I love deep blue and purple eye shadows, but they just don’t go well with my personal style when used all over the lid. I found a simple solution to rock them without feeling overdone: by using them as an eyeliner!
During my last ColourPop haul I noticed two stunners that I knew I had to add to my eyeliner collection – Lace and Etiquette. At the time, I didn’t recall seeing swatches for them, so I peeked at a couple blogs that would probably have them, and sure enough they were as beautiful as I imagined. Let’s just say, it took me about 5 seconds to tab back to my ColourPop cart and hit “Checkout” 🙂
Lace is described on the site as “deep rich blue violet with a pearlized finish”, and I think that’s a pretty accurate description. The formula has some very lovely blue, pink, and purple shimmers, as well as slightly chunkier glitter particles that look gorgeous when they catch the light!
Etiquette is described as a “true royal blue with pearlized finish”, and has an almost satiny sheen to it, because the shimmers are quite fine, yet still fairly noticeable. I think it’s less flashy than Lace, but still makes a fun upgrade from your basic black eyeliner.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isododecane, boron nitride, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, dimethicone/vinyl trimethylisiloxy silicate crosspolymer, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, glycine soja (soybean) oil. [ +/- aluminum powder (ci 77000), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), black 2 (ci 77266), blue 1 (ci 42090), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), bronze powder (ci 77400), carmine (ci 75470), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), copper powder (ci 77400), ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (ci 77510), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), green 5 (ci 61570), iron oxides (ci 77491), iron oxides (ci 77492), iron oxides (ci 77499), manganese violet (ci 77742), mica (ci 77019), red 40 lake (ci 16035), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ultramarines (ci 77007), yellow 5 (ci 19140), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140)].
I’ve only ever tried wearing Lace and Etiquette as eyeliners, so I don’t know how they perform on the whole lid, but they both stayed well on my lashline, and even on the waterline when I used them to line my bottom lids a couple times.
Swatch reference: My skin tone is between MAC NC15 and NW15 with yellowish hue and neutral undertones. Sometimes I can wear NW20 in the Summer. I thought this would be useful to know, since all screens show colors differently, and I also don’t have a studio setup with consistent lighting. Hope that helps!
Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed yet, ColourPop’s Pearlized formulas are my favorite, followed by the mattes [many of which are actually satins]. They are usually highly pigmented, very blendable, and super easy to use – one or two finger swipes is all it takes for the perfect smokey eye or a wash of color!
WHERE TO BUY:
- Lace – $5 USD for 0.07 oz. Available at Colourpop.
- Etiquette – $5 USD for 0.07 oz. Available at Colourpop.
Have you tried ColourPop eye shadows? Do you have any favorites? Do you like wearing colorful eyeliner? Let me know in the comments below!
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