Colourpop Eyeshadow Review: Central Perk, Desert, Game Face, and On the Rocks

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I solemnly declare my undying love for shiny-sparkly eye shadows!  

More the metallic, higher the probability of me snatching it up and making it mine. Colourpop is the second brand I discovered through Instagram, the first being Makeup Revolution, and that was long before the whole YouTube was gaga over Colourpop's eye shadows and lippie stix.

I requested one of my friends who was traveling from US to pick up a few eye shadows, and she did. I ordered Kathleen Lights-Where The Light Is palette, 5 individual eye shadows, and 3 lippie stix. (I gifted1 each to my friend).


I ordered  the eye shadows from Colourpop US website. Each eye shadow (weight: 1oz) and lippie stix retails for $5 (INR 350). The items reached my friend (Miami, US) in 2-3 days. It came in  a white cardboard box, with a hand written note.
Shipping charges: Free within US. The total order was for $60, and with the $5 off coupon, I paid around $55.
Shipping mode: USPS Priority
Payment: Paypal

Note: As of now, they don't ship to India.

From my Instagram feed


The  eye shadow singles came in a paper cardboard box with peekaboo circular cut on top. You can see the product through this peekaboo hole. Inside is a white tub with a screw on transparent top which has a holographic sticker of the brand. The name of the eye shadow is printed on the bottom. The actual product itself is housed inside a metallic pot in the plastic tub. With certain shadows (Central Perk), I noticed that the inner metallic casing also rotated, while I tried dipping my finger into the product. There is a pattern overlay over each eye shadow, which disappears once the first layer is through.


Mousse like consistency and very soft and squishy. The only matte shade from the loot (Central Perk) was slightly dry as compared to the metallic ones.
Note: Keep the cap tightly shut, else the product will dry out.
Other: Cruelty free 
Ingredient List:
From Colourpop website

Staying power: 7-8 hours
  •  Central Perk: Matte, deep purple-brown 
Central Perk does not have enough pigmentation. As long as you want a single colored, no-fuzz easy matte eye lid look, it is ok, but combined with other shadows, they can be a bit tricky to work with. As the brushes don't pick up enough product, you will have to rely on your fingers to do the job. If you are expecting to get that airbrushed eye look, you will be disappointed as this one is a tough cookie to blend :).
  • Desert: Satin, nude-beige 
Perfect shimmery nude on tan to deeper skin. If you need something on your lids for work, this is the right shade to start with. Provides a light wash of color and shimmer, without screaming " Look, I have eye shadow on" 
  • Game Face: Ultra metallic, antique-gold
Game changer oh yeah!. The pretty gold is a wedding season must have. I could just get enough product on the RT brush to apply this shade as a liner.
  • On The Rocks: Metallic, bronze 
On the rocks is another wedding season favorite. Again, I use it as a liner.

From my Instagram feed


Applies best with fingers. I tried using RT brush to line the eyelid, and the brush does not pick up the required color, instead it picked up a tons of glitter.


 1: Central Perk as the base. Shade, Heirloom from ABH Shadow Couture palette as an all over lid color.

 2.  Desert all over the lid


I prefer Colorpop metallic eye shadows over mattes. The metallic ones are total value for money.

1 comment:

GlassesShop said...

Nice review, I want to buy this brand eyeshadow, thanks for your post :)

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