Reviewing the New ColourPop Lux Lipstick (with swatches) and Kathleen Lights Dream St. Palette

I’ve been so excited to do this post that I’m actually going to push back the Glossier review I was going to do (don’t worry that will come this weekend latest)! ColourPop just keeps coming back with new products that make me want to throw my money at them (luckily they’re more on the affordable side!) and when I saw they were releasing cream lipsticks- I DIED! I was so excited not only because they looked so luxe but also because I’ve been reaching for normal lipsticks as opposed to liquid matte ones lately, as my skin/lips have been really dry from the Oratane I’m taking for my skin. I’ve finally found a hydrating skincare routine that works for me so I might share it soon.

Anyway, on the 31st of January, ColourPop released 24 new shades of lipstick in a brand new creamy-matte finish. They are sold for $7 (about £5.60) and come in a range of nudes, pinks, reds, burgundies and even a teal and a black shade.

This is what the tube looks like, and I was delightfully surprised when I found out it was metal! Definitely not cheap or plastic-y feeling, the Lux Lipstick tube definitely lives up to it’s name, and feels as expensive as a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick. I tried to get a close up of the lipstick itself, the little stars engraved on it is so cute!

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Above are some swatches of the shades I chose. From top to bottom: LA Lady (Rosy Terracotta), Layover (Rosy Beige), 27 (Deep Plummy Beige) and Sitting Pretty (Muted Fuchsia). The lipsticks are very pigmented, and one swipe is enough to cover your natural lip colour. They are not glossy, but are definitely more creamy than matte and are very very comfortable to wear. To be honest, I was too excited to write this post that I haven’t tested them after eating or after a full day’s wear (they only arrived in the post today), but it was difficult to remove compared to most lipsticks with a just a cotton pad and micellar water, and they did slightly stain my arm after swatching (which I think means it’s long wearing??).

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I would have to say my favourite shade is Layover as it’s literally my perfect nude lip for my skin tone! I can see myself reaching for this very often. Sitting Pretty is actually very similar to Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle lipstick in Candy Venom (you can check out my review here), but is slightly more purple and way more creamy and comfortable.

All in all I actually love these lipsticks so much and I’m sooooo tempted to get some more but I mean, how many lipsticks it is socially acceptable to have?

Now onto the eyeshadow palette- I know it’s not exactly new, but I’d been thinking about getting it for the longest time, just because I’m a fan of Kathleen and I really love the colour selection in this palette. It has orangey shades but isn’t a typical warm-toned palette, and the teals and duochromes are very unique.

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I love watching videos about how beauty influencers come up with concepts and names for their products and Kathleen’s video on her palette is really cute and you can tell she put a lot of thought into it. I really like the dreamy and fantastical theme, and of course the absolutely gorgeous packaging.

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The palette comes with 7 matte shades and 5 shimmery shades. I think 2 of the shimmer shades (Kaleidoscope and Sweet Dreams) are duochromes, and Kathleen explains that Star Dust is more of a pure shimmer than a metallic.

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From Left to Right: Kaleidoscope, Elfish, Moony, Mermaid Boy, Shooting Star, Magical, Star Dust, Twinkle, Sweet Dreams, Water Bearer, Potion and Spark

Sorry the swatches aren’t in order but I misjudged the space on my arm. I have no complaints at all with this palette- all of them were pigmented, blendable and easy to work with. Kathleen mentioned in her video that Star Dust is best used wet, but I had no problem at all when I used it dry. My favourite shade has to be Kaleidoscope as it’s a really unique metallic white/silver with a blue duochrome reflect to it.

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This is the look I created with the eyeshadow palette, which I paired with the Lux Lipstick in Layover and Atole Gloss (which is a Iluvsarahii X Colourpop product). I’m also wearing ColourPop’s Luster Dust in Aura Voir for that glooooooow.

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