Colourpop is home to quality makeup products for cheap.Their products range from $5 to $20 depending on what product you’re getting, but the product formula and color payoff are out of this world. Colourpop releases new products very often so professional makeup artists and YouTubers talk about about this brand all year round and can attest to the quality of these products.
The products look amazing on the site and there’s YouTube for more accurate swatches. It’s really easy to get lost and end up with $200 in your online cart. Desperately a guide? Here are my top 5 picks from Colourpop that I am personally using and loving.
But before I begin, first of all, the shimmer Super Shock Eyeshadows are better than their mattes. Second of all, the pigmentation is just hands down the best I’ve seen on cream shadows. Maybelline’s Studio Color Tattoo does not compare not one bit. Colourpop’s are just so buttery and easy to apply so please just go buy as many as you want, you won’t regret it. They blend so well too, much to my surprise. For the Super Shock line, both for the eyeshadows and cheeks, use a dense brush or your fingers for best application.
Super Shock Eyeshadow in Sequin – Shimmer ($5)
This runs out fast. I know the first time I was on the Colourpop website, I really wanted to get this one but they were out of stock for the longest time. Sequin is marketed as a rose gold but it’s actually more of a shimmery pink. Because the finish is so shimmery, it creates depth depending on where the light hits. It’s magic! This is my go-to Colourpop cream shadow when I just want to put on one color and a bit of eyeliner.
Super Shock Eyeshadow in Paradox – Satin ($5)
I’ve been lazier than usual these days so if I want a pop of color on my lids without so much effort, I just put this all over and smoke it out with a brush. Paradox is a maroon-burgundy that goes well with a bold black liner. I use this alongside an orangey or warm brown shade to deepen up the crease.
Lippie Stix Matte X in Cami ($5)
Cami is my first lippie stix. I remember buying this because they just recently came out with the new Matte X formula, a matte finish that reflects little to no light unlike their Ultra Matte Lip line. Besides, I found that the Ultra Matte Lip ones are super drying. Even if I apply a really good lip balm, my lips just look cracked and sad after a while.
If you’re up for a matte lip shade from Colourpop, go for their Matte X line. I mean because it is matte, it is bound to dry up your lips but not as much as you’d think. Really comfortable and the perfect MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade.
Super Shock Cheek Highlighter in Lunch Money ($8)
I was torn between Wisp and Lunch Money. Oh, and Churro. While Wisp has a more golden undertone, Lunch Money is white gold. It sounds intense for the deep Filipino skin but it actually isn’t. It is blinding, yes, but in a way that complements, as far as I know, most skin tones. Like their eyeshadow line, Super Shock Cheek Highlighters are buttery, soft, and easy to apply.
Ultra Satin Lip in Frick n Frack ($6)
Because I did a hard pass on Ultra Matte Lips but wanted to try their liquid formulas, I opted for their Ultra Satin Lip. I chose the color Frick n Frack because I thought it would be a brick red color from the swatches I see online. Frick n Frack is more of a red-brown and is a feel-good lipstick you put on when you just want to feel extra. The Ultra Satin Lip products aren’t drying at all. Its pigmentation is also something else because one swipe is all you need.