Colorpop Swatches + Review

Sunday, August 20, 2017
A month or so ago I made my first order from Colorpop which is a US based cosmetics company and they are famous for their incredibly cheap and very long lasting lip products so when they were offering free UK shipping as well as three lip products for $12, I couldn't say no! There is just one issue...

The customs fees are rumoured to be terrible for some unlucky orders and after searching around and talking to people who've made orders, it seems that if you order is less than £15 then you won't have to pay customs fees and thankfully my order came to less than £10 and I didn't have to pay any customs fees *yay*.

My order came really well packaged (maybe too much packaging) from LA and it took about ten days to get to me since I ordered. Another point to mention is that I used PayPal to pay for my order and I think that helps to reduce the risk of customs fees but I'm not sure.
L - R: Echo Park, November, Lost
I ordered three of the ColorPop Ultra Satin Lip ($6 each or 3 for $12) which are long lasting liquid lipsticks in the shades: Echo Park, November and Lost, although there were so many others that I want. I adore the packaging, they don't really have a scent and I'm so happy with the three shades that I purchased, now I want to make another order.

Echo Park
This is the shade that seems to be one of their most popular shades and I can definitely see why as it's a lovely natural neutral pink shade with brownish undertones. It is a 'my lips but better' shade that I cannot stop wearing. It's a perfect everyday shade, it has such a smooth and comfortable formula and glides on well with a creamy, pigmented finish. Unlike their matte formulas, these have a satin finish so they don't look or feel too matte. I cannot recommend this shade enough!

This next shade is is one of the Kathleenlights x ColorPop shades, it must have been a collection. It is a warm pink shade that is a little brighter and pinker than I usually wear but it is gorgeous and just perfect for the spring and summer months. The formula is so creamy, they all feel light and comfortable on the lips and they are all incredibly pigmented.

The final shade is a rich classic red shade which comes in so handy for making any simple look a bit more polished and put together, especially for blog photos. The only negative about this shade is that as it is much darker and bolder than the other, you can't hide when it comes to mistakes - the fuzzy applicator can make the edges a little less shape and neat which is annoying as otherwise it would be the perfect red.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with my ColorPop order as it came quickly, I love the packaging and the price as well as the fact that I didn't have to pay customs fees! The two natural shades are perfect and I have been using them so much since I received them but the red is a tiny bit disappointing but still definitely worth a try as they are so cheap.

Have you ordered from ColorPop? What do you think of these shades? 


  1. November is a strange name for such a summery colour! All 3 shades are beautiful! X

  2. I really want to try colour pop! I've heard great things

  3. It's so addictive now that you have done it once. I've made orders over $15 but have yet to be stung by custom charges. Fingers crossed this continues!

  4. These shades are gorgeous, especially echo park!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  5. Ooh November is so lovely xx

  6. The satin lip formula is my favourite. I'm not too keen on the ultra mattes. I have echo park too and it sounds one of my favourites x

  7. Oooh they are all really lovely shades especially Lost x

  8. Echo park is such a gorgeous shade x

  9. Lost looks sooo beautiful!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  10. Colourpop is an amazing brand! I love your picks!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

  11. I've always put off buying anything from the US, scared I would get custom charges lol but these shades are really nice! The red had so much potential for fall, but I'm sure the nudes more than make up for it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  12. These look really lovely! I might have to indulge

  13. I love all of the shades you have picked especially echo pink x

  14. oh wow those shades are so stunning, I love the look of the red one, so beautiful!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  15. These are all lovely shades I need to try CP asap xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  16. I have Echo Park but it comes up much darker on me. My favourite ColourPop Lip products are Alyssa (ultra satin lip), Pillow Talk (Lippie Stix) and Magic Wand (Ultra Satin Lip).

  17. Love those shades. I am such a CP addict!

    Cass | CassandraMyee


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