As I mentioned in my Animal Crossing: New Horizons x ColourPop Makeup Look, I bought the full makeup collection. Since I have only tried a few single eyeshadows from ColourPop and many people are interested in the collection, I wanted to review it.
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First I will start with the eyeshadow palettes. There are 4 eyeshadow palettes in the collection with 4 shades each including Nook, Inc., 5 Star Island, What a Hoot, and Labelle of the Ball palettes. The palettes are $12 each or you can buy the True Friends Kit which contains all 4 palettes for $48. I will briefly mention the shades in the palettes and include swatches then share my thoughts on the palettes afterward.
Nook, Inc. is a green-themed palette based on the characters Tom Nook and Timmy and Tommy. The shades in the palette are:
- Yes, Yes!: mint with a metallic finish
- Made in the Shade: sage with a matte sparkle finish
- CEO: pastel mint glitter
- Water Landing: teal with a matte finish
The next palette is 5 Star Island, which is based on the character Isabelle. The palette has mostly pink shades with a pop of yellow, and the shades are:
- Isabelle: yellow with a metallic finish
- Island Tune: peachy pink with a matte finish
- Island Designer: pink glitter
- Resident Rep.: rose with a matte sparkle finish
What a Hoot is based on the sibling characters Blathers and Celeste. The palette is a neutral palette with the following shades:
- Meteor Shower: gold glitter
- Celestial: peach with a matte sparkle finish
- All Aflutter: copper with a metallic finish
- Who!: red-brown with a matte finish
The last palette is Labelle of the Ball, which is a purple palette based on the Able Sisters. The shades in the palette include:
- Able Sisters: pastel lavender glitter
- Tailors Ticket: light purple with a matte sparkle finish
- Custom Design: pastel lilac with a metallic finish
- Serene Sable: plum with a matte finish
Overall, all the palettes are adorable! My favorite is Labelle of the Ball because I love the purple shades followed by Nook, Inc. because I am a fan of the teal and mint shades. My least favorite is What a Hoot because I am not a fan of neutrals, but it is definitely the most wearable palette for everyday looks. All the palettes include a mirror, which is great for when you are on the go. However, the matte shades have quite a bit of fallout both in the pan and on the face, but they do have good pigment. The metallic and matte sparkle shades did not have much fallout and they applied great, but I did have issues with some of the shades like Isabelle because the shades did not show up well when doing my makeup look. The glitter shades are chunky, but they applied fine and I mostly used them in the inner corner for a pop of sparkle. I will say the 4-shade palettes are on the higher price side for ColourPop because their other 4-shade palettes are $9, and you can get a 9-shade palette for $14. However, I can understand the higher price because the collection is officially licensed by Nintendo (the company that made ACNH) . People have also complained that the ACNH palettes have similar shades to other palettes. For example Nook, Inc. looks like a mini Mint to Be Shadow Palette. At first glance, the palettes do look similar, but the swatches are not the same. I do not have any other ColourPop palettes to make that comparison in person, but I believe the palettes are different.
The Single Shadow and Glitter Gel
Next the single Super Shack Shadow and Glitter Gel! The Balloon Pop Super Shock Shadow is $7, which is the same price as the single shadows from the Raw Beauty Kristi collection while the regular single shadows are $6. The Bellionaire Glitter Gel is $10, which is the same price as ColourPop’s other glitter gels. You can buy the It’s Raining Treasure Set which includes both products for $17.
Balloon Pop is a peachy pink shade with a shimmer finish. The shade is pretty, and I used it as a topper in my Animal Crossing Makeup Look. The shadow can also be used alone or as the main eyeshadow shade for a makeup look. The shadow also has great pigment and practically no fallout. However, like many others, my Super Shock Shadow came broken so there is an issue with the formula that causes it to break easily. I was able to save the shadow by repressing it, but I would not recommend purchasing the shadow because it does break easily during shipping.
Bellionaire is a gold glitter gel, and I love the idea of a glitter gel because it is easier to apply than loose glitter. However, the glitter is chunky and when I tried using it as a topper shade for my Animal Crossing Makeup Look, it did not look good at all and I ended up wiping off my makeup and redoing it. I was unsure how to make the glitter gel look good so I looked on ColourPop’s website, and it shows the glitter gel being used on the inner corner of the eye. The application tips also say “apply with finger tips to hair and body”. I decided to give the glitter gel another go, and I used it with the Nook, Inc. and What a Hoot palettes. The glitter did look better, but it is difficult to remove. I had to use a Makeup Eraser, makeup wipes, a cleanser, and a scrub to remove all of the glitter from my face.
