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Hello! If you celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful Easter. If you do not, I hope you had a wonderful Sunday 😊

I swear this is my last “look what I got from Colourpop” post for awhile haha. If I buy more from them, I will hide it for awhile 😂 Seriously, though, they have just been hitting it hard with eye catching releases lately. The most complaints I see toward Colourpop is please stop releasing so much at once because I can’t afford it 😂

We will first acknowledge the card 😂 I was so excited that I got a different one even with my orders being placed so closely together. My dad used to be a bee keeper, so I especially liked this one.

Colourpop released 8 pressed glitters and 4 neon pigments. I actually had no interest in getting the pigments especially because I already had one shade in another palette (Sandbar); however, the math made me buy them. To get the palette with all 12 was $40. Each glitter was $5. So…. I’m not good at math, but it gets better when it involves makeup 😂

Let’s talk packaging. Each shadows came individually in these cartons which are gorgeous considering they are meant to be thrown away. The palette that came to put them in is the Orange Desert one I picked for BYOP and I was happy about that! I think it’s a gorgeous look

And here they are!

Gorgeous, right? How could I pass them up? I honestly don’t have many glitters and definitely none like these. Don’t shove your finger straight into one or it will be a mess. You can see the orange one looks funny because I did that. They are not loose…they have a clear gel which is why you don’t really need a glitter glue…but they are soft enough you want to go in gently. Here are swatches, which I found hard to do lol. I didn’t want to use a sh*t ton of product to make them opaque for swatches. Colourpop has swatches on their website if you don’t like these! But this is from swirling my finger once, twice for just a few:

Some of them are one color with another color glitter added in. So in different lights, they look different–which I love. The pigments are said to work best if you put a white base down.

I watched someone do both plain and white base on YouTube, and they are definitely more vibrant with white.

Glitters across the top, then bottom: Hungry Ghost, Light Show, Palooza, Boombayah, Free Bird, Renegade, Indio.

Pigments across: Keep Scrolling, Sandbar, OOO, Seeing Stars.

I literally have glitter all over me just from carefully getting shade names from them 😂 I love how glitter looks, hate how messy it is! There was some fall out as the day went on, so you could use a glitter glue as reenforcement. My favorite glitters are all of them 😂🤷 My favorite pigment is OOO!

Also, FYI, the pigments will stain. See my below pic with the liners.

Now, they also released a box set of neon liners (you can buy individually $5, box is $20):

They are mechanical (you twist and more comes out). They are creme gel liners. They do feel creamy and glide on easily. One word of advice: don’t go in too hard. I literally broke the tip off of two so far 🙄😭 I like them, though.

I used Hungry Ghost and the neon yellow liner!

What do you guys think? Do you like glitter? Or neons? Does Colourpop need to slow down??!



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Good evening! (Morning/afternoon/night!) So my blog is a little Colourpop heavy lately…sorry! They are my favorite and I find it hardest to pass up their new launches…which is bad because that’s literally every other week 🙄😂❤️

But one deal they run off and on is a BYOP deal! You pick an empty palette…they normally have different patterns and a few different sizes, and then you fill it! The overall price is 50% what it would be if you normally bought their empty palette and then individual items to fill it. I almost did a 2 blush 9 shadows palette…but I ended up with a 12 pan eyeshadow palette.

First off … I will always say this. I LOVE the postcards they include. I literally hang them up everywhere 😂🤷 But I went with the orange desert palette because it was the prettiest for me 😁 I love orange. Btw, I did buy some creme liners…but I ended up going back for the set, so they will be in my next blog lol.

Here’s my creation! I titled it, Neutral Out of Sight, Neutral Out of Mind 😂😂😂 I crack myself up. Seriously, though, I have so many neutrals… I wanted colors that went with each other but also filled in some colors I don’t really have elsewhere.

As a side note, once you click to fill the palette, they take you to a particular page of items. It might not include every shade they have… I never tried to compare.

