RETAIL: $58.00 (full collection)
$18.00 (palette) / $6.50 (lips) / $7.00 (highlighters)
FINISH: MATTE, METALLIC
ABOUT THE COLLECTION (FROM COLOURPOP): These handpicked shades create the ultimate fiesta ready look with bright pops of colour, insane metallic shimmer, and versatile neutral mattes to wear on the daily.
*SWATCHES AT THE END OF POST*
In a world where some companies are charging an arm, leg and kidney for their products – Colourpop Cosmetics is a breath of fresh air! Not only are their products affordable, but the quality is top notch. This collection was a spur of the moment type purchase. I actually hadn’t seen or even heard anything about this collection prior to the release. I went on Colourpop’s site to check out their new products, and this collection caught my eye! Colourpop has been killin‘ it with the collabs, so I was definitely excited to try out their lastest. The Salvaje Collection is a collaboration with Mexican-American Singer/Actress Becky G! The entire collection includes the Salvaje Shadow Palette, 3 Ultra Matte Lips, 2 Ultra Satin Lips, and 2 Luster Dust Highlighters. I considered only getting the palette and a lip shade, or two. But, I opted for the full collection. So, pull up a seat and let’s get into it!
I will say, that the Salvaje Collection isn’t my favorite Colourpop collaboration! However, there are still some hits within the collection! For starters, the packaging is so gorgeous! I love the black packaging with pops of gold, pink, orange, and so on. I’m always a sucker for packaging, and this collection did not disappoint in that department. Now, the palette itself isn’t my favorite. I feel like I already own the majority of the shades in other palettes. With the exception of Patrona, Vibra, Sirena, and maybe Corna the palette is essentially a neutral/nude palette. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a neutral palette especially for day-to-day wear. But, it’s been done time and time again! I can only imagine how difficult it must be to continuously release ‘ground-breaking’ products, when seemingly everything has already been done. The quality is great, but the shade selection is limited. The metallic shades in this palette (Estrella, Celosa, Patrona, and Corona) are highly pigmented and just so gorgeous! If I could purchase just the metallic shades as single shadows, I would. They blend like a dream, and a little goes the distance. The matte shades are also easy to blend with great pigment. The only two matte shades in the palette that were unimpressive, and required a good bit of building up are the two lightest shades (Luna, Lola).
Some of my favorite lip products are from Colourpop, so I was very excited that this collection included five new shades! However, I didn’t enjoy the lip products in this collection as much as I’d hoped. The shade Chola is my unexpected favorite! Unexpected because I’m not a huge fan of a satin finish. However, this shade is just so pretty! Although it’s not transfer-proof, it’s extremely comfortable to wear and lasted throughout the day! I only touched it up once, and that was after lunch. I will definitely be rocking this shade a lot this year! Besame is a very pretty cherry red color, that would be a perfect addition to any makeup collection. There is no such thing as too many red lip shades! Flor turned out to be one of those shades that’s prettier in the tube, than on my actual lips. It’s way more orange than I imagined, and just doesn’t suit my skin tone. The shades Mija and Secreto are very similar with minor little differences. I thought that I would like Secreto more than I actually do, but I’m definitely going to be experimenting with it more as time goes on. Mija is my least favorite shade out of the collection by far. It applies extremely patchy, and is just too light of a pink for my taste. I looked like I rubbed my lips in powdered donuts after applying this, definitely not the look I was going for!
The two items in this collection that I was the most unsure about, were the Luster Dust Loose Highlighters. It’s near impossible to use these type of products without making a mess, which is why I don’t tend to purchase them. Thankfully, the highlighters do come in a convenient sifter top container. The sifter top does help to control the amount of product that is dispensed, and decreases the mess. With these highlighters, a little definitely goes a long way! I wore the shade Chisme on New Year’s Eve as a body glitter, and it was very pretty! It lasted throughout the night, and the application was a breeze. I definitely see myself wearing the Luster Dust as more of a body glitter if anything. Due to the amount of shimmer that the product gives off, I honestly can’t see myself wearing these as a face highlight. If you’re into full-on blinding highlight, then these may be more up your alley!
In conclusion, I think that this is a pretty good collection! As I said previously, this is not my favorite Colourpop collaboration collection- but there are some great pieces within the collection worth checking out. I feel like there were so many different directions that this could have went in, but didn’t. In my opinion, this isn’t a must have!
Did any of ya’ll pick up any products from the Salvaje release? If so, which products and what are your thoughts? Take a look at the swatches below, and let me know your favorite shades! My favorite shades in the Salvaje Palette: Celosa, Malbec, Patrona, Cafecito, Sirena, Corona, and Sangria. My favorite lip shade in the collection is: Chola
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