Don’t worry it wasn’t the sliding into my DMs unexpected kind of nudes, but my favourite kind in the form of eyeshadows and liquid lipsticks!
As part of my first ever Colourpop order, which you can read about here, I decided I simply must have the Simply Sand collection. I live for nude colour makeup, as I love a natural but ultra polished every day look, and this bundle included everything I could ever need to be the next Kimmy K.
First up is the eyeshadows.
This collection of four pressed powder eyeshadows is called Heavy Hitters, and includes 3 matte shades and one metallic.
From top to bottom:
Colourpop’s pressed powders have a very different consistency to their super shock shadows, but the pigmentation is still amazing. These pressed powders have the texture of a normal eyeshadow, and just one swipe with my fingers revealed the pigmentation in the image above. There is very little fallout with all four eyeshadows, and together they would certainly create a gorgeous cohesive nude eye look. I am really impressed with the colour payoff of the three matte shadows, as I usually find matte to be quite chalky. I particularly like Ringer (gold metallic eyeshadow), and Side Tracked (terracotta shade with the smallest hint of gold glitter), as I don’t always like glittery eyeshadows, and think these would look flattering on all skin types.
Along with the eyeshadows, in the Simply Sand bundle you also receive the Phase 3 lip kit containing three liquid lipsticks, one of each of Colourpop’s famous finishes. None of these lipsticks has a scent which is great if your nose is quite sensitive, and all of them have a traditional doe-foot applicator.
Left to Right:
Ultra Satin Lip – Strip
Ultra Matte Lip – Knotty
Ultra Glossy Lip – Game On
First up is the Ultra Glossy Lip in Game On.
I love Lip Gloss, especially ones that aren’t sticky, like this one, and give that really glossy almost wet look finish. In the tube Game On looks a lot more nude, but because my lips are quite pink naturally, they show through the gloss, making them look this really pretty nude pink. This is something to bare in mind if your lips have quite a lot of colour and you are looking for something more beige nude.
The staying power is of course not that long, but that is to be expected with a gloss, and I am quite happy to reapply throughout the day as it glides easily onto my lips. One thing I have noticed with this gloss is that it is best to scrub all the dry flaky skin off your lips first otherwise it tends to just sit in all the lines and not look very attractive.
Next, is the Ultra Matte Lip in Knotty.
This is what I would call your classic beige nude liquid lipstick. It applies like a dream and dries down to a full matte finish. In terms of dryness, I can definitely feel myself wearing it, however it is moderately comfortable to wear. The only issue I have noticed, is that if I really move my lips a lot it does crack a little bit. This could be an issue if wearing it for long periods of time, and especially if out and about where topping it up might only make the situation worse.
Finally, it is the Ultra Satin Lip in Strip. I LOVE Colourpop’s Satin finish lipsticks. To me they provide the level of matte I like, and are extremely comfortable to wear. As you can see, it has a very subtle gleam that mimics satin and the pigmentation is stunning. I think this colour really is unique, almost like honeyed caramel, and I think the overall look is very sophisticated.
Unfortunately, Colourpop no longer sell this whole collection together, but you can buy the eyeshadows and lip kits separately, and for $12 and $18 respectively (that’s £9.38 and £14.07 for us Brits) it is still an absolute bargain.