So, I have finally received my Colourpop order from the US and MyMallBox, but what did I buy? If you missed it, I recently wrote a post about how to get Colourpop shipped to the UK but let me share with you what I bought!
I have to say, browsing the Colourpop website is just like being a kid in a sweet shop - there is just so much to choose from. I knew I wanted a few of their famous matte liquid lipsticks (ahem) but I tried to refrain from buying too many to begin with, just in case I don't like them. Then again, knowing myself as well as I do, I love a liquid lipstick so I'm sure I will love them! I also bought a couple of their eyeshadows, although looking back, I am not sure why I chose such unwearable-for-everyday shades!
The first items I popped into my basket were the Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows in Luckfully and Liberty. Luckfully is the deep blue shade which is described on the website as being a bright cobalt blue which has a pearlized finish. At the time of buying this I had become obsessed with wearing blue eyeshadow but please trust me when I say it did not look as bad as it sounds! If I were to buy a blue eyeshadow, I want it to be really dark and intense and not a chalky pale blue shade like what you get when you are 9 and receive a below-standard in quality eyeshadow palette from a long-lost relative for Christmas!
Liberty is the metallic silver eyeshadow which is described as being an intense ultra-metallic true silver which apparently, is 'legit the most silver' Colourpop have ever seen. Again, Luckfully and Liberty aren't particularly everyday, neutral eyeshadows but fortunately, because I made my order within Colourpop's birthday, they included a limited edition eyeshadow within my order in the shade Birthday Boy. Birthday Boy is a much more wearable taupe coloured eyeshadow which has a multi-coloured sparkle running throughout. I think if this shade were available to buy then I probably would have bought it, purely because it is such a 'me' colour. I'm really looking forward to trying all three eyeshadows out, although I can see myself wearing Birthday Boy quite a lot.
Let's move onto my favourite - matte liquid lipsticks. I managed to restrain myself and only buy 4 of the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips although I could have quite literally bought them all. At only $6, they are so much cheaper than the Kylie Lip Kits and the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks so I really hope that I love the Colourpop versions more than the more expensive brands as they really would be a much cheaper dupe!
The Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips which I bought are Midi, Are n Be, 1st Base and Bianca. Midi is considered as a dupe for my favourite Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K so I couldn't not buy it to see how they compare. Midi is described as being a soft neutral beige but it does look very nude in the tube. As I am very pale I am slightly unsure as to how this will look on me but as I wear Candy K all the time and love it so much, I am hoping I will love Midi just as much too. I actually bought two of Midi for a blog giveaway which will be up soon so keep checking back!
The other shades I bought are Are n Be, 1st Base and Bianca. Are n Be is described as being a rich mauve plum - a shade which is completely unique to my make-up collection. I think out of all the lipsticks I bought, this is the one I am looking forward to trying the most! 1st Base is, again, a shade unique to my make-up collection as it is a mid-tone true pink. It looks really pretty and wearable in swatches so I am hoping I will be wearing this lipstick a lot over the summer. Finally, Bianca is another shade which I really wanted to try as I have heard so much about it. It is described as being a soft mauve pink and I think out of all 4 shades I have bought, this will be the shade I can see myself wearing and suiting me the most.
I am really looking forward to trying everything I bought and if they go down well then I may just have to make another order! Remember to check back in a couple of days as the giveaway to win an Ultra Matte Lip in Midi will be up!