POP Beauty Belsize Park
Time for another trial and tell! ^_^
I’ve been playing around with this eye pop trio first, the one that’s also featured in my giveaway!
Quick sidenote: i’m so happy I got a hold of all the PIXI and POP products, apparently there really aren’t many reviews to be found about these brands so I can help put the products I like out there. YEUHS!
I love “helping” cruelty free brands!
Here we go!
Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470) (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Silica (CI 77891), Oxide (CI 77861), Mica & Titanium Dioxide & Iron Oxide (CI 77019, 77891, 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)
That’s just.. o_o super duper, can’t even tell – cute! It’s a small palette, half my hand, and it’s made up of cardboard, but it doesn’t feel cheap. Love the design on the outside!
As for the inside, I didn’t expect a mirror to be in there haha! Such a fun surprise. You can’t tell very well in the picture but it’s a decent mirror as well, not one of those wallsticker-kinds.
The entire thing is about as big as a pocket mirror, and it’s magnetic, perfect to travel.
The inside has a very faint.. how to say this in a subtle way.. meh nevermind: disinfectant smell. It’s odd.. however I do have to get really close to smell it. It might be the glue from the pans?
Colors & pigmentation
First of all, let’s just say hail POP Beauty for putting highlighter in their palettes! This again makes them perfect to travel with!
Like i’ve said before, I generally get annoyed when pallettes just have lid & crease colors..
I don’t want to have to take a seperate highlighter with me!
The light color is an extremely faint light green shade. Perfect for use under the browbone, and on the inner corner, the green isn’t overpowering. It does have a shimmer to it, so beware if that makes you cringe!
This shade is great, especially with my hair lol! It’s a straight up turquoise with the tiniest bit of gold shimmer to it, just to give it some structure.
I don’t line with this, i’m addicted to extremely black liquid liner. However this color is amazing for smokeys.
It’s a blackened midnight blue with some sparkle to it, much like deep truth by MAC but darker.
Overall the range of shades in this palette isn’t neutral but can be used in a light manner, the turqoise on the lid, blended up toward the browbone with some brown/black liner gives you a fun summer vibe. Then packing that liner color on the outer corners of your eye makes it vampy. It has good day-to-night value :)
They’re extremely soft and buttery, they blend like a dream, BUT they can feel a little chalky. On the picture I used a milky base underneath, and as you can see that makes them show up true to color. So altogether the pigment in them is nice, but the texture could use some work to make them less powdery.
Then again, for the price, they’re good, plain and simple.
Staying power & quality
In a sales pitch I heard they’re supposed to stay put without a primer, but i’ve yet to come across a shadow that lives up to this promise. Then again I have my own little oil factory going on.
I want mooore! Simply nice shadows for the price, would be cool if they sold them individualy as well. There’s one more of these waiting in my stash, which is Park Lane if i’m not mistaken… having tried this one out, I think that neutral one will become on of my go-to palettes when traveling, which is every single week so i’ll get my use out of these.
Let’s be honest, the mirror definitely gave this an extra star.
Pop trio palettes retail for about $7.99.
What do you think of that packaging?? ^_^
Posted on September 12, 2012, in Box o' appearance, Cosmetics, Reviews and tagged alternative, animal testing, animals, beauty, blue, bright, cosmetics, cruelty free, cute, drugstore, easy, eye, fun, green, highlight, inexpensive, make-up, new, palette, picture, pictures, POP, pop beauty, quality, review, reviews, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.