Indie brands are definitely on the rise these days and are honestly giving more mainstream brands a run for their money. One brand that seemed to appear out of nowhere and is making a killing in 2015 is Colour Pop Cosmetics.
A bit about the company:
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.
I really love the concept of affordable luxury. So far I have only tried their eyeshadows, highlighters, and bronzers. I would LOVE to try their ultra matte liquid lipsticks, BUT the shades that I want to try are always sold out (cutting the most severe side eye imaginable). That’s okay though…
They recently expanded their line to include both pencil and gel eyeliners.
Their products range from $5 to $8.
I have worked with many shades and formulas and I must say that the Colour Pop products are extremely pigmented and are by far the softest formula that I have seen in a while. The texture is has more of a cushion-y feel to them. They are indeed giving quality at a low price point. The texture of their products remind me of the MAC Electric Cool shadows that originally launched about three years ago.
The only thing that I can say about the products that may pose to be challenge is application with a brush. Certain colors tend to not transfer well onto a brush. It is suggested to apply the products using your fingers. I have tried the recommended application for the eyeshadows on the lid and it worked like a charm. However, trying to apply the colors on larger areas of the face, like for bronzer, takes a bit more time than I am use to.
Another thing that I noticed was that the more shimmery shadows transferred to the skin a bit better than the matte shades. The matte shadows are extremely pigmented, but applied to the skin a bit streaky, so you would need to build these shades to get it to look opaque on the lid.
Here are the products that I purchased.
Top: Onai and Hankey Panky Bottom: Summer Livin and Rip Tide
L to R: Summer Luvin, Onai, Rip Tide, Hankey Panky
Top: Amira and Lectra Bottom: Farah and Mooning
L to R: Farah, Amira Mooning, Lectra
L to R: Happy Hour and Poolside
Top: High Waisted Bottom: Road Trip and Wisp
L to R: Road Trip, Highly Waisted, Wisp
Favorite shades: Amira, Mooning, Summer Luvin, Happy Hour, Wisp
Would I recommend: ABSOLUTELY
Have you tried ColourPop Cosmetics, leave a comment below.
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