Sneak Peek: ColourPop x Amanda Steele Collection Photos & Swatches

ColourPop x Amanda Steele Palette
ColourPop x Amanda Steele Palette

ColourPop x Amanda Steele Collection is a new collaboration which features the brand’s first pressed powder offering in the form of a four-pan eyeshadow palette! There are also three cream eyeshadows and three lip products. Full reviews to come! 🙂

ColourPop x Amanda Steele

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Sadly I have had several super shock shadows looking like that on arrival when I have ordered stuff from Colourpop. Considering how well they normalt pack their orders, my guess is the quality check before packaging needs to be improved and that some shadows are broken during the manufacturing process… What I find a bit troublesome with the company is that they generally want to offer you a refund when products arrive in a broken state. But if you, like me order from outside the US, reordering means paying customs fees twice, so that is not a very good option. IMO they should either get better at making sure the products look ok on shipping and when things break anyway they should be replaced not refunded… But one must of course also take into consideration that this is cheap, simple products so fantastic quality should perhaps not be expected…;)

I’m from outside U.S and when my products arrived damaged I snapped pictures and they sent me a gift code for the price of the damaged product to use with my next order. I didn’t have to send anything back.

Their customer service was always super nice and professional!

Yes their staff is really nice!! And more than willing to hand out discount codes. That is really not my point. And if you feel that is fair enough, then who am I to argue with that. My point however is, if you live in a country where you will be charged with customs, when ordering from overseas. Then every order placed will also be charged at the border with custom fees that amounts to 25% tax plus administrative fees of varying cost depending on the amount of work they feel they have had to put into the matter at the customs office and the post office but those fees usually vary between 20-40 USD in my country regardless of the order amount). With that perspective a discount code of 5 USD for a broken shadow doesn’t really help much. Since if you have to order the product again, you will be charged with customs again (which is not so much if only one eyeshadow is re ordered) and the usually fixed administrative fees again. And the reorder, however discounted with 5 USD wiould then end up costing me as a client somewhere around 25 USD (and I am then not even counting the customs and administration fees from the original order). My point is suddenly a colour pop eyeshadow becomes very, very high end…;))
Therefore it is far better IMO if the company you order from overseas sends you a replacement, (most companies shipping overseas do, for reference) since replacements are shipped valued to 0 which means then you don’t have to pay customs and administrative fees for them again. I feel therefore it is more fair trade if the party that has caused a problem also takes full responsibility and replaces the things that do not reach the customer in the state promised at purchase.
Now perhaps in some countries the customs office are not so efficient and you may not have to pay customs. But most countries are very picky with imported stuff, and then buying from overseas becomes very expensive when the vendors don’t take full responsibility for products that arrive in a faulty state…
I will say this though and that is that Colourpop has on some occasions sent me replacements when I have pointed this out. They don’t do it all the time though…

In Poland we have customs and taxes from a certain amount that I don’t remember now >.> But they don’t always adhere to this. It’s more of a lottery/luck thing here I guess. That and my mom works in administration of Polish Post (I did too for a time) so I’m a bit privileged I guess >.>

Okay, daft question (bear in mind that I’ve never tried Colour Pop) – I thought those pot shadows were a cream formula so I can’t help but wonder how that one pot “shattered”. Are they a cream shadow or are they more like L’Oreal’s Infallibles or Chanel Illusion d’Ombre shadows- more of a pressed powder/pigment?

They are sponge-like, so they are denser and have a lot less slip. It’s more like play-doh in feel, so you can press it back in and it will smush back together to the degree. It’s super rare but occasionally the whole product will just lift away from the interior packaging – that’s what happened here, the product was loose, and I opened it upside down, and out it came!

I’ve never had one arrive like this, but I did drop one once and it crumbled right out, just like this. When I pressed it back together, it looked like this image.

