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ColourPop Nillionaire & Flipper Eyeshadow: Review & Swatches

Happy Monday, beauties! I had previously reviewed ColourPop’s matte eyeshadows, when someone mentioned in the comment section that their glittery and metallic eyeshadows were really their strong point. Luckily, I won two glittery ColourPop eyeshadows from Laynie at Fashion and Lashes, which I will be reviewing for you today.


colourpop flipper nillionaire

Left: Flipper
Right: Nillionaire

Color: Both colors have this beautiful shimmer and sparkle. Nillionaire is a gorgeous neutral, medium brown shade with gold glitter. Flipper is a pale peachy orange shade, leaning a little on the pink side with matching glitter.


colourpop flipper nillionaire swatches

Left: Nillionaire
Right: Flipper

Color Payoff: Like before, the color payoff on these is lovely. It’s not quite as good as the matte shades, but still more than I hoped for. What’s more, you can really see the glitter in the eyeshadow, unlike other eyeshadows in which the glitter just disappears as soon as it reaches your lid.

Texture: I really like the texture of both of these. Sometimes glittery eyeshadows can be chunky or irritating, especially if the sparkle payoff is good. These feel buttery and smooth in the pot and buttery and smooth on the eyelid.

Application: Just like the last time I reviewed ColourPop. I might get a little whiny in this section. Nillionaire applies and blends out beautifully. I have absolutely no complaints with that one. Flipper is a bit trickier. I first tried applying it using a flat brush to really pack on the color. That was a big mistake. Applying this with the brush, I found it to be horribly patchy. I’m not the type of person to wipe my makeup off and start over again if it isn’t perfect, but I would not have left the house with my eyeshadow looking like that. So I changed tactics. ColourPop recommends applying with your fingers, so that’s what I tried. Using the fingertip method, it was a total 180. It went on smooth and evenly. Even though I’m impressed with how it well it worked using my fingertips, I am a little annoyed that it didn’t work as well with a brush, as I find that to be a little less messy. Below are pictures of Flipper applied with my fingers.

colourpop flipper





Price: $5.00 each

Cruelty-Free: Yes, and made in America.

So what do you think? Have you tried these eyeshadows? What brand would you like to see reviewed next? Let me know in the comments below!

31 thoughts on “ColourPop Nillionaire & Flipper Eyeshadow: Review & Swatches

  1. I haven’t tried Colorpop eyeshadows yet because I hate using my fingers to do makeup and everybody says that’s the best way to apply them but they do look gorgeous. Thanks for the review V 🙂

  2. At first…. while I was jus reading your review I thought hmm??? na,,, this will look & be to…much,,,, but….its a good thing that you showed pictures of the eye shadow color & it on your face… because it does….& can brighten- up your face & even some outfits you will be wearing Very Pretty looking I will deff add this type of a eye shadow to my collection of…..*Growing makeup lol I had to jus buy a ( BIGGER ) Pocketbook so that I can carry (more) of my makeup lol Kelly,,,, stay well V* 🙂

  3. Nillionaire is absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to see a makeup look with that shadow (if you’re looking for a reason to do that sort of post). Fab post! Jessica xx

  4. Yay!! I’m so glad you like Nillionaire!! You know I am a fan. I don’t have flipper but I have some others and I do find that all apply well with the fingers but some can be very patchy with a brush. The formulas really vary and it’s hit or miss but for 5 bucks…Flipper looks so pretty on you btw!!

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