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ColourPop Super Shock Sunday: Sequin, I Heart This and Hammered

Welcome to instalment six of Super Shock Sunday.  If you missed the previous posts, you can find all the blogs from this ColourPop series under the category tab labelled Super Shock Sunday on the right side of this page.

Today the shadows in focus are Sequin, I Heart This and Hammered.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows: Sequin, I Heart This and Hammered.

Now, lets just all take a moment to take in the metallic gorgeousness of these three shadows.  Sequin, I Heart This and Hammered are all extremely pigmented and just so lush in all their shiny goodness.

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Swatch: Sequin (metallic)

Sequin is a really beautiful copper shade with silver and gold glitter.  This one really is glittery so it may give a bit of fallout if you try to blend it out too much but generally I tap this onto the lid and blend gently with my finger and it is just perfect.

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Swatch: I Heart This (metallic)

I Heart This is a really pretty lid shade.  This is a cool-toned silvery taupe with a tone of glitter.  I use this often with a matte taupe in the crease and not much else because it is just so lovely on its own.  This one really catches the light on the eyes.  Stunning.

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Swatch: Hammered (metallic)

And finally we have Hammered.  I think this one is a really unique colour: olive with gold glitter in a metallic finish.  Sometimes with olive shades I find that they just end up looking black on the eye but I find that Hammered maintains its beautiful olive colour on the eye.  This looks great paired with other brown and gold shadows.  I wondered when I purchased this if I would get much wear out of it but I actually wear it regularly and very much enjoy how it looks.

So that brings another Super Shock Sunday to a close.  Have a look at the ColourPop website if you dare… but be prepared to be extremely tempted!!

Have a fantastic day!!

ColourPop Super Shock Sunday: Lippie Stix edition

Welcome to instalment five of Super Shock Sunday.  If you missed the previous posts, you can find all the blogs from this ColourPop series under the category tab labelled Super Shock Sunday on the right side of this page.

Today is going to be a Lippie Stix edition with a focus on Cake, Fancy, Rocket, I Heart This and Dazed.

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Lippie Stix: Cake, Fancy, Rocket, I Heart This and Dazed.

I was really interested in trying some peachy/coral lip shades in the theme of my coral-toned love affair.  I also wanted a few richer tones for the holidays and I was really happy with my choices here.

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Swatches: Cake (satin), Fancy (satin), Rocket (satin), I Heart This (matte) and Dazed (matte).

Cake, Fancy and Rocket are all a satin formula and I think that the main difference between satin and matte is to do with the feel on the lips and the longevity on the lips but I have to say that they don’t look that different.  The satin formula is more moisturising but the wear time isn’t as good as the mattes.  I also find that you do need to exfoliate before using the satin lipsticks otherwise they can gather a little in the fine lines of your lips.

The only other point to make really is that I was surprised how similar Cake and Rocket look when swatched.  Cake is a softer and more pastel peach while Rocket is a pinky coral, but if I had my time again, I would probably not have purchased both as they do look similar on the lips.

I adore the matte formula from ColourPop and I find they last SO well even through eating and drinking.  Whenever I wear I Heart This I get compliments, it really is a stunning shade, and Dazed has been the perfect Christmas colour.

I really enjoy these lipsticks from ColourPop – such fun colours.

Have a wonderful day!

 

 

ColourPop Super Shock Sunday: Coconut and Etiquette

Welcome to instalment four of Super Shock Sunday.  If you missed the previous posts, you can find all the blogs from this ColourPop series under the category tab labelled Super Shock Sunday on the right side of this page.

Today the shadows in focus are Coconut and Etiquette.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows: Coconut and Etiquette

I know that blue eyeshadows are a bit 70’s really but I am loving these eyeshadows at the moment.  I am rocking blue eyeshadow with everything at the moment and loving it.  I have been particularly sneaking it in on the lower lash line with more neutral eye looks for a pop of colour.

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Swatch: Coconut (pearlized)

I love Coconut.  This colour is just so beautiful.  It is the most stunning peacock teal and I love the pearled finish for this colour.  If you are going to buy a blue from ColourPop I can’t recommend this one enough.

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Swatch: Etiquette (pearlized)

Next up is Etiquette which is another pearlized finish shadow.  This is a true royal blue and is very pretty.  I feel like this colour is more of a ‘going out’ shade when compared to Coconut which just feels really summery and fun and casual.  I enjoy Etiquette with dark browns in the crease for a dramatic look.

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If you own Baby T from the Forever Freshman collection that was released in the ColourPop Autumn collection you may have thought (like I did) that it is very similar to Etiquette.  Baby is supposedly a matte shadow but I think it looks more like a satin and the colours of these two is actually very close when on the eye (more than the photo above suggests).  If you own one, you probably don’t need the other although both are stunning.

So, that is it for this blog 🙂

If you are interested in having a look at the ColourPop website for yourself you can find it here

Have a fantastic day!

ColourPop Super Shock Sunday: Cheeky, Flipper and Animal!

Welcome to instalment three of Super Shock Sunday.  If you missed the previous posts, you can find all the blogs from this ColourPop series under the category tab labelled Super Shock Sunday on the right side of this page.

Today the shadows in focus are Cheeky, Flipper and Animal!

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows: Cheeky, Flipper and Animal.

If you read my blogs you know that I am on a bit of a coral kick at the moment and these three shades were ordered with that passion in mind.  I have a bit of a theme going 🙂

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Swatch: Cheeky (Satin)

Cheeky is a very beautiful and wearable shadow.  I really enjoy the satin formula, it has some shine without heavy shimmer or glitter, but, it is certainly not as pigmented as the other formulations in the ColourPop range.  This colour is a mid-toned coral with a pink duo-chrome flash and I think it is really pretty on the lid.

