ColourPop Review + Giveaway

Nothing to disclose, I purchased all of the products myself + there are no affiliate links here! ;)

If you’re into makeup, there’s no doubt you’ve heard all about ColourPop. It’s taking the internet by storm and for good reason. The products are reasonably priced, they’re consistently expanding their collection, they collaborate with popular YouTubers and celebrities, and they keep up with the trends. (Matte liquid lipsticks, anyone? Dupes for Kylie Jenner’s lip kits? Take your pick; they’ve got them!)

ColourPop Review: Eyeshadow & Ultra Matte Lips // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Makeup Blog

ColourPop Review

I’ve been hoarding my ColourPop goodies for far too long and figured it was about time to collect my thoughts and share what I think is worth buying and what’s not from ColourPop. To be perfectly honest, I don’t have many complaints. My first order with ColourPop was back in October around their birthday. They included a free eyeshadow in that order in celebration, which meant I did have to wait a little longer than normal for it to ship. I get the gist that they’re a pretty small company (or were previously, perhaps they’ve ramped up recently) and got behind on fulfilling orders because of demand.

ColourPop Review: KathleenLights Where the Light is Collection // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Makeup Blog

Regardless, the products I received were impressive. For that order, I selected the Bon Voyage Bronzer (which is very similar to Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil, the comparison here) and Hippo Highlighter, a very cool-toned lavender with shifts of pink and blue. I also picked up the original Where the Light is quad that KathleenLights created with them, and had so much fun playing with all the shadows.

ColourPop Review: Lippie Pencil, Lippie Stix, & Ultra Matte Lips // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Makeup

Since then I’ve placed a few more orders and discovered new favorites like the Ultra Matte Lips in Kapow, a dark mauve gray shade, and Creeper, a bright blue based red. I also have loved my Lippe Stix in Lumiere, a matte your lips but better mauve. KathleenLights released another collection with ColourPop a few months back called Where the Night Is, which I also had to have. I purchased the eyeshadow quad as well as the Lippie Pencil in Taurus, which is a warm-toned brown with yellow and red based pigments.

ColourPop Review & Makeup Look // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Makeup Blog

If I were to have any complaints about ColourPop it would be two things: the packaging, and the sensitivity of the formula. If you haven’t touched a ColourPop product yet (eyeshadow, bronzer, blush, or highlighter, specifically), it’s a very unique consistency. Not quite a cream, and not quite a powder, it’s something in between the two which means proper sealing of the products is key. This brings me to my next point which is that these products take up a lot of space. As someone who has quite a bit of makeup, my space is at a premium. Each shadow comes in its own container, even in the quads. For me, this limits the amount of products I am willing to purchase because there’s no chance of ever depotting these in fear of them drying up and becoming unusable.

ColourPop Review: KathleenLights Where the Night Is Eyeshadow Look // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Makeup Blog
Wearing KathleenLights Eyeshadow Quad Where the Night Is in Weenie on the lid and Porter on the outer V and along the lower lashline. Hippo Highlighter is in the inner corner.

The lip products get all the gold stars from me. The packaging is simplistic but functions well. The Ultra Matte Lips formula is drying, but aren’t most liquid lipsticks?! I find the wear time to be adequate and for the $6 price tag, probably one of the best regarding overall value.  The Lippie Stix smell wonderful (vanilla cupcakes with a hint of wax) and despite the matte formula of the particular one that I own, still feels comfortable for extended wear. The Lippie Pencils are the creamiest of formulas but also stay put. I find that they compete with higher end brands despite the $5 price tag, and what’s even better is they have nearly every shade under the sun. I even purchased a black pencil, Bull Chic, around Halloween for experimentation purposes.

ColourPop Review & Makeup Look: Kapow, Lumiere, & Where the Night Is Eyeshadow Quad // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Makeup Blog

With the low price tag, the wide range of colors, fun collaborations, and the constant barrage of new products to try (eyebrow pomade, pencils, and contour sticks, anyone?), ColourPop gets all the heart eye emojis from me. I can forgive them for their packaging and finicky formula because the products really work and are fun to play with. Isn’t that what makeup is all about?

