Now, it's not very often I win a competition, but I do like to enter them every now and then. So you can imagine my surprise when I won one of two ColourPop sets being given away by Beauty Crowd last week.
If you're in the UK, then you will know how hard it is to get hold of anything from ColourPop over here, and Beauty Crowd are trying their darned hardest to get them to let them stock them for Uk customers.
The set that I won was the 'Mondays in Malibu' eyeshadow collection, and it appeared on my door step yesterday morning. I have never been so excited and eager to take blog photos, all so I could put the products on my face.
The set consists of six of their super shock shadows, two pearlised finishes, one metallic, two satin luxe and one ultra metallic finish. They are beautiful.
The shadows are super duper soft, not powdery in the slightest, and almost feel like a cream. In the US, this set sells for $30, which I think is a bargain for the quality of these shadows.
GECKO is described as a soft opalescent green with a pink duo chrome. As you can see from the photo, it seems more pink than green; and I think that translates more than the green does.
SNAKEBITE is a warm gold with an ultra metallic finish. This is the most beautiful shade and would complement blue eyes perfectly.
SAND SWOON is a true pink shade and is described as a satin luxe finish. The pink has soft gold flecks throughout.
PRICKLY PEAR is my ultimate favourite in this collection. It is a metallic finish and is described as a warm toned plum with gold and pink throughout.
MIRAGE is a soft gold-green tone and is a pearlised finish. Upon swatching, I find the green is very subtle and is more of a gold.
HOT TAMALE is another satin luxe finish. It is a true mahogany brown, with copper sparkles throughout. This is a close runner for favourite again Prickly pear.
I swatched the shadows onto my arm, without any primer underneath. As I said above, they are all super soft and easily workable. I really hope that Beauty Crowd can get ColourPop on their side, and will be stocking the brand soon. The products are incredible and I would absolutely love to try their blushes and lippie stix. The US has gone bonkers for their new ultra matte lip creams recently, and I think they would be top of my purchase soon list, if they became readily available here in the UK.
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