This post is going to be the first, but certainly not the last, review of ColourPop products coming up in the next couple of weeks. I went a little crazy; low buy be damned. I decided to start it off with reviews of the kits from the Disney Villains collection, and the first up is none other than canine-couture enthusiast, Crulle DeVil.
I like this collection because I generally enjoy this very classic, elegant look – a red lip and a little bit of gold shimmer or glitter. That used to be the holiday collection that every damn brand would put out (red lips, black smoky eye, and either silver or gold glitter/shimmer) and now that we’re starting to see some innovation in the holiday beauty market, I can go back to shamelessly enjoying this very basic but very effective combination.
The Disney Villain collections from ColourPop come with three products for $25: a lipstick, a lip gloss, and a small palette with their new Super Shock highlighter formula that claims to not need being kept airtight to survive in your collection. Based on my experiences swatching the fresh out of the package highlighter compared to what my friends experienced swatching them at Ulta not long after their release makes me doubt this, but I’ll have to keep an eye on it and report back.
I had thought about putting in a little information about the villains themselves, but for this review I have to admit something: I’ve never been that big of a fan of 101 Dalmatians. I’m sure I saw it as a kid, but I don’t really remember the story except that I think Cruella wants to make the puppies into a coat? If that’s not the actual story, just play along and ignore the potentially psychopathic urges I seem to have expressed right now – I swear I’m just trying to remember a kid’s movie. Wait, why is there a kid’s movie about a woman who looks like a drag queen wanting to murder puppies and turn them into a coat? And this is supposed to be endearing? This review is taking a strange turn…
(L to R: Cruella Lux Lipstick, Puppies!!! Ultra Glossy Lip, Cruella and Puppies!!! layered)
I love the Lux Lipstick formula and I think the packaging is really lovely. I appreciate that their lipsticks, while being affordable, are still packaged in heavy, high quality packaging, and this is no exception. Instead of the gold packaging, these come in a matte black with silver, vintage-tattoo style representations of the villains in the collection. This one is a bright tomato red and it goes on super smooth and creamy. I have a lot of red lipsticks – like a lot – and this is definitely a good one. If you love a tube lipstick and are looking for something in a great formula, I definitely recommend checking out the Lux lipsticks. They are great at any price, but given that they are less than $10 just makes them that much better.
The Ultra Glossy Lip in Puppies is a pretty standard sheer gloss with gold glitter – nothing revolutionary, but pretty and layers well with the lipstick. It’s not super packed with glitter, which I would prefer, but still gives a nice solid sparkle alone or over the lipstick.
You Idiots! You Fools! You Impeciles! – swatched with a finger (L) and a dense domed brush (R)
The highlighter in the real standout for me in this collection, and I’m kicking myself that I just couldn’t capture how beautiful it is in either photo (top is without flash, bottom with). It’s a pretty basic champagne highlight at the base, and it has lots of buttery champagne shimmer, but there is also a pinky red reflect that catches in just the right light and it’s really, really pretty! My highlighter collection is a little bit inappropriate and it’s been a while since I found one that I didn’t think I could dupe in my collection, but this one might be it. The bottom right gives you a little bit of the reddish sheen, but the photos just don’t do it justice. This is my favorite piece of this collection.
That’s it for this collection – keep checking back this week for the reviews of the other two collections that I picked up! Maleficent is coming Wednesday and Ursula, my spirit octopus, is coming on Friday!
And as always, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below: were you checking for this collection? What are your favorite pieces or sets? Did you pick up one that I didn’t? What are your thoughts on this one? What about the new Super Shock formula – do you love it? Let me know below!