26 May 2015

ColourPop Haul & First Impressions (Lippie Stix, Blushes and Super Shock Shadows)

Happy Tuesday to all my gorgeous followers! Today I am doing a highly requested blog post all about my first ever experience with the super hyped brand ColourPop who you may have recently heard many Beauty Bloggers and Youtubers raving about lately. They seem to me most well known for their Lippie Stix and Shadows. So of course, I made sure to order lots of those to review for you! 

ColourPop are a US brand from Los Angeles, that specialize in providing their customers with good quality products that are available in a huge array of different colours! They even welcome feedback from their customers if you have an idea for a new shade for them to create. They do not test their products on animals and lucky for us, provide international shipping so you can get your hands on their products if you live in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands! According to their website, ColourPop are working on expanding their shipping to include more countries as well.

ColourPop have recently released a line of blushes and highlighters as well! When I made this order, their highlighters were not yet released but I did pick up some blushes to review for you as well!


I was pretty curious about how these products would arrive on my doorstep, since I have heard a lot of feedback from friends as well as customers on their social media pages complaining that their eyeshadows had arrived broken. It seems that the circular pots where the eyeshadows are housed can be easily damaged and crack when not treated with care.

Fortunately for me, ColourPop must be taking this feedback on board since all of my items were carefully wrapped up in foam sheets as you can see from the picture above. I am happy to report that none of my eyeshadows arrived cracked or damaged at all.*happy dance*

Shipping and Delivery Time

Now, if you are living in Australia like me, you'd probably be interested to know I placed my order on 18th April. I received an e-mail confirmation saying it was being shipped on 24th April. I then received my goodies on 12th May. So pretty much from start to finish it took about a full month which is quite a lengthy wait if you are anything like me and pretty much want to play with your purchases as soon as you order them! Keep this in mind when making your order. I also paid $25.96 USD in shipping so that is also a consideration when making your order as they do not offer a flat rate for shipping, however I did have a decent amount of products so I bit the bullet.


Naturally I had to order some blushes to try them out for you guys, *ahem* we all know I didn't need any new blushes, but it was all for the sake of my blog and making sure you all get the most accurate information for when you might make an order (yes, that is what I'll keep telling myself).

I tried to pick up a good variety of shades and ended up deciding on Between The SheetsPrenup and Asiaphrodic. Each blush retails for $8 USD.

ColourPop Blush Swatches in Between the Sheets, Prenup & Aphrodisiac

Between The Sheets is a mid-tone beige pink and a perfect everyday blush colour. It has a matte finish and blends easily into the cheeks. This one is a no brainer and I think if you want to play it safe get this shade because it would suit everyone! 

Prenup is described as mid-tone plum pink and is a satin finish. I was hoping it would be a little more plum than it appears in these swatches, however I still think it's gorgeous. I do feel like it appears to be a more mid-tone cool pink but I don't feel like it is necessarily plum. 

Aphrodisiac I chose as more of a contour. It is described as a soft beige brown with matte finish which I think describes it perfectly. It is a little on the warm side so it may not suit everyone as a contour but it could certainly be used as a bronzer and warm up the face.

ColourPop Blush Swatches in Aphrodisiac, Prenup & Between The Sheets

Lippie Stix

The LippieStix seem to be a definite cult favourite amongst ColourPop fans. They remind me a little of the Bite Beauty Creme Lip Crayons but have a wind up tip so there is no need to sharpen them. They are almost like a lipliner and lipstick hybrid. The packaging is plastic but seems pretty sturdy and I haven't had any issues with any breakage of the tips. These Lippie Stix retail for $5 USD each.

Again, I tried to order a variety of different shades to ensure I could test both pigmentation of light and darker shades, and across the board, these Lippie Stix are intensely pigmented, probably some of the most pigmented lip products I've ever come across for the price! I'm really happy with all the colours I chose.

ColourPop Lippie Stix (Top to Bottom): Go Fish, Corset, Lumière, Tootsi

Go Fish is a vibrant coral red with a hyper glossy finish so it's super shiny and looks amazing on the lips! It's a lovely bright red shade and leans on the cooler side.

Corset is described as a true pink lavender, which is one of my absolute favourite lip shades to purchase as they are often difficult to find! This shade is definitely a true mauve/lavender and I love it!!! It is also a hyper glossy finish.

Lumière has had a lot of hype around it since it was developed by Youtuber Kathleen Lights. It is described as a dusty pink mauve, and it is really stunning. The swatches honestly do not do it justice because this shade is so pretty, and would suit almost anyone which is why Kathleen chose it.

Tootsi is described as a cool-toned grey beige (see: greige) and is a matte finish. The greige trend is very in right now and Tootsi has been said to be a good dupe for the ever popular Lime Crime Velvetine in Cashmere I am not a supporter of Lime Crime for various reasons, so I don't own that lip product to compare, but I'm interested to see what you all think from the swatch if it would be a good dupe!

