When it comes to brands putting out a steady stream of new and interesting products, few compare to Colourpop. Not only do they stay on trend, they have begun to almost start them the past few months with all their new releases. When I saw Kathleen Lights using one of these liquid eye shadows in a tutorial, I knew I had to have them all. Lucky for me Colourpop has been having a ton of sales recently, so I was able to get six of the shades for a steal.
These have been compared to the super popular Stila Magnificent Metals shadows which I adore, and I can see why. They have a similar look and feel, but these are a bit less glittery on my lids. They swatch differently on your hand than they do on the lids, so there is a bit of a learning curve with these. I like to apply whatever crease and transition shades I want, then dab one of these on to the center of my lid. They blend best with either your fingers or a synthetic fiber brush. Because they are liquid, once they dry down they last all night on the eyes, and the glitter stays put instead of ending up all over your face.
Let’s get into some swatches of each color!
Running in Orbits
“warm taupe with blue glitter”
While this may not swatch the best, this has been my favorite of the bunch! I find it to be the most wearable and neutral shade, and something about the glitter and undertone really compliments the green in my eyes. One layer of this gives me a nice subtle taupe shimmer, and I can build it up to a very opaque molten look.
“icy rose with blue glitter”
I was worried this would be a touch too red for my liking, but it comes off as more of a rose gold on the lids. This is perfect paired with a light brown crease shade and red brown smudged on the lower lash line.
“blackened teal with silver glitter”
While it is the least wearable shade I got, this is for sure my favorite! I am a sucker for teal blues, I think they are such a cool alternative to the classic black/gray smoky eye. This all over the lid with smudged black liner and a deep gray crease is absolutely stunning and eye catching. This color also is the easiest for me to work with and get an even, opaque layer in one swipe.
“vibrant purple with pink, turquoise, and violet glitter”
I love purple shades, especially on green eyes! This shade is very bright and out there, so I wouldn’t suggest it for the faint of heart. Paired with a firey orange crease and big lashes, this is perfect for a fun night out!
“bright copper with pink, teal, silver, and gold glitter”
I will always fall in love with a true copper, extra points if its in liquid or cream form. This shade is the closest to actual molten metal I have yet to find in a shadow, and I cannot wait to cover my lids in this all spring and summer.
“cool-toned burgundy with gold duochrome and silver, gold, and green glitter”
While this may look very red in the tube, it actually comes off much more brown on the lid. The gold glitter in this really shows through and compliments to red brown undertone. This looks great dabbed on the center of the lid over a classic warm smoky eye. It reminds me so much of the KL Polish shade Prince Cornelius!
$7.00 for 0.17 oz
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these shadows and what your thoughts were!