An Intro to ColourPop | Haul, Review, Swatches & UK Shipping


I finally did it! After months of toing and froing: I did a ColourPop order! ColourPop is a pretty new brand and pretty much all of their products are cream. Their range is pretty extensive, especially the eyeshadows; there are so many shades! They're very affordable but don't currently ship to the UK, so stay tuned to find out how I got my hands on these bits.

Matte Lippie Stix in Lumiere | $5

This is a gorgeously creamy and non-drying twist-up semi-matte lip crayon. It reminds me a lot of Nars Anna as it's the kind of dusky pink mauve that's more than a nude but less than a colour. It's not as long-lasting as a more true matte but it's so comfortable to wear and easy to apply that I really don't mind too much!

Super Shock Ultra Metallic Eyeshadow in La La | $5

This is the perfect shimmery copper cream eyeshadow. It's got a gorgeous dewy metallic finish and the colour is beautiful. I have to give credit to Umm Baby as I basically just bought all the shades she has and I wasn't disappointed! I love how pigmented this is and the spongy cream formula really is unique. It doesn't crease and is amazingly long-lasting. I love this as a highlight or a lid shade. Over the lid, I just apply it using my finger but for a more precise inner-corner highlight I go for the Sigma E45* (post).

Super Shock Satin Eyeshadow in Desert | $5

This is a fairly matte-looking eyeshadow with a sheen to it (more so than with the blush). It's a warm medium brown with slightly taupe undertones that I've been loving as a base. It's still very creamy and pigmented, which is great as I was worried this might be a bit dry. I tend to apply this with my fingers.

Super Shock Matte Eyeshadow in Bandit | $5

This is billed as a matte shade, though it did still have the slightest hint of sheen. It's an interesting deep reddish-brown that I've been loving in the crease and the outer v of my eyelid to finish off the coppery eye look. Again, the colour payoff is gorgeous and it isn't in the least bit dry or difficult to blend. I've been applying this with my Sigma E25* (post) as it's a little too tricky to use my fingers, even for a soft crease look.

Super Shock Cheek Pearlised Highlighter in Wisp | $8

This is a Becca Opal-eqsue perfect highlighting shade. It's a sort of pearly golden-champagne that isn't too golden or too silvery. Again it's a cream product, but it doesn't feel greasy at all on my skin. It does have some flecks of glitter but still has a really natural glowing appearance on the skin.

Super Shock Cheek Satin Blush in Quarters | $8

This is a deep peachy-orange shade which is matte-look but has a very slight sheen to it. Cream blushers can be a bit hit or miss for me, as I do have combination skin so in the worst case scenario they're thin, greasy and shiny on my skin and disappear within a couple of hours. However as far as cream formulas go, this isn't too dewy at all; it's almost like mousse formula that looks quite matte on the skin. It feels very silky to apply and is so pigmented. I just dab a bit of it on with my fingers for a natural bit of colour to the cheeks. It also lasts me a good 6-8 hours, which is amazing for my skin and a cream product.


The UK Shipping Details

I shipped my parcel to the UK using a 3rd-party forwarding service, which I was more than a little apprehensive about! I chose Shipito. If you aren't familiar with these services, you set up an account and are given a US address. You then visit the website you want to order from and check out using this address and they forward it to you.

It took around a week for ColourPop to ship the order (I placed it around Black Friday, so it wasn't a surprise) and once my package was received by Shipito, I was sent an email notifying me. I then logged back into my account and selected the shipping option I wanted. The prices ranged from around $8 to $40+ depending on delivery time and company. I chose the cheapest option (Economy Airmail) and purchased insurance against loss (you have to pay a couple of dollars for photos of your items to get cover for damage) for an extra couple of dollars as I'd heard horror stories. 

I was then prompted to fill in a customs declaration which was just the value and type of goods in the package ($30, as ColourPop give you $5 off for signing up to their mailing list so I did that). I also entered in the weight which Shipito give to you under your Shipping Details. The total for shipping, insurance and customs came to $12.47, which I then settled through Paypal. The declaration meant that when my parcel arrived two weeks later I was not hit with any unexpected customs charges or Royal Mail handling fees (though I can't say 100% that this would be the same for a larger order). I cannot comment on larger orders (or if there's complete consistency in how customs are charged) but my modest order was fine.

Shipito have a live chat service which made things easier too, however I'm still hesitant to 100% recommend you try this as the safe arrival of your parcel is not in their hands, it's down to the carrier that delivers it (Shipito is not liable for this and likely will be unable to help you once the parcel leaves their warehouse). Economy Airmail isn't known for its reliability so I would strongly advise purchasing insurance for $2-3. However I would order from them again given that between me ordering from ColourPop was only 2-3 weeks and the products, shipping, customs and insurance came to under £30!


Overall I love everything I picked up and I'm already planning my next order...

Have you tried ColourPop? What are your favourite products or what's on your wish list?


