ColourPop Holiday Sale Haulage

I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since I first got into ColourPop!

My first order ever with ColourPop was placed on November 28, 2016 (haulage here) and this order was also placed on November 28, 2017… one year later. Truth be told, the reason why I placed both orders during that specific date was because of the sale (Cyber Monday) which meant slashed prices for products that were already inexpensive to begin with! Also, I kinda’ didn’t wanna miss out on some of the Limited Edition – Holiday 2017 products (you can differentiate them from the permanent products by the LE pastel-y Lilac, Blue, Pink ombre packaging). Plus, they even tossed in a free Ultra Glossy Lip for my order being late! I can’t say I don’t miss the cute print usually found on the inside of the shipment box itself, but I guess they skipped it this time, because of the influx of orders. Also I wish that they’d bubble-wrap the more delicate products so they don’t arrive shattered or smushed.

Other than that, everything has been just peachy and one year later, I’m still just as obsessed with ColourPop!

Crystal Liquid Highlighter retails for $9.00 but I got it on sale for $6.30
– x4 Lippie Stix retail for $5.00 each but I got them on sale for $3.50 and now they’re up at $5.50 each
Ultra Matte Lip retails for $6.00 but I got it on sale for $4.20 and now somehow it costs $6.50
– 6pc Super Shock Shadow Collection (Holiday 2017 Collection) retails for $30 but I got it on sale for $24
– x2 Pressed Powder Highlighters (Holiday 2017 Collection) retail for $8 each but I got them for $5.60 each
– 4pc Super Shock Shadow Foursome retails for $20 but I got it on sale for $14.40
– x3 Super Shock Shadows retail for $5 each but I got 2 of them for $3.50 each
Precision Brow Colour retails for $6.00 but I got it on sale for $4.20
Pressed Powder Shadow Palette retails for $16 but I got it for $12.80

The price of all 15 items (technically 24 items including the Ultra Glossy Lip I got for free but both Eyeshadow Collections count as 1 item each, even though they both actually contain a handful of Super Shock Shadows) should’ve been $138, but due to the sale it was only $103.10 in total. Unfortunately, both the 6pc Super Shock Shadow Collection (Dusk Till Dawn) and the 4pc Super Shock Shadow Foursome (All Nighter) and the Crystal Liquid Highlighter (Aventurine) have since been discontinued. Everything else is still available for purchase (just not on sale though). Also, ColourPop seem to have upped the price (by $0.50) of all of their lip products, but everything is still pretty wallet-friendly.

For my order being late, they tossed in an Apology Note and another Ultra Glossy Lip in the shade Nine to Five (previously hauled here). I love it when they do that! I’m not a fan of this particular shade, but I appreciate the gesture, just the same!

I still get such a kick out of the note cards that they always include with every order!

One side reads “Hey love, We were MINT to be!” with a drawing of 2 Candy Canes looped together to form a heart. The other side has the ColourPop logo and the delightful Holiday 2017 print!

I found the Holiday 2017 packaging especially lovely! It’s kinda’ got a lot going on, what the speckled Starscape Print and the Ombre Pastels (Blues and Pinks and Lilacs), but I found it all just so charming and pretty!

Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow (Ultra-Glitter) (Summer 2017 Collection)
Ritz Super Shock Shadow (Ultra Metallic) (Laura Lee Collection)
Paradox Super Shock Shadow (Satin) (permanent)

Out of the singles, I only purchased these 3 Super Shock Shadows because I was worried that they’d get discontinued and I’d miss out on them forever. The one in the middle (with a paw print) wasn’t even on sale, but I just had to get it (now it’s only available as part of a NKLA x Laura Lee Super Shock Shadow Foursome which is actually a pretty decent Foursome and you save $2 and all the profits go to the No Kill initiative).

I mean seriously, how pretty is the Holiday 2017 packaging?

