A little while ago, Colourpop Cosmetics hosted one of their amazing free international shipping events - and I just couldn't say no this time. I've been a really awful beauty blogger and have actually never tried anything from Colourpop before, despite pretty much everything in their range getting top marks on social media.
Being that the shipping costs are usually the major deterrent for me, I decided to give them a go during their free shipping period to see if I liked them. If so, I'll happily pay for shipping next time I want to do a haul. (Since then, Colourpop has actually announced they'll be doing free international shipping until the end of the year! Plus they've announced a Hello Kitty collab. Sorry bank account.)
I only picked up a few things on the off chance that I'm not a fan. When I unboxed everything, before even trying, I knew that was probably a mistake as I now want pretty much everything. I grabbed a few singular bits and pieces; including the eyeshadow in Nillionaire. I've been dying to try this eyeshadow for a long time so I couldn't resist popping it into my cart. I also picked up two Lippie Stix in Lumiere and Oh Snap. Lastly, I had to try out an Ultra Matte Lip so I chose the shade Lumiere 2 just to be boring. I'm already in love with the shades.
I've been dying over the Kathleen Lights Where The Light Is collection on social media, so when the free shipping came around this was my first addition to the cart. I love all the shades and am always using coppery shades, so this was perfect for me. I'll probably do a feature with swatches for this collection.
Because I'm a sucker for collections, I had to add the Zingara collection to my buy-list. Although some of the colours are a bit darker than what I would wear on a daily basis, they're too gorgeous to pass up. I may feature this with swatches in another post, too.
Overall this entire haul cost me just over $50USD - which is definitely great value. I'm thrilled that I got so much for such a small amount. In terms of shipping, I know a lot of other customers have had problems with late or missing shipments, as well as broken products. I think I got very lucky considering my package arrived safe and sound within about two weeks.
Have you tried anything from Colourpop Cosmetics? If so, what are your thoughts? Do you have a favourite?