 


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65 comments

  1. I love the look of Colourpop products but I don't think I could justify the shipping costs at all! I may need to get my friends to bring some over because their products are absolutely gorgeous, especially Wisp. Hopefully soon they will ship to the UK directly! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. $12 is only about £8 so to be honest I thought it was fine, especially as many UK-based companies charge £6 anyway xx

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  2. Great post! Everything here looks stunning. I have been thinking about ordering from Colourpop a while now. I'd love to try out the Where The Light is quad. But they don't ship to Germany as well. Xx

    Anne | http://decanne.blogpost.com

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  3. Reading this has made me so tempted to try and ship some items from Colorpop over to the UK. Wisp looks lovely from your swatch! x

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

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  4. I don't think I could be bothered with the faff to be honest, although they do look like really lovely products - La La is gorgeous!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  5. I've used aramex global to ship to South Africa. I had a very good experience with them.

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  6. I love the look of the shades, they look so gorgeous. I may just be tempted to try some out on payday :') x

    Darling Jordan || Giveaway

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    1. I'm already itching to do another one haha xx

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  7. I've used aramex global to ship to South Africa. I had a very good experience with them.

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  8. La La and desert look gorgeous, I really want to try some of their Lippie stix as well! I think I'm going to start using Shipito because I keep adding US products to my wishlist!

    https://fannyanddailybeauty.wordpress.com/

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  9. "La La" looks so good!! I've never tried colourpop because I'm always the type of person to have to go into a make up store and try the products before I buy them, but I'm so tempted to buy colourpop's shadows! The price is amazing along with the quality! Also the collection to choose from is wonderful! Thanks for the review! xo

    McKenzie | therosynook.com

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  10. That's amazing!! I'm impressed it was that affordable for customs, etc. as I always assumed these 3rd party shipping companies would charge way extra! Definitely intrigued to try this :)

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. I was surprised at how cheap and easy it was as I was prepared for the worst! xx

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  11. I so love the look of the colour pop lines, I really want to try their eyeshadows! not gonna lie, im terrified by the shipping, but thats as I am such a worry wart!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  12. I am so jealous I've wanted to try Colourpop for so long and LaLa is the prettiest shade! I wish they would make it a more accessible brand for us living in the UK though!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  13. I want Colourpop products more than anything! They don't ship to my country as well but I'm still hesitant about a forwarding service, since I don't know how much it'd cost me. I'll do my research and hopefully get my hands on them. xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

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  14. These all look like lovely items, especially that lipstick has a beautiful shade. Such a shame that the shipping takes so much effort, really want to try some of their products but it seems like such a hassle to get it to the Netherlands.

    Kelly Knows It | A lifestyle blog

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  15. I really want to try some of the lip products and thank you for letting us know how you got them through to you. I am still hoping that they will ship directly to here soon :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. I'm sure they will eventually as it's still a very new brand! xx

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  16. I'm dying to try some things from Colourpop and they really need to hurry up and find a UK distributor haha! I'm really apprehensive about getting it shipped through a company like you have suggested because knowing me it would go wrong! Everything you've picked up looks really great - I'm especially interested in the lip products from Colourpop!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I love the shade La La, and the Wisp highlighter looks so pretty. I've never tried these shadows but I really want to now! Thanks for sharing x

    http://www.alicered.co.uk/

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  18. I need to try Colorpop products, I've heard nothing but good things x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  19. I am desperate to try ColourPop, I think their products look insanely gorgeous and for the price it is all amazing! It's so funny to me that they spell the name of their company in the English way as opposed to ColorPop and yet they don't ship to the UK, it also makes me cry a little inside haha. Hopefully, they will expand their company and start shipping to the UK too as they are gaining so much good press and popularity. Great post, all of the shadows look gorgeous.

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

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    1. As I said, it's still a really new brand (2 years old max) despite all the hype so I'm sure it's in the works xx

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  20. Beautiful goodies! I haven't tried ColourPop before but girlie, you got me super interested ;) Would be great if they get their shipping sorted asap :)
    xox Nadia
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  21. I love all the bits you got hun, such lovely shades! I would be so worried about doing the delivery that way on more expensive things! It's a good idea but when I order from the UK something always goes wrong so I best leave it haha!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  22. Gah I'm so jealous, I really want some items from Colour Pop, the eyeshadows are insane, and I really want to try lip products too. No way can I be bothered with the hassle of getting them here though, if only Sephora would stock brands like this and Lorac.

    Courtney | Blush and Blend

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  23. Quarters and Bandit look stunning, definitely my kind of shades. I've debated doing this 3rd party thing but i'm bit scared to. I've heard others talk about Shipito so I might just do it :) xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. I did quite a bit of research before picking them and it seems a lot of bloggers choose that service :) xx

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  24. I really like Colourpop eyeshadows, I think the eyeshadow "La La" looks so pretty. This post is making me want to make another order!

