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The Best & Worst of ColourPop This is Not a Dream Collection

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The Best & Worst of ColourPop This is Not a Dream Collection
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ColourPop This is Not a Dream Collection is an exhaustive collection that spans eyes, lips, and cheeks with numerous shades and finishes to choose from.  With so much to choose from, it can be hard to remember what did well (and what didn’t), so now that I’ve finished reviewing everything from the collection, it’s time for a roundup!  (I may or may not review the body glitters at some point, but it’s not a priority at this time!)

The stand out for me was the Chasing Rainbows palette, which was beautiful on its own but played well with the rest of the collection.  I love the way the Jelly Much Eyeshadow formula looks on the lids but am not in love with the packaging (would prefer a tube), but shades like Hallucinogenius make the packaging worth suffering through.  ColourPop, as usual, did a good job on the new Super Shock Shadows, like Milky Way and IRL.

Did you pick up anything from this holiday launch?

01.

01. Milky Way Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.07 oz.

A+

Colour Pop Milky Way Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an intense, bright fuchsia pink with cool undertones and cooler blue and fuchsia sparkle.

Colour Pop Milky Way Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an intense, bright fuchsia pink with cool undertones and cooler blue and fuchsia sparkle.

02.

02. ZZZ Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.07 oz.

A

Colour Pop ZZZ Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, coppery brown with warm, reddish-copper and copper shimmer over a metallic finish.

Colour Pop ZZZ Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, coppery brown with warm, reddish-copper and copper shimmer over a metallic finish.

03.

03. Morning Light Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A

Colour Pop Morning Light Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium orange with peach-to-pink shifting pearl paired with a more metallic sheen.

Colour Pop Morning Light Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium orange with peach-to-pink shifting pearl paired with a more metallic sheen.

04.

04. Wide Awake Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A

Colour Pop Wide Awake Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, light-medium gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen.

Colour Pop Wide Awake Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, light-medium gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen.

05.

05. Dream Sequence Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $18.00/0.60 oz.

A

Colour Pop Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette ($18.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring two glittery highlighters and two more pearly highlighters.

Colour Pop Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette ($18.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring two glittery highlighters and two more pearly highlighters.

06.

06. Starburst Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00/0.11 oz.

A

Colour Pop Starburst Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) has a clear base with multi-colored sparkle. It had more of a glittery finish, but the...

Colour Pop Starburst Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) has a clear base with multi-colored sparkle. It had more of a glittery finish, but the...

07.

07. Sky Walking Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.04 oz.

A

Colour Pop Sky Walking Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a vibrant, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a nearly matte finish.

Colour Pop Sky Walking Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a vibrant, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a nearly matte finish.

08.

08. Infinite Best Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.04 oz.

A

Colour Pop Infinite Best Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep burgundy with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish.

Colour Pop Infinite Best Matte X Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep burgundy with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish.

09.

09. No Rest for the Vivid Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A

Colour Pop No Rest for the Vivid Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of bluish-pink and silver sparkle.

Colour Pop No Rest for the Vivid Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of bluish-pink and silver sparkle.

10.

10. Morning Glory Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00

A

Colour Pop Morning Glory Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen with faint sparkle.

Colour Pop Morning Glory Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen with faint sparkle.

11.

11. IRL Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.07 oz.

A

Colour Pop IRL Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy-copper base with gold-to-green shifting sparkle and pearl.

Colour Pop IRL Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy-copper base with gold-to-green shifting sparkle and pearl.

12.

12. Wavelength Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A

Colour Pop Wavelength Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a pale white base with a pink-to-lavender shifting sparkle. It had semi-opaque...

Colour Pop Wavelength Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a pale white base with a pink-to-lavender shifting sparkle. It had semi-opaque...

13.

13. Falling Up Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.07 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Falling Up Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light, golden peach base with pink and blue glitters over a metallic sheen.

Colour Pop Falling Up Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light, golden peach base with pink and blue glitters over a metallic sheen.

14.

14. Happy Thoughts Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.50/0.04 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Happy Thoughts Lippie Stix ($5.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish.

Colour Pop Happy Thoughts Lippie Stix ($5.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish.

15.

15. Sweet Dreams Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Sweet Dreams Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle.

Colour Pop Sweet Dreams Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle.