From top left across and down to the last one: Tiki (matte), Paper Tiger (matte), Oh Ship (matte), Lost and Found (matte), Piece of Cake (matte), Backstage (matte), Quantum Sleep (shimmer), Silver Lining (matte), Paradiso (shimmer), Formation (matte), Conjour Up (matte), and Superzoom (shimmer).

I’m not sure why, but the swatches came out a little fuzzy 😦 Like every picture I took. Anyways, they performed like you expect from Colourpop. Sometimes their mattes don’t swatch the best, but so far none are patchy or have given me any kind of trouble on the eye.

What was I thinking? First off, I had to have Silver Lining. I love purple-grey shades, and I consider that shade my favorite kind of neutral. It’s not really, but I think it is lol. I wanted some blues to go with my Atlantis palette (and because I didn’t get the Blue Blood palette 😭). I love oranges and didn’t have any hot orange colors like Oh Ship. I am lacking on yellows and teals as well. And I have so, so many shimmers!! So I only took the three I saw that looked different from what I have.

So what do you think of this deal? I believe this cost $35? I could look through my past orders but I’m lazy 🤓 It was no more than $40. They do run this off and on throughout the year if you’re interested! Sign up for their emails and they definitely alert you. I’m not sure if it’s still going on but you can check out their webpage to find out 🤗 A lot of the empty palette styles were sold out last time I looked though.

-AV (Instagram Avlovesmakeup) ❤️

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Hello! It is no secret that Colourpop went from being that brand I wanted to try to my favorite overall. I constantly purchase and review their stuff, and I think once I was disappointed and one product hasn’t worked for me. Overall, they are affordable, creative, and driven. By that last one, I mean over the last year they have been pumping out new products, new shades, new formulas, new collections, and new collabs. It’s been exciting and overwhelming lol. I had to pass on a lot of stuff I thought was awesome because there was so much one after another that I just couldn’t afford everything despite their (in my opinion) reasonable pricing.

Their biggest hit last year was probably the Disney Designer princess collab they did with Disney. It sold out instantly, came back and sold out again, and now they finally have stuff still sitting for purchase if you were late to the table. Last month they came out with a Disney Villains Collection as a part II. I have one small set I picked up to show you, but I wanted to offer some thoughts on the collection as a whole and how I think they could have done stuff a little differently. Btw, last I checked, Ulta had two collections and the palette in stock, and Colourpop has *everything* in stock. I think maybe two items were sold out ever and they already restocked them.

The Evil Queen Collection

I actually got this from Ulta because I was placing an order anyways and wanted free shipping 😂 It was $25 and came slightly damaged. Since it was just the packaging, I’m not returning or complaining.

Colourpop knows how to package. I love the overall look of everything they do.

Each set has a lipstick, highlighter, and lipgloss. The whole collection had 6 collections, a palette, a jelly much shadow for each villain, and 2 glitterly obsessed glitters. You could buy the PR kit for $250, the collection minus box for $200, or each set was $25. You could get each item individually as well. The villains were: Hades, Evil Queen, Ursula, Dr. Facilier, Malificient, and Cruella.

Highlight in Fairest of Them All, lipgloss in Bad Apple, and lipstick in Evil Queen.

Okay, so I grabbed this one because I’m addicted to red lipstick. I actually really want Dr. Facilier’s collection because the lipstick looks gorgeous, as does the gloss, and I wanted Hades only because Hercules is one of my fav Disney movies. I like everything. The highlight might be too gold for me, but it’s pretty and I will try to use it anyways 😂

My thoughts:

I’m not knocking Colourpop. Obviously a lot went into this. The main thing that kept me from buying the whole collection was I didn’t need 6 new highlighters. I just don’t lol. Also, I don’t need 6 new glosses. I don’t wear gloss much as it is, and they had tons of glosses in the Disney princess collection. I think they could have done much more with this. I think, to make it a little more different from the princess collection, each of the Villain set should have had a liquid lip, a lip liner, and the jelly much shadow. Or! They could have done a liquid lip, jelly much, and different colored eyeliners. I would have bought the whole set.

