ColourPop 5 Million Instagram Followers Haul

Once again, ColourPop came out with a whole slew of new products (Pressed Powder Blushes, Pressed Powder Bronzers, Pressed Powder Highlighters, Crystal Liquid Highlighters, Crystal Setting Sprays, Crystal Priming Sprays, Crystal Lip Balms, Brow Products, Concealers, Makeup Brushes)!!!! What’s more, they even updated their website with more accurate photos (infinitely better than the previous ones, at least) of all their products! They also came out with some new shades in the Super Shock Shadows range. The Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal on all their Liquid Lipsticks was still ongoing, as was the Free Empty Eyeshadow Palette you got with every purchase of 4 Pressed Powder Shadows. I wasn’t planning on placing yet another order… up until ColourPop hit 5 million followers on Instagram and they decided to celebrate by coming out with 5 Limited Edition products that you got for free (well, technically as a gift with purchase)!

We are celebrating reaching 5 million on Instagram with limited edition items for a grab bag starting tomorrow at 10am PST!
Fab Five Lippie Stix, Nine to Five Ultra Glossy, Take Five Ultra Matte, High Five Super Shock Highlighter, Party of Five Super Shock Shadow

Spend $10 + Get 1
Spend $25 + Get 2
Spend $40 + Get 3
Spend $55 + Get 4
Spend $70 + Get all 5

My order was $100 exactly, so I qualified for all 5 but didn’t get the Fab Five Lippie Stix so I’m assuming that they ran out of stock by then (my order was placed on August 30th). Despite that, it’s a really cool deal and I appreciate the fact that ColourPop are constantly coming up with new shades, all-new products, interesting collaborations, and all kinds of promotions! Basically, I love that ColourPop are always trying to keep things exciting!

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ColourPop July Haul

ColourPop came out with a bunch of new products (Pressed Powder Shadows and Ultra Blotted Lips). They also came out with several new collections and collaborations that included newer shades of their pre-existing products.

I really wanted to try out some of the newer items as well as some things that were new to just me (for example their Precision Brow Pencil). I mean, I’ve had my heart set on Baby Talk Super Shock Pressed Pigment (the red one) and Short and Sweet Mini Lip Kit since they were released on Valentine’s Day, whereas Animal Super Shock Pressed Pigment (the broken one) has been in and out of my online shopping cart from Day 1. For some reason, I couldn’t stop thinking about Luckfully Super Shock Shadow (the dark blue one) even though it’s clearly not the most easily wearable and I don’t do blue, in general. Also, I was worried I’d miss out on Mwah Ultra Matte Lip (the one with kisses all over the packaging) since it was a collab, and therefore probably limited edition (still not quite sure how ColourPop operates). Then there’s Bumble Ultra Matte Lip which everyone swears by and Tuesday Ultra Matte Lip (which has also been in and out of my online shopping cart more times than I can count) and was the only shade I was really interested in from the Moment of Weekness Liquid Lip Set. After playing around with the other ColourPop products that I’d purchased previously, I also wanted to pick up some neutrals (shadows, liquid lips, etc…) especially Firefly Pressed Powder Shadow (which I was so sure would look super complimentary).

Once the Short and Sweet Mini Lip Kit went on sale, I decided to go ahead and place my order, keeping it under $100. I mean I can afford to go crazy, but I always try to keep it at $100 or lower, for whatever reason, sorta’ like a personal challenge (my total this time was $99.40) Plus, it’s a good way to keep me in check, because it’s so easy to go overboard and not even be aware of it, since their price point is so low. It’s just something that I’ve been doing since my CherryCulture.com days and kept it going with Coastal Scents, BH Cosmetics, E.L.F. and all the other super inexpensive online stores.

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H&M Eyebrow Fix

You were always there for me when I needed you. Your steadfast support helped me during the most heated of times. Your cooling touch soothed my soul like no other. Even towards the end, you were never too stern or stiff with me, even though I was the very reason you became clouded with darkness. I never meant to hurt you… they were all only a momentary distraction in comparison to you. You were the one. It was always going to be you. My one regret, we hadn’t met sooner in life (like say highschool).  Goodbye, old friend. Goodbye, true friend. You are gone but as long as I live, never forgotten. Please, let us all have a moment of silence for H&M Eyebrow Fix. We lost a good one, folks. Rip H&M Eyebrow Fix.

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MAC Waterproof Brow Collection Haul

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A brush-on gel that strokes brows into shape. Adds shine and style. No flaking or stiffening. Offered in tinted or clear shades. Also grooms lashes, sideburnes, and facial hair.

  • Waterproof
  • Longwearing, 8 hours
  • Flake-proof and smudge-proof
  • Non-clumping
  • Transfer-resistant
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for contact lens wearers

Apply to brows by combing through hairs with brush applicator

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MAC Stylish Brow Collection

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I’ve previewed this collection here and reviewed the single item I’ve purchased from this collection here, but I’m going to review it again in this post.

Brunette Veluxe Brow Liner (muted mid-tone gray) I usually go for warm browns on my eyebrows so Brunette was quite a change for me. Surprisingly, I quite like it and what’s more, I can actually pull it off (perks of being a neutral, neither warm-toned, nor cool-toned). Combined with my dark hair, and dark eyes, and dark skin, this actually works! It comes off as darker when I’m pale, and lighter when I’m tan. As opposed to other brow products where you have rub the product back and forth a couple of times for the color to transfer, this is very pigmented with one swipe alone, which I attribute to this product’s creaminess. The only drawback is you have to sharpen this after every use, which is something I’ve noticed that happens specifically with emollient products; the constant sharpening because these things are so soft, they almost melt, making the application not as precise or defined. I fake an arch on my super straight, super thin eyebrows, which is why I need the application to be precise. It has to look realistic otherwise what’s the point? I also use this to fill in the empty patches in my brows. This does everything I want it to and in record time as well! Best of all, it comes with a built-in spoolie on the other end, for those who are OCD about their brows (like me!) so they can run the spoolie through their brows even when they’re out and about!

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I feel like the self-sharpening Eye Brow Crayon in Lingering (soft taupe brown) is a close enough dupe for the Veluxe Brow Liner in Brunette (muted mid-tone gray) because they both seem like taupes to my eyes, with Brunette being warmer and a hint darker, of the two.

Top: Brunette Bottom: Lingering

Now ladies (and gents) of Kuwait, I urge you, nay, beseech you to put down that black and opt for one of those two for your brows, instead. Very few people can pull off brows filled in with black. It’s too stark, and just does not look good. Either one of the two I just mentioned, can create a softer, more flattering, and believable look to your brows. You don’t have to go with any of my suggestions but please, please stop with the cray, over-drawn black brows!