I thought my latest ColourPop order was never going to arrive but thankfully the beautiful Polite AF kit featuring six Super Shock Shadow finally arrived after 3 weeks of waiting. If you want more information about shipping ColourPop to the UK you can read all about it in my previous post here. I know a lot of you are a little dubious about customs fees and delivery times but I promise, it’s a relatively simple process. This is the first delay I’ve ever experienced with them and I think it was partly due to the Black Friday rush. Basically, international delivery is free if your order is over $50 otherwise it’s $9.99. The largest customs charge I’ve been hit with was £16.50 for an order that was worth $60.
Polite AF is a limited edition kit containing six of their bestselling shades all beautifully packaged for the holidays and retails for $30. The Super Shadow Shock formula is a creme-powder eyeshadow with a unique bouncy texture. It’s like putty or memory foam when you press your finger into it and feels almost damp. It’s recommended you place the lid back on very tightly after use as they have a tendency to dry out very quickly. Each pan contains 2.1g of product and individually retails for $5 each. This bundle won’t save you any money but it contains two shades I’ve been dying to try for a long time (Birthday Cake & Birthday Girl) so I figured that I may as well treat myself to some gorgeous rose gold packaging too.
From left to right. Drift is a rich cranberry red with a satin finish. Although it’s a stunning shade you do need to build it up to ensure an even distribution of pigment. I actually prefer the shade Paradox which is incredibly similar and less patchy. Birthday Cake, which is not currently available to purchase separately, is a soft beige pink packed with pink, gold and silver glitter. Deep Dive is a bronze with subtle flecks of purple and gold glitter. Sequin, my favourite shade out of this impressive set, is a rosy penny copper with multi-dimensional glitter. Stereo is a blackened purple with gold and purple glitter. It’s a very unusual shade which I’m not sure if I’ll get a lot of use out of but I appreciate it’s uniqueness. Finally, Birthday Girl is a pretty light gold with silver and pink glitter.
It’s worth noting that I only swatched these shadows once, I didn’t build them up at all. ColourPop’s shimmers (or ultra-glitters) are some of the most beautiful and richly pigmented shadows I’ve ever tried. They are just perfection and I can’t stop adding more shades to my collection. The shadows are always smooth never chunky and although I don’t tend to purchase many mattes, the ones I do have are never powdery. The Super Shock Shadows are what made me fall in love with Colourpop although their Pressed Powders are just as impressive (the ‘Yes, Please!’ Eyeshadow Palette is a MUST HAVE) and I also can’t recommend their Satin Liquid Lipsticks highly enough either.
ColourPop has some lovely holiday stocking fillers right now and has also been killing it with their latest collaborations including the new Kathleen Light Dream Street Collection and the NKLA X Laura Lee collection, with all profits going to the Best Friends Animal Society.
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