Colourpop has been literally everywhere lately. And since 99% of the reviews I've read and heard are all positive and since the products are sold for very affordable price, of course as a make up junkie with barely there self control, I had to give them a try, right?? :P
Luckily there are a lot of online store in Indonesia which sell Colourpop and the price mark up is still reasonable, for example, I paid only approx USD 7,5 for each eye shadow and lippie stix instead of its regular price at USD 5.
I picked up 4 eyeshadows and 3 lippie stix. It was difficult to choose which shades to get , but then after a lot of thinking and thinking and thinking, here are the shades that I picked :
Bill ( matte finish ) , Bill is a matte mauve grey shade with a slightly pink hint with matte.
Desert ( satin finish ) , Desert is a warm medium champagne bronze shade with satin sheen finish.
Bandit ( matte finish ), Bandit is a warm reddish brown with matte finish. But Bandit is not completely matte, I can still see the sheen.
Sequin ( glitter finish ), Sequin is a sparkling peachy pink shade. The glitters are fine but still sparkly and look so pretty on the lids.
Yasmin ( matte ), Yasmin is a bright orangey red. It is so bright it looks almost neon under certain lights. The finish is true matte.
Lumiere ( matte ), Lumiere is a mauve pink. On a lot of people it looks a bit grayish but it doesn't look grey on me, more purple.
Brink ( matte ), Brink or the Kylie Jenner's lip look is a peachy brown nude. It surprisingly doesn't look very nude on me which is a good thing.
After playing with the eye shadows , I must say they live up to the expectations. All shades are buttery smooth. They're definitely not powder, they're more like a hybrid between powder and cream.. There are zero fallouts due to the texture and the pigmentation is excellent. They don't crease on my oily lids and apply smoothly. Not forget to mention they're easy to blend and long wearing too. They don't need eye shadow primer to stay put.
About the lippie stix, they are good but they're not as excellent as the shadows are. First of all, the texture is a bit dry and not very creamy. They remind me of MAC matte lipsticks. The color pay off is great though, but due to the texture, they don't apply very smoothly. I need to apply a thin layer of lip balm underneath so they don't tug. The staying power is okay. They are not bad at any means, but I don't feel the urge to order other shades from the matte range, maybe I'll give other finishes a try :P
Speaking of the packaging, I personally like it. The tin case is nicely made and for the $5 price point, I just can't complain. The lippie stix on the other hand is packaged a bit cheaply. The plastic pen case is not as nicely made , but they're functional.
Colourpop supershock eyeshadow has a net weight of 2,1gr ( MAC single eyeshadow has 1,85gr ) so it is a great value of money. While the lippie stix has only 1gr nett weight compare to most lipsticks at 3,5 - 4,5gr. That makes the lippie stix actually at almost the same price like the MAC lipsticks if you compare the price per gramm.
Overall, I'd recommend you to try the Colourpop eyeshadows as they are excellent and good value for money. But the lippie stix, maybe give it a try if you find a shade you love. But don't expect too much.