Ritz Super Shock Shadow (Ultra Metallic) (Laura Lee Collection)
Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow (Ultra-Glitter) (Summer Collection)
Paradox Super Shock Shadow (Satin) (permanent)

2 out 3 of them arrived shattered/smushed which isn’t a big deal but annoying nonetheless.

Ritz Super Shock Shadow (Ultra-Metallic) (Laura Lee Collection)

sheer nude with silver glitter

“All net profits from the purchase of “Puppy Love” or “Cat Nap” and/or any Laura Lee x ColourPop product will go towards Best Friends Animal Society®, a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Through their NKLA initiative and all across the country, they’re working to Save Them All®.”

As you can see, Ritz has got an adorable paw print (to correlate with the Best Friends Animal Society) above the ColourPop logo, both of which are in a reflective bronze. Ritz is part of the ColourPop collab with Laura Lee (infamous “Beauty Influencer” on Youtube). It arrived all messed up but whatever. On its own, Ritz is surprisingly quite sheer (despite having an ultra-metallic finish). However, I’m willing to bet that as a topper over other shadows, it’s going to be all gorgeous and sparkly! Anyways, I purchased Ritz because I love my nudes, plus, the profits go to a good cause. Win, win.

Ritz Super Shock Shadow (Ultra-Metallic) (Laura Lee Collection) retails for $5.00 which I payed full price for, since it was relatively new and therefore exempt from the sale. Unfortunately, Ritz Super Shock Shadow is no longer available for individual purchase, but you can still purchase it as part of the NKLA x Laura Lee Super Shock Shadow Foursome (Ritz Super Shock Shadow, Glitz Super Shock Shadow, Shiny Super Shock Shadow, Hiney Super Shock Shadow) for $18.

Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow (Ultra-Glitter) (Summer 2017 Collection)

This glittery golden copper will have you glowing into the night

Cute name, right? That’s actually what sold me on it. Plus, I’m still on the look-out for an exact dupe of the Nina Ricci Copper Raffia Eyeshadow because that specific shade was just perfection! Lightning Bug is quite lovely in its own right! That said, it did arrive shattered but whatevs. Despite being an ultra-glitter it’s actually quite pigmented and the way it sparkles is just absolutely beautiful! I’m definitely going to incorporate Lightning Bug into a lot of my “Ramadan Gathering” looks!

Between Noontide Super Shock Shadow (hauled here) and Sundance Super Shock Shadow (hauled here) and Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow, I’ve got 3 out of all 4 Super Shock Shadows from the Summer Solstice Foursome. I should’ve just sprung for the Summer Solstice Foursome right from the start lol

Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow (Ultra-Glitter) (Summer 2017 Collection) retails for $5.00 but I got it on sale for $3.50. You can still purchase it as a single for $5 or as part of the Summer Solstice Foursome (Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow, Noontide Super Shock Shadow, Summer Side Super Shock Shadow, Sundance Super Shock Shadow) for $18.

Paradox Super Shock Shadow (Satin)

This warm satin burgundy red is gonna throw you into a spiral

Since I’ve already got Baby Talk which happens to be a matte (hauled here) and Fooling Around which happens to be a metallic (hauled here) I figure I might as well get Paradox which happens to be a satin. Logic! Truthfully, be they on the eyes or on the lips or even on the body (as in clothing items), I’m really loving all things Red at the moment! That said, once I blended it out, Paradox looked more Pink (albeit a deeper pink) than Red which was disappointing. Worthy of note, Paradox is exceptionally creamy!

Paradox Super Shock Shadow (Satin) (permanent) retails for $5.00 but I got it on sale for $3.50. You can still purchase it as an individual for $5 or – once it’s back in stock – as part of the Zingara Foursome (Elixir Super Shock Shadow, Jinxie Super Shock Shadow, Paradox Super Shock Shadow, Seeker Super Shock Shadow) for $18.

