ColourPop Pressed Eyeshadows – A MUST HAVE

A few months ago, I made a Colourpop order because I wanted to try some of their pressed eyeshadows and their new blotted lip products! I want to focus this post on the pressed eyeshadows because these are probably my favorite drug store eyeshadow formula!

When you order eyeshadow pans from Colourpop, a free empty eyeshadow palette is placed in your cart after every four eyeshadows you add to it (awesome, right?). So basically you create your own custom quads which you can organize by monchromatic color schemes (which is what I did). The four colors I bought are Pretty Cruel, Dreamboat, High Strung, and Pep Talk.

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Pretty Cruel is a matte mauve berry tone with gold glitter flecks! It is gorgeous and is great for deepening my crease color or placing it on the outer v. Dreamboat is another favorite of mine – a perfect crease color! Dreamboat is a muted and matte dusty rose color that is buildable for a deeper color depending on the look you’re trying to achieve. High Strung is a metallic dusty rose that is wonderful for blending and shading on the lid. It can even be used all over for a deeper and more intense look. Finally, Pep Talk is my favorite out of all four. It is a metallic icy peach that gets it’s metallic sheen from fine glitter dust in the formula. It is gorgeous, and great for highlighting the center of the lid, dusting all over the lid, or blending with the other colors.

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In the palette, I ordered them Pep Talk, Dream Boat, High Strung, and Pretty Cruel. How cute is the Colourpop palette by the way?! Love it!

These shadows are a must have in your collection. The colors I chose are great for summer, spring, and warmer fall looks too, so they are versatile from season to season. The texture of these are buttery and super pigmented, with little fallout. They are not dry, and are comfortable to wear. Not to mention, they last ALL DAY LONG!

I also think the colors I chose are reminscent of ones found in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, so if you’re looking for colors similar to the ABH palette that won’t break the bank, Colourpop’s pressed eyeshadows are the way to go! Plus they fit snuggly in this cute and travel friendly magnetic palette, so you cannot go wrong placing an order!

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Right now, Colourpop is having a Memorial Day sale. Certain best sellers are 20% off, there is free U.S. shipping on all orders, and free international shipping on orders of $35 or more. Plus, it is Colourpop’s birthday month, so after you place $10 worth of product in your cart, you qualify for a free limited edition super shock eyeshadow. This deal is insane, so if you haven’t tried these formulas yet, definitely place an order today!

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Christmas Eyeshadow Wishlist

There have been so many makeup releases since Black Friday that I can hardly keep up!! Seriously… and being perpetually broke paying for adult expenses (car maintenance, bills, etc.) I’ve been passing up all of the great deals and amazing new releases. I haven’t purchased eyeshadow in a while because to be honest I need more eyeshadow like I need a hole in my head (meaning I don’t need more eyeshadow), but there are a few I’ve been drooling over, and honestly online window shopping has saved me from spending a sh*t ton of money I don’t have to be spending. So here are the items I’ve been eyeing, that I totally don’t need.

E.l.f. Mad for Matte 2 Palette – $10.00

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Ok this one I’m really excited for. I’ve heard great things about the first Mad for Matte palette, but I already own a lot of the colors in the first version of the palette. This one, however, looks like they are all PERFECT transition shades for any eye look you’re trying to create.. and I really want it! I went to the e.l.f. store in the mall today, and they don’t have it (it’s an online exclusive), and the lady also said they were all sold out of the first one. So there’s that. Out of all of the palettes in this post, I think this one is the only I’d buy right now since it is very budget friendly.

 Colourpop Love Line Quad – $18.00

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This quad is everything!! It is the rusty rose gold, and dusty mauve mix of shades of dreams and I love all of the colors in this collection. I don’t need these colors because I have a lot of colors like these (I own single Colourpop shadows and the Carli Bybel palette which have colors like the ones in this quad), HOWEVER, they are slightly different than the ones I own, and as a makeup addict I really want them. I don’t think I’ll be buying these anytime soon, but I will admire them from afar… away from my debit card.

Colourpop All Nighter Quad – $18.00

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This quad came out the same day as the Love Line quad, and this one is pretty unique in it’s collection of shades. Colourpop doesn’t have another quad with similar shades in it, and I find this quad super functional for everyday natural or neutral eye looks. One I’d probably purchase this quad before I purchased Love Line, but again I will be staying far away from the Colourpop checkout. *Sigh*

Morphe 35F Fall into Frost Palette – $22.99

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Morphe’s beautiful 35F palette… UGH this palette is just amazing. I listed this palette on my fall wishlist post back in September (Fall Makeup Wishlist) – I’ve been eyeing it for a long time. What I love about this palette is the versatility – it’s obviously great for fall and winter color eye looks, but the lighter shades and matte shades can be used for day-to-day looks during the spring and summer. Also, the darker colors can be used to create glam night looks, or the lighter colors for simple natural looks when you’re not feeling up for bold eye makeup. Most of the colors are foiled/frosted, and great for bring some shimmery sunshine to the winter season. This palette is affordable, but for my budget right now I will continue to dote on this palette from behind the screen of my laptop.

