Huge Colourpop Haul and Swatches!


So, I just made an order for Colourpop a few weeks ago and I am so not guilty about it. I mainly got products from the lip section because it is infamously known for their great quality and value. I mean $6 for something of that caliber. Damn!

The Colourpop has recently branched out too a bunch of other beauty ranges like powders, highlighters, eyeshadows and a ton of different collaborations with well-known beauty aficionados. But they are mainly known to have a wide range liquid lipsticks that range from Ultra matte lip, Ultra satin lip, Ultra glossy lip, Ultra metallic lip, Lippie Stix and many many more.

Since I had the chance to order some, I had to narrowed down the products that I wanted to what I actually needed(basically the shades that I can use to work everyday). I previously purchased Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper and the Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park, and after some testing I thought that the formula of the Satin Lip was WAY more comfortable to wear than the Matte Lip.

DSC01198Let me start with the Lippie Stix shades… The Colourpop Lippie Stix in Boys Town Creme is a great rich creamy nude shade. This has got to be the most comfortable one of the bunch. Then the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Cami Matte is a matte dusty rose color. It isn’t too pink toned, which I like. While the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Hype Girl Matte is a bit to barbie-esque for me. I shall wait for a fancy dress party and try to pull of a Barbie make up look then!

For the liquid lipsticks, I was generally going for more of the Satin Lip spectrum. The Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Calypso, I found was a (sort of) dupe for the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Cami Matte. The Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chi is a more brown nude but not too brown that of the Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper. It reminds me of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow, but a tad bit darker. While the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Aquarius is a light pink-ish nude, not too barbie for my taste!

The cherry on top of all these has got to be the Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money! It’s color pay-off is mind blowing! When you look at it with the packaging, it looks like a powder, but when you actually swatch it, it feels like a cream! It was love at first sight with this one! Watch out for some instagram looks with this new highlighter!


Left to Right: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Boys Town CremeColourpop Lippie Stix in Cami MatteColourpop Lippie Stix in Hype Girl MatteColourpop Ultra Satin Lip in CalypsoColourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chi and Ultra Satin Lip in Aquarius 
Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money

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Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippie | The Review


Let me tell you… I was actually surprised with how well this product turned out. I didn’t know much about the brand Happy Skin, all I literally knew was that it was a Filipino brand with excellent branding. Initially, I kind of had a bad notion of local beauty brands by not being so up to par with international drugstore brands, which made me not so keen on getting it in the first place. But this product really changed my mind!

The lippies on the photo above are from the Preview X Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippie Set. The two shades in this box are Too Cool(nude) and Hot Stuff(dark berry). The two are very contrasting shades when put side to side but are equally lovely side by side.

When I first received this(it was a gift[add link to post]), I was already so eager to try it, so I did. And to my surprise, it was pretty darn amazing. Upon initial application, it glided smoothly on the lips very well and settled comfortably. 

What I was so WOW-ed about was that it was moisturizing and stayed on for a good amount of time, even after a meal or too. How is that even possible?! In the few times that I have worn this during the holidays, my lips never felt dry what so ever because typical matte lipsticks have that effect.



A little bird told me that Happy Skin products are made in Taiwan, Korea, but most of them are produced in Japan and packaged in the Philippines. No wonder they are such impressive products!

Too Cool is a great nude shade to have in your lippie collection! Aside from nudes being everyone’s favorite shade, it noticeably lasts pretty long on the lips! Hot Stuff reminds me of the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Kate Moss Lipstick in 107 and I can’t believe I am saying this, but I think this one is better!

Aside from getting this on their website or at their counters in selected malls, you can readily grab this online on Zalora!

Too Cool
Hot Stuff


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Product Empties | Disappointing Makeup



You that heart wrenching feeling when you finish the last drop or pump of your favorite hair care product or makeup? Yeah, I get that too. I know I love something when I finish a product completely till the drop! Because I am the type of person who doesn’t really give attention to products that I have no interest in and ends up giving them away instead.

There are definitely some products in this list that I keep on repurchasing again and again like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Medium Brown & the Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in 10 Light. But the rest of the products here are just as good! Which gives me even more reason to pick them up again!

dsc08761The Rest of the Products:

Smashbox “Brow Tech” Matte Pencil in Light | Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil | Rimmel London Clear Complexion Radieux in 120 Transparent | Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Silky Beige | Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Natural | L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion | Davines Ol Absolute Beautifying PotionSebaMed Cleansing Foam | Dove Style+ Dry Shampoo | First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra Firm Sleeping Cream | L’Oreal Elseve Hair Oil | Pixi Natural Brow Duo in Brunette


Disappointing Products

I am known to never sugarcoat what I think about something (or someone). So when I dislike or uncomfortable with something I say it. Sadly, these products didn’t live up to my expectations. 

Here are my reasons:

Sephora Lip Balm | I felt that it didn’t really benefit my lips in any way. Yes, it was a balm, but that’s all it was. It didn’t necessarily moisturize my lips in a way that any other balm couldn’t do.

Kiko Make Up Milano Lip Plumper | Lip plumpers have a bit of a (spicy) feeling when applied to the lips to help”plump” your lips. This one had that feeling but…it was a bit sticky for my taste. 

Rimmel Apocalpse Lip Lacquer in 304 Eclipse | This one was well…meh! I wrote a blog post about it, link here

Revlon Colorburst in Candy Apple | This was one of the first lippies I got when I first started my makeup addiction, which was about 3-4 years ago. It already had a sticky consistency on application and I wasn’t into it.



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