Should I buy ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks?

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ColourPop is a California-based company founded by Laura and John Nelson. They first launched a collection with around 30 eyeshadow shades for 5 dollars each, and the line has since grown to include eye and lip liners, cheek colors, bronzers, highlighters and of course their lipsticks.

I recently got ColourPop’s 4 new Ultra Matte Lipsticks added in my cart with no additional charge for checking out a minimum of $50 worth of products (don’t judge! It’s for my shop).

The entrepreneur in me wanted to sell it but I got a lot of messages from friends asking if it’s true that ColourPop lipsticks make your lips super dry. I have only tried their Lippie Stix in Aquarius which I bought because of Kathleen Lights. I had no personal experience to base my answers from and I have no intentions of telling a lie just to get people to buy. I was raised to value reputation more than money.

Anyways, to answer questions of my friends and/or clients, I thought of keeping my freebies and personally use them so I can write and film a full review on the 4 ultra matte lipsticks I got!

It’s amazing how each of the 4 shades is different from the others. It makes me feel like Colourpop was actually thinking of our different personalities when they were creating them.

The shades I got are :

Notion – a bold, deep, maroon-ish yet kinda plum-ish shade

Love Bug – rich terracotta shade, looks brownish with an orange undertone

Time Square  a pale, muted, Pink Beige shade

Viper – a dusty rose shade but looks light plum-ish on the lips

CLAIM TO FAME:

This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips leaving SUPER intense colour with a bold, ultra matte finish. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof

PACKAGING :

  • Product is stored in a typical ColourPop transparent, glass tube which is always a good packaging because you will be able to see the actual shade before you buy them. I did notice that the shade looks a little different on the lips compared to how it looks like in the tube. Viper, for example looked so Pink in the tube but definitely plum-ish when I applied it on my lips.
  • Each tube weighs 3.2 g / 0.11 oz and has a typical doe-foot applicator.
  • A minor thumbs down for me is the labels on the tube. I mixed it with other lipsticks inside a plastic container because I was going to haul them and then after a few days, I notice that the labels are gone. If you are a sucker for packaging, this tube may not wow you.

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FORMULA / APPLICATION:

I wore each shade for at least 2 days to test if they are being truthful to us. This was my checklist when I out these lipsticks to a wear test:

  1. Thin?
  2. Lightweight?
  3. Intense color with a bold, matte finish
  4. long-wearing
  5. kiss-proof

All 4 shades are kiss-proof! Let’s knock that off our list. They can all be thin and lightweight if you only apply 1 layer. I did notice some inconsistencies on the colors and longevity so I would have to share my thoughts per shade.

Notion – formula is a bit drier than the others and a major let down for me is the unevenness of the color it left. It did give me that intense bold color but I swiped layer after layer but no luck! It was just uneven.

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Love Bug is the driest of them all. I fell so in love with the color because it is a very pretty brown-ish shade with an orange undertone BUT it was too dry that it flaked off after around 2 hours. I did not eat or drink anything but it just flaked off. I did not experience this with the other shades.

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Times Square – my new fave nude lipstick. I have always been scared of wearing nude lippies because of the fact that not all nudes compliment my skintone. I was sad after seeing the 1st layer but when it was completely dried, ugh! I just couldn’t stop thinking and talking about how pretty is. To me, it is the best nude lipstick!

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It’s just so pretty!!!

Viper, my favorite of them all. I have been wearing this non-stop. screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-8-00-46-pm

It looks so pink in the tube and even in the swatch but after leaving it to dry on my lips, it gave me that gorgeous, plum-ish shade. This and Times Square are your perfect daily lipsticks.

Each lipstick cost $6 on their website but locally, they are sold from 400-499 a tube via online sellers.

Overall Thumbs Up:

  • Shades – intense, rich color perfect everyone
  • Cost – still less expensive than other brands
  • Longevity (except for Love Bug) – can survive a meal with a cup of coffee.
  • Kiss-proof
  • Lightweight

Tip: Apply 1 layer of colourpop so it won’t get dry, patchy and heavy.

Overall Thumbs Down:

  • Labels/Packaging – Nothing special and labels are easily scratched off
  • Love Bug and Notion – Formula can be improved to remove the dryness and unevenness.
  • Accessibility – No physical stores locally so all purchase must be made online. Tip: BeautyMNL has just added ColourPop in the list of brands they carry. I believe, they sell it for P500 per tube and offers free delivery if you reach P2000.

Overall, I am not disappointed with the results of my wear test(s). I am so deeply, madly in love with Times Square and Viper but will definitely not repurchase the other two.

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