Feel Like the Fairest of Them All with Disney and Colourpop's Latest Collection (Villains Edition)
After trying the Disney Princess collection, I fell in love with Colourpop cosmetics, and now the dynamic duo teamed up to create another dream—or nightmare—line starring the infamous villains. Naturally, I couldn't resist trying this one, too.
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It's Good to Be Bad
Of course I was excited when the Disney Princess Colourpop collection released, but when I discovered the companies teamed up again to create a Disney Villains makeup line, I was more than elated! Don't get me wrong, I love the princesses, but for my sassy personality, dark colors suit me better—and that's exactly what the new collection provides.
Inspired by six of Disney's most popular villains (Ursula, the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, Hades, and of course Cruella) the line features a palette, six themed eyeshadows, lip glosses, lipsticks, and two highlighters.
If the clock struck midnight and you missed out on the princess collection, hakuna matata. The entire villain line is still available at Disney's shop—no poor unfortunate souls here! Select your favorite villain bundle, pick up the six-piece lipstick collection, or indulge your inner mistress of all evil with the entire box set. No matter what you pick, you'll be channeling your inner baddie in the best way.
The Fairest of Them All
Since I already got the Disney Princess palette, I decided to skip it this time around and just got the lipsticks and one gel eyeshadow ("Perfectly Wretched"). After playing around with my pieces I've decided to invest in the "Misunderstood" palette as well. The 15-shadow set features more dark shades that will make my green eyes pop, and since I love my princess palette, I know Disney and Colourpop will deliver on this one, too.
To be honest, I was a little disappointed in the lipsticks. They're definitely high quality ("Hades" stayed in place throughout an entire barbecue!), but the colors didn't fit the characters in my opinion. If the inspiration is villainy, then the colors need to be bold and dark like their namesake characters. For example, I feel like Maleficent should have been a deep plum as opposed to hot pink, Ursula a dark, on-trend lavender, and Dr. Facilier a bold green—but I will give credit for Cruella's deep red. Color choices aside, the cosmetics applied smoothly and stuck, just like the princess line. If you're looking for everyday shades, these fit the bill.
Overall, I'm pleased with the quality and pigments of the second line. I give it five stars for quality, presentation (that packaging, though!), and value. I may take off half a star on creativity, but who knows, MAC is releasing an Aladdin line with the live action film coming in May, and maybe that one will offer a whole new world of colors.
Misunderstood Palette, $22; disney.com
Misunderstood Luxe Lipstick, $48; disney.com
Disney Villains Collection Box, $249; disney.com