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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!! 😁

-Av

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So one, I needed to take a blogging break. I have been trying to post twice a week, but I hit some mental health roadblocks. Anyways, I recently purchased some things from Colourpop. They are an affordable makeup brand based in Los Angeles and they sell through their own webpage or Ulta’s website has recently started carrying a few things of theirs.

I have done reviews of them before…check out my earlier blogs if you are interested. I made this purchase mainly because they did another collaboration with YouTuber Kathleen Lights (KL) who I have followed for awhile now and love. Also I used to be into astrology and tarot cards, so I was pretty excited about this collection.

I almost purchased the PR package but at the last minute changed my mind, and I’m glad. It came with the PR box which looked beautiful, the palette, two lipsticks, two highlighters, and two liquid eyeshadows. I told myself I do not use liquid eyeshadows and I knew I wouldn’t use two new cream highlighters, so I purchased the palette and the two lipsticks. I also decided to try her set of three liquid lipsticks from her Dream Street collection, and Colourpop’s new loose setting powder and primer.

Shipping: I ordered Thursday afternoon and it was here Monday! Also they always pack everything amazingly well. No complaints.

The All Star primer is matte and blurring, however I found it didn’t do much for my pores. I do have large pores though! I will keep trying it to see if it helps my makeup last longer. The loose powder is nice! Definitely mattifying.

The lip products: no complaints yet! In the swatches, the three at the bottom are the liquid set and the top two are What’s Your Sign (nude) and Scorpio Moon (purple-ish shade). The lipsticks go on very buttery. The liquids are two satin finishes and a gloss. I found the orange drying even though it wasn’t matte, but I do have very dry lips anyways.

Finally, what I was most excited for…the Zodiac palette. My expectations were high and I am ultimately a bit disappointed. Maybe it’s because I’m still a beginner, but these shades did not perform how I was hoping. I will keep working with them, but the mattes were a bit dry/blotchy and the shimmers weren’t as bright as I hoped. I did not try The Gemini yet though, and it did swatch well. The swatches were even kind of meh. I am very sad that the teal color The Pisces is a chunky glitter and not a shimmer. I had trouble applying it.

Overall, I’m not thrilled but not angry, either. I think, again, I had very high expectations. Also I think there’s so much out there now that it’s easy to pick apart where stuff is lacking.

I will keep using everything! Maybe my mind will change. Let me know if you purchased any of these and what you thought! Check out my Instagram (same name) for the looks I created so far with this palette.

-AV

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