Since the application tips mentioned using the glitter gel in the hair, I decided to try it out because I was going to wash my hair later that day. The glitter looked cute in my chair, and I looked like I was going to a festival, but it was so messy to apply. When I was applying the gel to my hair, the glitter fell on my face and shirt. When the gel dried and I touched my hair, glitter literally fell everywhere. I definitely do not recommend using the glitter in your hair unless you are okay with making a mess. The glitter gel is by far my least favorite product out of the collection, and I cannot recommend it because it is messy to apply and difficult to remove.
Now for the blushes! There are 2 blushes in the collection and they are $12 each. You can buy the Garden Wagon Set which includes both blushes for $24. I will briefly describe both blushes then review them together afterward.
Flower Power is a pink shade with a silver shimmer and satin finish. I find the blush shade not unique and pretty much like any other pink blush.
Flower Tender is a coral shade with a gold shimmer and satin finish. I prefer the coral blush because I only have a couple of coral blushes compared to the many pink blushes I own.
The packaging for the blushes is cute, and the blushes also include a mirror which is a nice touch. Both shades have good pigment and are buildable. The pink and coral shades are great for Spring and Summer, but as I mentioned I do prefer the coral blush because it is less common than pink blush. I also love the shimmer, but for those that prefer matte blushes, these are not for you. As for price, the blushes are the same price as blushes in other licensed collections (Lizzie McGuire and Sailor Moon for example), but their nonlicensed blushes are $9 and there are similar pink and coral shades available. I also wish ColourPop would have made a highlighter to go with the collection. I believe a highlighter would complete the collection since there are eyeshadow palettes, blushes, and lip tints, but no highlighters.
Lastly the lip tint kits. There are 3 lip tint kits with 2 lip tints each for a total of 6 lip tints in the collection. The lip tints are based on the fruit trees in ACNH, and they are scented like the fruits too. The kits are $12 each, which is actually cheaper than ColourPop’s other lip tint kits that are $14. You can buy the So Fruitful Set which contains all 3 lip tint kits for $36. I will briefly mention the shades in each of the kits then include swatches and my thoughts on the lip tints afterward.
Juicy Apple: bright pink with a gloss finish. This lip tint has a nice apple scent.
Cherry Cherry: reddish-pink with a gloss finish. This lip tint smells exactly like cherry candy.
Orange Cutie: orangeish pink with a gloss finish. This is the lip tint I used in my Animal Crossing Makeup Look, but even though the scent is supposed to be orange, it reminds me of a lemon-scented kitchen cleaner instead.
Peach Surprise: peach with a gloss finish. Out of all the lip tints, I found the peach scent the most subtle and the regular waxy smell of the lip crayon was stronger than the peach scent.
Incom-Pear-Able: light brown with a gloss finish. This lip tint has a good pear scent.
Coconut Juice: brown with a gloss finish. I cannot stand coconut-scented products and this lip tint does smell like coconuts, so it would be nice if you like a coconut scent. This is the only lip tint I did not try on my lips because of the scent, but I did swatch it below.
Overall, the lip tints are moisturizing and similar to a tinted lip balm. The lip tints are not drying like liquid lipsticks, but they do not last long on the lips and they are not transfer-proof. However, the lip tints have good pigment considering they are a lip tint. Out of all the lip tints, my favorite shade is Orange Cutie because it is not a bright pink like Juicy Apple and Cherry Cherry, and I do not really like the two brown shades Coconut Juice and Incom-Pear-Able. Also, none of the scents are too strong which is great since overwhelming scents can give me a headache. I think my favorite scents were Cherry Cherry followed by Juicy Apple and Incom-Pear-able. As I mentioned, I do not like coconut scents so Coconut Juice was my least favorite scent. With that said, there is not that much product compared to the size of the tube. You can twist the lip tint up 3-4 times for a little more product and that is it. If you regularly use the lip tint, I do not see it lasting that long before you have to repurchase it. Even though the lip tints are nice, I would only recommend them if there is a kit that has shades that you like and would wear.
The Animal Crossing Collection is cute, and the packaging is on point. I love the eyeshadow palettes, but the matte shades have quite a bit of fallout and several of the other shades lack pigment, but otherwise the palettes are great. The eyeshadow palettes are hands down my favorite items from the collection. The Super Shock Shadow is pretty, but like many others, it arrived broken. I am also not a fan of the glitter gel, and it is my least favorite product in the collection. The blushes are pretty and I like the shimmer, but the shades are not unique. The lip tints are moisturizing and have good pigment, but there is not that much product in the tubes. You definitely do not need to purchase the whole collection, and I would instead recommend purchasing the items you like individually.