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Swatch: Flipper (metallic)

Now if you like glitter and shimmer then Flipper is your perfect shade.  ColourPop describes this one as being a soft tangerine sprinkled with silver and pink glitter.  I use Flipper over other shades to add some sparkle – it looks very pretty tapped on the centre of the lid.  I think this is such a unique shadow!

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Swatch: Animal (pressed pigment)

In continuation of the coral love affair here we have Animal which is a BRIGHT coral colour with flashes of golden glitter.  Honestly, if you love coral colours, then you will adore this.  ColourPop says that Animal is ‘coralicious eye candy’ and I have to agree.

It is coralicious 🙂

I really like Animal all over the lids with a bright blue ColourPop shadow called ‘coconut’ on the lower lash line for a super summery look.

If you are interested in having a look at ColourPop for yourself you can find their website here.  They are a great cruelty-free and budget-friendly brand.

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ColourPop Super Shock Sunday: Hanky Panky, Shop and Drift

Welcome to instalment two of Super Shock Sunday.  In instalment 1 I discussed the ColourPop shadows in general and gave some tips for their use.  If you missed the first post, you can find all the blogs from this series under the category tab labelled Super Shock Sunday on the right side of this page.  Now, onto the exciting stuff.  Today the ColourPop shadows in focus are Hanky Panky, Shop and Drift.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows: Hanky Panky, Shop and Drift.

In these three shades we have a real workhorse matte, a festive jewel tone and (my current favourite) a pop of coral!

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Swatch: Hanky Panky (matte)

Hanky Panky is a much used matte shade in my collection.  I enjoy this soft, cool brown as a transition shade in and above the crease.  This is the shade I often apply while I’m think about what I’m actually going to do on my eyes for the day – it is just so versatile.  I often overlook these kinds of shades because they aren’t very exciting, but boy do they get some use day-to-day in my collection!

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Swatch: Shop (matte)

Shop is another matte shade in a gorgeous rusty coral colour.  This is a lovely shadow to warm up the crease on its own but I also like to add it lightly to blend out a darker crease colour.  I am having a love affair with all things coral at the moment 🙂

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Swatch: Drift (pearlized)

Finally, we have the colour Drift which is a pearlized finished.  If you read my Festive Holiday Makeup blog you will have seen this shade in action already, but Drift is a stunning cranberry colour that is just beautiful.  This shade has had a lot of use from me this holiday season.

So, that brings this Super Shock Sunday to an end.  If you would like to check out the ColourPop website for yourself you can find it here.

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Have a fantastic day!

ColourPop Super Shock Sunday: So Quiche, 3 and Mittens

As I am currently having a love affair with ColourPop I have decided to start a Sunday series where I swatch and briefly review ColourPop Super Shock shadows that you can currently purchase individually from their website.  If you are unfamiliar with ColourPop their eyeshadows are a unique formula that feels like a satin, dense but bouncy mousse.  I very much enjoy the texture.  ColourPop are also cruelty-free and each shadow costs US$5.

ColourPop ships directly to Australia and New Zealand from the USA and I have recently heard that Lustre Cosmetics is going to be a ColourPop distributor in the UK as of January 2016, which is exciting for my UK friends!

So welcome to the first instalment of the Super Shock Sunday series!

Today we are going to have an up-close look at the super shock shadows in So Quiche, 3 and Mittens.

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ColourPop shadows: So Quiche, 3 and Mittens

I find that these three colours do work quite well together, but what I particularly like about these particular shadows is that they all function extremely well for a single shadow eye look.  Generally I find the ColourPop shadows to be quite dimensional.

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Swatch: So Quiche

So Quiche is a soft brown/olive shadow with gold glitters with a pink violet glittery duo chrome.  It is extremely pretty on the eye and works well with other brown shadows as well as softer pink-toned shadows.  So Quiche is in a metallic finish.

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Swatch: 3

3 is also a metallic finish and is one of my most reached-for shades.  It is a chocolatey brown colour with multi-coloured glitters.  This one is excellent for a single shadow look when you pack it on the lid and blend it out into the crease.

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Swatch: Mittens

Mittens is another shade that I use often.  It is a lush deep, warm brown but it is so dimensional.  ColourPop describe it as having a red violet undertone and I can see where they are coming from.  This one also works really well when packed on the lid and then blended out into the crease for a single shadow look, but mostly I used Mittens to darken up the crease of eye looks.

To finish here are some general points reviewing the super shock shadows:

  • I use a dense, fluffy, synthetic brush when blending out ColourPop shades and that works well for me.  Otherwise I use my fingers to pack on the colour.
  • Sometimes when you are blending out shades that are really glittery you may get some glitter fallout so be aware of that, but if I am packing on the glitter colours with my finger I never get fallout which is great.
  • One last point that has become an issue for me as we move into summer is that these ColourPop shadows set really quickly in the heat so if you are wanting to blend them out I suggest working on one eye at a time to avoid the colour setting before you have finished.
  • The good news is that once they are set, these shadows don’t budge on me AT ALL, even when it is super humid and hot.  (N.B. I don’t have oily lids though).

I don’t foresee future Super Shock Sunday blogs being so wordy but there were a few general points I wanted to review here – I promise upcoming blogs in this series will be much more succinct 🙂

Have a glorious day!!