Hey there you lovely humans. Okay so color pop is a brand that seems to be floating around social media. At times it feels like it’s almost crammed in your face. You go onto Instagram and it’s everywhere. It can be to the point where you feel a little left out if you haven’t tried anything from there. I do enjoy the products I purchased, their quality isn’t at questioned but I definitely feel with all the exposure they get a few myths can start around them and I know for me I went in and I learnt a lot of things the hard way.
So I am here to pass what I learnt from my first color pop order and just some advice that will help you try it out (if you actually want to)
1. First things first – don’t buy a zillion products at once. I know looking at the stuff makes you want to own everything. I know for me, I was planning to save up a lot of $$$$ and make a big ass order. I tend to go for chaos then buying 1 -2 things at a time. But when thinking about their blushes, bronzers, eye shadows and highlighters. Yes the formula is still different and a bit unusual BUT they are still cream so they will dry out eventually, probably before you are done using them. So if you buy 50 items, they’ll probably go off around the same time. I asked my friend and she said around 9 months ish is when you start to notice the drying out ness.
2. Secondly, google swatches!!! I know from the eye shadows at least the pictures on the site aren’t exactly what you are going to get. Lucky for us plenty of bloggers have taken photos of swatches, so just be sure to look at photos bloggers have taken when deciding on the shade.
3. Now I can’t speak for all the shades but these eye shadows sometimes swatch better then they apply. But this I mean you swatch them and they are pigmented and gorgeous and opaque BUT you apply it on the lid and only about half / three quarter of the opaqueness goes onto the lid. I feel like a lot of product reminds on your finger. With certain shades this isn’t an issue like the really poppin’ lid shades. But for the subtle lid shades it can be quite annoying as you kind of half to build them up which isn’t easy.
4. Let’s talk about the eye shadow. Though the formula is creamy and silky and they glide on – the best way to apply them is with your finger. I have yet to find a brush or hear of anyone find a brush that still applies them with good pigmentation. Because of this application, choosing shades that you won’t put directly on the eye lid is a bit pointless. If I were to purchase a dark matte brown color pop eye shadow which obviously I’d want in the crease it would be quite difficult to apply. So keep that in mind and know it will be a tricky road – I personally am going to stick to shades I’d apply directly on the lid and use powder eye shadows for the crease.
5. Formula wise – their products are silky, smooth and glide on the skin and they are long lasting. With the blushes and bronzers I was worried they would be annoyingly pigmented. You know what I mean – where you apply a tiny bit and before you know it you look like a clown. The color pop blushes don’t do that. I won’t call them sheer but they are somewhere between sheer – to medium opaqueness the perfect amount. And they do last very well on the skin! The bronzer I have I do like – originally I didn’t get a dark shade for contouring because I was worried it would be annoyingly pigmented, therefore difficult to use. But now that I know more about it I can go with a darker shade for contouring and use the one I have for bronzing. The highlighters are silky and once again smooth on the skin. I say the shade I have is more on the natural side but their shade range is so big I am definitely going to get more pale shades for a dramatic highlight!
6. Certain shades, I don’t know how to exactly describe them. If you were to compare those shades to powder eye shadow – they would be the transition shades. Super natural and pretty. Yes, pigmented when you swatch them however they hardly appear on the eye lid, this is because they are on the more sheer side – and of course how would you work with a cream transition shade when the only good way to apply it is with your finger? So keep that in mind. There are a few shades I can hardly use because they’re just too natural.
What will I repurchase? I definitely want to repurchase some more highlighters in more pale shades as well as blushes and some darker bronzers. And more lid shades! I guess I am delaying it till I see how the formula changes when they dry out. My biggest pet peeve is when products turn sour before you’re done using them up. Hopefully they are still usable even when they’ve dried up.
That wraps up the post. Have you guys tried color pop? What are your thoughts? And if any of you have experienced a color pop item drying out, tell me about it? Is it still usable? Drop a comment and let me know. I hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see you in the next post.