Monday, 21 August 2017

I Colourpop caved...

Prepare for the prettiest packaging and products of your life
Colourpop After Hours

Yes, I did it. I caved, I just couldn't go any longer knowing that my face was still yet to be blessed by the Colourpop gods. The minute I saw the After Hours palette I just knew I had to bite the bullet and hit that checkout button. Since Colourpop offer free international delivery with orders over $50, I bought a few other goodies to save in the long run. I'll keep them for a separate post because I want to keep it short and snappy, though I'm sure you'll be able to guess what they are from my photos. 

One thing I want to mention, is the amazing customer service Colourpop offers. If you watched my Instagram story and heard the ridiculous amount of 'oohs and ahhhs' when I was unboxing this order, everything was packaged so beautifully. Even little touches down to the individual comment cards to say thanks for your order really made a difference for me. Mine was a little animated lettuce saying 'lettuce celebrate' how cute?! Since they're such an affordable brand, it's nice to see them putting in the extra mile more than a typical brand would and I'll definitely be buying from them again in the future. Not to mention how amazing the products actually are. 
Colourpop After Hours


The Process

I've heard on the grapevine more times than often, that Colourpop can be really expensive to get here in the uk. I was initially put off after having such a bad experience with getting just ONE Kylie Jenner gloss and paying a fortune in fees. Though, I decided to just go for it and worry about the damage later.. treat yo self. I did look into shipping couriers etc but honestly, the free International delivery swayed me and I knew what I'd be paying in fees would more than likely equal an international shipping cost. So win win, technically?

When the little box of joy came, I was surprisingly only faced with a £12 fee, so everything came to exactly £50 in total. Which I get, some of you may see as a little steep. But £50 for two matte lips, a satin lip, a highlighter and seven insaneeely pigmented eyeshadows is good enough for me. Considering I'd pay £16 for just one lip product at Mac or Urban, you really can't complain. I'm still holding out for the rumours that Colourpop will come to Sephora though, so I probably won't be making another order in a rush! 

The Palette 

If you know me, I love a good glittery eye. So I popped this collection into my basket as fast as I could when I saw the swatches. These warm, cranberry tones are perfect for my eye colour and they're ridiculously glittery so I couldn't get a more perfect match if I tried. All of these eyeshadows are part of the 'Super Shock' collection and they're absolutely beautiful to touch. It's really hard to describe how they feel on the skin, but they're super velvety and buttery and glide on ridiculously well. 
After Hours swatches

As you can see from the swatches, if you aint a fan of glitter I don't think After Hours is suitable for you. The shades Wattles and Drift, are probably the only less glittery, more matte shades of the bunch. I've been using these shades almost daily to create a really warm, burgundy look as they're great transitional shades for my pale AF skin and really help making my green eyes pop. I'm so excited to use this collection more in autumn as I think the warm tones will be perfect for the season. 

Would you recommend any Colourpop Products? Thanks for reading! J x

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19 comments :

  1. It is alllll so beautiful! I need to make another order really soon!x

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  2. I still haven't tried any Colourpop products yet, I need to get a move on and try some though!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. These eyeshadow shades are stunning! I'm yet to bite the bullet and order from colourpop purely due to shipping and customs to the UK, but after your review I think I may just have to cave when they're offering free international shipping as I need that shimmer in my life haha!

    Gem / www.itsgemmab.co.uk

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  4. omg you have so tempted me into making a order, the eyeshadows look incredible x


    www.sonias-style.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Awesome haul! I still need to try Colourpop products, but they will be held at customs and I will have to pay and wait a lot to get them out of there... :(

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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  6. I really want to place another Colourpop order soon. I love their products so much xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  7. I love the eyeshadows, I think with the glitter they would make great one swipe eyeshadows, and drift is beautiful! x

    Velvet Blush

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  8. I caved to but you def purchase more than me. I got a brown lip liner and I love it.

    http://sheismelrose.net/

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  9. Those eyeshadows - I think I need them in my life ✨🙌🏻💜✨
    Thanks for sharing girl !
    Mairead xox

    www.thewanderingmermaids.co.uk

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  10. I like the way you put it, Colourpop is so affordable that even with extra charges it's still less expensive than one or two higher end items! :)

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  11. I don't normally wear a lot of makeup, but this is something I'd love to try. So pretty!

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  12. UGH! Drift looks so amazing. I've been holding off for a long time on ordering since I ordered so much but I'm having a hard time staying away, tbh.

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  13. Aren't the shadows amazing!? First time I swatched mine I was practically speechless! I'm yet to try any of their other products but I've heard great things about their lip stuff, hope to see a review from you soon!

    Nai xo
    www.ohsixeleven.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love the ColourPop eyeshadows- especially their metallic finish!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  15. I'm a sucker for cute packaging, so nice!
    Love Vicki ♡ victoriajanex

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  16. Oh wow what a steal!! I have amaze and wattles and I love them both, I just adore that formula. I love the look of DGAF too!

    The Makeup Directory

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  17. Everything you've got looks SO dreamy, I'm still yet to try ColourPop but that after hours palette is drawing me in... x

    Gemma Louise

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  18. I still haven't tried anything by ColourPop and with the look of these things, I feel like I'm missing out!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  19. I love ColourPop! The little notes that they add in the packages are just adorable! Those eyeshadows look really nice!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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