First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India

Hi guys,

Finally I am sitting down to write this post, I know this took forever and I am really sorry. In fact, I bought more Colourpop after this but will include it in a separate US haul post.

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

For now, let’s start with this. I wanted to try Colourpop since a long time but they did not ship to India. Once they announced they are starting international shipping, I had my wishlist ready and as soon as they started it, I tried to place my order and I got the shock of my life! Shipping was $25! Yes, my order was $30 and shipping was $25 which is close to double. Obviously I didn’t want to spend that much and many people complained on social media regarding this, Colourpop replied that they have flat rate shipping of $25 so you can order more items for same shipping amount.

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If in case you have to place a huge order or 2-3 friends are combining an order, then buying directly from Colourpop made sense. Since I didn’t want to place a huge order as that attracts customs and wanted to just try a few things initially, it was not very economical for me.

Enter ‘Ship Out From USA‘. Magali did an entire video on them and explained how to use it, you can watch the video HERE.

Basically what they do is, they create a virtual USA/UK address for you and you can use that address to place order on any website which does not deliver to India directly. They will receive the items, repack it well and send it across to you. Like an intermediary, and of course it has some charges.

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

Charges without the discount are a little high, but I have a huge 40% discount code for you all i.e. “NEWLOVE40” (code to be applied on the Ship Out From USA website, not on merchant website) This code will not have an expiry period! So you can use it anytime and to buy from any website, valid for both virtual USA and UK orders. I would definitely suggest make use of it during sale periods (Black Friday sale is coming soon) and also ‘Free Shipping within USA/UK’ above certain amount.

That way is turns out to be pretty economical. After the 40% discount and using Ship Out From USA, it was pretty decent a price to pay for Colourpop considering all sellers here have a good amount of margin and it turns out to be much cheaper than that.

Also all Colourpop products are $5 and $6, plus they are very high quality and full of pigments! From eyes to cheeks to lips, all products are full of pigments and are long staying!

So let’s see what all I got in my first haul..

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

T-B: November, Point Zero, Beeper, Lumiere

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

I have been using some of the products since quite some time now, especially the lipsticks. I got one from Lippie Stix ($5), two Ultra Satin ($6) and one Ultra Matte ($6). And I also got one eyebrow pencil ($5), one creme gel liner ($5), three Super Shock eyeshadows ($5) and one Super Shock cheek highlighter($8).

Now the eye and cheek products of Colourpop are very buttery and should be used only with hands, especially eyeshadows. You cannot get the colour pay off with brushes. Also they break easily, I got one eyeshadow slightly broken when it came but then their nature is such, that will easily break even if dropped once. And also their products dry up pretty quickly if kept open, so they mention to close the lid pretty tight!

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

So I got two Ultra Satin Lips in November and Point Zero from the recent KathleenLightsxColourpop collaboration and the Lippie Stix in Lumiere from her previous collaboration. I love Kathleen Lights and all the shades she created in the recent collab were pretty amazing, so I had to get these! Apart from these, I got the Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper which I wanted since a long time! That shade is gorgeous and a must have!

The Lippie Stix are like a matte chubby lip crayon but much more creamier and pigmented. They stay for about 3-4 hours and longer without eating or drinking. The Ultra Satin Lip also stays for about same time, but it is a proper liquid lipstick formula which is completely matte. But fortunately they are not drying. Ultra Matte is drying but stays the longest and is the most pigmented!

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L-R: November, Point Zero, Beeper, Lumiere

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

L-R: November, Point Zero, Beeper, Lumiere

Lumiere is a dusty mauve pink

November is a mid tone warm peachy pink

Point Zero is a cool toned grey brown

Beeper is a warm mid tone taupe

The eyeshadows I got are So Quiche, Nillionaire and LaLa.

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

These swatches are just one swipe each! Also I tried hard to capture the exact colour, but the shades are gorgeous and the camera was just not picking up the exact colours or doing justice to the shadows.

The eyeshadows are so creamy and the colours are gorgeous! They are very different and unique with a beautiful combination of reflects.

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

So Quiche

So Quiche is ansoft olive with a highly reflective gold and pink violet glittery duo chrome metallic finish

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

Nillionaire

Nillionaire is warm bronze with tons of gold and multi coloured glitter in a Metallic finish.

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

LaLa

LaLa is a satin finish rose gold

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

L-R: So Quiche, Nillionaire, Lala

And I also picked the Brow Pencil in Bangin Brunette which is the perfect shade for my dark eyebrows and hair. I love the fact that it has spoolie at one end which makes it very convenient to use and you do not need extra brushes. And I wanted a nice, nude eye pencil for my waterline since a long time and my search ended at Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Honeydude which is a perfect peachy nude for my waterline.

