The Colourpop No Filter Concealer collection was one of the hottest releases of Summer 2017! This product is popping up again in 2018 as everyone wonders if the newer Kylie Cosmetics concealer is just Colourpop’s concealer with an expensive price tag. Both Kylie Cosmetics and Colourpop are manufactured by SEED Beauty, which has beauty lovers wondering if the higher price tag is really worth it. Hmm…
Colourpop No Filter Concealers
Colourpop recently added shades to their No Filter Concealer range which is still $6 and includes 30 shades! I swatched and introduced the concealers after its initial release, but now that the range has changed (and improved), I thought it was a good idea to bring back this post. Enjoy!
Going back to summer 2017, I was super excited to get my hands on the new No Filter Concealer . It seemed to have such a great shade range and it was only $6 each! There was one problem though, I couldn’t tell what shade I was based on the advertised swatches. This is often a problem with brands that mainly sell online and are not sold in store.
Colourpop and Ulta are now partnered to bring Colourpop in stores and online, but so far only a few products are available and the No Filter Concealer is not available in store or online yet.
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Note: Colourpop has since added concealer shades AND changed the concealer shade numbers/names. Check out the chart below for the current shade names.
- Full Coverage
- Soft Blurring Pigments
- Matte Finish
The No Filter Concealer is described as “A lightweight, creamy, full-coverage concealer formulated with soft-blurring pigments to create the ultimate matte, flawless complexion”.
Colourpop No Filter Concealer First Impressions
The first thing I noticed was that the shades appeared a lot lighter in the tub than I expected, with the exception of shade Rich 75 (Deep Dark 56). Before renaming and adding shades, Colourpop describes shade Tan 50 (now Dark 40) as “Dark” and for “Dark Skin tones” and the rest of the shades; Deep Tan 55 (no longer in the collection according to the chart), Deep Golden 60 (Dark 46), Rich Tan 65 (Deep Dark 50), Deep 70 (Deep Dark 52), and Rich 75 (Deep Dark 56) are described as “Deep Dark” shades for “the deepest dark skin-tones”.
The shade Deep Tan 55 didnt look like it belonged with the other concealers in the range as it is very pink. Even the model wearing it (on their website) seemed to be a reach in my opinion. As you can see in the swatch photo (above), Deep Tan 55 was later removed from the Deep & Deep Dark concealer category.
There’s a pretty big jump between Deep Dark 52 and the last shade Deep Dark 56. At least 2 more shades could have been added. Not to mention that Deep Dark 56 is hardly the deepest they could go with the shade range.
Colourpop has now added 1 more shade between what was Deep Dark 52 and Deep Dark 56, and added 1 deep dark shade to the end of the range. Good Job Colourpop! Maybe they read my review? (Doubt it, but a girl can dream right?!).
What Colourpop shades do I wear?
I wear Deep Golden 60 (Dark 46), and I use Tan 50 (Dark 40) to add a bit of highlight on days that I want to wear full glam. I have worn Deep 70 (Deep Dark 52) as a foundation a few times, and I wear Rich 75 (Deep Dark 56) as contour.
Colourpop No Filter Concealer Thoughts
I did feel that Colourpop missed the mark on labeling and including truly deep shades. However, they have sense redeemed themselves and added more appropriate shades. Colourpop also now has foundations, starting off with 42 shades (just $12 each). I still feel as though makeup brands are in a hurry to include deeper shades as a marketing tactic, but aren’t taking the time to truly understand deep skin and its complexities.
Although Colourpop was a bit ahead of the “look we have dark shades!” phenomenon with this product, I cant help but feel a little disappointed as I do about other brands that slap on “Deep Dark” labels with products that are clearly lighter than that.
Overall, the Colourpop No Filter Concealer ($6) is a really great product and definitely worth the $6. It applies beautifully and the applicator is amazing! The wand tip bends so you can get into the smallest parts and curves of your under-eye.
The coverage is medium and buildable, but make sure you set your under-eye area right away or it will begin to crease. The formula is smooth and creamy, and it dries down to a soft matte finish. It doesn’t feel dry and didn’t enhance imperfections. This product is a great buy, I definitely recommend it.