Summer’s Loving ColourPop In Bloom Set!

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There is something important I learned from the brand ColourPop. Aside from the fabulous, high performing products, darling packaging and reasonable prices, they taught me a lesson. The lesson learned is….listen to your friends! All my blogger friends have been raving about ColourPop and I was late to the party–again. Seriously, how great are bloggers? You get up-to-the-minute reviews (out MUCH sooner than the magazines), HONEST opinions and learn about new brands! In my best Chandler Bing voice can it BE any better?

Even though the party got started without me, I’m here now and this party animal is raving too!! ColourPop has exploded on the beauty scene and I have heard nothing but great things about them. I purchased the ColourPop In Bloom Set ($39) which features two blushes, one highlighter and three stick lipsticks all perfect for summer!

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The packaging is unbelievably cute and girly without being childlike. The sturdy cardboard container has an outer sleeve embellished with bright flowers and the IN BLOOM logo as well as makeup artist Jamie Greenberg’s signature. ColourPop is doing some fantastic collaborations with beauty insiders and that’s truly exciting to a beauty junkie like me. Inside are three luscious blushes and three eye-popping lipsticks. The background is a mosaic of fun colors. I’m keeping this box just for the cute factor alone.

Let’s talk about the cheek colors first.

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The texture of these blushes is simply amazing! They look like powder in the pan, but when your finger touches them, they turn into the creamiest, most creamy cream EVAH!  No kidding, these are so easy to work with—they glide on the cheeks with no dragging and are a joy to blend. The matte shades are not dull and thanks to their creamy texture do not highlight dry spots. I think of these more as a satin finish because of the lovely texture. They also wear anywhere from 8-9 hours!

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Double Dip I think of more as a highlighter than a blush. It is very pale peachy with a frosty finish—too frosty for older cheeks in my opinion. I actually used it as a brow bone highlighter and just a light touch on my upper cheekbones.

Hysterical is a cool toned pink/plum with a matte finish. On my warm skin, it pulled more pink, your mileage may vary It is velvety smooth and very buildable. I can see this looking pretty on darker toned skin too, just by changing the application. ColourPop suggests using your fingers (which I did) but if you want a lighter application, use a stipple or duo-fiber brush. I was totes scared of this in the pan but ended loving the finished look on my cheeks—even more than the coral color which is unheard of for me.

Tongue Tied is a warm coral with a matte finish. It’s a bright reddish coral with a matte finish. I may detect a bit of very fine shimmer but it does not emphasize wrinkles or pores and is very subtle. This shade is perfect for a summer pop of healthy, sun kissed color.

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The ColourPop lipsticks performed beautifully, with lots of pigment, good staying power, a nice slip and a creamy finish with a touch of shine. The thin bullet and slanted tip help with precision application. I don’t find these particularly drying, but they’re not really hydrating either.

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Frenemie is an electric warm toned coral with a cream finish. It’s a bold orange/coral with a wonderful creamy opaque finish and a touch of shine. It applies evenly with no tugging or dragging. I am very bad about using lip liners and all of these applied easily without one.

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Freshman is a vibrant HOT fuchsia  pink  that screams “I have arrived.” It’s very pigmented with an opaque coverage that leaves behind a nice stain. Freshman has a definite blue/violet undertone so I’m surprised it works on me. This shade is not for the weak, however as it is bold with a capital B. The texture is soft and creamy. I love this intense pink with an otherwise natural face and black and white clothing for a retro feel. I was a little intimidated by Freshman at first, but now I really enjoy wearing it—it gives me confidence and a sense of power.

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Sweet Thing is a cool pale pink with a creamy finish and a blue undertone. It has a glossy sheen and is the softest of the three lipsticks. It applied smoothly and evenly. I would say this is the most dupable—it’s just a bubble gum pink. I’m thinking it looks a little porn star on me, what do you think?

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After trying ColourPop In Bloom Set, I’m really loving the brand and their products. And as if I didn’t love them already, this REALLY sealed the deal!

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Bottom Line: Though I’m new to the brand, my friends were right once again—ColourPop is a fabulous discovery! I cannot stress how unique the texture of these products are. I wish everyone had this formula! Currently ColourPop is only available online, but with the In Bloom set at least, what you see it what you get so there are no worries about purchasing online. My next purchases is going to be the eyeshadow set Where The Light Is, a set of four neutral eyeshadows. If the texture is anywhere close to the blush, Imma gonna be a happy camper!!!

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Comments

  1. I love Colour Pop, I’m so glad you are on board and trying it! I didn’t know about this set, where have I been?! I need to pop over to the website for my second order. I am dying to try the blushes!

  2. Sweet Thing is my kind of lip color!

  3. I love Colour Pop, I’m so glad you are on board and trying it! I didn’t know about this set, where have I been?! I need to pop over to the website for my second order. I am dying to try the blushes!

  4. I still have to try this brand. The lippies are just stunning!

    • Get this set Allison. You and I have similar coloring and I’m sure these shade would look amazing on you! By the way, I found the Revlon lipstick in Tulip you reviewed and I wore it today!

  5. What wonderfully vivid colors. Especially with those lippies.

  6. Sweet Thing is my kind of lip color!

  7. I like everything you got! I need to bite the bullet and pick up some color pop things.

  8. I think that I’m the only person on the planet who hasn’t tried Colour Pop. lol I need to rectify that, soon.

  9. Very pretty lip stick shades!

  10. Jess Scull says

    I need this kit in my life – thanks for reminding me to place an order!

  11. I love this set! I picked it up and have been wearing the blushes for the last few days! LOVE!

  12. I’m later than you to this party. I’m overwhelmed with the website so I keep reading as many reviews as possible before putting together an order. I love your pornstar lips btw! 🙂

  13. What wonderfully vivid colors. Especially with those lippies.

  14. This is such a pretty set! I love those neat blush shades. Like you, I’m not sure about that bubblegum pink lippie, though, for me. I can never pull those off.

  15. I like everything you got! I need to bite the bullet and pick up some color pop things.

  16. I think that I’m the only person on the planet who hasn’t tried Colour Pop. lol I need to rectify that, soon.

  17. Jess Scull says

    I need this kit in my life – thanks for reminding me to place an order!

  18. I love this set! I picked it up and have been wearing the blushes for the last few days! LOVE!

  19. ColourPop is definitely a fave of mine and I’ve been eyeing this set!!

  20. The lippie stix are nice. My only complaint is the slow as turtle shipping

  21. I’m later than you to this party. I’m overwhelmed with the website so I keep reading as many reviews as possible before putting together an order. I love your pornstar lips btw! 🙂

    • I ordered a few eyeshadows because I love the texture of the blushes so much. I’ll let you know what I think.

  22. This is such a pretty set! I love those neat blush shades. Like you, I’m not sure about that bubblegum pink lippie, though, for me. I can never pull those off.

  23. ColourPop is definitely a fave of mine and I’ve been eyeing this set!!

  24. The lippie stix are nice. My only complaint is the slow as turtle shipping

  25. That set is nice!! I’ve been wanting to try ColourPop – just haven’t pulled the trigger yet 🙂

  26. This was my first intro to their blushes… though I have been using a few of their eye shadows as blushes since their release last year and love it. Definitely a great buy.

  27. That set is nice!! I’ve been wanting to try ColourPop – just haven’t pulled the trigger yet 🙂

  28. The shades were beautiful but the message on the card stole the entire post for me! LOL

  29. These look fabulous!! Wow I really need to put an order in

  30. This was my first intro to their blushes… though I have been using a few of their eye shadows as blushes since their release last year and love it. Definitely a great buy.

  31. The shades were beautiful but the message on the card stole the entire post for me! LOL

  32. These look fabulous!! Wow I really need to put an order in

  33. I still have to try this brand. The lippies are just stunning!

    • Get this set Allison. You and I have similar coloring and I’m sure these shade would look amazing on you! By the way, I found the Revlon lipstick in Tulip you reviewed and I wore it today!

  34. Very pretty lip stick shades!