Saturday, October 12, 2019

ColourPop Disney Designer Collection: Midnight Masquerade Palette and A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes Set

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I snagged a couple things from the ColourPop Disney Designer Collection - the "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"  set, which includes a Cinderella themed highlighter and liquid lipstick, and the Midnight Masquerade palette.

The A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes set comes in SUPER cute packaging:
It's got a mask on the front, and then opens to this:
...and then that flips open to reveal the products:
The highlighter is called Horse & Carriage and is super pigmented.
This is one of those almost-white champagne shades that absolutely shines. A little goes a long way as this was only a light swatch!!

The lip color is a Lux Liquid Lip called Prince Charming and is a very flattering coral-y pink.

I'm not going to lie, when I saw they were doing another Disney palette I was like "really?" They already did princesses, and villains, now another one. It's definitely pretty, but nothing super extraordinary here.
The top row is very light neutrals.
Spinning Wheel is a pale iridescent pink.
Damsel is a matte pale beige.
Pip is a matte pale orange.
Enchanted is a matte peach.
Mama Odie is a pale peach with strong metallic green shift.

Djali is a metallic brownish copper.
Floating Lantern is a rose gold pressed glitter. *Not for use in immediate eye area
Mrs. Potts is a metallic gold. * Not for use in immediate eye area
Royal Ball is a white gold pressed glitter. *Not for use in immediate eye area
Frog & Wife is a metallic forest green.

Nutmeg is a matte pumpkin spice shade.
New Dream is a matte purply pink.
Gaston is a matte deep berry red.
Quasimodo is a matte brown.
Merryweather is a matte navy. This one builds up but is kind of sheer at first.

I really like the bottom row of mattes in this palette. I feel like they'll be used a lot in the fall/winter for me. The pressed glitters again, you guys already know how I feel about those being in eye palettes when they're not eye safe. Spinning Wheel and Merryweather are both shades that initially come off as sheer but can definitely be built up to reach their full potential. There aren't really any shades that give me an issue here performance-wise, they are all pretty great! I do wish ColourPop would slow down on how often they release palettes, though - it's getting hard to keep up with because it's LITERALLY every week now!

Funko Pop! Makeup - Ursula Lip Gloss and Highlighter Palette

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It's rare nowadays that I see makeup come out and just think "now that's FUN!" Those were my exact thoughts when I saw that Funko was coming out with makeup. They're just so darn CUTE! Ursula is my fave, so of course I snagged a couple of the items with her on them.

The lipgloss actually has a pretty great formula. It is a shiny, pretty thick but not TOO sticky gloss with a hint of pink and lots of iridescent sparkle. It reminds me a lot of the MAC lipglass formula but not quite as sticky as that one. It also has that same vanilla cake batter type scent to it. It's pretty moisturizing, and because it's got that tackiness it lasts quite a while before having to re-apply.
The packaging is pretty big and not convenient, but I think that's what they are going for here - Pop figures all have giant heads so of course that had to be included in the design of these. The tube is pretty strong and doesn't feel cheaply made, and the wand is pretty average.
As you can see there isn't a TON of color, but it does give a shiny pink wash to your lips and adds a bit of sparkle. I like it a lot!

Now the highlighter palette surprised the crap out of me because I wasn't expecting it to be so big! I hadn't seen them in person or seen anyone physically hold one until I received mine in the mail. Looking at them on the Ulta site, they seemed like they were going to be the size of a blush compact and therefore  the pans wouldn't be very big. To my surprise, this came in a large box, and the compact itself is bigger than my hand!
First off, I love the color - it's like a metallic deep seagreen. The face is absolutely adorable as well, and the packaging is sturdy. It's a got a great mirror on the inside, and it opens up flat if you want it to.
There are 4 very subtle shades inside. I say that because it's not that the formula is terrible, they are just very light and not "blinding" like I usually prefer highlighters to be.
Vixen is a shimmery cream. 
Tough Choices is a shimmery rose gold.
Unfortunate Souls is a shimmery gold.
Body Language is a shimmery champagne.
As you can see here, they barely show up on my skin. Body Language is definitely my favorite, as it's the most "glowy" and packs the most punch. If you like very subtle highlighters and are pretty pale, then this will definitely be a good choice for you.

All in all I think the packaging here is obviously what drew me in. If you love the characters then you'll most likely love having this stuff on your vanity. If you're in it for the makeup alone, it's not as worth it.

Friday, September 27, 2019

ColourPop Lilac You A Lot Collection

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The Lilac You A Lot palette and Hallucinogenius Jelly Much eyeshadow were the two items I picked up from the ColourPop Lilac Collection.
The Jelly Much shadows have a fun, bouncy texture to them. They most definitely dry down and don't crease, which is awesome for someone with oily lids like me who tends to stay away from cream products on the eyes for that very reason. Hallucinogenius is a cool blue/purple duochrome shade.
The one thing I don't like about it is that it has a brownish undertone. If you turn it away from the light, it has an ugly weirdness to it lol. You can see it better in the jar:
Other than that, it's a cool color and works awesome as a base for the Lilac You A Lot palette.