The palette I think is beautiful. I almost grabbed it. I love the jelly much shadows. I think they could have played with color some more, too. Hades’ set should have all had blue tints. Pale blue highlighter, pale blue lip gloss, and a “medium” blue lipstick. Evil Queen was good with red. Dr. Facilier’s was all rather nude/neutral which sells, but I think they should have went bolder for villains. Ursula’s highlighter and lipgloss should have been pale purple.

So I’m not sure if they really stocked up this time or if it didn’t sell as well as the princess set, that it’s just been in stock (to include PR). 🤷 I might end up grabbing some more from the set, but we will see.

What were your overall thoughts? Do you think Colourpop needs to sleep more? 😂 I went to double check prices and it took me a minute to find this under New Arrivals because there’s been like 4 releases since then! 😲

-AV ❤️ follow me on Instagram! Avlovesmakeup

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Hello, blog world! Sorry, I’ve been a slacker this week. I had to work some OT at work and then my husband and I got hooked on a show that we have to watch after the baby goes to bed lol. Anyway, with all of the millions of new products Colourpop is dropping, I thought it would be fun to look at the different formulas of eyeshadow (and I threw blush in there too) they offer in case you aren’t that familiar with Colourpop!

First, of course, they have pressed powders. I have eyeshadows in matte and shimmer shades, as well as a blush in a powder. This brand is one of the best affordable brands I can recommend to people. Their shades are all buttery, pigmented, and blend well. I’m sure you can find better ones in the more expensive brands, but with an exception of two shades in a particular palette, I’ve had no complaints. This palette I built myself. The blush is Soul Mate from the Zoella collab.

Then they have two different formulas. They have their Super Shock Shadows (also available for blush and highlighter) as well as their Jelly Much eyeshadows. From left to right above: Super Shock Cheek in Drop of a Hat, Super Shock Shadow in Coconut, and Jelly Much in Into Focus. The Super Shocks apply best with a finger in my opinion. They are very smooth, very buttery, and very pigmented. They will dry up and dry up much faster if you don’t keep the lid on as much as possible. The Jelly Much I also apply with a finger, but I’ve had success using a flat shader brush as well. They are literally a jelly like consistency. I let mine dry at least 20 seconds before blinking, and they don’t budge on my eyes (I always wear primer btw).

The two blushes:

The eyeshadows:

Swatch bottom to top: pressed powder matte in Team Captain, pressed powder shimmer in Fault Line, Super Shock Shadow in Coconut, and Jelly Much in Into Focus.

If you get individual eyeshadows they are $5 to have the little compact come with it, the SSS and Jelly Much are $8 I believe. I recommend grabbing a SSS and Jelly Much if you haven’t tried them!

Do you guys love Colourpop? What’s your favorite formula?


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I don’t think it’s a secret anymore that Colourpop Cosmetics has quickly risen to the top of the list for me. If I was actually rich, I would buy one of everything they have 😍😅

So when they announced their new 9 pan palette…who could resist? 🤷 And naturally I had to get free shipping….

I HAD to get the Just My Luck palette the literal minute it dropped. Green is my favorite color for everything to include makeup. I don’t care that I have green eyes and am supposed to wear other colors to make them pop… I’m all for the green!

Its the same size and cost ($12) as their other 9 pan palettes. Colourpop pressed powder eyeshadows have pretty much always performed the same for me. I really like them. They sometimes seem patchy in swatches but I had no issues blending anything out.

Then I went ahead and grabbed a few more items I had been eyeing up. My best friend is obsessed with Zoella and I talked her into trying Colourpop to get the eyeshadow, so I went ahead and grabbed the blush. It’s really cute and looks very pretty on. The shade is Soul Mate.

