Hey y’all! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve last typed that. I took a little blogging break to focus on writing my master’s thesis (check!), finishing grad school (check!), and starting my new job (check!). Once all of that was finished I didn’t exactly know what to post, but one day I was scrolling through Instagram and found out that the Queen of At Home Franken-beauty, Safiya Nygaard, had decided to bless this good earth with a ColourPop collaboration. I stared at my screen in shock. I watched her very long YouTube video where she made a very large lipstick. And then, I went to the ColourPop website and said #treatyoself!
Safiya Nygaard x ColourPop Creme Lux Lipsticks
Unfortunately, the two lipsticks that I can introduce y’all to today are my third and fourth picks from the collection. I was first drawn to the cool brown toned Mrs. Norris so that I could live my full Harry Potter truth, but that was sold out along with my burgundy dream shade, Screamer. I’m not going to say that I had to settle for the shades that I got (they’re still gorgeous), but they weren’t my first picks.
The two shades that I bought are Berry Me in Lipsticks and Fred. If you are a longtime SafiyaStan, then you might recall Berry Me in Lipsticks as the Franken- it’s what you get when you melt together all the lipsticks on the planet: mauve. I also snagged Fred, which is short for Frankenred. As a fan of a classic red lip, Fred is definitely my favorite of the two, though they’re both pretty rad!
I haven’t had time to really take them for a spin, but I am very impressed by the swatches and packaging. The lipsticks are kind of heavy, which makes sense because of the metal (or close-enough to metal) packaging. It’s covered in bats, inside and out, and I definitely living my teenage gothic queen dreams right now! And the formula, thus far, feels pretty bomb. I’m talking smooth, streak-free, hyper-pigmented application!
I’ve really been out of the loop on all things ColourPop, because I had no clue that they made mascara and liquid liner! Now I do and I am currently the owner of both. I can’t attest to their performance thus far, but I think it’s a good sign that I had to buy them as a duo because the individual products were sold out!
Once again, I’ve been treated to some really nice and weighty packaging. Like, you can literally hear the product safely seal up when you close it. Colour me impressed! The only thing that makes me nervous is that the eyeliner does not seem to be matte. I’m just very curious as to who is asking for glossy liner in 2019, but I’m willing to overlook that if the product goes on well over shadow and is long lasting on the eyes.
Super Shock Highlighter
I’ve never tried a ColourPop highlighter, let alone a super shock highlighter, so I knew that I had to level up my makeup routine and take this opportunity. If you’ve never used a super shock product before, then let me just tell you that they are unique. Imagine putting your fingers on a super soft plush pillow of pigment – that’s a super shock product.
I got mine in the shade Parasol, which is described as a “peachy gold”. Thus far, I’ve swatched it and worn it once and I’m a fan! It’s shinin’, shinin’, shinin’, shinin’ ~ yeah! I’m still a bit confused on how to apply it with a brush (I think my normal highlight brush might be a little but too big), but I’m loving it – especially as a nose highlight. Literally, but not literally, you can see the tip of my nose from space. Honestly, that’s a vibe!
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