Karrueche X Colourpop Collection | Swatches on Dark Skin + Review [Video Demo]

If you’ve been reading the Kay’s Ways blog for some time now, you’d know I am a little obsessed with the lippies from Colourpop Cosmetics.  Towards the end of the year I heard whispers about their upcoming collection called KaePop, their collaboration with model and actress Karrueche Tran.  Most people know of her from her previous relationship with Chris Brown but with all that to the side, I knew I would jump on the KaePop Karrueche X Colourpop collection as soon as it was released.   And you know I did right?  

A few weeks back I shared this demonstration/ tutorial using some of the Super Shock Shadows from the Karrueche X Colourpop collaboration (actually my first time using their shadows altogether).  They turned out to be more potent than I thought.  You can see in the video, when I applied the first shade in Wilshire, I had to switch to a denser brush to get the transitional color blended out a bit more so the key with the matte shades is to build the color up slowly and blend out.

Out of the 4 Super Shock Shadows from the Karrueche collection, 3 of them are actually matte shadows.  The aforementioned Wilshire is described on the Colourpop website as a “mid tone warm peachy beige in a Matte Finish”, “Crenshaw” is a “warm saddle brown in a matte finish” and my favorite from the shadows “Beverly” which is a deepened blackberry in a matte finish”.  There’s also “Sunset Blvd” a “warm golden bronze in a pearlized finish” which was perfect in the center of the halo eye that I created.

Kaepop Swatches on Dark Skin


The Super Shock Shadows are more of a creamy texture (similar to the Super Shock Cheek blushes that I swatched for you guys HERE).  Actually, the collection did include 3 Super Shock Cheeks as well but I only purchased one in “Glo Up” which is stated to be “a rich gold with flashes of golden copper in a pearlized finish” to be used as a highlight shade.  It is freaking gorgeous!!!  Just keep in mind, due to the texture of the Super Shock Shadows & Cheek products it is important to close these tightly or they will dry up on you.

KaePop Karrueche X Colourpop Eyeshadow Quad

KaePOP Eyeshadow Quad | Colourpop X Karrueche Collection

Kaepop Ultra Matte Lip

KaePOP Ultra Matte Lip & Glo Up | Colourpop X Karrueche Collection

Of course I’m saving the best for last (well for me at least).  As if you couldn’t tell from my previous post about the Ultra Matte Lip colors from Colourpop, I absolutely love these lippies!!!  I mean at $6 a pop, how can you not?  I picked up all 3 shades from the Karrueche X Colourpop collection (I skipped out on their matching lip liners since I have plenty in the stash plus you don’t even need to apply lip liners honestly, at least not with these).

Now my slow behind didn’t even realize they broke down the syllables of her name to each designated lip product so first you have Kae described as “a deep warm yellow brown” (my favorite lip product from the collection #KaeisBae). Then we have Rooch “a deepened russet wine” and Chi “a cool tone nude beige”.  I thought Chi would look crazier on me but it actually didn’t look to bad without a lip liner even though I’d most likely mix it with one from the stash anyway.  Peep the swatches and let me know what you think?


Kae Ultra Matte Lip | Colourpop Cosmetics


Rooch Ultra Matte Lip | Colourpop Cosmetics



Chi Ultra Matte Lip | Colourpop Cosmetics

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Are you a Colourpop addict like me??  What are some of your favorites?

Haven’t  tried anything from Colourpop Cosmetics?  Really for such affordable prices you definitely need to.  The cool thing (cool for looks, not for my bank account) is they’re always releasing new collections.  If you saw my latest haul video you know I actually placed an order after getting this collection because they released their newest lip formula, The Ultra Satin Lips (stay tuned for those swatches soon).  So for those of you who prefer a more comfortable, glossy finish on their lips, Colourpop has you covered.  They’ve even recently released some new brow products as well.  Check out the Colourpop Cosmetics website, I can guarantee you’ll fill that cart up in no time.  Need some guidance?? Here’s a few of my previous Colourpop swatch posts HERE, HERE or HERE for some inspiration.  Let me know if you pick anything up and as always…

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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I loooove Roooooooch on you! That shade is gorgeous. I’d like it too!

  • I haven’t tried anything from colourpop yet but one of my contributors’ can’t get enough of the brand! Those colours are amazing!

  • I haven’t tried anything from Colourpop yet, but I am loving Sunset and Glow up so I’ll be checking them out very soon

  • J King

    That GLO UP and ROOCH has my name all over it! Thanks for sharing! I was looking for a new lippie and blush! This is right on time!

  • Those colors are so gorgeous on you Kara. I think I’m the only person who doesn’t own anything by ColorPop. I have a massive amount of makeup and I’m trying not to add anything to it lol.

  • Valerie Robinson

    Each and every one of those colors are gorgeous and you wore them all very well! You are making me fight really hard to resist buying new makeup! 🙂

  • Deidre Harris McMillan

    Can you believe I’ve never tried Colorpop but after this great review guess what I’ll be ordering next! The Rooch was my favorite and will probably be the first I try! Thanks!!

  • I’m in a beauty group and one of the members was raving about Colour Pop lippies just recently. I’m getting in on the game really soon!

  • These look great! I especially like the rooch! I’ve never tried this brand more of a drugstore junkie myself but may have to give this a go!

  • I JUST got Rooch in the mail last week, and have been wearing it religiously ever since!!! I’m thinking I need to go back for Kae… I love the way it looks on you!

  • Ursula Ball

    I like your eye shadow but I am not into the lip colors personally but you look really great in those shades! 🙂



  • Tyra

    These are cute colors. Great for brown skin tones.

  • I’m not an addict yet, but I think you just convinced me. And you are not slow!!


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