A Small ColourPop Haul

Monday, March 20, 2017

alexis ren x colourpop collaboration topaz palette review


It seems like forever ago since I last ordered from ColourPop (it wasn't...it was at most a month ago!!!) and when I saw they were bringing back the #KaePop collection I didn't waste a second placing my order. This was mainly to get a back-up of Crenshaw, which is one of my favourite shades from all the Super Shock Shadows I own. So while I ordered that I threw in a few extra bits to try too.

Crenshaw is the perfect warm brown shadow that can be worn alone or in the crease and its in my favourite matte formula and works well with a brush or with my finger. I've found myself reaching for this to add some definition in my crease over my previous favourite Bandit. I am so glad I have another one as a back-up now because I have hit pan on my current one.

From the same collaboration, I also got my hands two more Super Shock Shadows. Wilshire is described as a "a mid-tone warm peachy beige" in the matte finish and Sunset Blvd described as "pearlized warm golden bronze" which to me appears to be a delicate rose gold. I love the look of both shades and can see myself getting a lot of use out of them.


kaerreuch kaepop colourpop collaboration crenshaw, wilshire, sunset blvd nc40 swatches


I decided to get one piece from their latest collaboration with yet another celeb/pseudo-celeb I am not with-it enough to know anything about. I was drawn to it because its super gorgeous and I was curious to try their first powder bronzer and highlighter. The palette is called Alexis Ren X ColourPop Topaz and contains the shades She's Here To Stay - "a true gold pearlized highlighter" and Golden Moment - "a warm bronze, matte bronzer".

I really like the packaging...its a chunky cardboard box with a magnetised flap and I think the copper tones really appear striking against the black. The formulas are great and I'm glad because I had a fear that because ColourPop specialised in their bouncy cream to powders they should've stuck to what they know. Thankfully these are both highly pigmented, buttery and smooth, they're not overly powdery and not patchy when applied. The bronzer shows up quite well on my skin and I find that its just warm enough to bronze up my face beautifully without looking orange or muddy.

The highlighter, on the other hand, is not to my liking at all despite being what every highlighter fan seems to enjoy these days. I am not a fan of gold highlighters because I find them too intense on my skin and I genuinely feel like they make me look like Data from Star Trek! (Breathe...I'm not a trekkie but there was a time when it was all you could watch on BBC2) I think I might have to find a new, more appreciative home for this palette because I can't see myself getting enough use out of it to justify keeping it in my collection.


colourpop topaz palette swatches nc40



What is your favourite ColourPop product? Have you bought anything new lately? Do you spot anything here that you like the look of? I'd love to know...




Sal xxx

Bloglovin | Instagram | Twitter

You Might Also Like

25 comments

  1. I still haven't tried anything from Colourpop...I know! I was actually looking at their lippie stix the other day and fell in love. Wilshire has to be my favourite out of the lot a I love mid-toned browns they are great to work with for all eye looks!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You have to try something from them. The lippie stix are so pigmented and creamy. I still love the super shocks the most xxx

      Delete
  2. I love Sunset BLVD, I actually need to use it more. I need all the other shadows you talked about to. I picked the Alexis Ren palette too - no idea who she is haha. I imagine gold highlight would look nice on your skin tone. I actually been really enjoying the bronzer and the highlighter. My haul will be up soon haha xx

    LPage Beauty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The highlight does suit my skintone its just not to my liking...lol! I like a really discreet highlight haha! Can't wait to read yours xxx

      Delete
  3. In love with this collection, may need to order some bits myself really soon! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't ever keep up with their releases lol! You really do xxxx

      Delete
  4. The 3 shadows look right up my street! This is the first time that I'm seriously contemplating placing an order. The brushes look fab too! xx

    Beautylymin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You really should...their products perform so well for the relatively inexpensive prices they're sold for. xxxx

      Delete
  5. I actually won the KaePop eyeshadow collection in a giveaway last year and have barely touched it :( I just don't get on with the formula! This has inspired me to give them another go though just maybe not this week because I'm still on the Lorac hype 🙊 xx

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Say it isn't so!!! How could you not love the formula haha! Oh yes, that's true...you've got your Lorac baby to keep you busy for a while xxx

      Delete
  6. I am a huge fan of their lip products and eyeliners but I have yet to try the eyeshadows, highlighter or blushers. Great mini haul, I am tempted to place an order but the thought of getting nailed by custom for duties holds me back...what can I say, I'm a cheapskate. :-P

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah! Don't worry...I'm a fellow cheapskate...I hate paying for shipping and customs hahahahaha! You have to try their eyeshadows..I love them xxx

      Delete
  7. I haven't gotten anything new from them for a while. The truth is that I still haven't worn couple of the eyeshadows I got like 3 months ago, haha, not because I don't like them but because I have so much makeup ;)
    I adore their lip products through but, again, I'm trying hard to buy less and use up what I already have ;) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh gosh. I totally am with you there...I have a few from last time I'm yet to swatch...aargh! You inspire me to be more sensible. Thanks hun ;) xxx

      Delete
  8. I have never tried Colourpop in past but after reading positive comments on your blog have developed some interest to place and order. Hey Salma! I personally like the Crensham and Sunset Blvd and will surely give them a try! Thanks for writing such a wonderful post too!

    Skincare Discounts
    Love xoxo,
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for reading. Yes they have some excellent products at an amazing price point xxx

      Delete
  9. I treated myself to a few of their more vibrant shades last year because at that price I don't mind buying a bright purple eyeshadow. But to be honest, I haven't used them as much even though I love the texture. I love the colours you've picked out though, they're the kind of shades I use everyday.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I much prefer the every day neutral shades that I can use all the time too xxx

      Delete
  10. Oh no what a shame about the highlighter! It was the main selling point of this palette for me haha
    Sunset Blvd on the other hand is amazing - I have two backups ;)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its a stunning highlighter, just not for me. LOL. Oh wow...I can see why though xxx

      Delete
  11. I haven't tried Colorpop yet.. I guess it's now more easy to access from Europe, but I'm wondering if the shadows are long-lasting? Shame about the palette. Crenshaw swatched beautifully, I think it'd look beautiful on my skin tone as well. Thank you for the post and growing my endless wish list ;)

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I find them very long lasting. Once they set in place they don't budge for the rest of the day. Crenshaw is stunning xxx

      Delete
  12. This is such a lovely haul Sal, I love every product on here! x I was contemplating getting the bronzer in the shade 'Happy Hour' and some liquid matte lippies but the shipping and customs prices put me right off! xx
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your Color Pop hauls make me so giddy with excitement because I know I have more products to add to my wish list. It's a shame the highlighter is not your taste but I can see it working so well as an eyeshadow (lid and inner tear duct). Everything looks gorgeous and your photos are a delight to look at!!!...xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. i love the colourpop super shock shadow formula SO MUCHHH and i just want to buy sooo many colours but i cannot justify buying a ton of different shades because I know i won't get that much use out of it before they dry out :( My favourite shade I have thus far is Game Face- it's such a beautiful true copper shade and i'm obsessed

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for reading my post and taking the time to leave a comment. I read every single one :)

If you would like to reach me for a more direct response, please feel free to contact me on: ummbabybeauty@gmail.com

Thank you,

Sal xxx