These are my top wishes for eyeshadows and like I mentioned, I really don’t need to buy any more eyeshadow (especially when I’m broke), but it’s fun to create wishlists/beauty bucket lists or whatever you want to call your makeup addiction.

A girl can dream ok?

Let me know what makeup releases you’ve purchased or are looking forward to getting for the holidays! ❤

Until next time, Happy Holidays!

ColourPop Cosmetics Labor Day Order

colourpop-labor-day-order-2016Hello gorgeous creatures! My ColourPop order from Labor Day weekend finally came in, and I am so happy with these products!! ❤ Omg, seriously you guys, this fall all of my favorite shades are trending in beauty. Cool toned pinks/reds, and dark purples/plums are all in the beauty scene right now and I’m loving it. When ColourPop launched their Fall Edit, I snagged their new SuperShock eyeshadow in the shade “Tang” which is a rosy matte mauve color,  “Alyssa”which is a cool-toned pink nude Ultra Satin lip from the KathleenLights collaboration, and a free full-sized new lip color called “Viper” which is a cool-toned berry Ultra Matte lip.

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Tang

This shadow is so pretty! I think it makes the perfect crease shade, and it will look really nice paired with my Carli Bybel palette from BH Cosmetics (Read about that palette here: ULTA Beauty Birthday Haul). It is full of mauvey rose shades as well, and I think layering this color under some of the colors in that palette will look great for fall!

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Alyssa

“Alyssa” is the first Ultra Satin lip I’ve tried from ColourPop, and I LOVE the formula. It doesn’t dry down matte, so there is some transfer. However, it doesn’t sit in the cracks and creases of the lips, and the formula is buttery and almost fluffy. This color doesn’t look the best with my skin tone, but I’m definitely going to wear this color throughout the next few months because it is so gorgeous. It’s a great shade for everyday wear.

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Viper

“Viper” was a free gift with purchase, and a brand new shade. This color is the perfect fall berry color! It looks a lot darker on me than I expected, but it doesn’t make my teeth look yellow or make my lips look really dry. It is an Ultra Matte, though, so I prep my lips with Blistex before applying this on top so it doesn’t sit in the creases of my lips. It stays on for a long time (I wore it yesterday to work), and it lasted through the classes I taught. ColourPop’s next Fall Edit launch didn’t include this shade, but I think that’s because they may be releasing even more products come late September and early October – this lip color being one of them.

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From top to bottom: Tang eyeshadow, Alyssa Ultra Satin, Viper Ultra Matte 

I’m so excited I have these colors now in my collection to use this fall! I also have a special coupon code ColourPop sent me to use within the next month, and I am hoping they release even more shades soon so I can use my coupon 🙂

Look out for their Fall Edit 2 which is launching this Thursday on the ColourPop website!

Did you order from ColourPop recently? What did you get?

Until next time!

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Fall Beauty Wishlist 2016

HELLO beauties! Happy Labor Day!

It is officially September, which means I can officially start getting hyped for fall and my favorite holiday – Halloween! September also means I can start getting excited over all of the fall releases makeup companies are launching! I may or may not have already taken advantage of the ColourPop Labor Day sale, where I ordered two new products from their Fall Edit, and an Ultra Satin lip color in the shade “Alyssa” from the KathleenLights collaboration. Nonetheless, I have a list of products that were released in the last few months that I really want to purchase and try for this fall season! Today I wanted to share with you all some products I’ve been eyeing for some time now.

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First of all, I REALLY REALLY want the Morphe 35F Fall Into Frost palette! This palette has a whole row of matte shades along the bottom, and then the other four are all frosted, shimmery shades! Ugh, everything about this palette is perfection. I don’t own anything from Morphe, but this palette looks like it would be perfect for different fall-inspired eye looks. Maybe I can finally order this when I start my new job next week and start making money!

Next, I am kicking myself I didn’t order the ColourPop highlighter in the shade “Hippo” when I placed my order yesterday. I’ve been dying to try a tinted highlight, and  “Hippo” is an icy silver highlighter with a lavender shift. ColourPop just sent me a $5.00 off coupon code that is good for use within the next month, so again once I start making money at my new job I’ll probably place another order from CP. Hopefully by that time, ColourPop will also have released more new products for me to try!