Dusk Till Dawn Super Shock Shadow Collection (Holiday 2017 Collection)

Unbelievable duochrome and glitter finishes make up this fun and festive 6 piece Super Shock Shadow kit. Take your look from sparkly daytime glam to holiday party-ready in no time.

I picked up the Dusk Till Dawn 6pc Super Shock Shadow Collection because I enjoy collecting Limited Edition – Holiday Collections. All 6 Super Shock Shadows come in an Ultra-Glitter finish, but only the top two are sheer, whereas the rest are quite pigmented! In fact, the bottom two might be a bit too pigmented lol Also, the packaging is everything!

Dusk Till Dawn Super Shock Shadow Collection (Holiday 2017 Collection) retails for $30 but I got it on sale for $24. Unfortunately, this was Limited Edition so it is no longer available for purchase.

The Ombre Pastels (Pinks and Blues and Lilacs) and the speckled Starscape Print are giving me so much life right now! Even the Super Shock Shadows come in gorgeous Minty Green pots! I wouldn’t call the color-scheme particularly Christmas-y, but I found the whole thing absolutely delightful!

Living for the packaging!

New Magic (Ultra-Glitter): sheer opalescent pearl with teal reflects (very sheer)
Goodish (Ultra-Glitter): baby pink with blue and gold glitter (very sheer)
Stargirl (Ultra-Glitter): champagne with silver glitter (more pigmented)
Half Light (Ultra-Glitter): duochrome lavender with a teal flip (more pigmented)
Babykins (Ultra-Glitter): warm plum with violet glitter (very pigmented)
Slay Bells (Ultra-Glitter): rich chocolate with copper reflects (very pigmented)

So the two in the first row are totally sheer (pretty much just glitter) whereas the two in the middle are much more pigmented and the two in the bottom row are very very pigmented.

New Magic: sheer opalescent pearl with teal reflects

New Magic Super Shock Shadow is another magical shade (apt name, no?) that reminds me of Cherries Jubilee Super Shock Shadow (hauled here) in the sense that they’re both opalescents with reflects that make them look lovely as toppers over other shadows! It’s going to be a wee bit harder to find complimentary pairings for New Magic (teal reflects) as opposed to Cherries Jubilee (hot pink glitter) but Roulette (matte black hauled here) seems like a safe bet. New Magic is actually kinda’ like a less messier version of the Blanc/Bleu Pigment from the brand Makeup Atelier (haulage here). In any case, New Magic is one of the more fun and playful shades in the From Dusk Till Dawn Collection and aside from the delightful packaging, the main reason why I wanted to purchase this particular Limited Edition – Holiday Collection!

Goodish: baby pink with blue and gold glitter

Goodish Super Shock Shadow is pretty much a glitter bomb! It’s not quite as sparkly and shimmery as much as it is straight up glitter-y. Also, it’s got exceptionally poor pigmentation (too sheer) Despite looking like a Dark Pink in the pan, it actually is a Baby Pink when applied. However, since it’s so sheer, I believe Goodish can and will vary from skintone to skintone (i.e. Icy Pink on some, Baby Pink on other, Lavender on others still, and so on). Obviously, just like New Magic, you’d get the most usage out of Goodish by applying it as a topper over other shadows.

Stargirl: champagne with silver glitter

I’m not big on champagne-y shades because they’re just so tricky to pull off, especially on my odd sallow skin, but Stargirl Super Shock Shadow seems more like a somewhat peachy copper shade that’s super sparkly! I feel like I could probably even get away with wearing it on its own! Also, the name – which is most probably a nod to Starboy – makes me lol

Half Light: duochrome lavender with a teal flip

Okay, ColourPop, you guys can troll us with the names. That’s all well and good. In fact, it’s even funny! But you just can’t troll us with the descriptions. <== my initial reaction.

