Happy Spring everyone! Sorry I’ve been a little makeup-post MIA, but my skin was freaking out over the past month and I finally got it to behave. Listen to your Momma when she tells you less is more; I swear with all the skincare obsession you see on Youtube and social media you want to just pile it on. That’s not to say skincare isn’t important, but just remember if a simple routine works for you don’t feel the need to add this oil and that cleanser and a toner to the mix, but do always add a sunscreen for daytime. I’m loving the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel in SPF 15; it’s light, doesn’t smell like sunscreen, hydrating and doesn’t break me out! Anyway, on to this post which is all about my favorite affordable brand, Colourpop. I swear each season they kill it even more. Read on to hear my stance on their new brow and Ultra Satin lip products!
Review and Swatches
Colourpop’s Ultra Satin Lips retail for $6 and hit the market right as many bloggers and makeup lovers started to lose faith they’d get a long-wearing lipstick that didn’t dry the shit out of their lips. Well welcome the best formula I have ever worn, and I mean ever. I purchased nine shades in a variety of colors, and not one color wears any less than the others, which can often happen with darker colors that aren’t a matte. Speaking of, these lipsticks are not transfer-proof, but they do stay put on your lips for about 6 hours with eating and drinking. They are honestly the perfect lipstick. You get that longevity you love from a matte without the crusting and drying of a matte liquid lipstick. Seriously, I would hitch these things if I could. All the shades are great, but particular standouts for me are Frick ‘n’ Frack (I wear this almost daily), Cozy (the perfect spring coral with a hint of spice), Magic Wand and Lyin’ King (best name ever). 10/10
So for the brows, the pencils retail for $5 each and the brow color retails for $6, I still am working with these to see how much I really like them. The pencils are much creamier than say the NYX Microbrow Pencil, and if you’re not careful you can get really heavy-handed. I personally use Bangin’ Brunette (the lighter pencil) in light strokes in the beginning of my brow through the arch. Than I use Black N’ Brown towards the tail, and brush through it all with the spoolie. I like to use the brow color if I’m going out, I think it’s a bit intense for everyday. The one thing I don’t love about these is how long the handle/twist up is, it makes it really awkward to hold and you can only get a little product out. Overall, for the price I think these are a win, but if you don’t mind spending the extra $5, I still prefer my NYX microbrow pencils. 7.5/10
Makeup Look and Products
Moisturizer: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Foundation: Fiona Stiles Luminous Concrete Foundation in 01 Porcelain
Concealer: NYX HD Concealer in CW01 Porcelain
Powder: Maybelline Masterfix Powder
Brows: Colourpop Brow Pencils in Bangin’ Brunette and Black N’ Brown with NYX Espresso Brow Mascara
- Crease: Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette- Naked and Buck
- Lid: Make Up Forever Artist Palette Volume 2 shades D-552 champagne) and ME-302 (duo-chrome green) on the outer lid. Naked 1- Smog in the center. Similar shades to Make Up Forever ME-302: Urban Decay Loaded, Makeup Geek Duochrome Shadow in Secret Garden
- Browbone: Naked 1- Virgin
- Inner corner: D-552
- Lower lashline: Smog with Darkhorse on the outer corner and ME-302 in the middle.
Mascara: L’Oreal Carbon Black Telescopic
Liner: Jordana Cat Eye Liner in Black Leather and L’Oreal Silkissime in Black
Lashes: Ardell Demi Wispies (remember to cut your lashes to fit your eye shape)!
Blush: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette– Hush
Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
Lips: NYX lipliner in Ever and Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Frick ‘n’ Frack
Nameplate necklace: Baublebar