Ok so this post has been sitting in my blogger drafts for way too long now and it's not because I don't love the products or that I didn't know what to write, but simply because other scheduled posts got in the way first. Im finally able to share my thoughts on these Colourpop goodies with you and I am so excited. If you live in the UK you'll already know that having Colourpop delivered here is a not possible unless you do so through a 3rd party company. I'm afraid I've no advice on how you could go about doing that though, because I was lucky enough to win this little package from Kat who blogs over on Tales of a Pale Face (thank you so much once again), so I didn't have to worry about that kind of stuff. Since winning this giveaway a few months back I have been loving using this Where the light is quad just for my everyday, more natural kind of makeup looks and would love to try more from the brand in the future (so fingers crossed Colourpop will finally decide to start shipping to the UK very soon). Until then let me tell you a little bit more about this Where The Light Is quad which is a collaboration with YouTube sensation Kathleen Lights...
First of all I just love the shades included in this Where The Light Is quad, perfect mix of matte and shimmers, not to mention the amazing neutral shades. The texture of these eyeshadows are like nothing I have ever tried before, they're not completely powdery but not super creamy either, pretty much a mix between the two. Hence why this kind of screw top packaging is needed to keep the formula from drying out. I also have to admit that picking up the colour from the pot to the lid for achieving amazing pigmentation is definitely best done so with your fingertips, however if your trying to create smoky eye whilst blending colour into the crease you do need to use a brush. When using a brush make sure it's made of synthetic hair, as it will transfer the colour to the lid better and also be aware that building up the colour will take a bit more time/effort (totally worth it though for the end result). My favourite shade of the bunch is definitely Kathleenlights, which is the shimmery golden copper shade and I have wore it on it's own with a flick of eyeliner as my go to day time makeup look. It's just one of those stunning shades that I can't get enough of, I'll usually apply it with a cream shader brush or even use my fingertips before blending out the edges. Sometimes I'll add a pop of eyeliner or just a few coats of mascara and I am set to go.
I've noticed Kathleen Lights has collaborated with Colourpop again recently on another quad, Where The Night Is, and I am definitely tempted to pick it up, the shades look amazing. Anyone else tempted by all the photos on Instagram?!
I was also sent a Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter in shade Monster, which is described as a light pink with a duo chrome finish. So basically the shade changes slightly depending on how the light hits you & the way you move your face. Once again it has a texture between creamy & powdery, so it's best applied by lightly tapping on the shade using your fingertips. I love the colour payoff and the glow this can create on your skin. My only niggle is the fact that it's quite a cool toned highlighter so it's doesn't really work with my sallow complexion. I have used it a few times but I definitely think this would compliment paler skin tones best. I've actually found a better use for this highlighter as brightening up the inner corner of the eyes when I have used pink/purple toned eyeshadows, so all is not lost.
So in conclusion is Colourpop worth it? Hell yes! The formula is so different to anything I have tried before, so that was great to experience and the colour payoff is like no other. Not to mention that it's a super affordable brand in the US (I'm pretty sure everything is sold between $5 to $8) yet the quality standard is really high. I'm also impressed that the brand are 100% animal cruelty free, which is fantastic. I really don't have a negative thing to say about the brand or the products I was lucky enough to try out and I am definitely keen to try more in the future, so pretty please deliver to the UK Colourpop... I'd love to hear if you've managed to get your hands on any Colourpop goodies and what your final thoughts are?