Colourpop Cosmetics Eyeshadow, Lippie Stix, & Ultra Matte Lip Haul + Swatches!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

I have been dying to try Colourpop Cosmetics! I kept checking out the website, looking through their instagram and watching other hauls on youtube... yet I almost feel guilty since I know I have so much makeup and I've been trying to cut back a little. Well, long story short, that didn't work. I broke down and figured well, this is my passion so what the heck?! Plus, I get to share it with you guys and maybe introduce you to some products you'd be interested in trying too! Well, that was a bit of an intro. haha.

Let's get to the breakdown....
Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Eyeshadows
Now these babies are awesome! If you've watched any videos or read any blogs about these videos, every one raves about the texture of the eyeshadows. I'm jumping on that band wagon! Well, I guess not really, since I genuinely LOVE the texture of these eyeshadows! 
Their eyeshadows are $5 a pop, which makes them pretty affordable. The colors are very pigmented and unique. I love their wide array of colors, shades, and finishes. 

Using these eyeshadows are really easy! You can use the with a brush or your finger. They do say on the website that using your finger improves the color payoff. I feel like thats how most eyeshadows are anyways. The swatches below were done with my finger. Look how pretty they are. 

The shades from left to right are: Puppy Love, Bill, Bandit, Central Perk, BAE, and Friskie.
I wanted to pointed this eyeshadow out in particular because I think this is so cool! All of the proceeds from this particular eyeshadow, Puppy Love, go to Best Friends Animal Society. I think that's so awesome and I'm always down to support a good cause. Plus, the color is really pretty :) 
 As you can see marked on the sides of the boxes, you need to keep the lids of these eyeshadows nice and tight to prevent them from drying up. Another thing I want to note about these eyeshadows is these don't last a very long time. I've used Puppy Love less than 10 times, maybe around 8 or 9, and I've already hit pan! I pointed this out in the video above and you can see where I hit pan. I'm assuming this is because of the smooth texture so you use more product up when you use it. 
 ColorPop Cosmetics Super Shock Blush
This is the only blush I've tried from Colourpop. The shade I have is in Flush'd. The color of this is a really pretty coral color. I was actually hoping this would be a little bit more... brown I guess? I'm not really sure. I do want to say the pictures on the Colourpop website aren't the best. I feel like this is a common issue with ordering online so that's the beauty of bloggers right?! :D I still love this color though and it looks really nice on my skin tone. 
 Colourpop Lippie Stixs
These are a BIG seller for Colourpop. Not only do they come in a wide array of colors, but they're super smooth, comfortable to wear, and very affordable at $5 each. I love the price point of these because I feel like I can experiment with different colors and not feel guilty if I don't wear it everyday. 

From left to right: Grunge, Brink, Lady, Nevermind, Rayezor, and Oh Snap.
 Here are the swatches done in the same order as above. If you want to see what they look like on my lips, check out the video above! I tried every color on my lips to show you how they look on my skin tone. I also did this with the Ultra Matte Lips as well :) 
 Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips
These are also a big seller for Colourpop. Again, they come in lots of colors, are very affordable at $6 each, and they're comfortable to wear for a matte lip color. You can see the color family that I like to stick with can't you!? :) haha. I swear, even though they look really similar in the tubes, they all look very different on my lips. Again, I did apply them on my lips in the video above, so if you're curious to see how they look check that out! 

From left to right: Avenue, Beeper, Teeny Tiny, Chilly Chili, Bumble, and Tulle 
 The swatches below are in the same order as stated above! 
Alrighty! :) That's everything I hauled from Colourpop! I did this haul in two separate orders. The first order I did have some issues with, which I talked about in the video, so if you're curious about that check that out! Just to give you a hint; some of my lippies smelled like PLASTIC. Yuck! Just watch the video and I'll explain :) Hope you guys had fun reading this post! 

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[Review] Etude House Big Cover Concealer BB and Cushion Concealer + Monkey Wish Eyeshadows

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In this month's Pink Bird Ambassador Box from Etude House, I got some exciting goodies! In my pink box was the Big Cover Concealer BB in Beige, the Big Cover Concealer Cushion in Peach Pink, and 3 Eyeshadows from the Look at my Eyes Monkey Wish Eyes Collection. I was sure to show you guys these in my recent First Impressions of the products, but let's get into a little written review :)

Let's get to the breakdown...

