placed an order. Quite a large order… Ordinarily I would like to trial new products before placing a large order but I have to say that the postage to Australia was pretty pricey so I don’t think I’ll be putting in another order any time soon – so of course I had to make it worth my while 🙂 (Have I justified myself? Probably not.)
If you have heard the buzz about ColourPop you will know that the interesting thing about this brand is the very unique texture of their eyeshadows. Like all of those bloggers and vloggers who have come before me I will attempt to describe the texture – but it is really something you have to feel for yourself. I would describe the texture as a mixture between a very fine powder and a cream shadow but without the wetness of a completely cream product. Confused? You can use a firm synthetic brush to apply these shadows, but the best pigmentation comes with using your fingers. The closest product that I would have in my collection to the ColourPop shadows are the ELF long lasting lustrous eyeshadows. These have a similar texture to the touch but I feel like the ColourPop shadows set to a drier finish than the ELF lustrous eyeshadows which is a plus in my book.
So – onto the Mondays at Malibu set. It comes with six eyeshadows in a mix of finishes for US$30. Single shadows sell for US$5 so you don’t get a discount for buying in a collection but the shadows are supposedly special addition – although I notice that some special edition shades have made it into the permanent range. The colours in this collection are lush. Period.
‘Gecko’ has a pearlized finish and it has the most stunning green and pink duochrome which really hasn’t shown up in the swatch photo at all. And it didn’t matter how many pictures I took so you will just have to trust me – ‘Gecko’ is stunning. ‘Snakebite’ is a really gorgeous antique gold that is so pigmented and is just beautiful This is a metallic finish and I think that this is my favourite kind of finish from the ColourPop range. Finally for this row is ‘Sand Swoon’ which is described as a Satin Luxe finish but looks to me like a soft, matte pink with gold glitters.
The second role of the Mondays in Malibu collection include ‘Prickly Pear’ which is really soft plum shade with lots of gold and pink glitter. This shade did arrived very slightly broken, but I just pressed it back into the pan and it was like new. The next shade is ‘Mirage’ which I just love. It is a pearlized finish and a lovely sage green. It has a gorgeous sheen without actual glitters. Lastly, we have ‘Hot Tamale’ which is a rich, deep, red-toned colour in a Satin Luxe finish. It is delicious all over the lids with a brown matte in the crease.
I have found these ColourPop shadows to be very unique, but surprisingly easy to work with. I enjoy these with a brush when blending and for a really pigmented pop I pack the colour on with my ring finger. I am looking forward to continuing to play with these eyeshadows. They are certainly different to anything else I have in my collection. If you were wondering whether these were worth a try I would definitely say yes! These shadows are totally worth the hype 🙂
Have a fantastic day!