Time for Another Colourpop Haul – October 2018

Time for Another Colourpop Haul – October 2018

Most of the time I’m finding that Colourpop now give me launch fatigue – it takes a special release from them to stop me in my tracks and decide that it’s something I 100% need. That happened at the end of September and I’ve had to wait a few weeks for things to arrive to me here in the UK. I nervously placed the order to my current address with a month to go – I know in the past my orders have taken anywhere from 2 to 3 and a half weeks. But luckily it arrived in time.

For those of you who aren’t aware in the UK, Colourpop now includes customs in the checkout – so there’s not as high handling fees and you’re not wondering what extortionate amount the post office will charge you when you receive a new parcel. In the case of my order it added on an extra £8 to my order, but it’s now clear in the checkout what the total it’s going to cost you is  – which I much prefer.

The launch in question was the Disney Designer collection – and I know I wasn’t the only one who had my eye on it too – it’s the first Colourpop collection in a long time that I can remember selling out as quick as it did. I was on the site the second it was released, with just three item I was after and by the time I was checking out after just three minutes on the site one became sold out as I was going through Paypal!

So here’s what I managed to get.

Lux Lipstick in Ariel
I don’t have a specific favourite Disney Princess and I was purely picking colours etc I liked for this collection, if I’m being honest, I think they could have done something much nicer with the packaging, maybe some nice silhouettes of characters, instead of signatures of the characters. 

Ariel however caught my eye for a specific reason, it looked like a really close colour to my original MAC Brave (I’ll report back in on that, I have a little nub of it for dupe testing left!). I’m a big fan of the Lux formula and it was a pretty neutral regardless so even if my suspicions don’t pay off I thought it was worth getting anyway.

Lux Lipstick in Belle
I really liked the colour of this one too, it’s another more neutral shade but looked like a good neutral for the autumn as it was a smidge darker with a mauve berry tone. 

Now and Zen Pressed Powder Shadow (+ Compact)
One of my favourite eyeshadows of all time is Voltage from Makeup Geek it’s amazing in the inner corner and I’ve been thinking of getting another and a little z-palette to keep separate for travel. This however looked very similar and you could pay an extra dollar to gave it in it’s own case. I thought it was worth a try, so I can stop taking my huge singles palette just for one shadow for a weekend away. First impressions it swatches very similarly! 

Glass Bull Pressed Powder Shadow
On my last Colourpop order my friend Lora picked this up and it looked beautiful, since then I’ve had it in my head to get it the next time I did an order. I’m sure I’m going to discover I may have something similar in the duochrome formula from Makeup Geek already, but I wanted it anyway.

Once and Floral Jelly Much Shadow
I’ve heard good things about this formula and it’s a type of product that’s quite out of my comfort zone so I wanted to give it a try. A very strange jelly texture that supposedly locks into place. I had a hard time deciding what colour to get, but decided this coppery cranberry number might pair well with my next and final purchase.

Good Sport Eyeshadow Palette
My blog friends and I regularly discuss new releases across the world of beauty and when we talked about this one initially about a month ago I was like eh-not-for-me. The more I looked at it though the more I thought it would be great for autumn and winter. It’s more muted cool tones were unusually calling to me and I liked the mix of jewel tones in with it too. Unfortunately Colourpop sent me the highlighter palette instead and are having to resend me this. So that leads to me to my non-purchase, accidental freebie.

Crush on You Highlighting Palette
This was from the same collection as the Good Sport Collection so I’m sure they are stored near each other. I’ve got one super shock highlighter from Colourpop which wasn’t my favourite and it kinda put me off trying any others from them. But I’m yet to try the more pressed formula, so hopefully this works better for me. These shades are stunning, and would work well on the eyes as well as on intended cheeks. There’s a bronze, gold, white and pink toned shades but still remains wearable.

So that’s my haul, I also picked up a present or two for Christmas that I’d spotted. I really wanted to snag the Tiana lipstick as I thought it would be perfect for autumn and I’m thinking of getting it when the Disney Collection restocks again.

Have you bought anything from Colourpop lately?

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  1. October 15, 2018 / 6:43 am

    The highlighter and eyesahdow palettes look pretty, can’t wait to see some tutorials of yours with them/you use them in a FOTD or something! The jelly shadow sounds interesting, hope it lives up to it’s claims 🙂 Beautiful lipstick colours x

    • October 15, 2018 / 11:07 am

      Yes once my replacement shadow palette has arrived I may do a Colourpop face or something (minus the base products!)

  2. October 15, 2018 / 7:59 am

    Oh wow this collection is seriously the cutest.


  3. October 15, 2018 / 8:01 am

    Ooh I haven’t bought anything since the customs change but that sounds much better than waiting for the dreaded grey card. I really want to try those lipsticks because I like the formula- waiting on the restock! x

    • October 15, 2018 / 11:03 am

      I meant to wear one for the first time today and I completely forgot as I’d not sorted them into my to use and try pile! I love the formula too – I had a few over summer and loved them!

  4. Adell Baker
    October 15, 2018 / 7:21 am

    I’ve never tried colour pop before, but because of the shear amount of products they have released I’m left struggling where to start or what to even look at on their website 🙈. The lipsticks in this are some really gorgeous shades.

    Adell x

    • October 15, 2018 / 11:06 am

      Yes they do give you launch fatigue a bit, they released something else within days of the disney collection – It’s ridiculous how much they churn out!

      • Adell Baker
        October 15, 2018 / 12:17 pm

        That’s crazy, is the quality of the product still good or would you say it’s dropping ?

        • October 15, 2018 / 12:49 pm

          No still good, I think they’re innovating into new products as well as just expanding upon shade ranges etc. Bit of both

  5. October 15, 2018 / 11:11 am

    Best news ever that they deal with customs now! It’s been the only thing putting me off ordering anything. The disney collection is stunning!

  6. October 15, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    My daughter would just love this launch and I’m pretty sure steal every last bit of it from me. Still waiting to do a ColourPop haul but I have so much stuff to get through first! That highlighter looks so pretty – hope it works for you!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

    • October 17, 2018 / 10:12 am

      It’s a lovely launch – you’d have to keep it hidden from her! I’m hoping the highlight works better for me than the past ones I’ve tried the shade selection is lovely! xx

  7. October 15, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    I’ve been thinking of getting the eyeshadow palette. It’s so stunning! The highlighter palette looks nice, too!

    • October 17, 2018 / 10:14 am

      The Eyeshadow palette is so pretty, I’m looking forward to trying the highlight formula again, I hope it works better than the last one I tried!

  8. Farah Gasimzade
    October 18, 2018 / 1:05 am

    What a lovely shades! And the packaging is lovely!

  9. October 22, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Yes! I finally got some bits from Colourpop (well my partner got them for our anniversary). The Disney collection lured me in. I got the Ariel lipstick, the colour looks gorgeous xx

  10. October 28, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    I do love the boxes / outside packaging for the Lux Lipsticks and how they use the princesses. Brings out the kid in me and I want to buy them all. So from a PR POV its hit the nail on the head!
    I completely get what you mean by the actual stick packaging, they could have done more I think. It’s not as stand out in the line of lippies if they where all in my bag together.

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