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Review: ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighters

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Colourpop Pressed Powder Highlighters Review

Another day, another ColourPop post. And this one is a goodie! Right when ColourPop’s new Pressed Powder Highlighters came out, I knew I had to buy some. The size of them and the range of colours spoke to me immediately. Want to know more about the shades I picked up? Keep reading!

ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighters Review

The Pressed Powder Highlighters are highly reflective, buttery soft powders that are very creamy and blendable with a luminous, satin finish, so in most cases, it’s a good idea to use them with a light hand. The shades that I picked up are S’il Vous Play, a silvery white with white sparkles, Velvet Rope is a soft golden pink, Go Honey is a petal pink, and Total Package is a metallic medium rose gold.

Price: $8 US ea. / 6.5g / Available now at ColourPop.com

ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighters Review

From L-R: Go Honey, Total Package, Velvet Rope & S’il Vous Play

My Glittery Thoughts:

If you love full-on glam highlighters, these ones on are for you! They don’t play around when it comes to pigmentation and with one simple swipe, you get a lot. This is especially the case with Total Package, Velvet Rope and S’il Vous Play. They are very buttery in their pans and deliver blinding shine and colour so easily, so use a light hand with them. Go Honey still has that pigmentation but you don’t pick up as much product as you do with the others. Go Honey is a soft petal pink that I’ve been using as a blush, which works really well when I mix in Total Package or Velvet Rope as a highlight. S’il Vous Play is the perfect “highlight everywhere” colour when I want to look really glowy and basically lit by the Gods. One of my only issues with these highlighters is that there are no names on the bottom of their packaging, so I had to write on them what each of them are, which is a little annoying since I don’t have the prettiest writing. The packaging is really nice and the amount of product you get in each is really good, but I do like knowing what products I’m working with instead of guessing, you know? If you want affordable, full-on glam highlighters that come in a range of gorgeous shades and don’t play when it comes to pigmentation and application, pick up a couple of these highlighters and you’ll be blown away!

What do you think of the ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighters? Which shade is your favourite?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa Collection Review

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ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa Collection

Not a lot of makeup brand and celeb collaborations really excite me. However, since I didn’t end up buying the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, I felt like I needed to get my hands on something that had those pink and rosy tones. With my love for the show Claws, I had a newfound admiration for Karrueche Tran and add in the fact that the Fem Rosa Collection from ColourPop looked amazeballs, it seemed like a no brainer for me to buy.

ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa Collection is inspired by all things ‘rose’ and includes an eyeshadow palette named “She”, a pressed powder cheek and face palette named “Her” as well as a Fem Rosa lip bundle. When I purchased the Fem Rosa collection, I also received an additional, limited edition Ultra Glossy Lip that was being offered on the release date.

ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa Collection

Now, first things first, let’s talk about the eyeshadow palette! She eyeshadow palette is made up of a medley of rosy tones and mauve shades, as well as buttery metallic finishes. This palette is all about romance and will dress up your eyes for a brunch date or seductive night on the town. The palette offers 12 shadows which includes Ladylike, a metallic soft ivory, Babe, satin light peachy pink, Dainty, metallic pinkish taupe, Chick, a metallic subtle gold, Mademoiselle, a metallic rose gold, Gal, a metallic red with copper duo chrome, Empress, a metallic mid-tone pink plum, Filly, a metallic rusty orange, Dear, a matte warm rose, Missy, a matte deep burgundy, Damsel, a matte smokey violet, Duchess, a matte dusty coral.

ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa Collection

Top Row from L-R: Ladylike & Babe
Bottom Row from L-R: Dainty & ChickColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa CollectionTop Row from L-R: Mademoiselle & Gal
Bottom Row from L-R: Empress & Filly
ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa CollectionTop Row from L-R: Dear & Missy
Bottom Row from L-R: Damsel & Duchess

Her face palette gives you the full rosy effect with shades to bronze, glow and flush up your cheeks and face. Her includes Lassie, a true gold pearlized highlighter, Mistress, a matte rosy pink blush, and Dame, a neutral brown matte bronzer.

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Her Face Palette – Top to Bottom: Lassy, Mistress & Dame

Last but not least in this collection is the Fem Rosa lip bundle that comes with one Ultra Glossy Lip and two Ultra Satin Lips, plus the limited edition Ultra Glossy Lip that came with the purchase. The collection includes Contessa, a sheer warm gold gloss with pink and gold glitter, Mrs, a satin deepened coral, and Darling, a satin deep plum. The limited edition Ultra Glossy Lip, Polished, is a metallic dark bronze gloss.

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L-R: Darling Ultra Satin Lip & Mrs Ultra Satin Lip
ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa CollectionL-R: Contessa Ultra Glossy Lip & Polished Ultra Glossy Lip

 

My Glittery Thoughts:

Without a doubt, I’m so happy that I got my hands on the She eyeshadow palette. I love the mix of matte, satin and metallic/shimmery shades. The pigmentation is incredible and the options of different kinds of makeup looks are limitless. After getting this palette, I no longer regret not buying the Modern Renaissance palette because this one does it all for me and is so much cheaper. The eyeshadow palette was definitely the main attraction for me but the bundle price for the complete collection made more sense to buy however the other products are nice but not amazing. Her is a face palette I’ve been using more on my eyes because the colours are way too dark on my skin. The Fem Rosa lip bundle is really pretty and all of the shades look good on me except for the limited edition Polished shade. The colour clashes too much with my pale skin tone compared to the other shades but I’m glad it was free! Mrs is a pretty shade that enhances my freckles and the golden tones in my hair while Darling provides a pretty contrast between its deep plum colour and my paleness. If you have a tanned or darker complexion, you will get tons of use out of all of these products but if you’re pale like me, it might be best to stick with getting the eyeshadow palette. If you do not own a rosy toned palette that is very versatile and extremely fun to wear, you need to buy She!

