Product Review: Pop Beauty Tan Popper


I confess, I don't have many things from Pop Beauty, nor do I know much about it. But researching this post, I learned quite a bit! Founder Sara Strand is actually a Swedish-born singer who founded Pop Beauty on her own after cooperating with her sisters on the Pixi line. Her philosophy is to bring color back and encourage each woman to find her inner rock goddess. Sounds fun! And that is exactly what the Pop Beauty Tan Popper collection is: fun!

Touted as a $198 value for $38, you know I couldn't refuse. It includes nine eyeshadows, one blush, one bronzer, three eyeliners, one brush, and something called Face Glow, which is different than bronzer or blush, apparently. No matter! I can find something useful to do with it, I am sure. So, I swatched it all for you, aren't you excited? And because I love my readers so much, I did it against my shower curtain again. No applause, please.

Okay, so here we have the nine shadows, ranging from a turquoise blue at the bottom all the way to a yellowish-green at the top. Really, they are quite beautiful colors, and I can imagine using all of them in different combinations. These aren't for the neutral lovers, though - these are bright and somewhat unexpected. There are one or two neutrals in this collection, as you can see, but overall, it's all about the brights. Shadows are nicely pigmented and easy to apply, especially with primer. I had no trouble blending them at all, and loved the different color combinations that I came up with.

In this photo, I swatched the blush (bottom), Face Glow (center), and bronzer (top). The eyeliners (black, deep blue, and plum from left to right). The blush is very shimmery, as is the bronzer. Almost too much for me for a daytime look, maybe not office appropriate. You can't really see it here, but I wouldn't hesitate to wear it out and about when I'm wearing some body shimmer lotion and living it up. The eye liners are superb - soft, long lasting, and easy to work with. They blend well, don't smudge all over the place, and are nicely pigmented.

All in all, this is a fun palette that is well worth the price I paid. I am sure that I will be using it quite a bit this summer.

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