ColourPop Back To Cool | Melrose Makeup Tutorial

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Hey Guys & Dolls!

A few days ago a surprise package arrived from ColourPop! I anxiously tore it open to reveal their gorgeous new collection, Back To Cool. Can we talk for a sec about how well packaged their products come? Pieces of foam wedge everything in, and the the Eye Shadows and Lippie Sticks each came in their own cute box. I love the attention to detail. The collection contains 6 eyeshadows of various textures, Melrose, Baby T and AS IF are all Matte, 90210 is a Satin Luxe, Crimper is a Metallic, and  Koosh is a Super Metallic. There are also ^ Lippie Sticks- these great slim lipstick in a twist up tube. The Colors are Choker a nude, Mosh Pit a soft brown, BaeWatch a plum, Out of Synch a hot pink,Too Sexy a warm purple, and TGIF the hot red that I’m wearing today.

 This was my first time trying the Matte texture and I am super impressed with the color intensity and how well they blend. I bought about 16 or so of the shiny & sparkly type last year and I literally have no idea what I’ve barely used them. I suck? I think I just bought a bunch of random colors that ended up not suiting me, but the few I love I REALLY love like Bae and Krinkle. These mattes have me hot under the collar though- I’ve started to make a shopping list for myself- if you have any favorites please let me know, I love your suggestions!

If you’ve never tried ColourPop or heard of it, you might be living under a rock- but that’s ok -ROCK ON- Hahah bad puns aside, the brand has exploded in the last year and with good reason- quality, cruelty free products with great names, at super cheap prices. Like five bucks an eyesahdow. Five dollars yo! Add in the weird, spongy, wet-not-wet mousse-gel texture and you’ve got people going “OMG I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT I LIKE IT!” Or maybe that’s just me.

Since these are so different from traditional eyeshadows I wanted to really give them a test, and I lucked out because weather here has been HOT! As in- we have a fan shortage- it was on the news dude. Yes yes it’s been a real sweat party over here, TMI but it was a great condition for test these in- they can withstand the yuck, so I’m pretty darn impressed!

This look is eye catching an glamorous thanks to wonder of the earth Melrose Super Shock Eyeshadow. Ever have an eyeshadow so pretty you coo and make unintelligible noises? That’s how I feel about Melrose. This color of brick orange makes my eyes pop, and when your eyes pop- you can go simplistic with the layout which is what I’ve done today. I used the same colors in the crease and lower lashline to create harmony, a bright shiny pop on the lid. Koosh is gorgeous; The best taupey silver ever to grace my eyelids. Simple, but glam looks are my bread and butter on hot days, and the colors here are perfect for summer to fall. Let me know what you think!

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Makeup Supplies for this Look


  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • Too Faced Heaven Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Melrose, AS IF, Koosh, and 90210
  • Kat Von D Trooper Liner
  • Box Of Lashes No 16
  • Blanc Mascara Amplified
  • OCC Feathered Pencil


  • Cera Ve Moisturizer
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer
  • MAC Studio Fix Foundation NW13
  • MUFE Full Cover Concealer 3 mixed with Urban Decay Naked Skin Fair Neutral
  • NARS Crystal Powder Loose (I didn’t like this as much as the pressed version)
  • NYX Taupe
  • Charlotte Tilbury First Love Blush


  • Colourpop TGIF
  • Urban Decay Bad Blood
I purchase most of the products on my channel myself, but sometimes I’m lucky enough to have brands send me products for review for consideration. The ColourPop products were sent by the brand. I do my best to mark these items with a (*). The blog contains affiliate links. All thoughts and views expressed are always honest and 100% based on my own experience.


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  1. Bianca
    September 10, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    La La, Mittens, and Shark Attack are my favorite ColourPop shadows hands down! If I could, I would bathe in them.

  2. TwirlyGirly
    September 11, 2015 / 5:43 am

    Cora, Do you know when these will be released? I checked the Colour Pop website, and the colours you’ve used are not on there…..yet….

  3. September 11, 2015 / 7:48 am

    I just checked too…So sad =(

  4. Odaly
    September 13, 2015 / 11:24 am

    Wow I need this collection!!

  5. September 13, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    Hi Cora. I love your recent video using colorpop Melrose and TGIF lippie sticks. I’ve gone to colorpop website and can’t find them anywhere? Are they not out yet? If so when will they be available? Thanks.
    Love ya much.

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