Colour Prevails is that brand at my local drugstore that I always see, admire the pretty packaging…but haven’t tried anything from. To be honest, I think after three years of blogging about beauty I’ve only ever see one other person share a review on the products in this line. So, I asked on my Snapchat if you guys would be interested in a review of some of the products in the line and I got so many requests for a review…so I went shopping!
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Really quick, before we dive into the post I did want to share these new business cards I got from Social Circle Cards. I saw another beauty blogger friend share them on her social media and was so intrigued!
Aren’t these just the cutest?? I think they’re so different from the traditional business card. And they include a little circle tin to keep your cards in. How bomb is that?! If you are looking for social cards that are unique and can be edgy, feminine, girly, or hip…you need to check their website out! Yes, that’s right, these cards can just include all your social handles so that you can hand it out to new friends. How cool, right?!
Nonie Creme Colour Prevails
Blank Canvas Liquid Foundation | Retail: $15.00
I didn’t know what to expect with this foundation, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the results I got. It gives light to medium coverage, but easily builds to a medium. I really enjoy wearing this on the natural days where I want my skin to show through a bit. Another important note to mention is that it wore really well on my oily skin. It didn’t help keep it matte, but it didn’t make me look any oilier, which I appreciated. Didn’t fade too badly, either. So if you like a more natural look to your foundation, or mainly just want something to color match your face to your body (my face never tans!), this is a nice option.
Watercolour Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Palette in Nude & Neutral | Retail: $19.00
Okay, this palette gets an extra point for packaging — I mean, come on! It’s just so pretty! Buy anyways, let’s talk about the eyeshadows! They’re all very cool-toned, shimmer shadows. I loved the cool tone aspect of the palette, but since I don’t like to work with shimmer in my crease…that was slightly disappointing not to have any
They aren’t the most intense shimmers — nothing in comparison to the LORAC shimmer formula, for example. But they are decent. Some take some building up, but over all they remind me of the shimmer shades in the La Palette Nude. Here’s an eye look that I created using this palette.
They say you can use these shadows wet, but I honestly didn’t see any difference in the intensity of the shadows. So….ehh, this palette was okay. I am not crazy about it, but there are a few standout shadows: Jasper and Rock are definitely my two favorites to work with. The others are very dry, chalky, and…they work, but nothing amazing.
Classic Lip Duo Lipstick / Lip Gloss in Vintage Rose | Retail: $14.00
I’m going to just say it — this is my favorite product out of all the Colour Prevail stuff I tried. 🙂 The lipstick reminds me of a lip butter, which is awesome for the everyday look. The gloss is very comfortable, too, and while I don’t really see the need to wear these both together, I enjoy wearing one or the other. Or even using the gloss on top of a different lipstick to give it that shine. I highly recommend! (Arm swatches below!)
Bashful Beauty Cheek & Lip Multi Stick in Baby Pink | Retail: $13
The lipstick/lipgloss duo and this cream multi stick were sent to me last year, so they’re the only two products I did not purchase myself. I am not a big cream-products-user (did that even make sense?) so I personally don’t care for this product — but it’s nothing against the product. I just don’t tend to reach for creams. It applies…weirdly, I would say, if you try to use it straight from the tube (see arm swatch below). But if I take a bit on my cheek and blend it in, it’s extremely easy to blend out.
It’s not the most pigmented blush, but I would say if you had nice skin naturally you could totally just use this to add a bit of flush to your cheeks and be good to go. For me, because my face doesn’t match my skin and I have a lot of hyper pigmentation and acne scars…ehh, doesn’t work for me, lol! So…I hope that helps you decide if this is worth purchasing or not! 🙂
Eye Calligraphy Liquid Liner in Black | Retail: $9.00
You guys know I love my winged liner, so of course I had to pick this up! I love the packaging! But for me…this didn’t work, and for a few reasons. Because of the small bottle, the liner applicator was very short. And with the fancy top it actually got in the way a bit as I tried to create my wing. The bristles (or whatever they are) where also very scratchy. Like, not crazy-painful, but it certainly didn’t feel good…at all, lol. Another strike against it was that it left a very shiny finish to my wings (see eye look above). Very shiny, and also the way it dried…it felt stiff on my lids and I was aware of it all day. 🙁
Have you tried any products from Colour Prevails? Or, if there are any other products from the Colour Prevails line you would like me to review, let me know in the comments below!
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Michelle Morchella says
The packaging is stunning! It’s something different which I do appreciate. From all these products I like the foundation and lip duo lipstick. 🙂
Katie G says
Yes, they are very different than other brands on the market!
It’s a great brand – I purchased the colour prevails blank canvas foundation 04 beige sand and loved it but now can’t find it anywhere!!! It’s not at Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Ebay, etc…..I hate when a good product comes out and then you can’t find it again.
Katie Marie says
Oh no! That IS a really frustrating part when you discover a bomb product from a brand. I hope you are able to track it down eventually!
Claire Talks Beauty says
what a beautiful brand ! unfortunately we don’t have this brand here in Canada 🙁
Katie G says
Ah, bummer. Maybe soon they will branch out!
Alinta McMurdo says
cute cards. I haven’t heard of that brand before.
Katie G says
They are a pretty new company, so not well know. Definitely give them a look — the quality of the cards are great!
Such pretty packaging – love the eyeshadow palette – but it’s all for nought if it makes application tricky or the product inside isn’t so good. Still I’d go for the lipstick/gloss for sure, and even the cream blush – I often use this kind underneath my powder blush to make it last all day xxx
Katie G says
Yes, it does. I might try one more palette to see if the mattes are any better, but even if they are like this palette — with some hits and misses — I feel like it’s too expensive for only one or two good shades.
I have been using your cheek stick cream for aboyt a year. The color name is in the nude. I am trying to repplace it and can’t find it in the walgreens that i purchased it in. Any suggestions i absolutely love it .
Katie G says
Ask at the Walgreens, my local store is still selling Colour Prevails products! But as for a product similar…have you tried the Maybelline cream blushes? I know they’re not in a stick, but they are a cream blush that I remember really enjoying. I don’t use creams very often, but got on a kick with those for a while one year and loved the longevity and color payoff I got with them!