How I Wear Colourpop
Tuesday February 16, 2016
I was asked on instagram if I could post about the Colourpop makeup I use. I currently have 6 eyeshadows, 3 lipsticks, and 3 liquid lipsticks from Colourpop. The first thing I ever bought from them was the KathleenLights quad collection and it turned into my favorite go-to eyeshadows when in a hurry. The “glow” color from the collection is pretty much my actual skin tone so I like to use it alone sometimes for a natural bright eye look.
I decided to record the most common looks I do with my Colourpop collection. There are 4 major looks I consistently go for with them. A single tone in brown and a smudgy rock look which both feel very 90’s. Then a fresh bright pink look followed by what I typically wear when attending a Capitals hockey game.
Colourpop Super Shock eyeshadows are spongy, velvety in texture and apply easiest with fingertips. I’ll go over it with a fluffy blending brush to blur the edges when needed. Their Lippie Stix are comfortable and the matte versions last a long time even with eating and drinking. Their Ultra Matte Lips last even longer with 0 transfer. I find they last on my lips about 6 hours with continuous eating and drinking before needing a touch-up.
In the video you might notice that “beeper” dries down to a dark dusty brown. “Clueless” looks similar in the tube but it dries to a more dusty pink shade.
I doubled up my two red lippie stix for a grunge style gradient lip.
Straight Trippin from the throwback collection is a bit of a miss for me. It just doesn’t blend as well as the others. So I only use it for messy, undone looks.
I wear a liquid lipstick to games because touch-ups usually mean missing gameplay and with all the food and constant soda sipping even my matte lipsticks were failing me. I always wear a red lip there so I got Creeper specifically for wearing to games and it lasts the entire night.
I usually wear a primer under the shadows but I’ve worn “glow” and “cornelious” without primer a bunch of times and never noticed any creasing (and shadows usually crease badly on my lids.)
I find the texture of the shadows really easy for hooded eye application too. Where powder shadows can be a bit tricky, especially without the right brush, these shadows can be swept over the fold without dragging. This is a huge benefit for me because I have very hooded and plump lids and sometimes getting color to extend past the crease takes so much effort with powder shadows.
Colourpop has just been my go-to splurge for whenever I’m feeling like I want a new eye or lip color. It’s affordable, cruelty-free, LA made, and the quality is good for the price.
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