When I saw that Colourpop were launching a collaboration with Disney that was themed around the Disney Princesses, I knew this was the collection for me! The collection focuses on 6 princesses – Ariel, Tiana, Belle, Cinderella, Snow White and Jasmine. The collection features a palette, a single eyeshadow and lipstick for each princess and 3 glosses (very cooly named Bibidi, Bobidi and Boo). Around Black Friday, Colourpop also released Princess bundles, where each princess contained their lipstick, an original lip gloss and their single eyeshdow. I bought the Ariel and Tiana bundles.
The Ariel lipstick is a dark-orange matte nude that I wouldn’t usually go for, but because it was Ariel and she’s my favourite princess I thought I’d give it a go. The ‘Guppy’ lipgloss is a beautiful true nude shade that is perfect on my pale skin. The only part that lets this little bundle down is the HIDEOUS eyeshadow. I have no idea why they thought that this would be a nice eyeshadow to include, but it is so unbelievably ugly. I guess it’s supposed to be the colour of Ariel’s tail but it is such an unwearable shade for 99% of beauty lovers. The pigmentation is also not the best on this one. I knew this was included in the bundle, I knew I didn’t like it, but I knew that I really wanted the lipstick and the lipgloss so I bought it anyway. I mainly wanted the gloss because it was exclusive to the bundle, and I’m a sucker for all things Ariel.
(Left pic top to bottom: Lipstick with lipgloss over top, gloss alone, lipstick alone)
The Tiana lipstick is a dark reddish-purple that would look amazing on all skin tones, but especially dark skin. The lipgloss in ‘Gourmet Dreams’ is golden sparkly gloss that looks amazing as a lip topper and the eyeshadow in ‘Almost There’ is a neutral shimmery brown. I find it kind of hard to use single shadows in large packaging like this, simply because it’s not an easy one to reach for. If these were the magnetic kind that I could add to my kit, they would be far more user friendly. I will try and find a use for this, but I basically just bought this one for the lip products too. The shadows in this entire collection haven’t really done it for me, but the lip stuff is just gorgeous. Tiana is my second favourite princess, and the gold gloss just got me totally weak at the knees!
(Top to bottom: Lipstick with gloss on top, gloss, lipstick)
Overall, the Disney Designer lip bundles are really nice. Would I have preferred both sets without the shadows? Ummm, hell yes. The shadows are a bit of a lack lustre addition to the set. But they were such beautiful colours that I didn’t want to pass up the chance to get my hands on them seeing as they sold out so quickly before! I’ll definitely get more use out of the Ariel shades because I’m a nude kinda girl, but this reddish purple would be a beautiful pop of colour to bring out every once in a while.
Have you tried anything from the Colourpop x Disney Designer range? What did you think?
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