Colourpop Haul + First Impressions

To begin with, I’ll say this week has been poop aka shit since I’ve been sick so I will blame my sickness for the crappy writing and the even crappier pictures. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, please do know that I tried so hard to take good photos of these products but for some reason or other they just weren’t cooperating. At. All. And there had to be a post up tonight and so here we go. Colourpop recently launched a lot of different products as part of their monochromatic collections. I didn’t order anything then, but then they said “FREE SHIPPING” and I couldn’t help myself. Am I the only one that uses free shipping as an excuse to buy makeup?? I doubt it.

In this haul, I purchased the Phase 2 trio – a set of liquid lipsticks in all three formulas. The lipsticks included in the trio are Chandelier – Ultra Satin Lip, Curtsy – Ultra Glossy Lip with a Creme finish, and Fresh Cut – Ultra Matte Lip. I’m not the biggest fan of pinky shades or peach shades because I think they wash me out and just don’t look the best on me. I still thought I deserved to give these a go in honor of Spring. The three shades are lovely and I think i can mix the gloss finish with another matte lipstick. They weren’t as pink and pale as I thought they would be and I love that the trio comes with one of each finish – as I know not everyone loves the matte or the satin or the glossy, so it’s good to have some variety.


The second item was the Only You Lippie Stick in Creme finish. I love the Creme finish Colourpop recently released and I am obsessed with the Boys Town shade. I am not too crazy about this shade. The website describes it as a “warm mocha” and I guess that’s right, I just expected it to be a little darker. I need to try it with different eye looks and see how it goes, but for now, not liking it very much.

The thiiiird item ordered in this haul was the Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo. So here is a funny story, I totally thought this was a bronzer and a highlighter, but I just realized (because I was reading the description for this post) that it is actually a blush and a highlighter). I tested this as a bronzer……… And you know, I wasn’t loving it. It was too orangey, too not the shade a bronzer should be. But it kinda makes sense now…. I feel a little stupid… The highlighter was gorgeous and I think I like it more than their super shock highlighters.

I also stabbed the not-bronzer with the eyeshadows…..

And last but not least…. the Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Palette. These shades are gorgeous and super pigmented – these are my first Colourpop eyeshadows and I was very impressed. The packaging is a little bulky but it’s been built in a way that you can create an eye look using all the shades in the palette. The four shades in this palette are Secrets, Soft Core, Fair Play and On the Fence. Obsessed. And highly recommend them.

top to bottom: secrets, soft core, fair play, on the fence

Have you tried any of the new Colourpop releases? Let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to like this post and follow me on Instagram!


