karrueche x colourpop she shadow palette
Hey guys! I keep holding off on posting this beauty review since I feel bad about writing about something that's constantly sold out, but the Karrueche x ColourPop She pressed powder shadow palette was actually one of my favorite makeup products from the summer so I decided to go ahead and post it. If you're interested in the palette after reading this, I'd suggest keeping an eye on ColourPop's Instagram for restock information. I also picked up a couple other things when I ordered the palette (they might be sold out, but it's potentially worth waiting for a restock) so if you're still interested in learning more about these affordable makeup items, please keep reading!
I had gotten a few items the first time Karrueche collaborated with ColourPop and was happy with them but didn't get any other items by her until I saw this palette. It just looked like the perfect thing I was looking for at the time - it had some of the colors I was into from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette but at a fraction of the price. I love the pink and berry colors of the ABH palette but it was kind of a lot to commit to for something that I wasn't sure I'd use enough. Colourpop's price point is always reasonable and this palette is only $16 - that means each shadow is about $1.33! This is my first foray into Colourpop's pressed powder products and I really wasn't disappointed. The packaging is really pretty with the bright pink coloring and the roses on the front. It's very cheap so it's made of some sort of cardboard composite, but that makes it compact and light enough for traveling.
The powders are all buttery soft and highly pigmented - even the shimmery colors. I like using the top row to highlight my inner corner, brow bone, middle of my lid, or even as a face highlight. The middle row has metallics that work really well on top of the colors in the bottom row but they are also pigmented enough for use on the lids on their own. The bottom matte colors really blew me away with how pigmented they were. You don't need to apply a lot on your brush or finger to get a solid wash of color. My favorite colors are the ones in the second column - Babe, a satin light peachy pink, Gal, a metallic red with copper duochrome, and Missy, a matte deep burgundy. These colors are surprisingly wearable, especially for the summer. I found that they made the eyes pop without having to wear eyeliner, which I usually need to wear if I want to make a statement with my eye makeup. They're so bright and worked really well for my medium-tan skintone. No matter what kind of look I was going for, I could wear at least one of the shades even though the colors in the palette as a whole seem very extra.
Above are the shadows on different skintones. I'm usually a very basic eyeshadow wearer so I usually blend one or two matte shades in my crease and all over the lid and then use one or two of the metallic shades as a highlight in the inner corners and on the middle of my lids. For nighttime looks I like applying Missy or Darling under my bottom waterline and buffing it out. You can also use those shades as a bright liner color if you have a precise-enough brush. There isn't a lot of fallout in this palette and there also seems to be a good amount of product in each little pan - I've been using it a couple times a week since it was released and haven't made any significant dent in the shadows. The blendability is on point and the colors doesn't crease or fade away over the course of the day (I have combo-oily skin for reference). Overall, I highly recommend the She palette. It made me excited to play with colors that I usually wouldn't use for my eyes and it has a nice range of colors. It also makes me want to try out more pressed powder products from Colourpop (sorry, bank account). Below are some talented people on Instagram using the She palette. They really show how versatile Karrueche's palette can be.
When I bought the She palette, I also got the Darling Ultra Satin Lip and a freebie metallic lippie that isn't on the website anymore. This is also part of the Fem Rosa collection and I had to get it because I thought the name was cute (lol) and I'm alsoa sucker for deep plum lip colors. I didn't wear it too often in the summer but its a perfect color for the fall and I'm wearing it as I write this blog post. The Ultra Satin Lip formula is great if you want the color payoff of the Ultra Matte Lip but hate the dried out feeling that matte liquid lipsticks can give your lips. This satin lip is comfortable and longwearing without losing the color payoff of a matte lipstick. It does transfer but still leaves behind most of its color and you could probably get away with wearing this all day with minimal to no touchups. If you're not the best at applying liquid lipsticks, I suggest wearing this with a liner so you can cleanly apply it along the shape of your lips - this lipstick can feather out a bit if you're not careful with your application.
Here are the lip colors on a couple different skintones. I think dark lip colors look so lovely no matter how light or deep your skintone is. This is definitely a color that pops so unless you're brave or extra like me, this is definitely a nighttime color. I didn't get the other colors but below are swatches of the other Fem Rosa lippies; Contessa and Mrs. If I were to get another Fem Rosa lippie it would probably be Mrs since it's unlike any of my other lip colors.
When I saw that Colourpop was doing a liquid highlighter, I had to try one even though I'm not really into the ~power of crystals~ or anything. I picked the Aventurine highlighter since it had a gold sheen and I think that works best on my skin. The highlight is definitely an intense one. It looks super pretty and pearlescent on the skin without looking chunky and glittery - it also works really well if you want to mix it with another liquid product like moisturizer or foundation before applying it to your skin. My one problem with it is the packaging - the pump is really cheap feeling and it's really difficult to pump out the right amount of product. Since the highlighter itself is so glowy and amazing, you only need a tiny bit and the pump will give you way too much no matter how gently you try to squeeze it out. You get a lot of product in the bottle but you waste so much every time you deposit product onto your applicator of choice. Personally, I just use my fingers to rub it into the points on my face that I want highlighted but sometimes I'll use my damn beauty blender to diffuse the color out a bit more if I want it to look even more natural. Below are the other colors which all look so pretty to me, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing until the packaging is fixed. If you're into liquid highlights and don't mind the packaging, I do suggest trying this!
That's it for my Colourpop review! What Colourpop things are you hoping to snag during their next launches and restocks? Are there any items you want me to review next? Let me know in the comments! If you want to see what other beauty things I'm into, make sure to follow me on social - I'm on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can also follow my blog on Bloglovin' if you want to be updated every time I post. Please share this post with your friends and family if you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by - come back soon for more content!