I’m typically not one to purchase every celeb/influencer beauty collaboration that is released unless I feel that there’s some special items or colors that I must have. However, I initially became interested in the Colourpop x Karrueche Tran collection when it was first released, not for the collaborator but because of the color palette presented. I held off purchasing for a while, hence why I’m reviewing it now (I’ve been trying to curve my spending on beauty products as much as possible… it’s been hard y’all, but it’s working LOL). Overall I think it was a good collection, but I have my reserves about a few of the items in the collection. Let’s get to it!
I ordered the eyeshadow quad and three liquid lipsticks. I believe that there was also a highlighter, blush, and bronzer that was part of the collection, but again trying to preserve coins here. What I liked most about the collection is the rustic, terra cotta colors presented. It also gave me a 90’s beauty vibe with the rich browns and deep reds. I don’t have many rustic shades in my collection, fortunately Colorpop is super affordable so I indulged a bit..
Let’s start with the eyeshadows! The 4 shades that were part of the collection consisted of 3 matte colors and one pearlized color. I love how pigmented the colors are, as always. I feel like Colourpop does extremely well with the color payoff of their shimmer/pearlized colors, but the mattes I haven’t quite figured out yet as far as application is concerned. I’m use to shadows being pigmented and having to use a light hand to get a soft wash of color and I typically use a fluffy natural-haired brush to do so.
(Crenshaw, Beverly, Sunset Blvd, Wilshire)
However, with the matte shadows they don’t pick up as well on fluffy brushes and I have to double back sometimes to even get a good wash of color and even more if I want to define an area like the crease. With the pearlized shadows, they are easy to tap on the lid or in the inner corner of the eye with your finger (recommended use by the company) or with a synthetic shader brush. So maybe I need to change up my technique and tools when using the matte shades but they did take a bit of effort to use. My favorites of the 4 shadows are Wilshire (an awesome transition crease or lid shade) and Sunset Blvd.
On to the lip products. As you may already know I STAN for a liquid lipstick, it just works for me. As I mentioned earlier, I don’t have shades like these in my collection (purchase justified! lol). I can honestly say that I am happy to have all three of these colors and plan to put them in heavy rotation in the fall (I’m going to give my spring colors some love soon).
(Rooch, Chi, and Kae)
I think that the last time that I featured a Colourpop haul the lip products weren’t out yet. So let me fill you in if you haven’t tried them yet. The finish is SUPER matte and extremely long wearing. The formula is really runny though so be careful not to have the tube upside down or anything (I’m guilty of this!). It also takes some time to dry. Word to the wise, do not let your lips touch while drying because the finish could be a bit patchy once it dries.
Take a look at some live lip swatches and a look that I created using the collection.
Skin// Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation in Medium// Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger// YSL Souffle D’Eclat Finishing Veil// Makeup For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion in 30M// Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Eyes// Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown// KaePop eyeshadow Quad (Sunset Blvd on the lid + Wilshire, Crenshaw, and Beverly in the crease and undereye)// Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara// Ardell Glamour #113 Lashes
Lips// Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Rooch
Have you tried the Kaepop collection? If so, let me know your thoughts below!
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