A while ago Nesh of For the High shared her favorite “Glow Combo” and it included a product that I had never heard of, Cinema Secret’s “Hollywood Lights” in “Penny For Your Thoughts”. It looked amazing so of course I had to find it.
Cinema Secrets is a pro cosmetics brand that has been popular amongst Hollywood makeup artists for a long time. So naturally I found it online at my favorite pro shop Camera Ready Cosmetics.
“Cinema Secrets brings together the intense color of mineral pigments and the light-reflective quality of micro-pulverized polyflake to bring you the Hollywood Lights Collection! Choose from 14 pearlescent shades and 9 sparkly Glitz colors to draw attention to your face or body makeup”
I picked up two shades of Hollywood Lights “Penny For Your Thoughts” and “Opal”.
PFYT is a super shimmer copper shade that looks amazing on eyes and as a cheek highlight on brown skin.
Opal is a white based pigment with blue and green reflects. It’s very hard to photograph, but looks great in person. Opal reminds me of Sugarpill’s Lumi but more finely milled. It’s too light to use as a highlight for me but I think Opal would make a very cool highlight for very pale skintones.
ColourPop has exploded onto the makeup scene in the last few years. They’re well known for their low prices and endless shades of eye shadows, lippie stix, lip pencils, and now even matte liquid lipsticks.
I’m forever on the late bus so I just recently took the plunge and made a pretty big order during their last sale. I’ll only be sharing my Super Shock Shadows and Pigments in this post but stay tuned for the lip products I picked up too.
Most of the shades I picked up were from ColourPop’s Fall 2015 “Throwback” collection which was literally the most perfect 90’s inspired collection I’ve seen yet. All of the shades are perfect for Fall and really compliment brown skin well. I think it may be a limited edition collection, but it’s still in stock at the time of this post, so I would grab them up ASAP if you’re interested!
Nillionaire, So Quiche, and I Heart This are part of their core shadow collection. I’ve heard from others that Nilionaire is super fragile and theirs arrived broken. Mine was slightly loose in the pan but I just pressed it back in and was good to go.
These shadows and pigments have a soft almost cream like texture that makes them very pigmented. In my experience I got the best application when using my fingers or a dense synthetic brush. Overall I’m loving ColourPop so far! There wasn’t a dud in the bunch. I can totally see how everyone is hooked on this brand.
Nillionaire, Boy Band, Plaid, I Spy, So Quiche, I Heart This, Super Model, Girl Power, Central Perk, Straight Trippin’