There is nothing worse than binging the second season of Stranger Things only to realize you have to get up at 7 a.m for work. If you awake in a zombie-like state, take solace in the fact that ColourPop Amber Crystal highlighter is here to get you glowing. The spanking new liquid highlighter even boasts real crushed amber crystals, so you can look like you slept a full eight hours while balancing your chakra.
The newly released ColourPop Amber Crystal Collection Bundle features a setting spray, liquid highlighter, and lip balm, each imbued with real crushed amber. Considered the world's oldest and most-coveted crystal, amber is formed by light, preserved by time, and portrayed as drops of the sun, hardened honey, sunlight solidified, or tears of the Gods. So whether you wear it alone or mix it into a moisturizer or foundation (which gives your skin an allover iridescent look), you'll be able to say your makeup is literally solid sunshine.
When I was younger, my favorite thing to do was collect different types of crystals based on their pretty colors and shapes. Little did I know they are actually brimming with healing properties. Healers, shamans, and priests love to use crystals because of their unique and special properties. They are believed to vibrate at the same pitch as humans, so that means the stones can either combat illness or amplify good health. Or in ColourPop's case, boost them cheekbones.
The Amber Crystal Setting Spray energizes skin and sets makeup in place for the long-haul with powerful antioxidants like green and white tea, mango flower, vitamin C, and maritime ingredients. If your lips become easily dry and cracked like mine, then the Amber Crystal Lip Balm will soothe 'em with vitamin E and sparkly amber crystals. And the crown jewel, the Amber Crystal Liquid Highlighter, features not only amber crystals, but pearls, too. Your highlight will have everyone saying "those cheekbones look simultaneously zen and classy AF."
If you’re not into shimmery taupe-peach highlighter but love crystals, you can also try the new ColourPop metallic glitter liquid eye shadows that launched last week. The "Supernova Shadows" include amethyst, rose quartz, aventurine, and aquamarine.
On the heels of these exciting new products, it's worth noting that ColourPop is a brand that never tests on animals and is certified cruelty-free, two factors consumers really care about these days:
We test our products in the nicest way possible, leaving fur babies to be fur babies and experimenting on people instead (the people at ColourPop HQ to be exact!).
Founded in 2014 by Seed Beauty, the ColourPop team prides itself on being “born, raised and made with love in the City of Angels.” While trends come and go in the ever-changing beauty industry, this affordable brand will have you covered without you having to break the bank. ColourPop co-founder and president Laura Nelson told Refinery29:
ColourPop has always been a brand full of personality... We look forward to connecting with our customers on an emotional level by meeting them offline and creating a special experience with each product they encounter.
Not only is ColourPop looking to stay around for the long haul, they are also looking to disrupt the beauty industry in the process. This fall, the brand announced a distribution deal with Sephora stores, so you can now score ColourPop cosmetics through Sephora and ColourPop's websites'. "This is not simply a distribution play for ColourPop," said John Nelson, co-founder and chief executive officer of Seed Beauty, in an interview with WWD. "Instead, we are looking to disrupt the traditional brand and retailer model by taking collaboration, innovation and speed to the next level. Sephora shares our vision."
What does this mean for you? You can try the new Amber Crystal collection before you buy it in Sephora stores, and see how your skin feels bathed in liquid sunshine.