Last week, ColourPop had a 20% off sale with free shipping. You know I can’t resist a sale and free shipping! Since I need nothing, I picked up just a couple of items: Ultra Satin Lip and Super Shock Shadow.
Ultra Satin Lip
If you have dry lips, have you tried the Ultra Satin Lip? It has a semi-matte finish, and for those of us of a certain age, I think the finish is more flattering than the dry down I get when I use a true liquid matte lipstick. IMO, Ultra Satin Lip doesn’t emphasize lines the way that a true liquid matte does.
I only have one Ultra Satin Lip in a bright peach shade that gets me compliments from total strangers every time I wear it, so I thought let’s try another one! This time, I bought an Ultra Satin Lip in Calypso. I thought it was a mauve shade but it’s more of a neutral dusty peach now that I see it in person. I love it! It’s a great everyday shade.
Super Shock Shadow
I couldn’t resist picking up another Super Shock Shadow. I’ve loved the ones I bought in the past. I thought this would be a good opportunity to try another of ColourPop’s non-glittery shades. I chose Wattle, an unfortunate name IMHO, that comes in a satin finish. At first, I thought it looked more like a matte finish, but when I looked at the swatch photos, I noticed it did have some shimmer. It seems to be more shimmery applied without primer than it does with eye primer.
Wattle is mauve-burgundy in the pan, but it’s more pink when I swatch it, though in these swatches the color actually looks brighter, more coppery and better than in real life, lol. Unfortunately, I’m somewhat disappointed in this shadow. The shade is just too light, too similar to my own skin. It doesn’t show up on my eyelids at all, either on its own or over primer. It’s actually about the same color as my pink eyelids, boo! I may end up using it as a base, but maybe in conjunction with some other shades, it’ll come to life. If it doesn’t, I had an idea this afternoon. Why not try it as a blush? I think it’ll be really pretty as a blush. Problem solved.
So this is my mini-haul. One hit, one miss. How about you? Did you pick up anything during the recent ColourPop sale?