I think ColourPop Cosmetics is one of the biggest breakout brands from 2014. They created a lot of buzz last year and I predict that they will have an amazing 2015. I can't wait to see their range expand and try the new products they come out with. I made a small purchase to see if their products lived up to the hype. Today I'll be reviewing two eyeshadows and one pressed pigment: Fringe, Bae, and Fantasy. Each one costs $5.
People have mentioned that ColourPop eyeshadows have a cushiony cream-hybrid texture. Initially, I was hesitant to try them because of this. Although I love cream eyeshadows, I recognize that sometimes their versatility isn't the best. They make great eyeshadow bases and are beautiful stand alone colors, but creams don't blend well over powders or too close to them. Thankfully, you don't have to worry about that with ColourPop eyeshadows. The formula is more of a cream-to-powder mousse which feels drier than most cream eyeshadows. It blends very well under, over, and close to powders.
The pigmentation is very, very good. So is the longevity. They apply best with synthetic brushes or fingers. I am in love with these eyeshadows, their depth, and the overall color selection available from ColourPop.
Also, if you already own MAC Club Eyeshadow and are afraid Bae is too similar to it, do not worry. Bae has a redder/maroon base and its duochrome glitter is stronger. Fringe is an absolute must-have! It's so metallic and reflective; a total crowd pleaser which gets many compliments. I used Fringe in a previous makeup look here and Fantasy in this one. Look out for a look featuring Bae in the future!
A note on their customer service: I had a great experience ordering from ColourPop but found their processing time to be a little slow (five days to ship). I understand that they're a small company and have recently been plugged by many popular influencers on social media, but customers are accustomed to fast online turnarounds and feel anxious when their paid merchandise isn't shipped promptly (at least I do!) One thing I really liked is that they sent me a very sweet handwritten note with my order.
What are your recommendations from ColourPop? I'm hoping to make another order in the upcoming months.