So I had heard about the brand ColourPop before and I know it has quite the following online. I’m not usually one for buying cosmetics online because I like to see the quality of the product as well as the actual packaging it comes in. With that being said, so many people rave about Colourpop because of its affordable price point and its high quality.
When I saw that one of my favorite Youtubers Jenn Im did a collab with ColourPop, I felt like this would be a good opportunity to give them a try. Jenn’s always been an influencer that I’ve trusted so I went in expecting really good things.
So this was obviously my first time ordering from them so I have to touch base on the ordering process. I have to throw it out there that I’m extremely impatient when it comes to online ordering. Amazon Prime has spoiled me! So I was a bit put off by how long my order took to “process”. From the time I placed my order and paid, processing took a week and a half. I didn’t receive the products until a little over two weeks. To me a that’s a bit too long.
When the package did finally get to me, it looked like it had made quite the travel! 😂
At first glance, I was impressed with the eyeshadows. The colors looked so vibrant and really POPPED. But after using them, I found them very hard to work with. My favorite color from the collection was Un. It looked like it would have been a wonderful base/all over the lid shadow, however it was very sheer upon application and applied very patchy. When I swatched it on my finger, it was very pigmented and opaque but applying on the lids was a very different story.
I really had to dig into the pot to get the color. This is after a week of use.
Deux was the second color I was looking forward to using but I found it to be the same as Un, patchy and sheer.
The next two colors, Trois and Quatre, are the best from the collection but are probably the shades I liked the least. While there’s nothing wrong with the colors, they just aren’t colors I gravitate towards on a normal basis. I might use these for a “night out” look or maybe play around with them more in the fall. But of the four colors these two were the best quality. They were easier to work with and actually had good color pay off.
As you can see, Un and Deux are VERY sheer colors. Un was so sheer and very hard to build.
When I went in to swatch Un with my finger, it initially appeared to be opaque but once applied on the lids it barely gave any color. It’s one of those colors that “swatches” pigmented but doesn’t do anything when you actually use it.
Luckily all was not lost with the lip products. I got the lip pencil and satin lip in shade Dohee. I think it’s the perfect Jenn color and it looks amazing on her! While it doesn’t look as good on me as it does her, I still really enjoyed these products. I think for the price point they are excellent quality and I would purchase other lip products from Colourpop.
Dohee is a beautiful orange/coral shade. I thought it would be a bit more orange, but in person I found it more coral which I actually liked more. Both the pencil and the satin lip product applied smoothly and did not make my lips feel dry.
The only thing I wasn’t loving was the packaging of the satin lip but I guess for the price you pay you have to sacrifice some things. After a week in my make up bag the label on the bottle had completely worn off.
Not the cutest and it makes it seem really cheap. But of course it doesn’t take away from the actually quality of the product which is still pretty good for the price.
Overall, I wasn’t impressed by the eyeshadows and I’m not hard pressed to try any others from Colourpop. I wouldn’t recommend buying the quad either since Un and Deux weren’t very good products. I do however recommend Dohee (both the pencil and satin lip) as I found them to be excellent products. I’ll make another order and get Jenneration X which is a matte orange/red lip color and I’ll try out some other lip products from the brand.
I’m not too impressed but I don’t totally regret my purchase either. I think I set my expectations too high but with the price you’re paying I shouldn’t expect luxury brand quality.
Have you tried Colourpop? What was experience like, or how do you like the brand? Are there any products from them you’re looking to try out? Let me know in the comments below.