ColourPop Haul and swatches on Dark skin

ColourPop Haul and swatches on Dark skin

I am so excited to share this post! Why? because I finally bit the bullet and did a ColourPop haul! The customs fees have really put me off for a very long time ( Please just come to the UK) and I remember I only ever made 1 previous order, 2 years ago, with a friend and only because we had a discount code LOL. This time around, they had a 25% sitewide sale and literally everything I wanted was included so I finally decided to buy something! Whatever savings I did save paid for the customs fees which I have to admit wasn’t as much as I thought it would be, £16.67 but still it would be nice not to pay it! The shipping was super quick too, 2 days after dispatch, it arrived in the UK but I didn’t get it until 4 days later because of the customs charge


I bought a good range of stuff including their new No Filter foundations and concealers. I got a bunch of Ultra Matte Lippies for myself and my girls, and a couple of other stuff. This post isn’t a review because I haven’t used everything yet, this post will have swatches of the stuff I bought and some information on how I matched myself to the foundation( it was a fail but it wasn’t too big of a fail lol). Let’s goo


One thing I love about CP is definitely their lipsticks! They stay put period and are cheap! I picked up 5 colours (2 were gifts so no swatches, unfortunately) but the 3 that were mine are LAX and Limbo which I missed out on with my last order 2 years ago and the Ellarie x CP collab Hennyways. All 3 are Ultra Matte formulas so they are super matte but very long-lasting. Limbo and Hennyways are VERY similar but the undertones are just a smidge bit different. Do you need both? I don’t think so, but I do like Ellarie so I wanted to get it in support.

ColourPop Haul and swatches on Dark skin

No Filter Foundation & Concealers

So when it comes to buying foundation online I generally don’t advise it unless you absolutely know your shade/ it’s a repurchase. I watched countless of video to try and get a shade match and I also used their shade finder with the chart they had available. In the end, I went with 185 which they describe as a warm foundation with golden yellow undertones with the closest shade matches to be 430 Fenty (my shade and MAC NW 46) was it a perfect match? No, unfortunately, it’s just a tad bit lighter than my skintone, maybe half a shade but the undertone is good. I can use it but I would probably have to mix a drop or two of a warmer darker foundation (my MUFE Ultra HD will do the trick). I’m not a huge fan of mixing foundations but I don’t mind as the shade isn’t way off. I haven’t worn it yet, but I have scheduled it for use in October in my Foundation of the month series. I have a few events in October so I would really get to test this out and let you know if it’s worth the hype


my other foundation shades


I am not the one for a bright under eye highlight although I could have probably gone a shade lighter with these concealers. I got the shades Dark 52 & 54. Again I haven’t test driven them yet, waiting for October!


Cheek products

I have been waiting for this Avalon Highlighter for 2 years lol. It’s a bronzed pearl highlighter that looks amazing on dark skin! The texture of this is bouncy and soft and it applies easily with a brush

I have been in search of a warm matte bronzer for dark skin for a while. I don’t want to spend £30 plus on it ( I know Bobbi Brown and Guerlain have one) because I am still learning how to use one properly so I decided to try the CP one. I got the shade Bits & Pieces which is the darkest shade and it’s perfect! Not to red or warm and it shows up on the skin! A very subtle shimmer but it isn’t noticeable once on. I love it! It’s available in the pan only/ compact with a mirror and I opted to get the compact to complete it

The only product I don’t like is the Quarters blush. I actually wanted the Swift blush but I couldn’t find it on the website so I went with this instead. It looks like it would be a deep cranberry colour in the pan but it is very far off. It looks chalky on my skintone and the colour payoff isn’t great. PLUS I don’t like the texture of this, unlike the highlighters this feels like a powder to cream formula? I don’t know which brush to use with it: I have tried a fluffy and stippling brush but they don’t seem to pick up the colour well. I have tried fingers but I don’t like using my fingers for makeup application. It looks used already because I have been trying to make it work but I am getting nowhere


Final thoughts

I am very happy with my order and how quickly I received it! I love everything expect for the blush and I can’t wait to play around more with them! I would recommend (with the exception of the blush) everything was they look great on dark skin tones!


Can we start a petition to get them to ship here custom free or include it on the shipping? Better yet make a deal with a UK retailer: Beautybay, FeelUnique, Selfridges or Debenhams. Hopefully soon

Love Sarah


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Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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