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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • Thank @pixibeauty for the most beautiful package ♥️ The #pixibeauty #mattelastliquidlip is one of my favorite #mattelipstick formulas so you have no idea how excited I was when Pixi announced they were releasing new shades 🎉 And I was even MORE excited when this showed up at my door. I already owned the original shades so I gifted the extra ones to my friend (and #skincare queen 👑) @mod.young.
This formula is so lightweight, and not drying, and really, the only #matteliquidlipstick I use anymore. My favorite shade from this new release HAS to be #BerryBoost. The perfect shade for #fall🍁
No se imaginan la felicidad cuando llego este paquetito a mi puerta 😍 Estos labiales líquidos de @pixibeauty son mis favoritos. Vivo enamorada de los seis tonos que lanzaron primero, y ahora han lanzado cinco nuevos tonos más vibrantes y coloridos.
  • Please ignore the disgusting stage of my #glossier #cloudpaints 🙈 But these are my go-to cream blushes (pretty much all the ones I own). I find that cream blushes can give the most natural, flushed look and I love that. The #cloudpaint is the one I have been using the longest but I think the @flowerbeauty #blushbomb color drops are VERY similar (and MORE affordable). My newest addition is the #lilahbeauty divine duo - again, gorgeous shade and amazing formula.
Do you like a cream blush? Or do you prefer a powder blush?
Hablemos de rubores en crema! Me parece que en esta presentación el rubor se puede ver tan natural, así como pretendiendo que hicimos ejercicio pero llevamos tres horas en el sofá. Así. Estos son mis favoritos (todos los que tengo). Si buscan una opción económica les recomiendo el de Flower Beauty. Muy similar al de glossier.
#FlowerBeautygiftedme @ultabeauty #flowerbeauty #OctolyFamily #creamblush #cremeblush #rubor #rubores #thrivetribe #thrivecausemetics
  • Showing you the various stages of this look from the final outcome to my very, very naked face from a couple of weeks ago. This week has been a test to my #confidence. I got a stye(eyelid pimple) on my left eye and I looked like I had been punched (according to me). This meant I couldn’t wear ANY eye makeup. While I preach that #beauty is not dependent on #makeup, I still felt very insecure not being able to put on mascara or eyeliner. We get used to seeing ourselves in a certain way, and when we don’t look like what we’re used to, it’s not necessarily a bad thing - but just different. In my mind, if I can see a “flaw,” everyone else can see it too. When the reality is they’re probably not even paying attention. •
Do you also get up close and personal with your mirror and wonder if others can see that tiny little mark on your cheek?
Mostrándoles este look de hace un par de semanas desde el acabado hasta mi carita bien desnuda. Esta semana me ha salido un orzuelo en el párpado izquierdo lo que significó que no me podía poner #maquillaje en los ojos. Estando acostumbrada a verme CON maquillaje, fue muy extraño verme sin. Cuando estoy en la casa sin planes de ir a ningún lado, nunca me maquillo. Pero cuando voy a la universidad si. Y fue difícil. Porque pensaba que todo el mundo se iba a dar cuenta cuando la realidad es que probablemente ni siquiera estén prestando atención.
  • Nothing like #TextureTuesday and dipping into a brand new pot of @farmacybeauty #GreenClean. I had only tried one other balm before this one - and it hadn’t really been an enjoyable experience. I then got a mini somewhere and I am now the proud mother of this baby.
I love how well this removes my makeup. It is so effective and I find that I don’t have to use a lot of product. Usually I scoop some out and then start grabbing it with my fingers, but I always have some left over. If you’re in the market for a cleanser, I definitely recommend you give this one a chance. It won’t disappoint you!
Como les mostré en mis historias, he empezado un tarro nuevo de este bálsamo para desmaquillarse de #farmacybeauty. Es súper efectivo en remover maquillaje e impurezas de la piel. No me reseca la piel para nada. Súper recomendado!
  • Happy #MACMonday featuring my two newest addition to my humble @maccosmetics collection. I picked up two shades of their new #MACPowderKiss formula - Shocking Revelation (the more red/berry), and Burning Love (the deeper shade). I have yet to use them on my lips 👄 but I am very impressed by the formula! Have you tried these yet?
Feliz Lunes de #MACCosmetics ♥️Les presento las últimas adiciones a mi humilde colección. Dos labiales de su nueva fórmula #PowderKiss en Shocking Revelation y Burning Love. Ya los probaron?
  • Nothing like having enough time to do a full face of makeup. Honestly, my most relaxing time is picking out what I’m going to use, playing some YouTube, and doing my makeup. Even when I don’t have plans of going anywhere 🙈 there are about 13 products here. How many are there in your #fullfacemakeup routine!?
Nada como tener el tiempo para jugar con todo esto. Para mi no hay nada más relajante que escoger que voy a usar, poner YouTube, y maquillarme. Aún cuando no voy para ninguna parte 🙈 aquí hay más o menos 13 productos. Cuantos hay en su rutina?
#hoolabronzer #bakedbronzer #benefitcosmetics #urbandecayheat #nakedheatpalette #maybellinemascara #ohii #concealers #undereyeconcealer #thrivecausemetics #thrivetribe #fullfacefriday #motd #muotd #makeupoftheday #maquillajedeldia #maquillajenatural #maquillajeprofesional #bloggercolombiana #bloggermexicana #beautyjunkie #beautyobsessed #beautylover #beautycounter #beautytime


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