In October, ColourPop offered free international shipping for purchases over $50 and $5 shipping for purchases under the threshold. I was in!
I didn’t want to spend a lot of money in case the hype was undeserved and as the Mile High: Best of Super Shock Shadow Collection had just come back into stock, I snatched it up before it could sell out.
This set cost $25, but I had $5 off (which essentiall paid for the shipping) which is fantastic value…until Royal Mail charge a fortune for handling costs on customs. £4 customs, £8 handling fee (the meanies)! This made the purchase £30 so £5 a shadow isn’t awful value, just not as cheap as it initially seemed.
This set contains 6 of Colour Pop’s best selling shadows: Truth is a warm beige with a satin finish, La La is a copper tone with an ultra metallic finish, Nillionaire is a warm bronze with gold glitter and a metallic finish, Cricket is a plum with warm glitter and a metallic finish, So Quiche is a mid-brown with pink/purple duochrome glitter and a metallic finish, and Mittens is a warm brown with a red undertone and a matte finish.
My favourite formulation has to be the satin or ultra metallic. The metallic finishes aren’t easy to work with as the chunks of glitter make them difficult to blend. Mittens is a beautiful shade but like all other than the satin and ultra metallic, is a little difficult to blend. I’ve found the best way to work with these shadows is to apply with your fingers and use a very stiff brush to blend the edges. Because of all these factors, I don’t often reach for these shadows which is a really shame as they’re beautiful.
Would I buy from ColourPop again? Yes. Would I repurchase the shadows? Some of them. Will I do it with international shipping? No. The Royal Mail handling fee makes me want to cry so I think I’d rather order through a mailbox company, or just ask my aunt who lives in Colorado to send an order onto me.