All very nice. Chaps is not very true to tube (it’s better!). I find that to be common with cp lips. You have to pull out the doe foot to see what color it is. That can be pain-ish, when they are pretty similar. (who, me?) waiting for your and Michele Binx’s assessment of the powder formula. There’s a fair overlap with mufe 4…not that they are dupes, but they fit the same makeup slots. Suspect I’m in anyway. Way like Harley. (Who, me?) gotten pretty predictable. And ignition is very nice for an almost-pastel. Cp continues to put out very desirable product at a great price point. Seriously, you could restrict your buying to CP only, and be reasonably satisfied, and full up/bases covered.

Chaps is gorgeous, but their ultra matte is just too drying for me. I’m thrilled they are venturing into powder shadows and these seem like a promising start!

I think I need to know what happened to Ignition, man it got meefed. I like the colors but the pressed shadows don’t seem up to their normal standards.

I just made a Colourpop order after your roundup rave reviews on some of their products, looks like I should have included Jiffy in my order! 🙂

I don’t know who Amanda Steele is either (insta-famous teenager? Model?) or why this collection seems motorcycle-themed, but I really like Chaps! And it’s always exciting to see ColourPop release a new product (even if it’s most companies’ first product lol).

I love Steele for a sheer wash & Harley is a great cool toned purple-y taupe shade for the crease. Chaps is gorgeous, but not fond of the formula. All in all a nice collection, Ignition and Hydroplane are nice too.

I have used colourpop’s ultra matte formula and it can be hit or miss I love their satin formula so much better but I heard that they have revamped their ultra matte. I bought chaps so we shall see. I am hoping for a more comfortable formula. I also bought jack because it’s gorgeous and I can layer it on top of chaps for more comfort

Pali I received my haul today and chaps is a beautiful color but in true form the ultra matte formula is still uncomfortable. I will be wearing it with hack as a topper for added comfort because the color is stunning.

It definitely lessens wear time but I have not seen it break down unevenly on the lips. I find that doing this makes it more comfortable to wear. I always exfoliate and prep my lips before using a matte liquid lipstick but in general I just find them so uncomfortable to wear but I like the colors lol

Hack, Chaps, And Steele look BEAUTIFUL!! I love their sheer glittery shadows!! They make great toppers and inner corner shades.

And I of course am drawn to the dark vampy shade, and the glitter lip gloss! 😛

Looks like I’m in trouble with Colourpop again…I see some haulage coming at me in the form of Jiffy, Ignition and possibly Chaps if it’s anything like Cheap Thrills!

I’m excited to see CP issue traditional powder shadows under their own name, but the swatches don’t look anywhere as awesome as their hybrid cream-powder formula. The purple looks not-so-great. IDK, I feel like they can do better than that, as they do make powder shadows for the Kylie brand. I have dupes for the palette, but I’m eyeing Ignition, such a gorgeous unique color, perfect for spring. Hydroplane is stunning too, and so is the Chaps purple lippie

I actually got the pressed palette as part of the Mystery Bag (I got SUPER LUCKY), I’ve only worn it once but I really like it. I’m going to hold off on buying anything (lowbuylowbuylowbuy…) but I REALLY want the 3 cream shadows!

I like the idea of that palette, and think the other shadows would work well with it. Giving serious consideration to this 🙂 Like the color of Chaps, but that matte finish just isn’t for me.

I have two of their eyeshadows and one highlight that I have used so often that they dislodged from the base of the pan. I think these beautiful “Playdoh” probably don’t deal well with shrinkage caused by decreased amount of product when being used up ( or by moisture-loss, from being exposed to the air). But the fact you can still press them back together and still use them just fine as if nothing happened, that’s amazing to me.

I got the palette and Ignition from this collection, and my Ignition came shattered too! I’m wondering if this shade is slightly dryer than other supershocks, possibly due to pigment?

For the palette, it looks great with hefty packaging. When I swatched on my arm, the shades looked patchy and very disappointing, but I tried them on my eyes anyway. They looked WAY better. Not patchy and very blendable.

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