FOTD: Feels Like Negative Thirteen (feat. ColourPop Bill)

It occurs to me that “Feels Like Negative Thirteen” would have been a great name for an early-’00s pop-punk emo band. What it is not, however, is a phrase I want to read on just before I walk to the library in the morning.

Anyway, this is a quick addendum to yesterday’s review of four ColourPop eyeshadows. Today I used Bill, the lone matte shade I ordered, so I wanted to give you a sense of how it performed. Bill looks like a midtone pinkish brown in the pan…

This photo also gives a good idea of the texture.

…but on my eyelids, it softens into a pale dusty pink with a hint of lilac and almost no brown. Neutral yet distinctive, and very soft and pretty.

Who would have guessed that Bill would turn into that color when worn? So strange. I’m not complaining, though, since this is the color I hoped for when I ordered Bill, and I was disappointed to see that murky brown when I opened the pot.

It took me a long time to get interested in matte eyeshadows, but I’ve been enjoying them as a contrast with glossy or shimmery lip colors. (I know I’ve bitched about Milani’s Bella Eyes shadows, but Bella Taupe has been another matte favorite recently.) For today’s FOTD, I added theBalm eyeshadow in Sophisticated, a nearly matte cool brown, to the crease, the outer corners, and the lower lashline. Blush is Sleek Flushed; lipstick is Revlon Lacquer Balm in Coy.

One word of caution about Bill: it has a much softer, fluffier texture than other cream eyeshadows I’ve tried. It feels a bit like damp powder or whipped cream cheese. This means that it’s easy to pick up too much when applying, but also too little if you don’t apply enough pressure to the pan. On the lid, it takes on a light, powdery finish. I wish the Super Shock shadows were firmer, like the Maybelline Color Tattoos. But this is a small quibble, especially as the softness makes the ColourPop shadows much easier to spread, blend, and smoke out.

Apologies for the fluorescent lighting and hat hair in this shot. Stay warm, everyone!

5 thoughts on “FOTD: Feels Like Negative Thirteen (feat. ColourPop Bill)

  1. I really like how soft and feminine it looks on you. I think this could be as versatile as Lhasa! I would love to see you wear Bill with red lips and winged eye lines. 🙂


  2. […] Overall, I’m much more impressed with ColourPop’s eyeshadows than with their lipsticks and lip pencils. I doubt I’ll be ordering more Super Shock shadows anytime soon, since most of them are too glittery for my usual taste, and cream eyeshadows don’t have the longevity of powders. I wish ColourPop had decided to make powder eyeshadows instead. Maybe they’re harder to get right than cream ones? At any rate, I really like the Super Shock shadows I already have. I don’t anticipate using the glitter shades on their own; I’m more likely to use them as top coats for more subdued shades. I do think Bill has workhorse potential, though. I’ll try to post a FOTD with Bill and Sequin eventually, so you can see what they look like on a human eyelid. (Update: Bill FOTD here.) […]


  3. […] Aurora lasts all day without smudging, but it has more glitter fallout than the other Lidstars I’ve tried, if that’s something that bothers you. It’s not my favorite Lidstar ever (that would be Bun or Slip), but I look forward to wearing it for a touch of subtle sparkle this holiday season. I’ve found that it makes a nice topper for matte eyeshadows such as ColourPop Bill. […]


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