Review and Swatch: ColourPop blush, Sculpting Stix, Brow Pencil and Highlighter

Colourpop cosmetics: I heard about this brand a few months ago through a youtube video and I was anxious to test it out. I’m a makeup junkie – and am pretty darn picky when it comes to products. I heard it compared to high end products with a drugstore price. Obviously that alone sold me. However, I have relatively mixed reviews with the actual payout of the product itself.

Brow Pencil in “Dope Taupe”: $5.00 (4.0 out of 5.0 stars); I like this product. It is so much better than any drugstore brow pencil I have tried. Why the 4.0/5.0 stars? I honestly still do not feel that it compares to the Anastasia Brow Wiz. I like the price tag but the product has a thicker wax than Anastasia’s brow pencil and can make my sparse brows look un-natural relatively quickly… It does look great when paired with my Benefit Cosmetics brow thickener – however, I do not like to carry two brow products on me most days.

Highlighter in “Avalon”: $8.00 (5.0 out of 5.0 stars); this product is beautiful on my skin tone. It gives a very natural and dewy look – and it does not make me look oily whatsoever. Highlighter can be a bit tricky for individuals with more oily skin. I honestly think the pay off on this is beautiful and do not feel it needs to be paired with a blush or bronzer. Keep in mind, I do have an olive medium tone complexion, so this may not be the greatest fit for those who are more fair.

Blush in “Trickery”:  $8.00 (1.0 out of 5.0 stars); the product looked more peach tone online. When I received it looked hot pink. It obviously (based on the swatch above) also does not show on my skin tone.  😐 This was my first blush and most likely my last from ColourPop. I’d recommend NYX blushes or ELF cosmetics instead (if you’re looking for cheaper but quality products).

Contour Sculpting Sticks in “Dume” and “Renaissance”: $5.00 (4.5 out of 5.0 stars); I love this product. I own two different shades. I notice Dume, after blending, has a red undertone – where as Renaissance has a more yellow tone that suits my skin more appropriately. These products last for 8+ hours and blends easily. It does not irritate my skin nor does it break me out.  I highly recommend you ditch the expensive contour cream palettes, sold at Sephora, and opt for these sculpting sticks. The packaging is great, it’s easy for travel, quality is superb, and the price tag is astounding.

 

I have quite a few ColourPop lip products I will post in a future blog. Until then, like, follow and comment below!

 

Skin Type: Combination Oily // Sensitive: Yes // Acne-prone: Yes

Tone: Olive/Tan/NC42 or NC40 (MAC)/Stromboli (NARS)

 

 

Disclaimer:  For the most part, I’ve switched my diet, hair products, and body cleansers to organic chemical-free products.  I still haven’t moved my cosmetics over to that yet but I think that will be my 2017 goal.  I have oily skin – so finding a primer without silicon is virtually impossible.  I am trying to be more aware of animal-free testing products.

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