Friday, 17 February 2017

A huge colourpop haul and experince shipping to the UK

If you're a fairly consistent reader of my blog you may remember that a while back I did a post on some Colourpop products I had picked up and how I got them I without buying from America, if you haven't read that post then I'll link it here. Anyway since then I've wanted to try more from Colourpop, especially the eyeshadows so I decided to just bite the bullet and make an order on the website. You had to spend $50 to get free UK shipping which I didn't have trouble doing, so I thought I'd share with you what I got along with how long it took to arrive and the customs fees.
So my order came to $56.80 which ended up being about £45 which for everything that I got is a complete bargain! The first two things I chose were the new single pan eyeshadows that they've brought out, I got one in the shade Come and get it which is a duochrome rose gold shade and Milli which is a copper shade and was actually free if you spent over $10 which of course I did.


These were $5 each and although you can buy a palette to put them in I decided not too as I don't think I'll be making another order anytime soon and I've got some magnets I can use on the bottom of them so they can go in my Z palette. I'm super impressed with the pigmentation of both of these and they're definitely the same quality as my Makeup Geek ones.


Next I got 6 of the super shock eyeshadows, one in the shade prickly pear which is a pinky purple colour, one in on the rocks which is a bronze gold, then the other four shades were from the Kathleen lights collection set called Where the light is and this contained glow which is a matte white shade, Cornelious a matte brown shade, Blaze a dark brown shimmery shade and Kathleenlights a vibrant gold shade.


Prickly pear cost $5 and On the rocks was $4 as it was on sale and then it was $18 for the set of 4 and again these were insanely pigmented and buttery to the touch. The shimmery ones are more pigmented than the matte shades but I guess that's to be expected anyway.

(Shades left to right: Mili, come and get it, Glow, Cornelious, Prickly pear, Kathleen lights, On the rocks, Blaze)
On to the lip products now, I got a single ultra metallic lip in Lights out which is gold shade and then I bought 5 more lipsticks in the set called For fox sake which contained My jam an ultra glossy lip which is a sparkly golden nude shade, Trap an ultra matte which is a grey purple colour, Echo park a ultra satin lip which is a peachy nude shade and I actually have one of these already so I’m holding a giveaway with this as one of the prizes so I’ll link it here and you can enter, Man eater which is a ultra metallic rose gold lip and Beeper an ultra matte dark nude coloured shade.


Lights out cost me $4.80 as it was in the sale and the set of 5 cost $20 reduced from $30 which makes them a right bargain. All 6 of the shades are lovely although the metallic ones are slightly patchier on the lips.
(Left to right: Trap, My jam, Echo park, Man eater, Beeper, Lights out)
So on to the slightly more painful part of my Colourpop experience, the customs fee. I was hit with an £18 charge which to be honest was a bit of a shock as I thought it'd be less than that. However when I opened up my package all sadness about that were gone as I saw the products I now own!

I placed my order on Sunday the 29th of Jan and it was here with me Tuesday 7th of Feb which meant it took roughly 9 days to come from America which I think's pretty impressive!

I don't think I'll be ordering from Colourpop any time soon just for the sheer fact that the customs are ridiculous, maybe if they offer free shipping to the UK I might make an exception though! I'd love to know if you've tried any Colourpop products before and what your experience was with them. Thanks for reading.
Kate Rose xo









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18 comments

  1. Wow you got so many lovely products and those swatches prove just how high quality and pigmented they are 😍 they're stunning! The custom charge is ridiculous - I wish shipping was kinder haha xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are definitely some of the best quality products I've used, the shadows are so creamy! Haha me too. X

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  2. Kathleenlights and On the Rocks are two of my favourites <3
    ColourPop usually have free international shipping on over $50 :) so I personally usually wait until there are quite a few things I want, then there's only £12-15 customs to pay

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. They are both super pretty colours! Kathleen lights is probably my favourite. X

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  3. Customs are such a pain sometimes :( The colours look really lovely though!

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  4. It's such a shame they charge customs because I am so tempted to do an order. You seemed to pick up some great pieces though!
    Grace xx
    http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Customs definitely put a downer on the whole thing but the products are amazing! X

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  5. every eyeshadow you got looks amazing. they all look so pigmented! ColourPop sound like an amazing brand and I'd love to try their stuff, but custom charges really put me off. lovely post xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The customs are definitely a huge off put but the products themselves make up for it! Thank you. X

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  6. You got so many lovely things, added so many of these to my wishlist! It's just a shame about the customs, as it's really off putting xx

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know! Once you've got your hands on the products though it isn't so bad! X

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  7. I would love to try some colour Pop shadows as they always look so pigmented and everyone raves about them but I just can't justify spending to much on all the added extras -shipping, customs etc. Its so sad! All these look amazing!

    Kizzimay.co.uk

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    1. If only Colourpop was available in the UK haha! X

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  8. I have a hatred of custom charges! Totally puts me off ordering :( The shadows look beautiful though, I really wish they would just come to the UK properly!

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  9. I love the kathleenlights quad, so pretty. I also had the same problem with custom fees.

    www.justthatlucy.com

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    1. Me too, I think they were my favourite part of the order! X

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