There were a couple of opportunities where I had a chance for a much more affordable shipping costs from Colourpop, so I took the plunge. In my first order I got four shades, so I could avoid custom charges (I don’t mind the 22% tax that much, but the unreasonable additional “handling” changes are an insult), but I regretted not getting more, so when the next offer came along for free shipping, I got more shades. I researched the shades extensively, however swatches on truly pale girls like me are almost non-existent (or the internet doesn’t want to find them), so I risked it and hoped everything will be fine. Most shades turned out to be a lot different than on swatches, but actually some more beautiful than I imagined. I was told the formula is very dry – to me it’s fine, but you know my lips are never dry. It dries completely perfectly matte and in a short time, so I actually think these will be drying to a lot of people, they also set to a layer on the lips that you can feel. Most of these oxidise to a much more different shade than they appear freshly applied and are completely different than in the tubes.
– Glow Mask: contains charcoal, gives glow. I tried this one first since it was on my wishlist. It’s a thick texture, but easy to apply if you stick to a bit thicker coat. I left it on for about 10 minutes in which only about a half dried (I hear it’s good if it doesn’t dry completely), but it became classically tight on the skin. Once I rinsed it off, my skin looked brighter, pores looked diminished and the skin was in general more clear. It did what such masks usually do. It’s got a strong vintage cosmetic-floral scent that is present all the time, I actually enjoyed it.
– Exfo Mask: contains red algae, exfoliates. This one is thickest out of the three and has exfoliating particles in it that some might find harsh, but I like them and it actually reminds me a lot of GlamGlow Supermud, though I’m not saying they are dupes. Each one has a different scent and this one is quite strong, also the type not everyone will love. It’s a fruity-spicy scent, I think clove or maybe cardamom, in any case it’s not something you’d like to smell in the heat. The effect were exactly the same as with the other two – it’s a classic clay mask, just this one is a scrub-and-mask in one. I use this one the most because my skin texture is uneven.
– Purify mask: contains eucalyptus and it promises to mattify. This one is green and least thick, but again the result are the same on my skin as with the glow mask, which also mattifies. The scent is lovely and my favourite. It’s a bit like eucalyptus, but in general a spa type of scent.