Finally, there are 3 Jeffree Star products I want to try. I am a little late to the Jeffree Star party, but seeing all of the reviews of his Skin Frosts and liquid lipsticks – I feel like it’s time to try them. Two of his matte liquid lipsticks I’m drooling over are “Doll Parts”, and “Virginity”. I’m concerned “Virginity” may look too light on my fair skin, but I’ve heard amazing reviews of his matte liquid lipstick formula!

Furthermore, Lavender Snow is the Skin Frost that I want to try!! ❤ Again, this is a cool-toned icy silver highlight with a lavender shift. All of his Skin Frosts have sold out, but I am curious to see if these highlighters go on sale/promotion for Black Friday/Cyber Monday! If so, I will definitely pick it up, however, in the meantime I think if I can get my hands on ColourPop’s “Hippo” I’ll be content!

These are my top picks and wishes for the fall season, though I am sure this list will become longer once more makeup companies begin launching their fall collections. I’ve been excited for the Wet N Wild fall collection since August (Read about that here: Wet n Wild Fall Collection 2016!), and I’m hoping the fall season will give me a lot of fun choices to add to my collection to last me through the winter! ❤

What beauty products are you most excited for this fall?

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Wet n Wild Fall Collection 2016!

Oh my gosh guys! I am so so terribly sad my summer break is over in about two weeks, but FALL IS COMING and I could not be any more excited! Trust me, I still need more beach days, lemonade, and summer time fun, but the fall season is approaching which means beauty companies are dropping all of their beautiful fall-inspired lines. Mauves, burgundies, plums, chocolate browns, and burnt oranges are all colors reminiscent of fall, and I am more than ecstatic to see these colors highlighted in fall makeup.

Fortunately, Wet n Wild (ONE OF MY FAV DRUGSTORE BRANDS), just released their fall makeup collection, and I am drooling over some of the products they released! They released two eyeshadow trios, four new matte lip colors, and four new Color Icon Colored Mascaras. Ugh! They are so gorgeous. Additionally, for the first time EVER they are selling a beauty box for the fall collection, which includes the products mentioned above, plus two of their best-selling highlighters!

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As the picture shows, you can grab the whole fall collection plus two MegaGlo highlighters for $28.99, when the box would retail for $37.99! I really wish I could purchase the whole box, but since I am broke and have other things I need to pay for, I will have to hunt for these products in Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS. The two eyeshadow trios are the ones I am most excited for! Here are close-ups of them!

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Velour Vixen trio

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Plaid to the Bone trio

The two trios include the mauvey plum Velour Vixen trio, and the green taupey teal Plaid to the Bone trio. The Velour Vixen trio colors are usually within the family of colors I find myself reaching for all of the time, but these colors are not shades I have in my collection yet so I definitely will be picking this one up! Additionally, I am usually not a huge fan of green and teal eyeshadows on me, but the Plaid to the Bone trio looks so awesome, and since I don’t have many colors like those in my collection at all I think it would be fun to pick up and play with! The trio looks very versatile even though it includes greens and blues. I mean for $2.99 each, how could you go wrong?!

The liquid lipsticks also look like they are going to be a hit for the fall. The colors are pictured in the fall beauty box picture above, and the names include Take It Like a Vamp – a chocolate brown matte lip color; Don’t Be a Plum-Plum – a plum toned brownish matte lip color; How Fleek Is Your Love – a warm fiery red; and Too Tulip To Quit – a rosy bubblegum colored pink lip color. These colors look really versatile, and though I don’t know how Wet n Wild’s liquid lipstick formula is, it would be nice to pick one or two of these colors up to try and play with. I only own two liquid matte lipsticks, one Too Faced Melted and one ColourPop liquid lipstick. Both formulas are sort of drying (ColourPop especially), so hopefully Wet n Wild’s formula is a bit better or slightly more hydrating.

Finally, there is the four Color Icon Colored mascaras. These look really awesome and fun to play with! They come in four colors – Unbreakable BronzeGreen as a ThistleSapphire Night Live, and Glamethyst Rock. The colors I highlighted the names in are essentially the colors of the swatches on the Wet n Wild website of these mascaras. The description claims they can be used alone or on top of black mascara, but I think these four colors would look really awesome for a look created with the eyeshadow trios, or even used alone for a pop of color!

What do you think of Wet n Wild’s fall line? I hope I can go to the store and find these items. They sell out so fast at the Walgreens near my house! I am excited to try these babies, and I am also excited to see what else my favorite makeup companies will be launching for the fall season! What beauty colors or trends are you excited for this fall season? Comment below!

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Click on the web link to purchase Wet n Wild online! Wet n Wild Fall Collection (Not an affiliate link)

*This is not a sponsored post. This is just a company I love that launched a really awesome fall collection I wanted to tell you all about!*