After messing around with it though, it seems despite looking Green in the pan, Half Light Super Shock Shadow is actually similar to Glass Bull Pressed Power Shadow (hauled here). In fact, it’s everything I wanted Glass Bull to be and more! It’s a gorgeous duochrome that looks like liquid! *sigh* So beautiful! Surprisingly, Half Light actually looks like Tea Garden (hauled here) on some people and more of a Taupe-y Plum on others. All I can say to ColourPop is, “WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?”

Babykins: warm plum with violet glitter

So Babykins is a repromote and coincidentally, also a part of last year’s Limited Edition Holiday Collection (haulage here). I didn’t love it the first time and I sure as heck don’t love it now. It is quite pigmented though (almost like an ultra-metallic actually) but I’m not big on Shimmery Plums (or Shimmery Fuschias and Dark Pinks for that matter). Isn’t it ironic that the one and only, single back-up I have out of all the Super Shock Shadows is of a shade I don’t even like?

Slay Bells: rich chocolate with copper reflects

Cute name but I don’t tend to apply super dark shades all over the lid, especially since I’ve got somewhat hooded lids. It doesn’t help that Slay Bells is slightly more fussy to work with and doesn’t blend out as easily (as is the case with most black-based shadows) meaning it takes a bit more time and effort (more than I would like to spend at least) on blending Slay Bells in the crease or outer V. Also, Slay Bells sorta’ stains the lids. What with it being part of a Holiday Collection and having a name like that, I wish Slay Bells would have been more… sparkly. Again, it’s quite pigmented, but it’s just not my cup of… chocolate (heehee).

1st Row (sheer) New Magic: sheer opalescent pearl with teal reflects + Goodish: baby pink with blue and gold glitter
2nd row (pigmented) Stargirl: champagne with silver glitter + Half Light: duochrome lavender with a teal flip
3rd row (very pigmented) Babykins: warm plum with violet glitter + Slay Bells: rich chocolate with copper reflects

I got another Super Shock Shadow Foursome called All Nighter and here it is in comparison to the From Dusk Till Dawn Super Shock Shadow Collection. I’ve had my eye on All Nighter for a good looong while now because the shades (swatches of said shades, rather) seriously appealed to me (particularly Vega Super Shock Shadow) even though the packaging leaves a lot to be desired. Once it went on sale, I knew it was now or never, so I went for it!


All Nighter Super Shock Shadow Foursome retails for $20 but I got it on sale for $14.40 Unfortunately, it has since been discontinued. However, you can still purchase Mooning Super Shock Shadow as as a single for $5.

Smash: neutral satin beige with a soft golden sheen (Satin)
Vega: cool-toned taupe gold sprinkled with gold, pink and violet glitter (Ultra-Glitter)
To-a-T: mid-tone warm brown in a matte finish (Matte)
Mooning: blackened plum with a violet sheen (Satin)

Smash Super Shock Shadow (satin)

neutral satin beige with a soft golden sheen

Smash is absolutely lovely! It’s one of those “nothing” shades that pretty much look like… nothing, on the lids (my “go-to” eyeshadow of choice). It’s so sheen-y and adds such a lovely little glow to the lids! I know I’ve already got a handful of similarly glow-y shadows such as Desert (hauled here) and Sunset Blvd (hauled here) to name a few, and I’m pretty sure I’ve said to myself “enough with the neutrals already” at some point, but I seriously just can’t get enough of shades like these! You just pop them on your lids, throw on some liner and mascara and walk out the door. So nice and subtle!

Vega Super Shock Shadow (ultra-glitter)

cool-toned taupe gold sprinkled with gold, pink and violet glitter

Out of all the sparkly shadows I got, this one is the sparkliest and hands down the prettiest! It combines two of my favorite things; Sparkles and Taupe! You can wear it as a topper over other stuff obviously but it’s pigmented enough to be worn on its own. Also the sparkle consist of fun holographic glitter (technicolor baby)! Vega Super Shock Shadow is pretty much the main reason I was dying to get my hands on the All Nighter Foursome!