16.

16. Hallucinogenius Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Hallucinogenius Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) seemed to have an almost translucent base with blue-to-violet shifting sparkle and finer pearl, though it read a little "copper" in base when I photographed it but didn't appear that way so much in person.

Colour Pop Hallucinogenius Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) seemed to have an almost translucent base with blue-to-violet shifting sparkle and finer pearl, though it read a little "copper" in base when I photographed it but didn't appear that way so much in person.

17.

17. Dreamaholic Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00/0.11 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Dreamaholic Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is soft lavender with subtle, cool undertones and violet to teal shifting pearl.

Colour Pop Dreamaholic Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is soft lavender with subtle, cool undertones and violet to teal shifting pearl.

18.

18. Chasing Rainbows Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $26.00/0.53 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Chasing Rainbows 15-Pan Shadow Palette ($20.00 for 0.60 oz.) is another winning eyeshadow palette from ColourPop. This is a nice mix of...

Colour Pop Chasing Rainbows 15-Pan Shadow Palette ($20.00 for 0.60 oz.) is another winning eyeshadow palette from ColourPop. This is a nice mix of...

19.

19. Paper Moon Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00/0.11 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Paper Moon Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium pink with warmer undertones and gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer color coverage...

Colour Pop Paper Moon Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium pink with warmer undertones and gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer color coverage...

20.

20. Into Focus Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Into Focus Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium, grassy green with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen.

Colour Pop Into Focus Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium, grassy green with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen.

21.

21. Make Believe Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.50/0.11 oz.

B+

Colour Pop Make Believe Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, periwinkle blue with cool undertones and a satin finish.

Colour Pop Make Believe Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, periwinkle blue with cool undertones and a satin finish.

22.

22. La La Land Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.50/0.11 oz.

B+

Colour Pop La La Land Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a flat, matte finish.

Colour Pop La La Land Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a flat, matte finish.

23.

23. REM Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.07 oz.

B+

Colour Pop REM Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, periwinkle blue with larger silver glitter over a sparkling, metallic base.

Colour Pop REM Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, periwinkle blue with larger silver glitter over a sparkling, metallic base.

24.

24. At Twilight Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.50/0.04 oz.

B+

Colour Pop At Twilight Lippie Stix ($5.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium coral with strong, warm orange undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque...

Colour Pop At Twilight Lippie Stix ($5.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium coral with strong, warm orange undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque...

25.

25. Skyfall Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.50/0.11 oz.

B+

Colour Pop Skyfall Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep, raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a flat, matte finish.

Colour Pop Skyfall Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep, raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a flat, matte finish.

26.

26. Dust2Dust Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00/0.11 oz.

B+

Colour Pop Dust2Dust Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a soft, peachy-orange base with fine pink and peach pearl. It had sheer coverage where...

Colour Pop Dust2Dust Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a soft, peachy-orange base with fine pink and peach pearl. It had sheer coverage where...

27.

27. Hypno-tease Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00/0.11 oz.

B+

Colour Pop Hypno-tease Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium gold with strong, yellow undertones and a sparkling finish.

Colour Pop Hypno-tease Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium gold with strong, yellow undertones and a sparkling finish.

28.

28. Round Midnight Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00/0.11 oz.

B

Colour Pop Round Midnight Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a pale, milky pink base with barely-there pink micro-shimmer. It really looked more...

Colour Pop Round Midnight Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a pale, milky pink base with barely-there pink micro-shimmer. It really looked more...

29.

29. Stratus Update Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00/0.11 oz.

B

Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium, minty green with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler, green pearl.

Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium, minty green with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler, green pearl.

30.

30. Chronos Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.50/0.11 oz.

B

Colour Pop Chronos Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish.

Colour Pop Chronos Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish.

31.

31. Are You Surreal Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.50/0.04 oz.

B

Colour Pop Are You Surreal Lippie Stix ($5.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, raspberry pink with cool, bluish undertones and a semi-matte finish.

Colour Pop Are You Surreal Lippie Stix ($5.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, raspberry pink with cool, bluish undertones and a semi-matte finish.

32.

32. Crystal Castle Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

B

Colour Pop Crystal Castle Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a soft white with a pink-to-peach shift, though it often looked like a warm, iridescent pink on me with a chalkier base.

