colourpop blotted lip candyfloss on a stick

Colourpop No Filter Loose Powder – Reviews, Photos and More

Welcome to round two of the Colourpop No Filter haul.

I talked about the No Filter foundation and concealer in this post here. Today, I’m going to talk about the rest of the haul. Let’s get to it, shall we?

If you need a refresher, this is what I got:Colourpop No Filter Foundation and No Filter Concealer

– No Filter foundation – shade Medium Dark 120

– No Filter foundation – shade Medium Dark 135

– No Filter concealer – shade Medium Dark 32

– No Filter loose setting powder – shade Banana

– Luster Dust Loose Highlight – shade Pose

– Blotted Lip – shade Candyfloss

– Blotted Lip – shade On A Stick

– Foundation Brush (gift with purchase)

Loose Setting Powdercolourpop no filter setting powder

My interest with loose setting powders exploded into obsession after I started using the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder. So, when a USD 9 version launches, I gotta try it right? Right!

Packaging

Compared to the Hourglass Powder, this thing is TINY! Ooops, I mean tiny. But its certainly packed (almost to the top).

If you’ve watched makeup tutorial videos, you’d be familiar with the basic concept of the loose setting powder (a la Laura Mercier and my recent review of Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder). You tap a little product onto the lid, swirl things around with a fluffy brush and apply to your face. You can also bake with this powder.

Colour

Being a Banana yellow colour, this is a brightening shade for the overall complexion. When you first apply it, the colour is certainly quite scary – especially when you bake. But after you brush the excess product off, you’re left with this gorgeous smooth skin that looks lit!

Lasting Power

I use this powder not only to set my concealer, but also to mattify my out t-zone.

It does make my makeup last a good 8-10 hours. However, by the 9 hour mark, the makeup on my nose and chin starts to break up.

Note: this is not as finely milled as the Hourglass powder and the By Terry powder. This powder is a little more chunky in comparison. It can seem cakey in certain areas. So, go with a less is more approach and you’ll be fine.

Luster Dust Loose Powdercolourpop shayla x colourpop highlight pose

This is part of a Colourpop collab with social media influencer Shayla. I just bought it because it reminded of Nars Orgasm – they just released a loose version of their highly coveted blush. Its got a mix of copper, gold and rose gold in the pigments.

But that’s where the similarity ends.

The Luster Dust Loose Powder in the shade Pose is not as finely milled as compared to the Nars product. And its a lot more gold as compared to Orgasm.

Usage

The amount of product you need to use will depend on the effect you’re trying to achieve. I love a subtle highlight; I dont do super bling bling in the real world – especially at work.

The way to use this highlight is to use a small tapered brush to swirl product into the cap. Tap off excess and apply where you want to – top of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, the brow bone, even the temples of the forehead.

If you’re into heavy blingy highlight, this tip is for you! I find spritzing the bristles of the brush with a spray like MAC Fix+ before going back in again will render your cheekbones with a beam of light enough to blind those around you.

On those with paler skin tones, Pose actually works as a highlighty blush. There is enough redness in the product to show up as a hint of colour.

Blotted Lipcolourpop blotted lip candyfloss on a stick

Sick of intensely mattifying lipsticks that suck the last drop of hydration from your lips? Want a lip product that feels comfortable, yet has a subtle, work friendly result? The Colourpop blotted lip is for you!

After the concealer and the loose powder, the blotted lip products are my favourite from this haul.

If you are over the whole matte liquid lipsticks, and want something thats a little bit subtle. Or are you looking for a product that has more pigment than a tinted balm, yet feels just as comfortable, then the Colourpop Blotted lip is just for you!

What is it?

The Colourpop Blotted Lip is this product that has subtle pigment, yet feels comfortable and doesn’t crack.

The closest product I can compare it to is the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip colour. The difference is the Crushed Lip colour is super pigmented, while the Colourpop Blotted Lip gives a feel of a pigmented lip, blotted down with a tissue. Hence the name.

I have the shades Candy Floss and On A Stick. Candy Floss is this caramel nude shade with peach undertones that is just delicious. I’ve been digging this shade a lot! On A Stick is more pinky and on some people can look like “my lips but better”. Both perform equally well and provide a nice muted colour to the lips. And they are certainly handy to carry around. The best part is they don’t break down when applied over a balm. The colours retain the shade, but just take on a more satin sheen to it.

I can say these lip products have been a welcome change to the super drying matte lipsticks.

Overall Thoughts

And there you have it folks. Thats my two part series of my Colourpop Haul.

My stand outs from the range are the concealer, the luster loose highlight and the blotted lip products. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming makeup looks featuring a LOT of these products.

You can purchase all products mentioned at the following links:

Colourpop No Filter Loose Powder

Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Powder

Colourpop Blotted Lip

 

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