It’s been a year, but I finally felt like blogging again. Are people still doing that? 😏
So final verdict on the Golden State of Mind palette from #colourpopxsephora? Solidly ambivalent. Packaging is adorable. Formula ranges from chunky to buttery smooth. Some of the shades are duochrome, though most are metallic, and they’re beautiful. They also MUST be applied to a tacky base and with a wetting agent, otherwise the fallout is epic. (Swatches here were done over a spray of @smashboxcanada Primer Water.) Even with that kind of application, some glitter falldown was inevitable. There was also some creasing and fading after about 5-6 hours. Honestly, I like the general idea of a palette like this - I have plenty of mattes, so a fun range of metallics or, better yet, duochromes, would be bomb. I think this just misses the mark for me. For 33$ CAD, I wanted something with a more sophisticated formulation, not what feels like a first run effort.
I’ve been trying to declutter these for years. The quality is nothing to write home about (and a non-issue considering how old they are) but for some reason I’ve been stuck on the idea of them being “collectible”. Meh. Time to move past that. #declutter #toofaced #vintagetoofaced #makeupdeclutter
(Swipe for close up video.) Yeah, I went there. Ordered it first thing on Tuesday and just got it in now. They actually had it at my local Sephora as well (Pointe-Claire) and I did some quick swatching in-store. It seemed quite glittery and crumbly, while also being sort of creamy and dense. Beautiful duochrome shades, sparkle-city. Definitely going to be trying these with a glycerine spray or tacky base, because they look like they’re going to be prone to fallout, but probably gorgeous if they work. #colourpop #colourpopxsephora #sephora