To-a-T Super Shock Shadow (matte)

mid-tone warm brown in a matte finish

Honestly, To-a-T is surprisingly warm. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. However, based on the swatches up on the ColourPop website, I wasn’t expecting To-a-T to be this warm. I guess since I’m having a moment with smoking out the lower lash line and To-a-T is a matte, I figure I could totally use it for that! I could also pop it in the crease and see how it fares there as well. Heck, I could even use it as a base for other more sparkly shadows. We shall see.

Mooning Super Shock Shadow (satin)

blackened plum with a violet sheen

Blech! Another blackened plum… with shimmers. It’s also fussy to work with and also stains the lids. Between Mooning Super Shock Shadow and Slay Bells Super Shock Shadow and Babykins Super Shock Shadow, I’ve managed to land on several duds. To be fair, they’re all quite pigmented. It’s just that I’m not actually a fan of the shades themselves. I guess I could experiment with using Mooning to line my eyes.

Here’s the boring description, which is ColourPop‘s usual go-to for products that are part of a set.

A blackened plum with a violet satin sheen, we’re not saying you will get kissed under the stars when wearing it – but you never know

Here’s the regular description, because Mooning Super Shock Shadow is also part of the permanent line and is still available for purchase as a single for $5.

1st Row New Magic (Ultra-Glitter) – Ritz (Ultra Metallic) – Vega (Ultra-Glitter)
2nd Row Smash (Satin) – Stargirl (Ultra-Glitter) – Half-Light (Ultra-Glitter)
3rd Row To-A-T (Matte) – Lightning Bug (Ultra-Glitter) – Goodish (Ultra-Glitter)
4th Row Mooning (Satin) – Slay Bells (Ultra-Glitter) – Babykins (Ultra-Glitter)
5th Row Paradox (Satin)

1st Row New Magic (Ultra-Glitter) – Ritz (Ultra Metallic) – Vega (Ultra-Glitter)
2nd Row Smash (Satin) – Stargirl (Ultra-Glitter) – Half-Light (Ultra-Glitter)
3rd Row To-A-T (Matte) – Lightning Bug (Ultra-Glitter) – Goodish (Ultra-Glitter)
4th Row Mooning (Satin) – Slay Bells (Ultra-Glitter) – Babykins (Ultra-Glitter)
5th Row Paradox (Satin)

Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

The original fixed 12 pan palette is all about that golden hour glow – the hottest shades inspired by our fave time of the day.

ColourPop has released several Pressed Powder Shadow Palettes throughout the year, but the only shades that actually appealed to me were the ones in the Yes, Please! Palette. The yellow part is just the outer packaging and the grey part is the actual palette itself. Literally everyone has purchased the Yes, Please! Palette at this point and are still singing it non-stop praise (for real, everyone is pretty much obsessed with this thing)! Yes, Please! has been out for a minute now, but I’ve refrained from purchasing for so long, because I felt that I’ve already accumulated the Pressed Powder Shadows (all from ColourPop no less) that are quite similar to the ones that make up this particular palette. It consists of no less than 8 mattes (yaaaaas, please!) and 4 metallics (including 1 pale yellow gold and 2 duochromes) and after being bombarded with tutorial after tutorial of “Sunset Inspired” Makeup Looks that always, always happen to feature the Yes, Please! Palette, I flirted with the idea of purchasing one of my own. Once this baby went on sale, it was a done deal!

Here’s hoping the mattes won’t end up being chalky!

Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette retails for $16 but I got it on sale for $12.80

Full-Zip: matte warm ivory (matte)
Big Cocktails: matte orange (matte)
Champs: matte pale peachy nude (matte)
Bling: metallic rust (metallic)

Louie: metallic duochrome red with a gold flip (metallic)
Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold (metallic)
Spoiled: matte brick red (matte)
Gno: matte burnt orange (matte)

Mischief: matte warm yellow (matte)
Note to Self: matte warm caramel (matte)
Chauffeur: metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip (metallic)
French Kiss: matte medium chocolate brown (matte)

Full-Zip: matte warm ivory (matte)
Big Cocktails: matte orange (matte)
Champs: matte pale peachy nude (matte)
Bling: metallic rust (metallic)
Louie: metallic duochrome red with a gold flip (metallic)
Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold (metallic)
Spoiled: matte brick red (matte)
Gno: matte burnt orange (matte)
Mischief: matte warm yellow (matte)
Note to Self: matte warm caramel (matte)
Chauffeur: metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip (metallic)
French Kiss: matte medium chocolate brown (matte)

ColourPop also came out with 2 Pressed Powder Cheek Highlighters for their Holiday 2017 Collection. I couldn’t decide between them… so I just got both, on sale. Once again, the packaging is lovely! The Highlighters came in sleek Minty Green plastic compacts (full sized mirror and everything!) housed in a Lilac cardboard packaging (only things that had the actual shade names lawl) and both the the inner (minty green) and outer packaging (lilac) had the delightful reflective speckled stars design on them! Except for the Pressed Powder Shadows (Singles and Palettes) I’ve never actually ordered any other Pressed Powder products from ColourPop before, so I was pretty anxious that they might arrive damaged… so of course they arrived completely destroyed lawl

Pressed Powder Cheek Highlighters (Holiday 2017 Collection)

Get that glow with our silky soft, super blendable, high shine powder highlighter.

From the reflective speckled stars (well, I’m assuming those are stars, maybe they’re meant to be snow for all I know) to the Minty Green, I’m especially loving the look of the compacts! Unfortunately, both Highlighters arrived completely destroyed. Unlike the Super Shock Shadows where you can sorta’ smush them back into place, these Highlighters were completely unsalvageable. Every time I would go in with a brush, the Pressed Powder Highlighters would move around in the pan and crumble even more, no matter how gentle I was being with them.

Pressed Powder Cheek Highlighters (Holiday 2017 Collection) retail for $8 per pop but I got them on sale for $5.60 each

Touché Pressed Powder Highlighter (Holiday 2017 Collection)

Look delicious in this golden melon with a soft pink duochrome shift eye candy.

So… this is Peach. It’s has a very subtle duochrome quality to it. It applies White but when you move around it looks Pink. I swatched it next to my other Pink-y Highlighters and Touché turned Peach in comparison (wuuuut!) so I just don’t know know anymore… It’s not exactly sparkly (which is a bummer) but it’s not glittery either (Thank God!). Touché is actually one of those sheen-y Highlighters that I’m usually fond of, except when you blend it out, it completely disappears and all you’re left with is shimmer! It’s quite soft but also very dry and patchy (as is the case with most white-based shades, as it seems that black-based and white-based shades are the trickiest for makeup companies to master). Touché has a rather lovely sheen but the pigmentation is quite poor.

Taffy Pressed Powder Highlighter (Holiday 2017 Collection)

You’ll be the last one standing in this opalescent pearl with a peachy pink duochrome shift

So… this is Pink. Taffy applies Gold but there’s a very obvious duochrome quality and when you move around and it changes to Pink! The pigmentation is marginally better with Taffy than it is with Touché. However, once you blend it out, Taffy completely disappears (at least on my skin) and all I’m left with is shimmers on my cheekbones. It’s such a shame because I imagine Taffy would look stunning when paired with Blush. That said, Golden-Peachy-Pink Duochromes aren’t exactly unique and you can find several offerings from other brands, not only as Blush or Highlighters but as Eyeshadows too. Taffy was too shimmery for my taste and had poor pigmentation as well.

Aside from the outer packaging (lilac boxes), the names are nowhere to be found, which can be confusing once you throw the boxes away. Also, I suspect that they might’ve accidentally switched the descriptions around (it’s kinda obvious that they did, since the description for Touché mentions candy whereas the description for Taffy mentions being the last one standing…). Anyhow, I’m a bit disappointed that both the Pressed Powder Highlighters arrived completely destroyed and will refrain from purchasing any other Pressed Powder products from ColourPop (aside from Pressed Powder Shadows) in the future. As for the shades themselves, I love me a good duochrome and all, but the quality of both these Highlighters was quite underwhelming.

