Posted in Cruelty Free Cosmetics, Makeup

Colourpop Highlighter – Wisp

 

Colourpop, another one of those brands that is all over YouTube. Beauty Guru’s telling you that ‘they are amazing’ and ‘it is definitely worth the money’…. I have to say that I AGREE! I have tried numerous Colourpop products, and I have to say, I LOVE them all.


Colourpop is ‘100% fur baby friendly, bunny approved, and only test our products on humans’ which makes me happy beyond belief! I also notice that some of their products are also:

  • Gluten free – although they do not recommend eating them 😛
  • The state product last for 3 years if not opened and 1 year once opened
  • A lot, not all, of their products are vegan

The product that I am going to review today is their highlighter in the colour ‘Wisp’. This colour is beautiful. The Colourpop website describes it as:

‘Golden champagne with highly reflective hues of gold duo chrome finishes.’ – Colourpop Website


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What do I think?

Colour

Light champagne gold with a slight hint of duo chrome.

Texture

Smooth. There are no evident chunks of glitter which allows for a ‘wet’ highlight look that doesn’t make you look sweaty and greasy.

Lasting power

 I haven’t noticed it fade throughout the day. It seems to stay put quite well. I do set it with a teeny bit of highlight powder to ensure the longevity of the highlight.

How do I apply it?

I use my finger tips. I find that I waste less product that way and the finished product is more intense then if you were to use a brush. I have also applied it with the elf small stipple brush (synthetic bristles) which also allows for a good application.

Customer service

My highlighter came broken. I contacted the companies customer service who were extremely helpful. They sent a new one to me free of charge which I thought was lovely of them.

Would I repurchase?

Yes, definitely. The product is worth a repurchase for sure. The only thing I don’t like are the shipping fees. Sure, colourpop provide high quality, cruelty free products at an affordable price. However, when the shipping price is so high, it almost makes me think that it isn’t worth it. The shipping price goes by weight which irks me*. If I am going to buy products from the states, I want to be able to buy a good quantity to make it worth it, however, the more you buy, the higher the shipping price goes.

Where can I purchase it?

The only place that I know you can purchase it from is the Colourpop website.

https://colourpop.com/product/wisp-2/

*I live in Australia

Rating

9/10

 

 

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100% Cruelty Free Brands – Mecca Maxima/Cosmetica

The mission to find 100% cruelty free brands has begun at none other but Mecca Maxima. As online shopping is more convenient, I decided to jump onto their website and dig in.

The lovely staff on the other side of the computer were very helpful in providing me with information on brands that are 100% cruelty free. The lady I spoke to stated that all brands stocked in store and online are cruelty free, but as I requested brands not sold in China, she narrowed the list down.

Before we get into the list of brands, I want to clarify what I mean by ‘100% cruelty free’. If brands are sold in China, the brand is not cruelty free as the country requires all cosmetics to be tested on animals by law. If you are researching a brand and their answer to ‘are you cruelty free’ is something along the lines of ‘we don’t test on animals unless required by law’, it is a cop out and most likely means that they sell to China.

Thank you to Mecca Maxima for providing the following list:

Companies with an * means that they have a sister company that tests on animals. These sister companies either do sell to China and/or still test on animals.

Cosmetics 27http://mecca.com.au/meskinlab/

Eyekohttp://mecca.com.au/eyeko-london/

*Omoroviczahttp://mecca.com.au/omorovicza/

Une Nuit a Bali http://mecca.com.au/une-nuit-a-bali/

Codagehttp://mecca.com.au/codage/

Apot.Carehttp://mecca.com.au/apotcare/

By Terryhttp://mecca.com.au/by-terry/

*Too Facedhttp://mecca.com.au/too-faced/ – They sold out. DAMNNNNNNNNNN

Josie Maranhttp://mecca.com.au/josie-maran-cosmetics/

Mecca Signature Line – http://mecca.com.au/mecca-cosmetica/

Kit Signature Line – http://mecca.com.au/kit-cosmetics/

Nude Skincarehttp://mecca.com.au/nude-skincare/

Verso Skincarehttp://mecca.com.au/verso-skincare/

Korreshttp://mecca.com.au/korres/

Ren Skincarehttp://mecca.com.au/ren/

*Chantecaille http://mecca.com.au/chantecaille/ *Their website states that some products are tested on animals. I find this confusing, however, still feel like this should be pointed out.

Kahinahttp://mecca.com.au/kahina/

Elemental Herbologyhttp://mecca.com.au/elemental-herbology/

This Workshttp://mecca.com.au/this-works/

Mario Badescuhttp://mecca.com.au/mario-badescu/

RMS Beautyhttp://mecca.com.au/rms-beauty/

Le Labohttp://mecca.com.au/le-labo/

Dr Dennis Grosshttp://mecca.com.au/dr-dennis-gross-skincare/

Sunday Rileyhttp://mecca.com.au/sunday-riley/

Iliahttp://mecca.com.au/ilia/

Eve Lomhttp://mecca.com.au/eve-lom/

*Urban Decayhttp://mecca.com.au/urban-decay/

Hourglasshttp://mecca.com.au/hourglass/

Kate Somervillehttp://mecca.com.au/kate-somerville/

Egyptian Magichttp://mecca.com.au/egyptian-magic/

Perricone MDhttp://mecca.com.au/perricone-md/

Korreshttp://mecca.com.au/korres/

Cargohttp://mecca.com.au/cargo/

*Smashboxhttp://mecca.com.au/smashbox/

Ardency Innhttp://mecca.com.au/ardency-inn/

By Rosie Janehttp://mecca.com.au/by-rosie-jane/

ByRedohttp://mecca.com.au/byredo-parfums/

*Narshttp://mecca.com.au/nars/

* bareMineralshttp://mecca.com.au/bareminerals/

Ellis Faashttp://mecca.com.au/ellis-faas/

Malin + Goetzhttp://mecca.com.au/malin-goetz/

Lea Journohttp://mecca.com.au/lea-journo/

Kevyn Aucoinhttp://mecca.com.au/kevyn-aucoin/

Lipstick Queen – http://mecca.com.au/lipstick-queen/

Radical Skincarehttp://mecca.com.au/radical-skincare/

Mario Badescuhttp://mecca.com.au/mario-badescu/

Soap and Gloryhttp://mecca.com.au/soap-glory/

Kate Somervillehttp://mecca.com.au/kate-somerville/

Ciatéhttp://mecca.com.au/ciate/

I am aware that some of these companies do have ‘sister companies’ that do sell in China. I am currently trying to narrow down these companies. I will upload a seperate post about sister companies and what it means.

If you have not made the switch to cruelty free makeup, I encourage you to open your heart and clear your conscience. Animals should not suffer for makeup, they have a heart and they have a brain, they are capable of love and deserve love in return.

*This post is needing an update – I am waiting on finalising information to ensure that you are receiving the correct information.