Sunday, 19 April 2015

ColourPop haul.



Well good day!


Can you smell that? That is the smell of swatches people.

Now this bunch of goodies I received a little while ago, but swamped with work and no play makes for a very non-bloggy Mira. So I come to bearing swatches of my first ever ColourPop haul courtesy of a wonderful person!

 Anyways, I have been curious about this brand since it exploded on Youtube and Instagram and the had worked a bit of a wishlist. I decided to go with a bit of a mix and got hold of...

Lippie Stix.
~ Wet (pearlized)
~ Fetch (satin)
~ Lumiere (matte)
~ Frenchie (matte)

Super Shock Shadow.
~ I Heart This (metallic)
~ Game Face (ultra-metallic)

Rebound foursome.
~ One & Done (matte)
~ Too Soon (metallic)
~ Ex (matte)
~ Adios (matte)



First up, those beautiful Lippie Stix!
I have to say, the mattes are some sort of creamy magical goodness. They seem to have an excellent glide factor with the added bonus of being a matte. Remind of the new-age mattes from YSL or Givenchy that are more forgiving. The Satin finish of Fetch is still gorgeous, although nothing to shout out about. I will definitely be stocking up on more mattes :) Now Wet is such a unique colour, however the pearlised finish is not what I'd usually like in a lipstick. A tad too sheer, this colour would definitely benefit from pairing with the pencil.

Left to right:
~ Wet.
~ Fetch.
~ Frenchie.
~ Lumiere.




I was not sure what to expect when swatching the Super Shock Shadows. Mumourings, ravings & rantings where somewhere of a gel powder. In my mind, I was thinking a hybrid between Chanel Illusion d'Ombre and L'Oreal Infaillible shadows which in reality is exactly what they felt like! The super bouncy jelly like consistency of the Chanel with the intense creaminess of the L'Oreal. It is at this point I realise I did not take any product close-ups... DOH! (might be watching The Simpsons atm).

Left to right:
~ One & Done.
~ Too Soon.
~ Ex.
~ Adios.
~ I Heart This.
~ Game Face.




So there we have it.
Another Sunday evening ramble regarding the frivolous topic of beauty and makeup. Any further recommendations regarding ColourPop? I currently have my eye on the entire matte lippie stix assortment and maybe something of the glossy finish :)

Thanks for reading and have a great week ahead ♥