One of the brands that I have a great fondness for is Colourpop. They are inexpensive, locally made & cruelty-free. And, they made great products. I first fell in love with their Super Shock eyeshadows, and it went on from there. I love their pressed powder eyeshadows and their Ultra Satin Lippies. But something that they haven’t had until recently is complexion products. They started with their No Filter Concealer, and recently expanded into other products. One of the most hyped of the products is the No Filter Matte Foundation. These days, don’t even bother launching a foundation if you don’t have a decent shade range. Colourpop didn’t necessarily knock it out of the park with the shade range, but they did have an ok amount of shades for those who need a Deep/Dark foundation shade. It was still better than other brands that have recently launched foundations (lookin’ at you Tarte).
I’ll be honest. I haven’t been that excited about what Colourpop has brought out within the last 6 months. It just didn’t excite me. But, a matte foundation? Now I’m listening. As someone who got unlucky with oily skin, it is not the easiest to find a decent foundation. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation and the Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation are the closest thing to a perfect formula for me. With that being said, I am always game to try a new one. So, I decided to give it a shot. I ordered a mini-haul of Colourpop products that I haven’t tried yet to try and see if I can get excited about their brand again. Here’s what I thought about each product.
No Filter Foundation – $12 – Overall Grade A
*I did a 3 day wear test for this. I REALLY wanted to try it out before sharing my thoughts. It is fairly long lasting, but it CAN get a little weird sometimes after some time. I’m used to blotting during the day so having to blot the oil off my face is not something I necessarily take into consideration. The consistency is very similar to Fenty Beauty, in that it is thinner than most foundations. With that being said, it has great coverage. I don’t have to use as much concealer to tend to my trouble spots, which is always a good thing. I usually only need one pump for my whole face which again, is a good thing. All in all, I really like this foundation. I know that this has gotten a good amount of mixed reviews, but it worked for me.
No Filter Loose Setting Powder – $9 – Overall Grade – A+
*Setting powder is one of those products that you don’t know you need until you use it. Since I started using setting powder, I’ve used the Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder. But the one that Colourpop has to offer is definitely giving it a run for its money. Its really good. It feels light and you don’t need to use a ton. The one downside is that you don’t get that much product. The price is great, but in terms of price per gram, it works out very close to high end setting powders.
Luster Dust Loose Highlighter – $7 – Overall Grade – C
*I’m very skeptical about loose powder highlighters. They tend to get all over the place. When they first launched these, I thought they were so pretty. But I’ve just never pulled the trigger on them. I figured that now was the time. I got the Luster Dust in Sugar Trap. It is a really pretty pink color. While it doesn’t offer enough pigment, it does offer a good amount of sparkle. However, it is not long lasting. Which, is a bummer. I’m a big fan right now of the Anastasia highlighters, and the luster dust doesn’t match up.
Crème Lux Lipstick – $7 – Overall Grade – A+
*Something that was very hyped was their new Lux Lipsticks. They were so popular that they were consistently sold out. However, it seems like they have been able to keep them in stock lately. So, I jumped on the chance to grab one. And what can I say? The hype is well warranted. I never thought in a million years that anything could stand up to Hourglass lipsticks. But these are up there in terms of comfort and lasting power. I can’t wait to get more, and I highly recommend these.