Why You Should Be Buying ColourPop Makeup

If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram – or have been reading my monthly favorites – you probably know that I really love ColourPop. In fact, I showed up to lunch last summer wearing one of their lipstick and one of my friends asked, “Is that the brand you’re obsessed with?” Yes, it is. ColourPop is an amazing company with awesome products, and if you haven’t checked them out yet, you really should. In case you need some more convincing, let me give you an introduction.

FYI, this post is NOT sponsored. I just really love ColourPop. This post does, however, include affiliate links.

If you're interested in makeup, you've probably heard about ColourPop. If you've ever wondered whether or not it's worth it (it is), check out these reasons why you should be buying ColourPop makeup.

Why I love It

The quality is great – The products do everything they say they will and they are just as high quality as their higher-priced equivalents. I’ve chosen ColourPop products above products from some brands at Sephora multiple times.

The prices are amazing – Individual products are generally less than $10 and they sell value sets for $35 or less. The eyeshadow palettes are $18 (4 shades) or $25 (6).

They’re not tested on animals – ‘Nuff said.

Each product has swatches for multiple skin tones – This makes it SO much easier for figuring out how shades will look on you, which is extra helpful considering they’re online-only.

Why You Should Be Buying ColourPop Makeup

An Overview of ColourPop Makeup

The brand: It was founded in 2014 and is based in Los Angeles. To quote themselves, “Trends come and go, so it’s super important to us that you can keep up with this ever-changing industry without breaking the bank. You can try out the latest trends without serious commitment because our luxury formulas are priced for experimentation.”


Lips – Their lips products include lippie stix (lipstick), lippie pencil, ultra satin lip, ultra matte lip, ultra glossy lip, and ultra metallic lip. I have lippie stix, lippie pencils, ultra satin lip, and ultra matte lip, and I love them all. I wear the lippie stix the most, on most days actually. And what got me into ColourPop was the talk that they’re basically dupes for the Kylie Lip Kit if you get one of the liquid lipsticks and a lippie pencil. I personally prefer the ultra satin lip to the ultra matte lip because the matte is really drying while the satin has a matte finish without the drying.

Why you should be buying ColourPop makeup, plus a guide to the products so you can figure out what fits your makeup needs.

Lippie Stix – Konnichiwa, Bichette, Croquet (discontinued), Frida (discontinued)



Why You Should Be Buying ColourPop Makeup

Ultra Matte Lips – The Good Times kit


Why You Should Be Buying ColourPop Makeup

Ultra Satin Lips – Littlestitious, Lyin KingFrick N’ Frack

Cheeks – Blush, bronzer, highlighter, and sculpting stix; they have it all. I have the highlighter in 2 shades, and I love it oh so much. I haven’t tried any of the other products, but if they’re as good quality as the highlighter, then they’re amazing.

Why You Should Be Buying ColourPop Makeup

L-R – Shock Shadow in KathleenLights, Highlighter in Smoke n Whistles, Highlighter in Might Be (2 of it)

Eyes – There are 3 types of shadows (pressed powder, super shock powder, and pressed pigment) and 2 types of liners (creme gel colour and creme gel liner).

Brows – They have a brow pencil and brow pot, and the brow pencil is my go-to eyebrow product.

Have you tried ColourPop? What are your favorites?

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  • Reply Tess_Sequins are the New Black

    I love this post because I’m obsessed with Colourpop too! Their matte lip gloss is seriously amazing!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    February 13, 2017 at 9:46 am
    • Reply Kate Mitchell

      Isn’t ColourPop amazing?! I just ordered some new eyeshadows that I’m looking forward to trying.

      March 25, 2017 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Diana

    I love the ultra satin lips! I have a couple of their eye shadows as well that I love to wear alone on days that I don’t want to put a full face of make up on.

    February 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    • Reply Kate Mitchell

      I can’t get over the Ultra Satin Lips! Such an amazing product.

      March 25, 2017 at 8:05 am
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