Happy New Year! Before I get stuck in to this post I wanted to thank all my lovely readers of 2017 and welcome all the newbies for 2018. I can’t wait to get blogging again this year and what better way to begin with than a Colourpop haul. As well as showing the products I picked up, I’ve also included lots of shipping/delivery tips to make shopping from the UK a little bit easier for you and your purse. However, feel free to skip to the products if you wish.
How to make your order more cost effective
- Sign up to the Colourpop emailing list. In doing so you’ll receive a $5 dollar discount on your order and also get upcoming deals and offers in your inbox.
- Order when the time is right. And by this I mean when Colourpop is offering free UK shipping. Every so often they’ll pop a free UK shipping code on their site, similarly to what Boohoo.com often does. So I’d recommend checking up on the site for a few days before ordering to try and bag a discount code.
- If time has gone by and Colourpop still hasn’t offered a free shipping code then you may opt for the option of free shipping on all orders over $50. (If you’re basket is coming to that total!)
- Keep in mind that there’ll always be custom fees. Despite having free shipping, my following order arrived at my door with a £16 customs fee. Unfortunately they aren’t avoidable, and for a package smaller than a shoebox, £16 did seem quite pricey. So always leave budget space for an added customs fee.
On to the products:
Despite having to rush my order in the remaining 40 minutes of the free shipping code, I loved browsing through all the products and selecting my favourites. My basket totalled to around $200 before whittling it down to only the best of the bunch, and ending up with the wondrous products I received just 8 days after placing my order.
Shade: Hard To Impress
Starting with the whole purpose of my order: the Supernova Shadow. I’d seen Kathleen Lights use one in a tutorial and fell in love with them straight away. If you’re familiar with the Stila Magnificent Metals then you’ll love these. They’re packaged just like a liquid lipstick yet are liquid eyeshadows with a beautiful, cosmic like, metallic finish. I wore the shade Hard To Impress on top of red eyeshadow but they also look just as glittery and lovely on their own. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t already eyeing up all the new shades!
Moving on to my favourites: unsurprisingly the lip products. I’d seen lots of swatches and hype on Pinterest about Colourpop lippies so wanted to test out all the formulas. I picked up 2 of the liquid lipsticks, 1 lipgloss and a lipstick. All of which I chose in nude shades.
I based my choices purely off the swatches on the website which have proved true to the shades in real life, which is always a plus point. So if you’d like to see the lip swatches then I’ll leave links under the photos.
Shades left to right: Oh Snap, Fairy Floss, Midi, Bianca.
All liquid lipsticks are currently $4.20
My order wouldn’t have been complete without one of the Super Shock highlighters, so I picked up one in the shade Flexitarian, a gorgeous champagne shade. It’s extremely creamy so glides on like a dream, and as you can see from the swatch it is intense. I’m not surprised that it’s a best seller!
Lastly, I picked up 2 brushes, both of which are looking a little dirty in the pictures due to how much I’ve already used them. I’ll never be satisfied with my ever-growing collection of fluffy blending brushes so picked up yet another one of them. Which does the job exactly as I’d hoped so. I also picked up am angled eye brush which I use to apply my eyebrow pomade. It’s incredibly thin so creates very natural, hair like strokes.
That’s all for my Colourpop haul just now. I’m sure you can tell just how pleased I am with the products so you may be seeing a few more Colourpop orders soon.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried any Colourpop products in the comments?