Colour Pop Crystal Castle Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a soft white with a pink-to-peach shift, though it often looked like a warm, iridescent pink on me with a chalkier base.

33.

33. Pitter Ponder Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.50/0.11 oz.

B

Colour Pop Pitter Ponder Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish.

Colour Pop Pitter Ponder Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish.

34.

34. Dream Date Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.50/0.04 oz.

B

Colour Pop Dream Date Lippie Stix ($5.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium peach with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. The color applied oddly...

Colour Pop Dream Date Lippie Stix ($5.50 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium peach with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. The color applied oddly...

35.

35. Roy G Biv Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.07 oz.

B-

Colour Pop Roy G Biv Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warmer undertones and flecks of gold sparkle and softer micro-sparkle.

Colour Pop Roy G Biv Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warmer undertones and flecks of gold sparkle and softer micro-sparkle.

36.

36. Nimbus Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.00

C+

Colour Pop Nimbus Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for oz.) is a deep plum with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was thin but...

Colour Pop Nimbus Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for oz.) is a deep plum with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was thin but...

Glossover Breakdown

90%

Average Score
A
20
B
15
C
1
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
90%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
90%

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That is a pretty stellar result for an entire collection. Well done Colour Pop!
And a mammoth achievement by you Christine to have reviewed it all in such a relatively short time.
Personally, the collection wasn’t for me, but I appreciate the beautiful shades and colours.

I “accidentally” snagged 75% of this collection-the whole theme is totally My Thing. I went in for everything except the lippie sticks, ultra mattes, ultra satins as they are terrible and the Super Shock Highlighter set as I’m allergic.

I loved this collection, and if I was in a position where money didn’t matter I probably would have splashed out on the whole thing. But you’ve hit on a great idea with the Jelly Much shadow, Christine: a tube would be much better! Although I’m in love with pretty much all the Jelly colours from this release, they can be tricky to apply – it takes (well, me at least) a bit of trial and error. Too much and it slides off.. not enough and it evaporates.
Question: did you use a primer for the Jellys? I’ve found they stick best to just a bit of translucent powder on the lids but I certainly would like to know what you’ve found most useful.

I don’t have application issues myself so much as opening and closing each pot gets quite messy, and it may be easier to get the right amount in a tube format! I don’t use primer with them myself (I test without primer – I tend to only bring in primer if it’s a new formula that doesn’t last well on its own just to see if primer is enough to fix it). I like using small, flat synthetic brushes for applying, though!

I picked up Happy Thoughts, Skywalking, Dreamaholic, Paper Moon and the Dream Sequence palette. The lipsticks are great, haven’t tried the glosses yet because I’m still obsessed with Blowzy from the Brown Sugar collection…

I don’t know how Colourpop can put out so much decent quality stuff so quickly – it’s almost overwhelming but I’d rather have too much choice than not enough 😉

Your last sentence: my thoughts exactly! Like I can whine about too many releases but if they’re 85-90% hits? Hard to whine that much. It’s more on us (collectively) to back away when it’s TOO much for us – it’s like my husband says, “you aren’t supposed to buy it all.”

No, I haven’t and except for Rem and Morning Glory I don’t have much interest in it. I have a vision (which I’ve shared before on a winter frost, blues, greens and silvers palette) that I’m waiting for and will likely just make myself when my Sydney Grace shadows arrive, so this one is too Too Faced Life’s a Festival like too me, and I prefer theirs (even though I don’t own it) to this.

Well, when the Sydney Grace shadow arrive that’s what I’ll be doing with those and some I have from MUFE, lots of blues!!! I’m so excited and thanks for the encouragement! Oh and can I say the Sydney Grace folks are AWESOME!!! Truly, I wish I could detail what they did, but it suffices to say they are just “gracious” and generous.

I adore this collection, the packaging is just right up my alley and I love bright colors and shimmers, so I feel very satisfied!

I picked up the supershock shadow vault and Hallucinogenius. In my dream world, I’d like to get the Chasing Rainbows palette and the other 6 supershock shadows. Someday, maybe!!!

I was doing so well with not buying new makeup, but they 100% got me with this collection!

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