How are you today? I have class tonight, so I’m dreaming of glittery eye shadows as a light at the end of a long day tunnel. We’re talking the 13 hour kind of long day. (Not going to lie, I might be dreaming of a Shipyard pumpkin beer, too.)
So today I have a quickie post here of my latest ColourPop Shadow haul, including some of their delightful, new fall shades. (If you want to see my thoughts on their original line and concept, look here.)
These are $5 each and cruelty-free, so you know you want to check them out.
Disclaimer: I feel like I’ve talked about this company so much lately, I should mention that I am NOT affiliated or compensated by them in anyway. I bought all of these bad boys with my poor grad school funds, and I’m just a super fan.
So inside that Queen for the Day Box were three regular eye shadows, and one that was split into two colors. Their Foursome boxes usually feature a shade you can’t get as a single, and I was very interested in the neutrals of the Queen for the Day Box, as well as the dramatic colors in the split eye shadow jar.
Girly- A creamy, light beige with a satin finish. Perfect for browbone or crease.
Sequin- A sparkly, deep rose gold. Very pretty.
Shameless- A black matte shade covered with blue/green/gold glitter. Dramatic, but lovely.
Bae- I was not expecting to love Bae as much as I do. It’s a purply shade but with a blue glittery sheen. I’m now thinking of reasons for me to wear this. (Like I need to run to the pharmacy, probably should put some Bae on.)
Smash- One of their satin finishes in a light brown color. I was excited to try these because I had only had the glittery finish, and I think this color and Girly will be perfect for blending into the crease and browbone.
First, I should mention that my camera in no way does justice to how sparkly and dynamic these shades are. You’re just going to have to use your imagination.
So Quiche– I was torn between getting this shade or getting Mooning. In the end I decided on So Quiche, (that’s not to say I’ll never order Mooning, just FYI.) and I’m really happy with that decision because I don’t have any shadows like it. It’s such a unique shade. It seems to have a gold/olive base but you get a lot of pink from the glitter. Very creative, ColourPop, very creative.
Cricket- A purply color with metallic finish, very soft and pretty. I think this could make a unique smokey eye.
Hammered- A sparkly, olive green color.
Tea Party- This was the only shade of all 8, I was a little disappointed in. It just swatches a very light on me, but I’m going to try it under NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk to see if I can bring out the pretty, peachy color. On someone else, this color would probably be a win, though.
Overall, I think these fall additions are even more beautiful than their original shades. The darker ones also seem to last quite awhile, even without primer, which is really nice when you’ve got a 13 hour day ahead of you.
Let’s just say it’s going to take all of my will power to NOT order the rest of the Fall line. And let’s also just say I don’t have much will power let after 13 hour days. I bet you’ll hear from me soon, ColourPop.
Questions of the Day:
How do you survive a 13 hour day? I personally eat a lot of snacks.
What are your favorite fall eye colors?