Good morning! Last week, I reviewed Colourpop’s lippie stix for you. This week, I’m ready to tackle their eyeshadow. So what do I think? Keep reading to find out!
Color: It’s long been on my mind that I wanted a matte mint green eyeshadow. I find that if you use neutrals for the rest of your eyeshadow, you can get away with wearing a pastel color on your lid and still be work/ daytime appropriate. While perusing the Colourpop website for such a color, which I found in Flux, I also came across Snap Dragon, a beautiful, bright green with a lot of blue undertones.
Color Payoff: A big thing with me, when it comes to shopping for eyeshadows is the color payoff. It’s worth splurging on an eyeshadow if the color payoff is good because you use so much less of it at one time that it lasts much longer. Plus it saves on aggravation. These weren’t so impressive at first. Sometimes this happens because of the way the pigment is packed in on top to get the textured pattern. So I gave it another chance and WOW am I glad I did. After you loosen up the shadow a little, the color payoff is phenomenal!
Texture: The texture of these is just perfect. I don’t have much more to say about this. They are buttery and soft. No complaints.
Application: Here’s where I might get a little whiny. Snap Dragon is a dream to apply. Flux on the other hand, not so much. I get that making a pastel color opaque is no easy task, especially for how opaque this one was, but it was very difficult to blend. It was as if once I got this color on my lid, it refused to budge. Both Flux and Snap Dragon stuck to/ stained my brushes more than other eyeshadows.
Price: $5.00 each. Oddly enough, this is either a good price or a bad price, depending on how you look at it. I’ll put it to you this way. This is equally good quality as Urban Decay, who sells single eyeshadows at a hefty $18-$20 a pop. However, brands like UD sell their eyeshadows in a palette, for much less than it would cost to buy all those colors separately. In other words, if you were to buy 12 individual UD eyeshadows, it would cost you over $200, but if you were to buy a Naked palette (which has 12 eyeshadows) you would get a steep discount and pay less than $60. Because Colourpop doesn’t have palettes at the moment or offer discounts on their quads, you don’t get any discount. So if you buy 12 Colourpop eyeshadows, you are paying more than you would for an Urban Decay Naked palette with the same number of eyeshadows. Potentially irrelevant, but I thought I would put that in perspective for you.
So what do you think? Have you tried these eyeshadows? Do you want to? If so, what colors would you like to try? Let me know in the comments below!