At least I got them on sale and didn’t have to pay full price, amirite?

Aventurine Crystal Liquid Highlighter (Crushed Crystal Collection)

Crystal Liquid Highlighter: A lightweight, liquid highlighter that can be mixed with a moisturizer or applied on top of your foundation for a crystal-infused glow.

I was beyond ecstatic when ColourPop came out with the Crushed Crystal Collection! It even sounds just so fun (I’m getting giddy all over again lawl)! I believe it was released during the Summer. The Crushed Crystal Collection focused on 4 Crystals each with their own set of products; Crushed Crystal Setting Spray/Crushed Crystal Priming Spray and Crystal Liquid Highlighter and Crystal Lip Balm. The 4 Crystals consisted of Amethyst (Purple) – Aquamarine (Blue) – Aventurine (Green) – Rose Quartz (Pink). At first, I wanted everything! After some time, I realized I wouldn’t get much use of the the Crystal Lip Balms because they were opalescent (opalescent purple, opalescent blue, opalescent green, opalescent pink) which translates to unwearable (at least on me). Plus, I couldn’t order any of the Crushed Crystal Setting Sprays or Crushed Crystal Priming Sprays because I’ve already got way too many at the moment (from other brands). Also, I didn’t wanna risk Aramex confiscating my package (liquids, sprays, shipping restrictions, etc…). That left only the Crystal Liquid Highlighters. Again, I wanted them all! Then it occurred to me that I’ve already got all of those shades (from my first ColourPop order, no less)! After much deliberation, I decided on getting Aventurine (green) because… the heart wants it wants!

Aventurine: Gold infused with crushed Aventurine Crystals

As you can see, the packaging is meant to mimic the Crystal itself, which is pretty cool! The Shamrock (why not a four-leaf Clover? I guess because Shamrocks are associated with Leprechauns…speaking of which I can’t wait for Season 2 of American Gods!) is meant to further drive the point home that Aventurine is a good luck stone. Aventurine also attracts good energy for a happier life! So for those who are into this whole woo-woo business, there ya’ go! Personally, I could use some good luck right about now and I’m definitely going to take all the good energy vibes I can get wherever I can find them ^_~

Honestly, I haven’t used Aventurine Crystal Liquid Highlighter at all. In fact, I haven’t even swatched it yet. After that first pump, the countdown – for it to expire – begins! As such, I’m waiting for the summer, so I can get a tan and wear this thing on the daily! That said, I’m just eyeballing it here but it seems mighty similar to Now and Zen Pressed Powder Shadow (hauled here).

Aventurine Crystal Liquid Highlighter (Crushed Crystal Collection) retails for $9.00 but I got it on sale for $6.30 Unfortunately, it has since been discontinued.

Jet Set Black – Precision Brow Colour

Precision Brow Colour: Water resistant, all-day-wear brow colour in a pot. Delivers smooth and precise application for bolder, better brows.

I got this because I’ve already tried all of ColourPop‘s other Brow products and this was the only product left to try. It came in a cute little glass pot with a plastic twist-off cap. It was available in several shades (Blondie – Honey Blonde – Dope Taupe – Arched Auburn – Red Head – Bangin’ Brunette – Jet Set Black).

Jet Set Black: Take off in this rich onyx black

I went with the deepest darkest shade available, Jet Set Black. It’s a much better match then the Benefit ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-Gel Color in the shade 03 (haulage here)! Once you find the right brush (stiff angled liner from EcoTools, in my case) applying this stuff only takes minutes (surprisingly, not as long as I thought it would)! Overall, I’m quite impressed and obsessed with this lil thang!

