- Colourpop is launching a “Lizzie McGuire“-themed makeup collection on Friday.
- I tried every item from the line, and loved almost every product.
- I was disappointed that not all shades in the eye-shadow palette are safe to use, however.
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To say that I was a “Lizzie McGuire” fan growing up would be an understatement.
I covered my walls in Hilary Duff posters as a kid, and I turned on Disney Channel every day after school to catch my favorite episodes. Even at 25 years old, I still have lines memorized from countless scenes, and I subscribed to Disney+ almost solely to watch the show.
That being said, I was ecstatic when Colourpop announced it would be launching a “Lizzie McGuire“-themed makeup line – and so were hundreds of thousands of others online.
I tried every item from the collection, and can say it’s truly “what dreams are made of.”
The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ x Colourpop line includes eye shadow, blush, lip gloss, and more
As with most themed lines from Colourpop, the main piece of the “Lizzie McGuire” collection is a 12-shade eye-shadow palette filled with vibrant green, pink, and purple colors. There are five shimmers, four mattes, two sparkle-infused mattes, and one pressed glitter.
The line also includes two sparkling blushes, two lip-gloss sets, a lip scrub, and two gel glitters – all of which are named after characters, signature catchphrases, and more from the show.
It launches on Friday at 1 p.m. ET on Colourpop’s website.
The $22 ‘What Dreams Are Made Of‘ palette left me a bit disappointed
When I first looked at the cardboard packaging, I noticed that exactly half the palette – the six brightest shades – are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.”
It’s common for beauty brands to include non eye-safe pressed pigments and glitters in palettes that are advertised as eye shadow. Still, I found it frustrating, especially because Colourpop has shared numerous photos and videos of influencers using the entire palette on their eyes.
But because I’ve used pressed pigments in the past and know that I don’t experience negative reactions, I decided to try a few as eye shadows for the sake of this review.
I first applied the brown-hued Done and Done shade as a base, and then added the fuchsia Outfit Repeater color on my outer lid. To complete the eye-shadow look, I placed the orange Puh-lease glitter in the middle lid and extended it to my inner corner. For eyeliner, I used the purple shade Digital Bean.
The shadows blended effortlessly, and I loved how they looked. Still, just to be safe, I don’t think I’d use these pigments as everyday makeup.
I had more luck with the ‘Lizzie McGuire’-inspired blushes
I first applied the lighter shade, and loved how it brought subtle color to my cheeks. I then added the latter shade on top, and was able to achieve a bold flush that reminded me of cartoon Lizzie’s signature pink top.
The lip products are some of my favorite items in the collection
I first exfoliated with the $9 Bubblegum Pop Lippie Scrub.
Though I dislike its candy scent – it smells like bubblegum-flavored medicine to me – I still think the product is great. It’s packaged in a pink pot with a Lizzie cartoon on top, and it made my chapped lips feel smooth and hydrated.
Though each tube of lip gloss is a drastically different color on the outside – there’s clear, red, pink, and purple – I found that they all look the same on the lips. They apply sheer and glossy, with tiny flecks of glitter that add even more shine.
They also have a slight plumping effect that left my lips with a tingling and cooling sensation.
I might not reach for the ‘Lizzie McGuire’ glitters every day, but they’re really fun to use
Both gel glitters, which have a slight watermelon scent, are chunky, but feel smooth and comfortable when applied. I used the lighter shade on my collarbone, the pink shade on my cheeks as highlighter, and both colors in my hair.
I personally wouldn’t include so much glitter in my day-to-day makeup routine, but I can definitely see myself using them for fun events like concerts and parties.
Using the ‘Lizzie McGuire’ x Colourpop makeup collection made me feel like a kid again
When I heard at the end of 2020 that Disney+ wouldn’t be moving forward with its “Lizzie McGuire” reboot, I was devastated. I was so excited to see what Lizzie would be up to in her 30s, and couldn’t wait to grow up alongside her once again.
This makeup collection almost made up for it. The tube lip glosses and bright blushes brought me right back to my childhood, and applying glitter all over my hair and face reminded me of how much Lizzie, Miranda, and other characters on the show inspired my style.
I wasn’t in love with the eye-shadow palette from this collection, and I wish all shades were safe to use on the eyes. But as a lifelong fan of both “Lizzie McGuire” and beauty, I can still appreciate it as a collector’s item.
From the packaging to the products themselves, I personally think Colourpop has made one of its best collections yet with its “Lizzie McGuire” line. And if the brand decides to release “Hannah Montana” or “High School Musical” makeup next, I’ll be one of the first customers.