ColourPop Haul + Swatches

I told myself I didn't need to try the ColourPop Pressed Shadows over and over but I caved which led to buying more things. I thought I might as well spend $50 to get the free international shipping. So today I have another haul...

ColourPop Hi- Maintenance Pressed Eyeshadow Palette  | $18

So if you didn't know ColourPop recently launched a whole load of Pressed shadows. I've heard mixed reviews but they were cheap so I thought I'd give it a go. You can buy them in singles to make your custom palette or they have a few pre filled palettes. I went for the latter in the form of the Hi - Maintenance  palette. I like the look of the shades in it. It comes with 4 shadows in sturdy cardboard packaging. Which I don't love. The palette itself is quite bulky for just 4 shadows. But this is a lot sturdier in person than it actually looks. The shadows are:

Just In Time - Satin soft Gold. To be honest I haven't used this much. But it looks like a nice highlight shade.

High Strung - A shimmery dusky Rose Gold. This is a really nice lid colour. It's soft and very pigmented.

Get Out - a matte Cranberry colour. This makes a nice crease colour and works well paired with High Strung.

Cute Alert - A matte Burgundy colour. This makes another great crease colour or outer v shade.

Overall, I think these shadows are good for the price. I found the shade Get Out a little chalky and harder to work with. But as $5 shadows go these are pretty good.

Alexis Ren x ColourPop Topaz Pressed Powder Face Duo | $16

I have no idea who Alexis Ren is (I'm showing my age) but I feel like there was some buzz around this palette so I chucked it in my basket when I saw it was in stock. This palette contains a highlighter and bronzer in the Pressed Powder formula. This is actually a lot bigger than I was expecting. The bronzer is a matte, warm toned mid-dark Brown. It's very pigmented so a light hand is needed but it's finely milled and blends out well and lasts all day on me. Because this is so warm I don't think this would be great for contouring but for adding warmth to the face this is great! The highlighter is a really nice Gold colour. I'm loving Gold highlighters at the moment so this is right up my street. It's very soft and really pigmented. It doesn't have a hint of glitter or chunkiness, just really nice shimmers that catch the light perfectly.

ColourPop Lippie Stix | $5

Next I went for a Lippie Stix in the shade Mosh Pit from there matte Lippie Stix line. This is a warm toned mid Brown, which is actually quite bold on me but I really like it! The formula is so nice, it's very creamy and easy to apply, while still being pigmented. I'd say this has more of a satin finish than totally matte. This is incredibly long wearing for a lipstick, I found this wore as well as the Ultra Satin Lips.

ColourPop Aquarius Bundle | $15

I was in the market for some more Spring Summer appropriate lip colours. So I went for the Aquarius Bundle which has an ultra Matte lip, an Ultra Satin Lip and Ultra glossy gloss.

Aquarius - is an ultra glossy formula, it's so nice and silky on the lips. It isn't sticky or thick. The shade is a soft Pink nude colour.

Aquarius Ultra Satin - the Ultra Satin lips are my favourite formula. They aren't drying and last really well on the lips. The shade is again a pigmented soft nude. I don't think this shade would work well on those with a much darker skin tone than me though.

Aquarius 2 Ultra matte - I do find the Ultra Matte formula slightly more drying on the lips than the Ultra Satins but the formula isn't the worst liquid lipstick formula I've come across. The shade is very similar to the Aquarius but this is slightly darker and more Mauvey.

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip | $6

And finally I picked another gloss in the shade Lychee Me. This is a really nice nude Beige with a sheer finish. It works well as a lip topper or on its own. Like the Aquarius gloss this is so nice on the lips and not sticky at all. I can see this becoming a firm favourite!

So that's everything I brought! I did get customs charges on this order, which is frustrating but I got free shipping so it kind of balanced it out.

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

Until next time...

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