Trying Colourpop Eyeshadows
I've received a lot of requests since I went cruelty-free for affordable cruelty-free product options. I have known of the brand Colourpop for some time now, but I hadn't placed an order until now. I was watching some of Jenn's videos one Friday evening, and she mentioned Colourpop over and over. So I popped on their website and took advantage of their 3 for $10 eyeshadows promotion with free shipping. Here are the three shades I chose, and my thoughts on them.
Most of you know I tend to reach for neutrals. I also prefer matte and satin finish shadows, to glitters. After looking up swatches and reviews on their pigmentation and overall quality, I ended up with the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows in Hanky Panky, One by One, and Smash. As you'll see in the swatches below, these shades are actually very close in darkness to my actual skintone. I actually love that because I love subtle eyeshadows, but if you want to go lighter or darker in the same tones I'm pretty confident you'll find something that fits because Colourpop just has such a wide range of shades available.
Hanky Panky is described as a light, warm beige with a matte finish. I have been looking for a warm-toned matte crease shade as there isn't one my Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette (my go-to matte palette) and I think I've found the one! This is the perfect shade to blend those edges away and add a little depth to the lids on my light-medium skintone. I will say, it's a little warmer than I expected but it goes so well with my pink-toned shadows.
On the topic of pink-toned eyeshadows, how beautiful is One by One? Described as a true pastel pearlized peach, this is an unexpected love. This pulls orange/coral tones, but is still just a super wearable pink shade that I think I'll be loving all summer.
My favourite of the three for last, Smash. Described as a neutral satin beige with a soft golden sheen, this is an everyday shade for me. It almost like a warmer, slightly more gold version of my favourite Burberry Pale Barley which I have been looking for a cruelty-free dupe for. Although this is not a dupe, it is certainly in the running as a new everyday go-to shade.
In general, I am super impressed by the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows. I have really been missing out! These are the definition of "buttery eyeshadows", they're incredibly pigmented, and easy blend. Next time they have a promotion (which is often), I'm definitely going to consider picking up a couple more shades. Please send your suggestions if you've tried Colourpop products!
Quick note on shipping to Canada. My order took what felt like ages to arrive. I placed the order on a Friday night, it was shipped the following Tuesday, it hopped back and forth over the border about 5 times, then was stuck with Canadian customs for over a week. That part was quite frustrating, but considering how affordable these high quality shadows are, I can get over the wait time.
Have you tried Colourpop products? If so, send me recommendations!
Note that all shades featured in this post are vegan!
Hanky Panky: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, BORON NITRIDE, ISODODECANE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).
One by One: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISODODECANE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), MICA (CI 77019).
Smash: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isododecane, boron nitride, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, dimethicone/vinyl trimethylisiloxy silicate crosspolymer, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, glycine soja (soybean) oil. [ +/- aluminum powder (ci 77000), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), black 2 (ci 77266), blue 1 (ci 42090), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), bronze powder (ci 77400), carmine (ci 75470), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), copper powder (ci 77400), ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (ci 77510), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), green 5 (ci 61570), iron oxides (ci 77491), iron oxides (ci 77492), iron oxides (ci 77499), manganese violet (ci 77742), mica (ci 77019), red 40 lake (ci 16035), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ultramarines (ci 77007), yellow 5 (ci 19140), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140)].