Colourpop is one of my favourite makeup brands. They make really high-quality products for extremely reasonable prices. They have a lot of products, so there really is something for everyone. In 2018, they really went buck wild with releasing new products, such as foundations, concealers, powders and more, while still making really amazing lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes and really anything else you could think of.
The only issue for me is that it’s not the easiest brand to get in Canada.
There was a short time last year where you could buy a few selected products at Sephora, but other than that there weren’t any other Canadian retailers. You could order directly from the website, but it is $15 for shipping, unless you spend $50. It’s not too bad if you and a few friends go in on an order, but it’s very possible you’ll get hit with a duty fee if your order is $50+. Also, shipping takes quite a while. You can also buy select products from Ulta, which is great, but it’s across the border so I don’t get to go that often.
Luckily, usually once or twice a year, Colourpop offers free international shipping. I took advantage of this. Twice. Sorry, I couldn’t resist placing two orders, there was a sale on all lip products the second day. Here is what I got:
OHH LA LA! Pressed Shadow Palette – This palette was released this past year on “Mean Girls Day” aka October 3rd. And since then, I’ve wanted it. I’ve tried out Colourpop’s eyeshadow formula before and I really like it. This palette has some super interesting colours that I don’t have in my collection, and you can create way more looks with it than I expected to be able to.
Lippie Stix in Dukes and Aquarius – I tried quite a few formulas of Colourpop lipsticks, and for some reason I’ve never tried the lippie stix, despite hearing good things about them. Dukes is a matte dark blackberry which is perfect for this time of year, and Aquarius is a soft pinky nude in a crème formula. I really love these. Aquarius has become a purse staple.
No Filter Concealer in Light 14 – I’ve been dyyyyyying to try the No Filter concealer, but I was worried that this would become my new favourite concealer because I go through concealer quickly and it wouldn’t be easy to replace, and I WAS CORRECT. I really love this concealer. It has nice coverage without being too heavy. I don’t know what I’m going to do when this runs out.
Ultra Glossy Lip in Aquarius – I also had never tried anything in the Ultra Glossy formula. I’ve only recently been getting into glosses. The formula is nice, and the colour is opaque, but I really hate the applicator. It’s a weird brush like a nail polish or something. I can see the applicator getting ruined pretty quickly, but the gloss itself is nice.
Gel Liner in Best O – I already owned the black version of this liner, Swerve, and I love it. It is the only black stick liner I use. I wanted to get a burgundy colour to smudge along my lash line with eyeshadow, and Best O was the perfect colour. I love the formula and colour of this.
Crème Lux Lipstick in Angel City – I adore this lipstick formula and wanted to get another colour, and angel city seemed like a pretty neutral colour that I could wear everyday.
Fourth Ray Beauty Come Clean Cleansing duo – With my first order, I got a sample of this duo, the BFD Cleansing Oil and AM to the PM Cleanser. Fourth Ray Beauty is Colourpop’s new sister skincare line. I’ve been trying to get into double cleansing lately, so I was excited about this duo. I like both of the products, but probably not to make them a staple.