Price: $5 * Buy At: ColourPop Website * Size: 0.07 oz
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Ice is a warm silver with a metallic finish. This shade is a part of the Rumer Has It collection.
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows come in a small white pot with a clear lid that screws on. The formula of Ice gives the color a shiny, somewhat glossy finish which is very pretty and unique. The texture of the shadow feels like a powder, but squishes like a cream. Ice has great color payoff and glides effortlessly onto the lids. I find it easiest to apply Ice using my finger, as brushes don't really pick up the product as well. I really like that while Ice is a silver color, it has a bit of a warm undertone which makes it look slightly less harsh than a bright cool toned silver.
Price: $6 * Buy At: ColourPop Website * Size:
The ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tulle is a muted burgundy with a matte finish.
The Ultra Matte line comes with a typical doe foot applicator, making application quick and easy. The product applies quite smoothly to the lips and Tulle's formula is very opaque. The lipstick dries quickly, leaving the lips with a very matte look. Tulle feels rather thin on the lips, but unfortunately drying. To me, the product feels almost like a dry film on the lips. However, you don't particularly notice it unless you press your lips together. Tulle stays on the lips pretty well and does not smudge or move around, but some of the color will come off if you are drinking something. The only thing I don't like about this liquid lipstick is that if you rub your lips together, the product can sort of flake off and this can be unflattering. So, I would definitely keep the product with you throughout the day for touch ups.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.29 oz
The Essence All About Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette contains six warm toned shimmery shadows.
The palette is rather small and compact and has a clear lid, meaning it does not come with a mirror. I don't ever use mirrors inside of palettes, but I know that many people find them convenient. The pigmentation of the shadows in this palette really rival a lot of shimmery shadows from high end brands. I was extremely impressed when I first swatched the shadows, all of them are amazing! Since all six shades have shimmer, it could be difficult to get a complete look just from this palette, but I have plenty of matte shadows to go along with them.
How To | Step by Step
To even out my lids, I began with the Nyx Dark Circle Concealer. Since I am not working with any shadows on the lids for this look, I set the concealer with the Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder. For a base for the purple liner, I created a semi-thick line using the Sephora Nano Liner in Pure White.
Using a small angled liner brush, I applied a bright purple shadow from the Sleek Ultra Mattes V1 iDivine Palette over the white liner. I chose to bring the color all the way into the inner corners.
To line my eyes, I used the Essence Fine Liner Pen on the lids and the Inglot Liner Gel in 77 to create the wing. To make sure the purple was still visible, I made the black liner much thinner than I usually would.
I smoked out the lower lashline using Blackout from the Naked 2 Palette on a Sigma E47 brush. I also focused some of this color right below the lashline on a smudger brush. In the waterline, I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Zero.
With the Inglot #317 shadow, I highlighted my inner corners just a bit, as well as the browbone.
To complete the eye look, I applied the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara and the Wet n Wild Mega Volume Mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Price: $6 * Buy At: ColourPop Website * Size: 3.2 g
The ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Trap is a matte grey toned mauve.
The Ultra Matte line comes with a classic doe foot applicator, making application quick and easy. The product applies very smoothly to the lips and Trap is quite opaque. The lipstick dries quickly, leaving the lips with a very matte look. On the lips, Trap feels rather thin, but unfortunately drying. To me, the product feels like a dry film on the lips. However, you don't particularly notice it unless you press your lips together. Trap stays on the lips pretty well and does not smudge or move, but some of the color will come off if you are drinking something. The only thing I don't like about this liquid lipstick is that if you rub your lips together, the product sort of flakes off and it is rather unflattering. So, I would definitely keep the liquid lipstick with you throughout the day for touch ups.
Price: $30 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.65 g
The Anastasia Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette twelve shadows with a variety of colors and finishes.
The palette is made of sturdy cardboard and has a decent mirror under the lid. The palette has twelve shadows: Soft Peach, Morocco, Heirloom, Bellini, Pink Champagne, Chic, Spoiled, Fudge, Azure, Intense Gaze, Metallic & Noir. The color combination seems somewhat random to me. Many shades are warm neutrals, but there is also the blue, purple, yellow gold, silver and black. I find the formula of the shadows to be fairly consistent across the board. The matte shades have a smooth texture and blend very easily, which is always what I look for in matte shadows. I find that all the shadows apply to the eyes just as easily and pigmented as in the swatches. The only color that I wish was in the palette would be a light highlight shade, whether it be a shimmery or matte ivory. I really enjoy this palette and find it easy to create everyday eye looks using the more neutral shades. Plus, this palette is decently cheaper than most high end palettes, so I would definitely give it a try!