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

Highlighters are my weakness, so I had to get one highlighter! 😀 I picked Lunch Money which is a gorgeous soft light gold shade with reflective duo chrome. This is one shade which will work for a lot of skin tones from light to medium. It will be a little light for very dark/deep skin tones. It is super buttery and creamy and very pigmented, absolutely love the shade!

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

And the quantity is huge! I think only the highlighters are a little more than their usual $5 and $6, but even for $8 the quality and quantity is amazing!

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

First Colourpop Haul, Review, Swatches | How to Buy in India, Colourpop Best Sellers, Indian Makeup Blog

Here is how a few shades look on me.. (First is November, then Point Zero and Beeper)

I absolutely love each and every thing in this haul and highly recommend each of these! You can just close your eyes and get these, for the price, they are amazing!

Also you can trust on my research that I would pick shades after spending hours in finding out the best shades 😀

Also Colourpop has free shipping above $50 and $4.99 below that just for 3-4 days currently, if in case you want to get something, right now is the time 😀 Or else my 40% off Ship Out From USA coupon code ‘NEWLOVE40’ is valid forever and for everything you want to buy from US/UK.

I paid around $51 for everything (they have $5 off for new registered members) plus the shipping through SOFU was around 2000 which came to about INR 1200 after the 40% discount. So in total around INR 4500 with shipping for everything. But I would highly suggest placing the order in the next 1-2 days if you are really planning to get something, coz of their free shipping offer 🙂

What is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

  • kanika

    I need to make my wishlist too now…

    • bhumika_t

      😀

  • Sowmya

    Looks like the free shipping offer is no longer valid at Colourpop. Such a pity 🙁

    • JM_394

      They have free worldwide shipping today 🙂

  • Shwetha Prem

    I opted for the free shipping offer on colourpop. After it reached Pune, the delivery company had an additional charge of rs.1250 apart from a tax of rs.30. The total cost of my purchase was just $36, which is roughly rs.2440. Don’t know what the additional cost is. So it was pretty much like opting for a freight forwarding site. Has anyone ordered directly from their website before?

    • bhumika_t

      The additional cost is customs, even if you order directly you will be charged customs.

      • Shwetha Prem

        There’s a customs fee has been mentioned seperatly as just rs.30.

        • bhumika_t

          It must be up and down, 30 Rs is post delivery charges usually which is mentioned separately with total beaneath

          • Shwetha Prem

            I see. So india charges a customs tax of 50% of the total cost? I read it was just 10%. 50’s pretty steep.

          • bhumika_t

            No, it’s not like that. Rate is fixed but the value is what they decide. They will value the items as per what is available in India or give a value they deem fit if the products were manufactured and sold in India. It’s called CVD counter vailing duty

          • Shwetha Prem

            Ok. Do they charge as much when you have it sent via freight forwarding services as well?

          • bhumika_t

            Yes, freight forwarding services do not take the responsibility of customs. Usually it’s very random and customs is not charged on all international orders. But they do have a list of websites on which they charge every single time. And Colourpop and Kylie is definitely on their list. Also depends on the place, as I have heard Delhi guys are not usually charged as much. In Mumbai, you can’t escape. I have paid a lot of customs in all these 6 years of my blogging 😀

          • Shwetha Prem

            Oh wow. ya I can imagine. This was my 1st time shipping to India. I just managed to get in touch with someone at the postal office. So they told the customs tax is 41%. I was planning to ship some products from Molly cosmetics. I guess I’ll wait till I’m back home.

    • JM_394

      I have never been charged Customs fees for Colourpop or any other international orders I’ve had. I’ve just paid what you pay online and the package gets here in either a week or 3 weeks if Customs decides to keep it for a week.

      • bhumika_t

        I have been ordering internationally since 5-6 years now and have been charged customs numerous times! And know many ppl who have been charged. Just coz you are not charged, it’s not a general rule that no one will be

  • JM_394

    They had free International shipping for a weekend so I ordered $65 worth of products. There’s no Customs fees in India for any packages ever, and I’ve ordered from Hong Kong, Australia, US and the UK. Shipping can get a little expensive, but there’s never any customs fees for me at least.
    It would’ve been more helpful if you’d bought matte shadows in neutral tones such as nudes so your audience you get an idea of what shades to buy. For example, nude shadows for fair, medium, and dark Indian skin tones.
    I wish you’d swatch the shadows on the back of your hand so we can see what it looks like on Indian skin, instead of swathing it on your wrist and trying to look white.

    • bhumika_t

      Haul means what I buy and what I suggest and recommend. It need not be the same as you. Also in general bloggers always swatch on the wrist and you get more space and it’s easier to click. No one wants to look ‘white’!!