I just took this picture to show you all when I was trying to remove these swatches on my arm using my Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, they were so difficult to remove! These babies will stay on your lips all day and barely need any touch ups! They feel super comfortable on the lips and I didn't find them drying at all. I would consider them to be very long-lasting and definitely affordable, even when you convert them to australian dollars.

Super Shock Shadows + Pigments

There are literally hundreds of Super Shock Shadows and Pigments on the ColourPop website, so I had to try to restrain myself when making an order to test out some of these shades. I ended up ordering the Where The Light Is foursome by Kathleen Lights since the swatches looked really nice online and like shades that I would be able to incorporate into my regular makeup looks. I certainly wasn't disappointed with my choice.

ColourPop Where The Light Is Swatches

Although this pack of four eyeshadows looks like a palette from the packaging, it opens up to reveal four single shadows, as this is the way all other ColourPop shadows are stored in a circular plastic pot. This may annoy those who prefer palettes, but I like the convenience of being able to mix and match single shadow shades, and just take one shade with me if there was one that I particularly liked! These shades are only available in the four pack and cannot be purchased individually. The Where The Light Is collection costs $20 USD so each eyeshadow remains $5 USD each.

ColourPop Where The Light Is Swatches
ColourPop Where The Light Is Swatches (L-R): Blaze, KathleenLights, Cornelius, Glow

Glow - A creamy vanilla shade with a matte finish.

Cornelius - A mid tone warm caramel with a matte finish. A perfect transition or crease shade.

KathleenLights - A bright golden copper. This is probably my favourite shade. So pretty!!!

Blaze - Described as coco bronze sprinkled with multi-dimensional glitter and is a metallic finish. Also very eye-catching and gorgeous for a night out! 

ColourPop Where The Light Is Swatches

I don't feel like the swatches have done the shades justice! They are much more vibrant and eye-catching in person. I really like these for something different, however because of the formula they will obviously be more difficult to blend in the crease so perhaps keep that in mind when you purchase shades. I will most likely be purchasing more shades that would be great to pat on the centre of the lid as that is my preferred way to apply them.

 The Verdict

I'm definitely impressed with the products I've tried from ColourPop. They aren't just a paid advertisement from Beauty Bloggers and Youtubers, but I think they have been promoted because the Lippie Stix, Blushes and Super Shock Shadows are very innovative in terms of their formula and pigmentation. 

My current ColourPop Collection

For those that live in the US, they are also a steal because they are so affordably priced. For those of us that have to convert to AUD as well as pay shipping, they become less affordable, but are still very comparable and in some cases cheaper than our drugstore alternatives. I'd highly recommend any and all of the products I have tried from ColourPop and will probably get more products in the future. I think it is more worthwhile to purchase products in larger amounts so that shipping is more worthwhile, or splitting an order with a friend that lives near you.

Have you tried any products from ColourPop? What did you think?


  1. Ahhh I still don't know!! I really want to but saving money for japan... Maybe I will order some before I leave for japan so I can have a present for when I get back!! hehe! You picked a beautiful colours and some of them are in my cart as we speak!! Great post lovely!! xx
    Mel | Loads of Lifestyle

  2. I just uploaded my haul as well! I'm still planning on doing reviews and a brand focus post :) Shipping was pretty ridiculous but when you think about the fact that they're a new, smaller company and how affordable the products are, I think it's justified! Oh and I don't think they ship completely internationally!? I think its just US, Australia and NZ? I just know they don't ship everywhere!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. I'll definitely check out your post now! It will be great to see a more in depth review and brand focus too :) Great idea! I still think the products are pretty affordable even with shipping! Thanks for letting me know about the shipping! I thought they did ship everywhere but you're right it is only USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands. I've updated the post to reflect this! Thanks so much again, I wouldn't want anyone to be disappointed. They say on their website they are looking to expand to new countries so hopefully they do eventually ship everywhere :) Thanks so much for your comment! xx

  4. If I were you I'd probably wait until I got back from Japan, and if you still feel like you need some ColourPop in your life you could order some when you get back! Most of their products don't seem to sell out so I'm sure they will be available when you get back! Thanks so much for reading babe x

  5. I was going to do a ColourPop post today as well. 🙊 But my wifi is being crap and won't let me!
    Great post Sarah! I definitely need to get Prenup and Go Fish!

  6. I love the look of the Tootsi Lippy, totally a colour that I would wear :)
    Beauty Wanderer

  7. I haven't tried anything from ColorPop, but I love the review and all the photos and swatches you included! Those lippie stix sound amazing!


    Far out how dangerous hahahah, I want so much x

    Katina |

  9. No worries Sarah! Glad I could be of help hehe :)

  10. Christel Hansen27/5/15 5:29 am

    Huuuuge fan of Colourpop! I actually reviewed the Lippie Stix over on the blog not too long ago! I absolutely love Lumiere - it is so incredibly beautiful! I also highly recommend Frida, which surprisingly enough, is a colour that even the BF seems to love (weird!). I've been thinking about getting some of the Lip pencils to match, because they're just so good!
    I also have the Shaaanxo eyeshadows which I love (but haven't reviewed yet cause I'm a bit slack!), but really, really want to get my hands on the Kathleen Lights ones!
    Love all your photos so much, they're really making me want to try Tootsi!