What do you think of the ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa Collection? What’s your favourite product from the collection?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

Warning: You’re Missing Out by Not Buying the ColourPop Crushed Crystal Collection

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ColourPop Crushed Crystal Collection Review

Like a slow burning fire, my love for ColourPop continues to grow, month by month, year by year. Every month they put something new and constantly raise the stakes and my heart rate. Ever since they snap chatted the swatches from their Crushed Crystal Collection, I was immediately a goner stalked their accounts until a release date was announced and then counted down the days till it was mine. After seeing and experiencing them with my own eyes and hands, I can officially say that you’re missing out by not buying the collection.

So what is the Crushed Crystal Collection all about? The collection is comprised of four sets of products inspired by soothing, positive energy crystals that are also inspirited with the gemstones during the production process, and even come infused with crushed crystals to give them even more good vibes. The gemstones include Amethyst (my birth stone, yay!), Aquamarine, Rose Quartz, and Aventurine.

ColourPop Crushed Crystal Collection Review

Amethyst is a calming stone that opens up your third eye and enhances intuition and inner strength. Aquamarine contains the energy of the ocean and its pure, calming and relaxing properties and promotes mental clarity as well as inspires truth and wisdom. Rose Quartz is known as the “love stone” and inspires the love of beauty and imagination. Aventurine is known at the “good luck stone” and attracts positivity, creative energy and inner strength, and also enhances success, growth, prosperity in your life.

ColourPop Crushed Crystal Collection Review

From L-R: Rose Quartz Crystal Liquid Highlighter, Amethyst Crystal Liquid Highlighter,  Aventurine Crystal Liquid Highlighter, Aquamarine Crystal Liquid Highlighter

The collection, like all of the others, comes with a Crystal Priming Spray, Crystal Liquid Highlighter and Crystal Lip Balm. I’ve been kicking myself ever since the launch date that I didn’t splurge and buy the full collection of each because I thought I could hold off on buying the Crystal Priming Spray but that was the first product to actually SELL OUT from each set 🙁 I definitely learned my lesson after that. So, moving on from that since I can’t show it off for you and tell you what I think of it just yet, we have the Crystal Liquid Highlighter ($9 ea. / 25ml / Available for a limited time at ColourPop.com) which can be worn on top of foundation or mixed with your moisturizer for a mermaid glow. The Crystal Liquid Highlighter in Amethyst has an irresistible shade of lavender with a pink flip that’s infused with crushed Amethyst, the Aquamarine highlighter has a blue tone with a violet flip and is infused with crushed Aquamarine crystals, the Rose Quarts highlighter has a rose gold tone that’s infused with crushed Rose Quartz and the Aventurine highlighter has gold tone with a green flip and is infused with crushed Aventurine crystals.

ColourPop Crushed Crystal Collection Review

From L-R: Aventurine Crystal Lip Balm, Rose Quartz Crystal Lip Balm, Aquamarine Crystal Lip Balm, Amethyst Crystal Lip Balm

The Crystal Lip Balms ($5.00 ea. / Available for a limited time at ColourPop.com) are moisturizing crystal-infused lip balms that can be worn alone or on top of your favourite lip colour as an opalescent lip topper. The Amethyst Crystal Lip Balm is a shade of opalescent lavender that’s infused with crushed Amethyst, Aquamarine is an opalescent blue infused with crushed Aquamarine, Rose Quartz is an opalescent rose infused with crushed Rose Quartz and the Aventurine is an opalescent green infused with crushed Aventurine.

My Glittery Thoughts:

So, was it worth the wait and additional customs fees? Yes! I love everything about this collection and it lived up to all of the photos and videos I’ve been drooling over. As soon as they come back in stock, I plan on buying the priming sprays because they seem like the perfect thing to wake up my skin and freshen it up before I put makeup on. The highlighters are magically stunning! The shift in their colours is so beautiful and I love the effect that it gives my skin on top of foundation and mixed with moisturizer. The pump is a little tricky though because if you try to get one pump of product, you will get a huge glob that is more than what you need. So I have to pump it very slowly to make sure I only get a little bit, which is all you need because a little goes a long way. The lip balms are very opalescent and offer quite a bit of colour to bare lips or on top of lipstick. I love lip balms and this makes things even more fun because of the mermaid-y hues. This is definitely a summer collection but I can see all of the colours transitioning well into fall and winter, especially the cooler toned shades. If you want to spice up your highlighter and lip balm collection with funky hues that really work well on all skin tones, you don’t want to miss out on this collection!

What do you think of the ColourPop Crushed Crystal Collection? What is your favourite crystal set of the collection?! Share your thoughts below!