Etude House Big Cover Concealer BB in Beige
The concept behind this BB cream is to be a high coverage BB. I believe it designed with oily skinned people in mind. The tip is a multi tip, so it has different sides and surfaces so you can apply the BB cream is several different ways. You can use the side to apply a thin layer everywhere, you can use the curved side along your cheeks and nose, or you can use the tip for spot concealing. This concealer is very high coverage and set very quickly! When I apply it, I work with one section at a time. I find that this does ok on my dry skin, but I really think this would be excellent for oily skinned people. Also, I wanted to note that this seems to run a little light. Usually in Etude House shades, I'm always shade 3. However, the shade 3 of this BB cream is a little light. It's not crazy light, but it is a bit lighter than normal. Oh, and there are 4 shades altogether. 
 Etude House Big Cover Concealer Cushion in Peach Pink
I am in LOVE! I love this concealer. This is a color-correcting concealer so it brightens any areas you apply it to. They do have 3 other "skin-colored" shades, which are designed for covering pimples, under eye areas, etc., and 3 color correcting concealers in total. This one is not necessarily for covering pimples but I love using this under my eyes! It really does brighten my face and it blends so nicely! I really do like this and find myself reaching for it a lot. 
 Of course, my only complaint of this concealer is the applicator. I really don't care for these sponge tip applicators. How I use this is I just swipe it onto the back of my clean hand and then apply it on my face from there. 
Below are swatches of both the Concealer BB and Concealer Cushion. The first picture is my hand with no makeup. I use this area for my swatches because of the freckle of my wrist! haha. It's a great gauge to see the coverage and how it looks in general. To see it on my face and see how it blends/the application, check out my first impressions above!
The swatch on the left is the concealer BB in beige. The swatch on the right is the concealer cushion in peach pink. 
 Look at My Eyes Monkey Wish Eyes 
I received 3 different eyeshadows. Etude House brought out these eyeshadows in celebration of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey (Fun Fact: I was born during the Year of the Monkey!). The packaging of these eyeshadows are limited edition and each eyeshadow has a little monkey imprinted in each eyeshadow! 
 From left to right, the eyeshadow shades are BE109 Pay Day, PK013 Cheer Up, and GR707 Exam Passed.
The swatches below are done without an eyeshadow primer and with my finger. Overall, I'll be honest. I'm not impressed with these eyeshadows. These actually swatched a lot nicer than I thought they would! On my eyes, I don't think they look particularly nice. I feel like these fall short of the quality Etude House usually has for the eyeshadows. My favorite color is Exam Passed but the one that is the smoothest is Pay Day. Unfortunately, Cheer Up is just too chunky and not very smooth.

Alright, so that's what I received in my last Pink Bird Ambassador Box! Hope you guys enjoyed and don't forget to follow this website for more reviews and subscribe to my youtube channel, The Beauty Breakdown! I'll love you forever :) 


[Review] Etude House Tint My Brows Gel in #1 Brown First Impressions! Tattooing My Eyebrows?!

Ok, so my eyebrows are something that are very important to me. I feel like eyebrows really make your face look complete, so I'm willing to try anything to make my eyebrows look...well...on fleek. haha. When I heard about Etude House Tint My Brow Gel, I thought "YES! Eyebrows for more than one day and I don't have to fill them in?!". So you bette believe I went straight to the internet and bought myself one.

The concept behind this brow tattoo is it's supposed to last for up to a week, despite washing your face, applying makeup, and touching your eyebrows. This is a great concept for those of you who might like to have "no makeup" days, but still want to look put together.

You can pick one up HERE (affiliate) 

So let's get to the breakdown...

With your face cleansed and dry, you want to apply the gel onto your eyebrows/where you want to dye your hair (or more, the skin underneath). After that, let it sit on your face for two hours. Yes, you will look insane... I know I sure did! It's also advised on the side of the box that you leave it on overnight and remove it in the morning. However, ain't nobody got time for that! I was already shocked I had to leave it on for two hours! Talk about a time commitment. Once the two hours are up, you remove it. It should peel off in one piece. You're supposed to peel it off from the tail of the eyebrow (oops). I didn't do that and lost a couple eyebrow hairs in the process of removing it (which I showed in the video below!). However, I have since tried removing it from the tail as well and STILL lost a couple hairs. So I don't know if I have sensitive eyebrows or what, but I say just remove cautiously and if anything, scrape it off. 

The packaging of this product isn't anything fantastic. Although I will say, I wish the applicator was a little bit different. When applying this, I did manage to be fairly accurate but I think a sharper tip would've made applying this much easier. 
I LOVED the shade of this product. I got mine in shade #1 brown and I felt like it was a prefect match for my eyebrows. However, I have heard that the other two shades, light brown and grey brown, are a bit of miss for some people. I've read really mixed reviews on how these shades look. Some people say the light brown is too orange and the grey brown is too grey, while others say they like the look. So definitely check out some swatches and decide for yourself if you think you'd be happy with the colors. I personally think the shade I have looks the most natural.
I have really mixed emotions about this product. This is supposed to last for about a week and I do have to admit, it did! I really liked how it looked on day 2-4 because after it had faded a bit, it looked super natural.  Personally, I felt like it looked a little too "painted on" on day 1 for my liking.  Now this is where my mixed feelings came in. Besides the first day, I still found myself filling in my eyebrows despite them being colored in more. I just felt that with a full face of makeup, the tint wasn't quite apparent enough for my liking. I also just generally like having my eyebrows held in place by some type of wax or gel as well. I will say that when I didn't have any makeup on though, they looked great and I obviously didn't feel the need to fill them in. Since I wear makeup almost everyday, this just honestly isn't that useful for me. I do like the concept but 2 hours?! 2 HOURS?! For something that I'm going to end up going over anyways? It's just not that practical for me. So take it as you will. This would definitely fit the needs of some, but for me, it just doesn't make much sense to repeatedly buy and use this. 
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5 
I'd say I could see the tint on my eyebrows for about 5 days. On day 6, it was completely gone. Keep in mind, I carried on with my normal cleansing routine and wasn't going to tailor my skincare around my eyebrows. On the instructions it does say to avoid pressure (haha), makeup remover, oil, and cleansers in this area while you have it on. That's a bit much in my opinion so I didn't really follow that. By the way, I'm aware I forgot to take a before picture for the website, but you can see in the video what my eyebrows looked like before very clearly! So just refer to that :) Also, I know the lighting is also a little different in each photo but I was traveling and using my phone to take pictures. But, you get the point! lol. Anyways, that's my written review of the Etude House Tint My Brows Gel! Hope you guys enjoyed and don't forget to follow this website and subscribe to my youtube channel, The Beauty Breakdown, for more reviews, travel posts, and more!