Precision Brow Colour retails for $6.00 but I got it on sale for $4.20 (lawl)

Finally, the lip stuff. Regardless of the packaging, I only got a single Ultra Matte Lip (Holiday 2017) and x4 Lippie Stix (permanent line) all in varying shades of Red. Aside from the Hot To Trot Lippie To Go Collection (haulage here) and Weekender Lippie Stix (haulage here) I haven’t actually played around with Lippie Stix nor purchased any new ones since, but because these were on sale I decided to pick up a handful of “must-haves”.

Star Crossed Ultra Matte Lip (Holiday 2017 Collection)

Find your Romeo in this deep berry red

ColourPop came out with a whole slew of Lip shades (x10 Ultra Matte Lips and x4 Ultra Glossy Lips) in their Holiday 2017 Collection. At first, I wanted all the Ultra Matte Lips! Then, I tried narrowing it down to just a few. Once I saw swatches of Star Crossed, I was done. Forget Romeo, I’m in love with this Red! Go do a quick image search and you’ll see what I mean (You. Will. Die.). Ladies (and Gents) I beseech you, do NOT sleep on it (ColourPop tend to discontinue things all willy-nilly and you might not get another chance)! Star Crossed is heartbreakingly beautiful!

Star Crossed Ultra Matte Lip (Holiday 2017 Collection) retails for $6 but I got it on sale for $4.20 and now somehow it costs $6.50

I like how it says put me on your lips on the packaging… then again, people have been ingesting Tide Pods. Not sure why only this specific shade has got special packaging either but whatevs.

Goldie Lippie Stix (Matte X) (Fall 2016 Collection)

We like gooooold, jk this is a Matte X rich brick red

I’m a fan of Goldie Hawn (Kate Hudson’s mom) because she has such a cute smile (that her daughter seems to have inherited)! On the more practical side, I actually picked up Goldie Lippie Stix because I’m hoping it would be a dupe for Kat Von D Nosferatu (haulage here) because apparently Brick Reds compliment my strange sallow complexion!

Goldie Lippie Stix (Matte X) (Fall 2016 Collection) retails for $5 but I got it on sale for $3.50 but now it’s up at $5.50

Love Life Lippie Stix (Matte X)

Keep this Matte X brownish brick red to yourself

Did I mention that Brick Reds compliment my odd sallow complexion? Also how cute is the name Love Life? What can I say? For the moment, I’m loving my Reds!

Love Life Lippie Stix (Matte X) retails for $5 but I got it on sale for $3.50 but now it’s up at $5.50

Bossy Lippie Stix (Matte)

We’re not trying to be bossy but you should probably buy this matte classic red

Everyone needs a matte classic Red (derrr)!

Bossy Lippie Stix (Matte) retails for $5 but I got it on sale for $3.50 but now it’s up at $5.50

Frenchie Lippie Stix (Matte)

C’est oh la la in this matte bright warm red

Frenchie practically looked neon in the swatches ergo must-have!

Frenchie Lippie Stix (Matte) retails for $5 but I got it on sale for $3.50 but now it’s up at $5.50

As you can see, I’m clearly having a moment with Reds. Obsessed!

I’m so glad I finally got my hands on Aventurine Crystal Liquid Highlighter and Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Palette because I’ve had my eye on them for what feels like forever! I’m also super happy with Ritz Super Shock Shadow and Vega Super Shock Shadow and Half Light Super Shock Shadow! Aside from Touché Pressed Powder Highlighter (Holiday 2017), Taffy Pressed Powder Highlighter (Holiday 2017), Babykins Super Shock Shadow (Holiday 2017), Slay Bells Super Shock Shadow (Holiday 2017), and Mooning Super Shock Shadow, I’m actually pretty stoked with everything I picked out! Also, I found the packaging for the Holiday 2017 Collection (particularly the Dust Till Dawn Collection) absolutely delightful! Like I said at the beginning of this post, all of the above only cost $103.10 (on sale) in total! Good job, ColourPop!

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