  11. I badly want to get my hands on ColourPop cosmetics, everything looks amazing! Sadly they don't ship to the UK but I hope that will change soon x

    Beauty with charm

  12. Oh hai Christel, fancy seeing you here!

  13. These look sooo nice! I desperately want to order some of the lippie stix.

  14. I'm dying to get my hands on some lippie stix! And highlighters, blushes & maybe some shadows... :p I may have to order some soon, for review purposes of course 😉

  15. Christel Hansen27/5/15 7:55 am

    Hi lovely lady!!! <3

  16. Oh my gosh you got so many beautiful products! I really hope Colourpop start UK shipping soon as the Kathleen Lights set is at the top of my wishlist but to be honest I love everything you chose! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  17. Looove your haul! Can't believe how different Lumiere looks in your swatch to what it looks like on me! Much browner on me for some reason but I still kind of dig it. I love the look of the Kathleen Lights set but struggle to justify the shipping costs...

    Ash /

  18. blogrekindled30/5/15 5:57 pm

    I get so impatient. A month wait would kill me lol. I am so used to express shipping even from UK/US. I love the look of the products though particularly the blushes.

  19. SOBS SUCH BEAUTIFUL-NESS. Shame it took awhile to get there though! I desperately want to try Colourpop, but shipping is stopping me. Someone combine shipping with me! >:D

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  20. All of these products look amazing! It's such a shame this brand isn't available in my area..
    If you'd like you could check out my new blog - I'd be honored ;)

  21. I hope they come to your area soon! They really are some interesting and unique products! I'm headed over to your blog now! xx

  22. I know!!! Expensive shipping is the devil, I just made a bigger order and bit the bullet!!! Let me know if you end up trying any of their products Sheri! Thanks for reading! xx

  23. OMG I know the wait was so painful!!! I think they did have an express shipping option but it was super expensive so I decided to wait! The blushes are honestly so pretty! I hope you decide to try some xx

  24. The shipping costs are so brutal, but I am happy that I made the order in the end because I'm really digging their products! That's so funny how different some lipstick shades can look on different people! I'd love to see what it looks like on you! Do you have any swatches on your blog? I'll have to check it out xx Thanks for reading!

  25. Thanks so much! I think they will definitely expand out to the UK soon since they have been so successful with sales in the US and Australia, so keep your eyes peeled! I'm glad you like the things I've picked up :) I hope you get to try some of their products soon! xx

  26. I definitely want more lippie stix and to try a highlighter so let me know if you make an order and we can split shipping!!! :D woo

  27. LENA OMG you need the lippie stix in your life, for any lipstick lover, you would appreciate these because they are so easy to apply with the thinner applicator and they stay put like a lipliner without being drying! Do they ship to NZ?? You could always order them to your mom's place and get her to send them to you! x

  28. Oh boo! That's so annoying they haven't been able to expand their shipping to the UK yet! I bet they will soon because they are becoming so popular with most bloggers and YouTubers raving about them. I sure hope you can get your hands on some of their products soon! Thanks so much for reading Alina! x

  29. Thanks so much Christel, I'll definitely check out your blog post! What if the link? I already want more lippie stix so I will have to look into getting Frida, I have heard a lot of good things about it! Glad you & Lena have found each other lol <3

  30. Christel Hansen3/6/15 11:07 am

    Thanks Sarah! Here's the link:
    I'm trying so hard to refrain myself from making another order (but I've already got a cart full of stuff on their site... oops), so I definitely know what you mean about wanting more lippie stix! Frida is so lovely, I think it's one of those colours that would suit pretty much anyone! <3
    Hehehe, was so cool to spot her here too - clearly we have great blog taste ;) oxoxo

  31. They do ship to NZ, and I definitely see an order in my future! I've heard nothing but good things about them!!!

  32. If you could find someone to split shipping with you, that would be ideal hey!!!
    I reckon you'd love most of their stuff Katina, but I'll try to refrain from being an enabler hahaha xxx

  33. Thanks so much girl! I really appreciate you reading my blog :)
    Let me know if you try anything!!

  34. I have been obsessed with Tootsi this week! I find it more wearable than any other 'greige' colour that I've tried from other brands!

  35. Did you end up getting anything from ColourPop in the end Samantha?
    Their new highlighters look amazing as well!!! NEED xxx

  36. Not yet! I just got an order a week ago so I should probably wait a little while be more doing another one. Plus those shipping costs.
    Yes! Lauren got a couple in the order we did and the bronze is so gorgeous and I NEED it for summer. :)

  37. I really hope they do soon, I will go wild when they do haha x

  38. Lovely post Sarah! I just adore Colourpop Cosmetics. So afforadable.