So in this new monochromatic palette we've got 9 shades of purple, and no pressed glitters in this one. There are, however, FOUR that have the "not intended for use in the immediate eye area" warning because they stain. Ghostin', Zoned Out, Iffy and Filtered all have that asterisk next to them.
Cloud is a lilac with gold sheen.
Imagine That is a matte dusty lavender.
Ghostin' is a bright pinky lilac.

Wake Me is a pinky purple with blue duochrome.
Fluff is a metallic light purple.
Trainwreck is a shimmery pale purple.

Zoned Out is a matte pale lilac.
Iffy is a matte bright purple.
Filtered is a matte fuchsia.

I absolutely love purple eyeshadow, so I really enjoy this palette. The only shades that really stain badly are Iffy and Filtered. Iffy is seriously one of the best matte purple shades I've ever used - it's super pigmented and not the least bit patchy. ColourPop really has their matte formula perfected!

ColourPop Whatever Palette

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The ColourPop Whatever Palette is their fall palette for 2019, and it definitely has fall/back to school vibes. The inside has a picture of notebook paper with "ColourPop" written on it and all the names of the shadows give off a 90s school theme.
Tardy is a super shock formula and is a sheer sparkly champagne.
Pink Slip is a matte beige.
Maybe Later is a matte coral.
Copy Cat is a matte peach.

Pass It On is a matte burnt orange.
Bad Guy is a matte cranberry.
Duh (pressed glitter) is a mix of gold, copper and orange.
Not Ok is a metallic copper.

Ditchin' U is a metallic golden orange.
In Bold is a matte brown.
TTYN is a metallic pinky-brown.
Ms. Brightside is a matte deep plum.

The first thing I noticed with this palette is that NONE of the shades have the "not intended for use in the immediate eye area" notation, meaning that the Duh glitter is eye safe! Usually the glitters bug me because they are always big and chunky and most definitely NOT safe to be using on your eyes. So that right there is a huge plus for me. I also love the color story, as it is exactly what I love for fall - berries, oranges, browns. That Ms. Brightside shade is so pigmented, super soft and easy to work with. I love it when super dark shades like that aren't messy or patchy/a pain to work with and blend. This one is perfection! Every shade in here is easy to work with, as a matte of fact - there isn't anything that gives me trouble in this palette. Love it!!!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

ColourPop Truly Madly Deeply Palette

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I know, I know. ANOTHER ColourPop palette! It seems like that's all I'm reviewing lately. They are going nuts with how many they're releasing, to be honest. This one was an Ulta exclusive 16 pan palette called Truly Madly Deeply that has an array of "romantic" colors for you to choose from.
It's a gorgeous color story, that's for sure. The three pressed glitters are the only ones in here that say they aren't intended for use in the immediate eye area.
Matter of Fact is a matte cream.
Sweet Dreams is a metallic peachy gold.
Blossom is a metallic rose gold.
Lay Low is a matte peach.
Golden Gate Bridge is a matte beige.
Hungry Ghost is an iridescent mix of peach and gold with green flash (this was also in the Baby Got Peach Palette).
Renegade is a mix of gold, copper and silver with brown micro glitters.
Cut Outs is a matte coral.
Jackpot is a shimmery deep rose.
Indio is a rose gold with larger bits of holographic glitter.
Misty is a shimmery coppery pink.
Poodle is a matte hot pink.
Pretty Cruel is a matte mauve with tiny gold sparkles.
Made to Last is a matte purply taupe.
Mr. Sandman is a brown-berry with blue flash.
Two Much is a matte plum with tiny gold sparkles.

As usual, the colors perform great. The mattes are all nice and smooth and the shimmers are beautiful. Those glitters, though - ugh they get me every time! They are SO pretty and it drives me nuts that they aren't eye safe. You can order the palette now at Ulta!

Lime Crime Venus Immortalis Palette

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A glow in the dark palette? How cool, right? The idea behind the Lime Crime Venus Immortalis Palette is great: a greyscale palette with glow in the dark packaging to mark the end of their Venus era of palettes. But was it executed well?
The Venus statue on the cover glows in the dark. And, when you open it up...
...the inside does too! Not sure why you would need it to glow, but it's still a pretty cool effect.
It has a mirror inside and 8 brand new shades.
Unseen is a matte black. Not crazy pigmented, but it is buildable.
Echo is a metallic taupe. Easily my favorite shade in the palette.
Moth is a super pale gray with an iridescent pink shift. Very soft and sheer.
Marble is a barely-there pearl white with tiny silver sparkle. Hardly any pigmentation.
Unveil is a matte really deep burgundy color. This is the only one that keeps me from calling it a "grayscale" palette.
Ash is a matte gray. It got hard pan on it the very first time I tried to swatch it. It does pick up well on a brush, but it doesn't want to stick to your skin, and when you use a sticky base it's incredibly hard to blend. HUGE issues with this color.
Cameo is a matte beigey cream.

For 2 out of 8 colors in a $38 palette to be total duds, I can't say I'd recommend this one. I loved the idea of having a grayscale palette, but I think they could have done so much better. I usually love the quality of the Venus palettes. To go out on this note is very disappointing.