Colour Pop: The Next Big Budget Beauty Brand?

About a month ago, one of my favorite beauty vloggers, Kathleen Lights, did a quick review of Colour Pop's super affordable eye shadows--which I just had to get my hands on.

Colour Pop has a relatively small product range--eye shadows/pressed pigments, lipstick, and lip liner--but it has a wide variety of shades.

I skipped purchasing liner this time because I usually don’t bother with it, but after trying the shadows and “lippie stix” I might have to give those a go, too.


My one complaint about this brand is that they only ship to the U.S. and surrounding territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands), but I did confirm with their customer service team that international shipping is in the works .

Colour Pop Lippie Stix

I know some of you have negative feelings about the word “lippie,” but I think it’s stinking adorable. Equally adorable is the product itself. It comes in tube that’s smaller than a Revlon Balm Stain, larger than a liner, and twists up for application. At first I was not so sure about the size, but it allows for easier and more precise application. I picked up two matte shades, Bichette (deep wine red) and Flawless (a pretty red-violet).

These feel incredibly light on the lips, aren’t super drying, and last all day long with minimal post-meal touch ups. The color comes across very rich from the first swipe; I seriously kept checking my lips out in the mirror because I was so impressed with it. There are 33 shades (in three finishes: glossy, matte, and satin) that run the gamut from true nude to deep berry to mint green, so you’re not just limited to classic shades.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow

With 54 shadow shade options (and six finish options), it was really difficult for me to decide which to pick. I selected six equally stunning shades and the quality was fantastic across the board. The texture of these is unlike anything I’ve ever felt before: very soft and velvety to the touch. I initially thought it was maybe a mousse or a cream, because it’s not at all powdery. I kept dipping my finger back in to feel it because it was so silky.

The pigmentation of these is also great; one swipe yielded excellent color payoff. I tried a satin finish shadow, a pearlized shadow, and four metallic shadows. Some of the metallic shadows seemed to be more glitter than straight sheen. However, I didn’t find it to be very bothersome--and I’m not a glitter fan--and it seemed to have minimal fallout.

My favorite part is that these shadows don’t budge. With or without primer, they stayed on all day. When I swatched them, I couldn’t even get them off with a baby wipe--I had to go full coconut oil. I found that these are best applied with the finger, as they aren’t as easy to blend if you use a brush.

Colour Pop in Action

Here’s a quick look I did using a couple of these products so you guys can see them in action.

  • Do you guys have any budget-friendly brand recommendations?
  • Have any of you tried Colour Pop before?