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Review & Swatches: ColourPop Where The Light Is Quad

Review & Swatches: ColourPop Where The Light Is Quad


If you're into beauty and you haven't tried any ColourPop products yet, it is time to hop on the bandwagon! ColourPop is a very affordable brand that sells beautiful makeup. Each eyeshadow retails for $5.00! Everything I have tried from them thus far has exceeded my expectations. Their Lippie Stix and Lippie Pencils are also priced at $5.00, and their cheek products (blushes, bronzers, and highlighters) retail for $8.00! However, the quality of the products is that of high end makeup. It's truly amazing. 

Today's post will be all about the Where The Light Is Quad ($20.00) created by YouTube beauty guru KathleenLights. Kathleen is such a sweetheart who loves her warm, coppery shades, and so of course her quad would be rich and full of vibrant bronze/copper tones. On ColourPop's website, the shades are described as follows: Glow - creamy vanilla/matte finish, KathleenLights - bright golden copper/pearlized finish, Cornelius - mid-tone warm caramel/matte finish, Blaze - coco bronze sprinkled with multidimensional glitter/metallic finish.

My take:

Glow: This shade is a beautiful matte highlight shade. I didn't think I was going to like it at first because it looks like a basic cream eyeshadow, but it is actually my second favorite shade of the four. Even though it's matte, it gives that perfect highlighted, glowy effect to the eyes. I love this for my inner corners or brow bone!

KathleenLights: This is hands down my favorite shade. It is the most gorgeous, vibrant copper and looks wet and shiny on the eyelid. It reflects light so beautifully! It is also definitely a dupe for Amber Lights by MAC, Kathleen's favorite MAC eyeshadow!

Cornelius: This is a pretty color, but it's nothing special to me. It's a great mid-tone brown transition shade, however I have many like it in my collection. The formula of this shadow makes it a little difficult to work with in the crease, so I will have to try it on my lid. I will touch on the formula below.

Blaze: This shadow is amazing. It's a gorgeous bronze with little specks of glitter. Very fun! I can't wait to play with this one more.

On the formula:

The most unique part about ColourPop Super Shock eyeshadows is the way they feel. These shadows may look like powder in the pan, but they are not. They are unlike anything I've ever felt before. The product feels a little wet to the touch, almost like a cream, but not quite. I found that they definitely apply best with your fingers! I tried a flat shader brush to apply the product to my lids and didn't love the color payoff. I also used a dense buffing brush for my crease and wasn't totally impressed. My favorite shades are definitely the pearlized and metallic finishes because of the gorgeous pigmentation they give on the lid when applied with your fingers. They look wet, similar to the effect MAC Fix+ gives shadows. 

I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of the matte formula. Because of the cream-like texture these shadows have, they are difficult to apply with brushes. I prefer my fingers, but I can't use fingers to apply a crease shade. When I used Cornelius in my crease, I felt I really had to build up the product. 


  • The pigmentation
  • The vibrancy of the metallic and pearlized shadows
  • The longevity
  • The price


  • The matte shades are a little difficult to work with. I don't think I will be repurchasing any matte colors
  • You have to use your fingers which is slightly annoying
  • You have to seal these tight or they can dry up!

Overall, these shadows are stunning. They swatch like a dream and apply beautifully on the eyes. I think I will be using the metallic/pearlized shades in combination with other powder eyeshadows I have, because they truly give the perfect extra pop to an eye look. I will definitely be purchasing more from ColourPop! You can find their products here.

I hope you enjoyed. xx Sarah

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