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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  25. The lip swatch is stunning! It sounds like there is nothing not to love about these products. I'm quite tempted.....! xx

    Beautylymin

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  26. ColourPop is such a great brand! I wish they would just start shipping here! I have Lumiere too and it's the most gorgeous shade! I managed to get mine as my friend was coming home from a year in America but I would be tempted to use a service like this too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  27. I'm such a huge fan of ColourPop! My faves are Super Shock Shadows in On the Rocks, Bae, Heat, and Coconut, Lippie Stix in Brink, Frenchie, and Creature, and Ultra Mattes in Mars, Succulent, and Bumble :)

    -Jen

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    1. *Goes off to look at swatches of all of these*...haha xx

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  28. Soo many people rave about ColourPop and I want their products so bad but it's just much more difficult when they're not available in the UK :( These eyeshadows look amazing.. waaaaa xx

    http://kayleighmakesup.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I haven't tried Colourpop but I really want to, i'm hoping they start selling in the UK as I don't really want to use other shipping services! xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Ouh, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Everything looks so pretty! The swatches are gorgeous. La La in particular looks amazing.
    Ivory Avenue

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  31. I haven't tried much from Colourpop but I like it so far. It's such a fun brand. My favourite from them is the Ultra matte lipsticks :)


    Samantha Series

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  32. I've been wanting to place a Colorpop order for soooo long but I'm just nervous of being hit with huge shipping or customs charges. You picked up some really gorgeous shades - La La is so beautiful! I really want to pick up some of their lippie sticks, and Kathleen Light's quad! Great post, and lovely picks!!x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  33. LaLa is gorgeous! I really want to put an order on colourpop now!
    Charlote // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  34. I hope colorpop do come to the yuk one day! Lala is such a beautiful shade
    I will give Shipito a look hun, great review xo

    www.missynadm.com

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  35. I keep seeing these everywhere, and I am really tempted to get some. They are so pretty and how creamy that lippie looks... Enjoy using them :) xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  36. I just hauled a bunch of ultra matte lippies! My fave so far is LAX. I love the formulas and they are super affordable here in the US. I also have some lippies Stix from them too! So excited to do my review soon.

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    Christina
    Www.styletothet.com

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  37. I have the Lumiere shade its gorgeous! I got mine off Depop but i will definitely be placing an online order :) x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  38. Looks great - I love the look the lippie stix!!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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  39. The eyeshadows are gorgeous - I'd love to get my hands on some ColourPop products! The shipping service you used sounds pretty good actually, and a great idea. Something to think about!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. They have so many gorgeous products I really want to do another order! xx

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  40. The swatches look gorgeous! So many items to add to a wish list. Fingers crossed they start shipping to the UK soon

    Emily xx | emilyclairewrites.com

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  41. Ahhh these are so cute and they are so affordable - love Lumiere and Wisp! xx

    The Girl From the North

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  42. Awesome post. I am dying to make a color pop order but in Australia the shipping fees are so annoying it's put me off.

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  43. These products all look great and so reasonably priced. I am going to try and order some when I go on holiday to the states later on in the year. If that doesn't work out then I will definitely try a shipping service like the one that you used.
    Leighlee
    http://beautybargainsandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Lala is absolutely stunning! Lumiere is lovely too, just a bit too mauve for me! But you need to try the shade Brink it is gorgeous :) also I agree the formula of the matte lipsticks are soooo good, it makes me annoyed that we can't get colourpop easily because I would pick up so many other shades. The total price of your haul is such a bargain, I am definitely going to be considering shipitto next time, thanks for sharing ^_^
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

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    1. I'll definitely check out that shade next! xx

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  45. This method for buying their products is so interesting! I have to look if it works in Italy too. xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  46. Hooray! I did of course read this when you posted it but I'm only just getting to leave a comment now!
    I love everything you ordered and I'm so happy to hear you liked the shades of the shadows. La La really is the stand out, and Bandit is amongst my favourite crease shades. Desert is my favourite shadow when I want to look like I have no makeup on ;)
    I am so glad you talked about your experience with the 3rd party shipping, because like you I have a huge list of things I want to try. LOL! I might have to place an order soon.
    Thanks for mention too hun ;)
    Sal UmmBabyBeauty | @ummbaby

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  47. Lumiere and La La are currently top of my wish list. Just out of interest when you placed your order did you use the same address for billing and shipping and then pay by paypal. I was just wondering exactly how the order process works before placing one.
    Thanks
    Leigh

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  48. Lumiere and La La are currently top of my wish list. Just out of interest when you placed your order did you use the same address for billing and shipping and then pay by paypal. I was just wondering exactly how the order process works before placing one.
    Thanks
    Leigh

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    1. Hi Leigh :) yes I ticked a box to have the billing address the same as the shipping address and PayPal pulled that through automatically from the ColourPop website xx

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    2. Thanks. Just making an order now as the new ultra satin lips have just come out

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  49. I'm so so tempted right now! Do you just put the address into the checkout and that's it??? x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Sorry Hun not sure what you mean? You do all of the steps I mentioned but let me know if you're struggling with any of it xx

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