Today I'm going to share my thoughts on ColourPop's collaborations with Megan Naik and Kathleen Lights. Megan Naik is a makeup artist and Kathleen Lights is a YouTube beauty vlogger. ColourPop has done quite a few collaborations with beauty vloggers and makeup artists lately. The products below are the ones that have caught my eye the most.
ColourPop's site notes that "This foursome collection highlights the gorgeous landscape of colors and textures of the middle east."
Amira is said to be a deepened burgundy with pink violet glitter with Metallic finish. It is the least opaque of the four in my opinion. I had some issues applying this color to my crease because these shadows apply best with your finger. Applying to your crease can get a little tricky. When I use a brush the color payoff is no where near as good as when using my fingers. Maybe this color is better for the lids.
Farah is a deep brown in a Matte finish. ColourPop's matte finishes are not completely matte in my opinion. However, they are the most "matte" compared to their other shades. I think they still have a slight satin-ish finish though. This color is really pretty and super pigmented! Its a great brown for using on the crease or on your lower lash line.
Lectra is an antique gilded gold with multi- coloured and multi- dimensional glitter in a metallic finish. It is super glittery and has specs of purple and pink in it. I feel like I would like this color a little more if it had a bit less glitter. Other than that it is a pretty color and very pigmented. This is a great shade for the lid.
Onai is creamy white with blue violet opalescent duo chrome in a satin finish. It comes off a little pink-ish to me. I thought I wasn't going to like this color but its actually a great highlight shade for under the brow or for the inner corners.
Swatches L-R: Onai, Lectra, Amira, Farah
Overall, I liked this set but didn't LOVE it. The matte shades were the standouts for me. I think I just need to figure out how to work with these types of shadows and application may become easier for me.
Lumiere is a matte dusty pink. It is so beautiful! I am really loving these Lippie Stix. They are all super pigmented and creamy. I don't find this to be drying. I think this would look great with both a neutral eye or a more bold smokey eye.
Here are some looks that I created using these ColourPop products:
Lower Lash Line: Farah
Lips: Lumiere Lippie Stix and Pencil
Brow and Lid: Onai
Crease and Lower Lash Line: Farah
Lips: Brink Lippie Stix and Pencil
Even though I didn't LOVE the Megan Niak foursome, I still think it is a great price! I wouldn't say don't get it just because of my experience. Some people might really love this kit. I really like Lumiere and can't wait to use it more. The quality, price, and fact that ColourPop products are made in the U.S. and cruelty free keep me coming back for more!
Have you tried either of these products? What are your thoughts? Post your comments below.