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New ColourPop Launches | Haul & Review


I can never resist a cheeky ColourPop order - their products are just so affordable and are always amazing quality. They also consistently launch new collections that never fail to catch my eye...

Dream St. Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette | $16 | This is the most gorgeous, slightly festive palette! It's part of the new collection by YouTube beauty guru Kathleen Lights, and so far I'm really enjoying it. There's a mix of glitzy champagne shades, rose golds and more interesting pink, red and turquoise colours. There are enough matte crease shades and a good balance of finishes and colours to create multiple looks using just this palette. I find this to be pretty consistent with the other ColourPop palettes I have - the shades are pigmented and there are no chalky mattes or chunky shimmers. The formula is very smooth and overall blends easily. The longevity is pretty average - not incredible, but I've had much worse.



Shooting Star is a perfect matte mid-toned caramel brown crease shade. Magical is a medium matte peach colour that I like to use as a transition. Star Dust and Twinkle are very similar rose gold shimmers - I personally don't think the inclusion of both was really necessary (Star Dust pulls slightly more copper-toned, whereas Twinkle is a bit more pinky, but the difference is minimal). Sweet Dreams is my go-to highlighting shade because it's a warm champagne shimmer. Water Bearer is a matte deep teal - it doesn't blend out that easily, though I suppose a shade like this isn't really meant for that so as a liner it's fine. Potion is a very warm reddish terracotta matte crease colour. Spark is a pinky-poppy matte, which I haven't quite found a use for yet. Kaleidoscope is another highlight option or a shade you could pat on the centre of the lid to add some sparkle - it's a light silver that has an obvious glitter but still quite a smooth texture. Elfish is a slightly cool-toned deep brown matte. Moony is another shade I like for highlighting - it's a soft satin-finish creamy-beige champagne. Finally, Mermaid Boy is pretty a teal-toned shimmer. 

Double Entendre Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette | $16 | When this arrived, I was a little dubious because it looked a lot like the I Think I Love You palette which I already have (review) and I hadn't really made the connection when I'd placed the order. However I gave it a go and actually, once applied, it is different enough - it definitely has a smokier, more evening-appropriate vibe to it. I really liked the quality of this palette and there isn't really a single dud in here. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I really do think ColourPop improves this formula with every palette they launch!



Locked and Loaded is a standard matte cream shade (albeit with a slightly yellow undertone), which I don't tend to use! Uninhibited is a warm yellow gold shimmer to apply all over the lid. Hot Bod is a matte-based warm brown with gold micro glitter running through it - I've actually come to really like these sorts of shades on a flat shader brush patted on the outer part of the lid. Flasher is a soft warm golden-beige colour with a satin finish that I like for a more subtle highlight. Extra Curricular is a warm mid-toned matte orange crease colour. Nekkid is the kind of mid-toned peachy matte I like to use as a transition. Hard is a warm medium-dark chocolate matte. Draft is your other lid option - a warmer, more coppery-toned gold shimmer. Keep it PG is an alternative highlight - a shimmery light champagne. Nip Slip is a classic mid-toned matte brown that's neither warm nor cool in its undertones. Send Noodles is a second matte cream. Teddy Bare is a darker, more charcoal-toned brown matte.

Take Me Home Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette | $12 | This is a really cute little compact and also comes with a mirror, unlike the large palettes. It's so handy for travel and the shades are definitely very 'me' - I use every single one. Overall, I do really like the quality of these shadows - the pigmentation is very good but I'll also talk you through them individually. Again, the longevity isn't the best in my collection but it's pretty reasonable, so I can't complain too much!



Issues is a lovely matte peach, which I use as a transition. It does kick up some fallout but blends out easily and smoothly, so I can forgive that. Side Tracked is a warm terracotta-beige colour with a soft satin finish, containing a very fine gold micro-glitter - I use this as an all-over lid shade. French Kiss is a warm chocolate colour with a slightly purple undertone - it doesn't have much fallout, however it does take a little more work to blend out than the others in here. Salt Water is a true shimmer shade - a sort of peachy gold, which is a good addition to add a bit of sparkle because Side Tracked is a more subtle lid colour. Popular Demand is an earthy reddish-brown matte that's the perfect crease shade. Bitter Better is a light, cool, frosty gold shimmer to highlight the inner corner with.

Sugar & Spice Super Shock Shadow Set | $15 | I love the original single ColourPop eyeshadows so couldn't resist picking up this little set of three. They have a cream-sponge texture that's incredibly opaque and smooth, as well an soooo long-wearing. I tend to prefer the shimmer shades (which I apply with my fingers), however the mattes can also be used with a synthetic brush in the crease.



Super Hard Core is a warm frosty gold that can be used as a highlighting shade or all over the lid on a low-key makeup day. Spinkle Me is a pinky-rose colour with a golden sheen running throught it. Fade In is a red-brown matte crease shade.


Have you tried any of ColourPop's recent launches?



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