Cruelty-free spotlight on City Color Cosmetics

I figured I might as well just go ahead and make this entire week about products I learned of through emilynoel83.  Not too long ago, she gave a shout out to City Color Cosmetics.  I was so impressed by what I saw that I scampered right over to the website to see whether they are cruelty-free and they report that they are!  What’s more, they’re carried at a store I only recently learned of, called Five Below, where, you guessed it, everything costs under $5!!

Suffice it say, pretty much every time I go to the shopping plaza where my local Five Below resides (pretty frequent since that’s where the nearest Pet Smart is) I find myself in their makeup aisle.  As such, I’ve amassed quite a collection, the vast majority of which are cheek products…

Left to Right: Sunkissed Trio in Tan, Sunlight Trio in Collection 1, Matte Blushes: Blackberry, Papaya, Toasted Coconut
Left to Right: Sunkissed Trio in Tan, Sunlight Trio in Collection 1 (oops, dropped it), Be Matte Blushes: Blackberry, Papaya, Toasted Coconut


I find all of these products to be really nicely pigmented and smooth.  Wear time on the ones I’ve worn out seems good, and I haven’t yet noticed any major oxidation (when products turn kind of orange on me over the course of the day).  The bronzers in both of the multi-product palettes are too dark for me (I’d post the photos, but they’re fairly tragic) and watch out for the sunlight palette in particular, it’s kind of a glitter bomb.  But, I’m a big fan of the blush and highlight shades in the sunkissed palette and of the blush in the sunlight palette.  And, frankly, for under $5 I’m kind of fine with not caring for all of the shades.

Have any of you tried any City Color products?  Let me know what you think!

*These are only my opinions, formed through my personal experience as a consumer. I am not a medical doctor, an aesthetician, or a health/beauty professional. There is no guarantee what effect, positive or negative, these products may have on anyone else.

**All products were purchased by me from brands that, to the best of my knowledge, are cruelty-free.

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