Colourpop had a sale a few weeks back; they took 20% off their already inexpensive prices. I’ve been wanting to try this brand for a while, so I decided to hop on the awesome deal. The sale was huge, I waited in a virtual line for about 25 minutes before I was able to shop. The ordering process was smooth and there wasn’t anything sold out yet, which was surprising considering it took me a day or so after the sale begun before I had decided to order anything.
I popped a handful of their ultra matte liquid lipsticks and a handful of highlighters into my cart, the rest was history… I’m going to swatch and talk about just the ultra matte liquid lipsticks today. These are ultra pigmented and ultra matte; however, the formula is the most drying out of allllll the mattes I’ve come across. Super, extra drying… and I’ve found that using lip balm causes the lip color come off. Is this a normal thing?
Swatches–keep in mind I’ve very pale with pink undertones. These may look different on you!
Creeper is the perfect classic, velvety red. It was a bit shocking to me at first because of how incredibly bright it is compared my to pale complexion. It’s a great color, even though it may take me a while to get used to.
Ouiji is almost as shocking on me as Creeper; it’s described a very bright coral red but looks hot pink on me. It’s a gorgeous color, and it applied evenly.
I’m not used to wearing plum or purple shades, and Trap was very dark on me. I didn’t mind the color too much but I was actually asked to take it off (!!!). Apparently it was too dark on my skin for some people to handle. I ended up taking it off after an hour or so because it reduced itself to looking like lip liner after I ate and drank. All of the colors seem to do that, unfortunately.
I have two favorites of the bunch, and Solow is one of them. Solow is described as a “neutral nude pink” and, as expected, looks a lot darker on me than on the website. I love it just the same though, and has become one of my go-to shades.
Midi (soft neutral beige) might be my favorite of all. It’s very similar to the shades I’m usually drawn to.
Ugh, Vice (a pale warm nude) looks cute in the picture, but in person I was completely disgusted with how it looked on me. Maybe it’s because I’m not used to wearing colors like this. The formula was great and it went on fine, just looked a bit too light and chalky on me. Just not my color. It was literally a “hell no!” moment, but it does look cute in the picture. I’m going to try it again and see if anybody in person can lend me their opinions on it.
These are great for the price, but I need to find a way around some issues. Firstly, they’re so drying on my lips it’s a distraction. As I said, using lip balm over them kinda works but it seems to break them down quite a bit. If you decide to use lip balm, they don’t look as matte and they come off far too easily (on everything, your clothes, your cups, anything and everything that touches your lips). However I love how evenly they apply, the matte finish and the fact that you can’t get it completely off unless you use makeup remover wipes, coconut oil, or lip balm (lol). These are available at Colourpop.com for $6 each.
The pros outweigh the cons though and I’d totally buy more… I’m ready to get my paws on Bumble and possibly get a little more adventurous with my lip colors. 😉