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ColourPop Element of Surprise Pressed Shadow Palette

01/09

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop Element of Surprise | Look Details

ColourPop Element of Surprise | Look Details

Element of Surprise

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a mix of warm neutrals, reds, and berries with both mattes and shimmers. It’s another winning palette from the brand if the types of shades appeal to you, and the quality rivals many palettes I’ve tested this holiday season at double and triple the price.

I really enjoy ColourPop products overall, and their pressed eyeshadow formula is hard to beat at the price, but I really wish they would make it clearer when they include shades that are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” or exclude them from palettes that look like eyeshadow palettes in all the meaningful ways. These shades are listed as “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” per the ingredient lists found on their website: Silk Street, Opulent, and Blank Canvas. Other brands also sell products that look like eyeshadows but carry the same warning, and it is often related to the pigments used in them and in the case of some instances, those warnings aren’t necessary in places like Canada or the EU (as they are safe for using on the eye under those regulations), but it’s hard to know without really diving deep into the ingredient list each and every time.

B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Best Purple Eyeshadows | Top 10 & Share Your Recommendations!

MAC Stars 'n' Rockets Eyeshadow
MAC Stars ‘n’ Rockets Eyeshadow

Today, I’m asking for your best purple eyeshadows (specific shades, please!).  The 10 most recommended purple eyeshadows are listed below, and the list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!

You can view all recommendations here, where you can also refine recommendations by things like price, skin type, skin tone, etc. and share your own recommendations. If you think you might be making recommendations often, consider registering and filling out your profile as the form will pre-fill with your profile information for you each time!

Thank you for taking the time to add your recommendations to our database! 🙂

10 Best Purple Eyeshadows

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Best Black Friday Beauty Deals 2017

Welcome to the holiday sale madness that is Black Friday & Cyber Monday! If you’re shopping for any makeup and beauty products this season, this roundup of the beauty offers should help! There are tons of additional deals that will go live between now and Cyber Monday (27th), so check this post frequently. It will update automatically, and when deals expire, they’ll get crossed out. (I’ll also be adding more deals as I hear about them!) Happy shopping!

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Tarte Black Friday 2016

Black Friday Shopping Tips

  • Make your list! (And check it twice!)  It’s better to go into a plethora of sales having a game plan of what items you’ve been looking for, what you need for yourself or as gifts for others.  This also helps to avoid impulse purchases or getting sidetracked by a good deal on something you didn’t really want!
  • Compare offers!  Products can be purchased from brands directly, which is often the best deal, but sometimes retailers have better incentives, lower free shipping thresholds, and the like.  You’ll also want to check Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday offers when brands have revealed both, since sometimes one is better than the other!
  • If it’s too good to be true… prepare to cyber-camp for the deal.  If you’re hours late to the deal, things can get sold out or picked through quite a bit, so if you have your list ready, and you’re ready to go when the deal goes live, it shouldn’t be too frustrating!
  • Mark your calendar!  Most brands and retailers run on EST, and a lot of deals go live midnight EST but occasionally brands launch at PST (Sephora is often one, and Ulta runs on CST).  When in doubt, try at midnight EST and if nothing launches, then it’s likely midnight PST.

If your brand has a deal, or you know of one that isn’t listed below, just comment below 🙂

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Sephora Thanksgiving 2017 (Pre-Black Friday!) Deals


The Details

Here comes the beauty coma. While supplies last. Online only.

11/23 only

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Sephora is offering several pre-Black Friday deals that they’re calling “Deals-giving.” It features mini sets from brands like Glamglow, Urban Decay, Becca, Origins, and more. It also has an exclusive eyeshadow palette from ColourPop and travel-sized beauty from Milk, philosophy, Sunday Riley, and more.

P.S. Fenty Beauty’s new Stunna liquid lipstick and Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Highlighter Palette also launched today! 🙂



ColourPop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

01/06

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

CA Dreaming

ColourPop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The texture was soft, a smidgen on the powdery side, but it did not appear dry or powdery on the skin and seemed to melt on the skin as I buffed it on. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.25 oz. - $32.00 Per Ounce

ColourPop's Pressed Powder Bronzer is supposed to have a "super velvety-soft" feel that yields a "natural tanned glow." There was no mention of coverage, but the brand's promotional swatches showed full coverage. The bronzers had a soft, silky texture that was slightly powdery in the pan but tended to apply with ease, blended out nicely, and sat well on the skin. The majority of the shades seemed to have a semi-matte to satin finish, which helped them glide on and appear more natural (in finish) on the skin. The wear ranged from eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Bronzer swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PTFE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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