Ever the one to covet beauty goodies that are impossible to get hold of, as soon as I heard about ColourPop Cosmetics, I had to get hold of some of their products! And I say they’re pretty much impossible to get hold of, because they’re currently only available in the US…
If the brand ColourPop means nothing to you, they’re a new cosmetic brand launched only last year, based in LA. This is their ethos –
We take the phrase “if you can dream it, you can do it” to a whole new level and specialize in making killer makeup in every shade imaginable at prices everyone can afford. We think that whole barrier between fancy and affordable is absolute nonsense. That’s why all of our products have luxury formulas at prices that won’t break the bank.
So what’s so special about ColourPop? Well, the most obvious thing is their price point – with $5.00 (£3.20) for a lipstick or eyeshadow, and $8.00 (£5.12) for a highlighter, blush or bronzer, you’d be crazy not to pick some of these products up, given the opportunity.
So what’s the catch? We’ll the catch is that ColourPop makeup is only available in the US, which in itself isn’t the end of the world (hello, Sephora) but… they only ship within the US too. They only offer international shipping to Australia and New Zealand – SAD FACE! (Don’t worry though, I’ll tell you how you can get hold of these beauties at the end of the post)
So I have three of their Matte Lippie Stix – which I actually bought these from someone selling them in my #Bbloggers Beauty Swaps and Sales Facebook group!
From left to right the shades are –
- Pinch – A light pinky beige with a matte finish.
- Brink – A warm dusty taupe with a matte finish. Curated by Brittany Suleiman. Inspired by the insta-famous Kylie lip.
- Lumiere – A dusty mauve pink with a matte finish created by the lovely Kathleen Lights – “I wanted a color that both bold and shy people could wear. It’s not a nude..it would look great on EVERYONE!”
Pinch, Brink and Lumiere are three mid toned nude shades, with Pinch having a brown / beige base, Brink having coral and Lumiere having mauve. I actually love all three shades but now I’ve tried them I know Pinch doesn’t look that great on my pale skin tone. Lumiere is definitely my favourite!
All three shades have a matte finish, but they apply really creamy, and have fantastic pigmentation. As with any matte lipstick, the formula can still be drying on the lips, but I find as long as I make sure my lips are moisturised and in good condition before applying, there’s no problem at all. Considering these lipsticks are boxed, and have decent (i.e. not cheap looking) plastic packaging, I really am beyond impressed!
I should also mention that ColourPop have an absolutely massive range of shades available, in their Lippie Sticks, matching Lippie Pencils and eyeshadows too. I may just plan a big order soon 😀
So are you tempted yet!? If you are and you fancy trying some of these gorgeous products out for yourself, there is a sneaky way you can get them shipped to the UK. If you go to mymallbox and sign up, they’ll assign you with your very own US postal address – which is actually a mail box address at their warehouse. They then forward your package on to you. Easy! Prices vary depending on how much you spend and the weight of your parcel, and of course there’s the possibility you could receive customs charges too which you should be aware of. Either way, ColourPop products are so cheap, in my opinion it’s definitely worth it, and I know a few people that have already used this service so I know it definitely works!
I’d love to hear what you think of these Lippie Stix? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx