Twinkling Lights Collection by Kathleen Lights x Colourpop Review

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Due to Afterpay, which is amazing, I predict a lot of new Colourpop in my future, and I’m totally okay with it. It is also available at some of my other faves like Free People and Forever 21, which could be a good or bad thing. Basically you get to pay your total in four payments interest free. No this is not sponsored. When I heard of Twinkling Lights and the dawn of Colourpop introducing Afterpay, I was too excited.

Some people were complaining about being bored with Colourpop collabing with the same people all the time, but I honestly don’t care. I love Kathleen Lights and Colourpop, and that’s not going to change because Colourpop collabs with her frequently. Yes, you may have similar products, but I found some gems you most likely don’t have, and honestly, how can you not like Super Shock Shadows and Colourpop lippies?

My standout favorites are the shadow in the shade Vela and the lippie in the shade Little Star.

Vela is an incredibly unique shade and I’m obsessed.

It has a peachy brown base and a beautiful purple-y pink iridescence. It’s described as a “light saddle brown with pink violet duochrome flip” on Colourpop.com.

I’ve never seen or owned any shadow like it. It’s definitely my favorite item in the collection.

The other shadows are gorgeous however. Glisten and Light Up are similar to other shades I own, but of course the formula is my favorite hands down of any brand, so I’m always stoked to have more, and these are good staple everyday shades. Blitzen is unique and gorgeous. It is a pinkish red with pink glitters throughout, perfect for the holiday or a bold red going out look. I love the shade.

My second favorite item in the collection is the lipstick Little Star. It is described as a “rusty warm brown“. I’m a huge fan of brown lipstick. It’s probably because I’m a 90s girl at heart, but I think they’re so cute and flattering and wear them every opportunity I get during fall and winter.

This collection definitely has something for everyone, and both neutral and everyday lips and glam lips are possible with the kit. I got the entire collection and I have used it for both going out and for work.

The most unique lippie is definitely Night Light. It is a “metallic bronze drenched with gold and hot pink glitter” Ultra Glossy Lip. I’m not the biggest metallic lip wearer, but I’m into anything glitter, and I love this for a night when you want to look glam without trying much. Throw this on with some lashes and something in your crease and your good to go.

All in all, as you probably guessed it, I’m a fan. If you’re thinking of getting the collection but aren’t sure, get what you most likely will use and are excited about. Your coin will not be wasted, believe me.

Love you all!! Happy new year!

I’m wishing you loads of love and life!

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Blogmas: Colourpop X Kathleen Lights Dream St. Palette Review + Elfish Emerald Holiday Makeup Tutorial

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It probably won’t come as a surprise that I snatched the Colourpop X Kathleen Lights collab as soon as it became available or that I pretty much fell in love with it. I already knew I would before I even touched it as I loved the concept and the colors spoke to me.

Could this packaging be any more gorgeous?

If you’ve been reading my blog for even a week you’ve probably already noticed my affinity for both the brand and the beauty guru. I love them so. I’ll let you know why this collab is a must have and how to get the emerald elfish holiday look above!

The Dream St. Palette. Colourpop X KathleenLights collab. 16.00

I wasn’t surprised by how buttery and pigmented the shadows were as soon as I dipped into the palette. I’ve been a fan since of Colorpop’s lippies for a while. In fact, I was introduced to them by Kathleen Lights herself.

The Dream St. Queen. All PR photos Kathleen and of products are from Colourpop.com & aren’t owned by me.

Binge watching her tutorials has actually taught me a thing or two about makeup products and introduced me to a whole new world of awesome indie and under the radar makeup. 

Colourpop is hardly under the radar though, as some item in the collab collection sold out within a few hours.
You don’t have to take my word for it though, as the palette I’m reviewing was rated 4.9 by Colourpop consumers. The palette offers both wearable warm tones, which practically everyone loves, as well as unique pops of color, which are both fitting for holiday looks as well as year round. 

It is truly dreamy and magical. The dreamy concept and theme was so well developed also, and I’m here for it all day.

On to the look!

I started off by priming my lids as usual with concealer. I suggest using a high coverage matte one that does a good job of cancelling out any redness, pigmentation, darkness, veins, etc. so that you have a blank, even canvas to work on and the colors show up as well as possible.

To start off I dusted Shooting Star in the crease, followed by magical. They are described as follows on Colourpop’s website:

Shooting Star: matte soft golden brown

Magical: matte yellow peach

I then used the matte dark teal emerald in the palette, water bearer, in the outer corner of my eye to deepen up the look and smoke it out. It is described as:

Water Bearer: matte cool teal

I had to use those teal colors. Like Kathleen, I’m also a water bearer and happen to love aquamarine shades. It’s so funny to me that I’m living for this palette because the first shade of eyeshadow I started wearing was a matte teal color as smoked out eyeliner when I was going through my rebellious Avril Lavigne fueled phase at 13. Lol.

This painting is everything to a Water Bearer and moon lover. Available on Etsy for $45 by EHollaArt.

I placed the shimmery teal shade, mermaid boy all over the lid with my finger and sprayed it with a little of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray.

Illustration by Eugene Ivanov. Just discovered his astrology illustrations through Google and he’s awesome.

I used the gorgeous shimmery icy silver blue shade, Kaleidoscope in the inner corner and inner half of the eye. It’s such a unique color and I honestly don’t own anything like it, which is described as:
Kaleidoscope: metallic intense silvery nude

Lastly, I used Moony to additionally highlight the inner corner and brow bone, and it’s a satin soft baby pink.

I also purchased the Ultra Glossy Lip in Moon Child and wanted the other two but they were sold out and are now back in stock, so I better get on it. 

The Dream Team bundle is a steal at $15.

have been using Moony and Magical or some other color in the palette almost every time I do my makeup since I got it and I’m kind of worried I will use it all up so I have to get a back up. I also layer Moon Child ove every nude lip and I’m obsessed.
I think this look is perfect for the holidays. I named it an Elfish Holiday look and Elfish is also a name in the palette btw, haha.

Love you guys and I hope you enjoyed this review and tutorial!

❀️✨✨Love and light✨✨❀️