I also grabbed a No Filter foundation Stix. I only tried it once and it made my skin look horribly dry. I’m going to use it more with a hydrating primer underneath, and if that doesn’t work, I will wait for spring when maybe my skin won’t be so dry 😕

Finally, I’ve been wanting to try their new lip balms. I got the flavor Peach Bellini. To be honest, it doesn’t have much scent to me, but I’ve been having allergy issues. It is nice and thick without being sticky though!

What do you guys think? Anyone else grabbing the Just My Luck palette?

-AV (check out my Instagram for more pictures! Avlovesmakeup)

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Have you seen the newest Colourpop x Kathleen Lights collab?! They already launched a Zodiac themed palette… Now we get Zodiac loose pigments! Guess who bought the box set literally a minute after it dropped? 🙋 **If you are interested in these, Colourpop is doing a 20% off right now! I’m not sure for how long so hurry to their site!!!

First off, I still love and save every card they send 😂 I hope they never stop doing that! Second– omg packaging!!! If you get the box set, here is the box! There are constellations, moons, suns, and stars in gold all over a mint green box. I love it.

The Zodiac signs are inside matched up with the shades. You get a little book inside that has a few sentences about each sign, and there are some pictures of Kathleen wearing some of the shades and looking gorgeous as usual! Each pigment is in a hard plastic tube. There is a little plastic stopper in each that you remove to get to the pigments.

The water signs: The Crab, The Fish, and The Scorpion

The air signs: The Water Bearer, The Scales, and The Twins

The earth signs: The Bull, The Maiden, and The Goat (*the maiden is for Virgo..KL acknowledged it’s usually called The Virgin but she changed it 🙂)

The fire signs: The Ram, The Lion, and The Archer

I swatched them in order of the Zodiac, starting with The Ram (Aries) and going around (if you look at the box set, go counterclockwise):

Bottom to top: The Ram, The Bull, The Twins, The Crab, The Lion, The Maiden

Bottom to top: The Scales, The Scorpion, The Archer, The Goat, The Water Bearer, The Fish

Both sets in low light with camera flash:

Here are a few on the eyes 😀

My overall thoughts: I have zero regrets buying these and I love every one of them!! I just put down a primer like normal, sprayed a flat shader brush with setting spray, dipped them into the pans, tapped gently on the sides, and swiped it on. Some have a bit more glitter to them and you might want to use a glitter glue. I would not recommend using them dry… You get very little pigmentation that way. Go buy some!! 😁


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I have wanted this palette since it launched for several reasons. One, I love Colourpop. Two, I like small palettes. Three, I LOVE pink. Four, it launched on October 3 for Mean Girls (We wear pink on Wednesday), and that is my birthday…so I was destined to get it eventually! 😁 I bought it around the Black Friday sales, but the first one had a completely smashed pan. It was the glitter one, and there was so much fine glitter everywhere that I ended up tossing it after taking pictures of it. I tried cleaning it but it was not working. Customer Service was great and they quickly sent a new one (you do have to send pictures for a damaged item).

Like…awful. I love glitter but not when it’s literally everywhere.

Let’s talk packaging. It’s super pink lol. Which I love. It’s sturdy feeling but it is a plastic palette. It does have the mirror, which appreciate. It retails and is still available on their website for $12. I got it for $9.40 I believe.

Here it is in different lighting. I personally love all of the colors. There are 5 mattes, 2 glitter, and 2 satin. I think if anything you could complain there isn’t a super light matte or a super dark/deep matte, but I’m ok with that. I have a million of those shades.

The swatches did not impress me. These were just single finger swatches. They all felt nice (smooth and creamy), but it made me worried about performance. So I went ahead and slapped some on. I say that because I literally spent 5 minutes on it and used zero other makeup except some eye shadow primer, which I always use!

And I liked how they performed! Again this was very quick and simple, but they went on pigmented and were blending for me.

Also, can we please once again commend Colourpop on these postcards they send with every purchase?? They kill me. I was sooo happy they even sent a new one with the replacement palette because I save every one 😂

Does anyone have and love this palette? If you don’t and you love pink, I recommend it! 😊


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