ColourPop That’s Taupe Palette

Earlier this month, I placed my first ColourPop order in over a year. Like many longtime ColourPop customers, I'd grown tired of the brand's constant new releases and discontinuations of older products. Last spring, I discovered my holy grail neutral eyeshadow: ColourPop's Super Shock Shadow in Truth, a satin-finish beige. I wore it almost every … Continue reading ColourPop That’s Taupe Palette

Kitrinophiles Unite: ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette

I've always had an affinity for the color yellow. Maybe it's because my birthstone is topaz, or because yellow is one of the least popular colors and I love a polarizing underdog, or because mustard and chartreuse are surprisingly flattering to my cool-toned complexion, or because lemon bars are my favorite dessert and, fittingly, the … Continue reading Kitrinophiles Unite: ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette

ColourPop Spring Haul, Part 2: Super Shock Cheek in Aphrodisiac and Super Shock Shadow in Truth

Now that I'm winding down my blog, I've entered a reminiscing frame of mind. I've been thinking about my favorite aspects of the beauty community, one of which is our appreciation for the nuances of color. I've always had a good eye for color, but following makeup and beauty for so many years has taught … Continue reading ColourPop Spring Haul, Part 2: Super Shock Cheek in Aphrodisiac and Super Shock Shadow in Truth

ColourPop Spring Haul, Part 1: Jelly Much Eyeshadow in Photosynth Sis and Lux Lipstick in 7 Springs

ColourPop released its Spring 2019 collection over two months ago, which is about two years in ColourPop time, and I've lost count of the number of new collections and product ranges and eyeshadow palettes that the brand has debuted since then. However, the spring collection is still available (and is on sale as I type … Continue reading ColourPop Spring Haul, Part 1: Jelly Much Eyeshadow in Photosynth Sis and Lux Lipstick in 7 Springs

Anti-Haul: Mauve/Plum/Purple Eyeshadow Palettes

Despite the flood of new eyeshadow palettes in the past few years, I own just a few: Modern Renaissance, Naked2 Basics, a nine-pan custom theBalm palette, and a magnetic palette containing, among other things, slightly less than half (five shades) of a depotted theBalm Nude 'Tude. The newest palette in my collection is Modern Renaissance, … Continue reading Anti-Haul: Mauve/Plum/Purple Eyeshadow Palettes

ColourPop Butterfly Collection, Part 2: Lux Lipstick in Dream Easy and Super Shock Shadow in Ladybird

(Part 1 here.) Coral was the trendy lipstick color when I first got into makeup around 2012, and I must have imprinted on that cultural moment, because I've been searching for a flattering coral lipstick ever since. So far, I've had the most luck with muted, brownish corals like Maybelline Naked Coral, which I bought … Continue reading ColourPop Butterfly Collection, Part 2: Lux Lipstick in Dream Easy and Super Shock Shadow in Ladybird

Glossier Lidstar Eyeshadows in Cub, Fawn, and Moon

I purchased this product with store credit earned through my Glossier affiliate link. I am not a Glossier rep. Avid Glossier followers know that the best source for upcoming releases is Glossier's trademarks page. When the name "Lidstar" appeared there about a year ago, I surmised that Glossier was developing a shimmery eyeshadow. That product … Continue reading Glossier Lidstar Eyeshadows in Cub, Fawn, and Moon

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in So Quiche

Let's talk about ColourPop for a second. I shared my first impressions almost three years ago, back when online-only brands that used a fast-fashion production model were rare enough to seem sinister. These days, though, I feel more blasé about that aspect of ColourPop's identity. Yes, it's a bit sad that online-only brands with accelerated … Continue reading ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in So Quiche