ColourPop Review: Kapow Ultra Matte Lips & Lumiere Lippie Stix // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Makeup Blog
Ultra Matte Lips in Kapow with Lippie Stix in Lumiere in the center

If you want to try ColourPop for yourself, good news! I picked up a few of my favorite products for you. Enter to win an eyeshadow in Weenie, and Bae, an Ultra Matte Lips in Creeper, and a Lippie Stix in Lumiere, plus a few other goodies! Open to US addresses only, giveaway ends on 5/15. Good luck!

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Have you tried anything from ColourPop? Which products are your favorite, and which ones didn’t work out for you? I’d love to hear all about it below!


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72 thoughts on “ColourPop Review + Giveaway

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks for the suggestion Sara! Perfect timing because I just placed a new order with Tarte! Look out for that in May. :)

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  1. Sara G

    I have a hard time utilizing all of my scarves. I think that they look cute when I put them on, but then I second guess it and take it off.

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  2. Meegan

    I have never tried Colourpop but I would love to try their lipcolor, it is always bright and fun (perfect for Spring)!

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  3. Emelia

    I’ve tried the lippie stix and love them. I have a few colors and can’t wait to order more. Thanks for a great review and chance to win!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw thanks so much Ashley! I wore it a ton in the fall too! We’ve had a slew of stormy days that’s made me want to rock the moody colors again for spring. ;)

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  4. Chelsie

    Colour Pop is one of my favorite affordable brands! Their new Satin Lip formulas are my FAVORITE! So comfortable and pigmented! I also love the shadows because they are perfect for a one shade look all over the lid when on the go!
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  5. Callie

    I haven’t tried ColourPop yet, but you have inspired me to do so! Love the fabulous and easy to apply eye shadows, lip stains that stay, and their bronzers look heavenly! Crossing my fingers! XO

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Good luck, Callie! They really are wonderful. The liquid lipsticks are definitely my favorite, and love how easy their eyeshadows are to apply too!

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  6. Kim Pincombe Cole

    The only ColourPop product I’ve tried is the ultra matte lip color (in Clueless!) and I love it…

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  7. Katy

    I can’t believe it, but I never have placed a Colourpop order. I’ve been very close so many times though. Right now I’m liking the Matte X Lippie Stix,me specially in Boa, Tickler, Back Up and Topless. I keep looking at it in Lumiere, too, so fingers crossed! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  8. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I haven’t tried Color Pop yet from pure laziness and not placing an order. But your post has kick started me to do so through your link and I am most excited about trying their lip products.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw so happy to hear that Christy! No need to use my link (they don’t have a referral or affiliate program that I know of!) but be sure to sign up for their newsletter before purchasing! They give you a code for $5 off your first purchase. :)

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  9. Julie

    I’ve tried some of Colourpop’s lippie stix and shadows. I’d be excited to try Weenie. It’s such a gorgeous color, and it’s been on my wish list for a while. I’d also like to try the Ultra Satin Lips eventually.

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  10. Paol Trenny

    I haven’t tried colour pop yet but I am excited to try their highlighter and eyeshadow.

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  11. Zoey

    I tried a few of their Lippie Stix, and really liked them! I am really interested in their highlighters and blush.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks so much for entering, Zoey! Their Lippie Stix are great, and I have been wanting to try their blush as well! :)

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  12. Chelsea amanda

    I haven’t tried them yet.i really want to try dopey in their lipsticks and their highlighters.

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  13. natasha lamoreux

    I love colourpop! I think they have great products at a great price. I l especially love their Ultra Matte lip selection.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I love their Ultra Matte Lips as well! So many fun colors and the staying power is fab! Thanks for entering, Natasha!

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  14. Sandy

    I have never tried any of Colourpop products yet. After your review it will definitely be a lip product.

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  15. Yaheia

    A day late for the giveaway, darn. But amazing review none the less. I’ve always liked viewing their website til the day I can actually buy something haha. And I made a list of all the products I want ;)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Ah, sorry Yaheia! I’ll do another one soon – this one was popular! :) I have another list of things I want to try from them anyway, they are always coming out with something new & fun!

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