Colourpop Haul — Featuring the Yes, Please! Palette!!!

I did some Colourpop shopping a few weeks ago.  I’ve been wanting to try their pressed shadows and since I got an email saying that the Yes, Please! palette was back in stock, I went for it!

Here’s a better look at everything I purchased:

Besides Yes, Please!, I got a buy 2 get one free liquid lip colour sale. I bought one satin lip, one regular glossy, and one metallic glossy.  I also purchased a Supershock shadow to bring my total up to $30 for free shipping.

And, lucky for me, Colourpop was also having a grab bag giveaway for their 5 million Instagram followers.  I got to choose 2 out of 5 free products that were made just for the event!

 

Right now (Sept 22nd), Yes, Please! is restocked — so go purchase it if you’d like! It’s $16 USD.

I was really surprised how small the palette is. It can fit in my hand!  But that’s fine, it still gives lots of color choices and it is enough product for me.

The colors are:

Full-Zip: matte warm ivory
Big Cocktails: matte orange
Champs: matte pale peachy nude
Bling: metallic rust
Louie: metallic duochrome red with a gold flip
Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold
Spoiled: matte brick red
Gno: matte burnt orange
Mischief: matte warm yellow
Note to Self: matte warm caramel
Chauffeur: metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip
French Kiss: matte deep red brown

The colors swatched so easily!  The mattes are very buttery.  Which is great, because chalky mattes really bug me.  As someone who’s older, a chalky eye is not great, it emphasizes wrinkles.

Since this was the first time I tried Colourpop’s pressed shadows, I didn’t know what to expect.  I am really happy with the pigmentation and formula.  They are really pretty on, too!

The Lip Colors I got are Aquarius Ultra Glossy, a soft pinky nude in a crème finish, My Jam Ultra Glossy, a golden nude metallic and 951 Ultra Satin, a mid-tone warm nude.  Ultra Satin is my favorite Coulourpop finish, but I hadn’t tried Ultra Glossies yet, so I thought I would pick a couple up!

I purchased the Super Shock Shadow in Reversible, a satin goldy beige.  Next to it is Party of Five Super Shock Shadow, a pale rose gold with pink shimmer and Super Shock Highlighter in High Five, a mauve with a golden shift. Those I received free in Colourpop’s 5 million instagram followers giveaway.  There were 5 items to choose from.  I qualified to receive two.  The rest were lip colors, but I wanted to try something different (I have lots of Colourpop lips)!

Here are the swatches of the lips, blush and eyes.  Left to right is 951, My Jam, Aquarius, High Five, Party of Five and Reversible.

951 is perfect for Fall.  It’s a bit dark for me, but I think it will be great for going out.  My Jam is so pretty on!  It’s subtle for a metallic and the color is very autumnal.  I think it will look amazing over 951!

High Five is so pretty, but I almost think of it as a blush, more than a highlighter. I usually wear more neutral highlighters, but it is very pretty and sparkly.  Both Party of Five and Reversible will look great this Fall.  I’m going to try to get my 17 year old to wear Party of Five to her boyfriend’s homecoming tomorrow.  It would match her dress really well, but she isn’t that into makeup (I know!)

I think I got quite a haul for a little over $30!  I usually love to shop Colourpop when they have great deals and free gifts.  They are so affordable anyway, this is even better.

Do you like Colourpop?  What have you purchased from them lately?

 

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PUR Cosmetics Bare It All Foundation and Contour Diaries Reviews

I am a big fan of PUR Cosmetics.  I have tried lots of their products and are always excited to review them!

I have recently received PUR’s Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation and Contour Diaries Palette Ultra Matte Contour Kit for my honest review.  I love trying new products to help give me a flawless complexion!  I even did swatches, which are after the reviews below:

The Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation ($39 USD)  is a full coverage demi-matte foundation.  It claims not to settle in to lines and pores and last for 12 hours.

From the website — Formulated with agave extract, green tea, ginseng, B vitamins and PÜR’s proprietary Ceretin® Complex, this unique formula moisturizes and plumps the skin while stimulating the skin’s renewal process and fighting signs of aging.

I have found that it is a bit thick and the texture is a little dry.  It does blend out well and is full coverage.  For me it works best over a primer.  It doesn’t settle in my pores or lines, and I really like that!  It also stays looking fresh for hours.  I received the shade Porcelain, which is a bit light for me now, but will work well in the winter.  This foundation is available in 10 shades.

This is the front of the Contour Diaries.  It’s just like the outer package. I think it’s very elegant!

The Contour Diaries open to show the mirror and shades.  Here are the shades more close up:

The shades are:

Charm: Light pink/peach
Dream: Golden hue
Flirt: Warm peach
Secret: Light brown
Passion: Warm brown
Mystery: Deep brown

This palette has all matte shades.  I thought that was really interesting for the highlights. They are soft powders that blend really well.  As my skin tone is light, Secret is the best contour for me, but I can also use Passion with a bit of a tan.  Mystery is too dark for me.

The highlighting shades are too dark as well, but I do light Dream for under my eyes.  It kind of reminds me of a banana powder.  That and Charm can be used as setting powder.

These powders can also be mixed together for the perfect shade.  I think this kit would be gorgeous on someone with a medium to tan skin tone.  The lighter shades would show up nicely.

Here are swatches of the foundation and palette:

The foundation is to the left and the bottom row is Charm, Dream and Flirt.  The top row is Secret, Passion and Mystery.

I will be using the foundation in the winter when I am lighter and like more coverage.  I will definitely use Secret and Passion to contour and I will play around with the lighter shades to see how to best use them.

Have you tried either of these products?  Leave a comment and let me know!