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.

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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.

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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.

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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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6 Responses to “How I Wear Colourpop”

  1. Susy says:

    I’ve always heard that colourpop lippies and eyeshadows are really good and longlasting! Unfortunately they’re not that easy to buy in Australia :( and theyre more expensive too. I love the bright pink look on you!!

    • jenny says:

      Yeah I thought about that as I was putting this together. Really unfair for my non-US readers!

      Thank you, the bright pink look is the most common makeup style I wear.

  2. pichii says:

    A+++ because I flipped when I heard Yelle. Off to the Colourpop site I go.

  3. Marie says:

    I like that you like Yelle :D
    This is the first time I hear about this brand, I will buy some stuff :3

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