I have been sitting on the thought of writing up this post now for a few weeks but just never got around to it so I’m sharing it with you all today. Last month after a huge fiasco, website crashing and overall craziness, I was able to get my hands on the ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. When I say fiasco, I mean it. ColourPop has this thing about releasing their new products earlier than they state and it causes a huge frenzy sometimes. After almost 12 hours of trying to get their site to load, I was able to place my order and add 13 of the 25 liquid lipsticks to my cart. Here are some swatches and my overall thoughts on the products.
The ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks retail for $6.00 through Colourpop.com. Considering I own a few liquid lipsticks from other brands like Stila, Kat Von D and L.A. Splash – I consider this to be a great price point. You get 3.2g/0.11 oz worth of product which is a lot considering the price you pay for each liquid lipstick. These liquid lipsticks are now available in over thirty shades (new ones recently released this past week) and are a variety of colors. They are a thin formula and consistency which makes applying them pretty easy and they dry quick and to a matte finish. The formula does glide on fairly easy for me and I haven’t noticed any patchiness with the shades I have upon application. I love the color payoff on each and the rich shades make a matte lip show stopping.
While these claim to be kiss proof and long wearing – I think it really does depend on what you are eating and drinking and on your lips. You must apply these to your lips that are bare (no lip balm) and dry. Since the product dries quickly – I suggest you start with one coat and for the most part – one coat is enough for me. The formula is thin, which makes layering colors a little easier with this particular liquid lipstick then others that I own however, too much product will cause the lipstick to feather or start flaking off. I can get approximately 6 full hours of wear time without eating or drinking anything that has oil in it and if anything I consume does include oil, I will need to touch up shortly after eating. I don’t normally like to bring makeup with me when out and about but I take my lipstick with me to touch up. I find that because the formulation is thin that it makes reapplying or touching up easy vs. other similar products.
I like the packaging on these a lot though I’m a bit bummed that most of my lipsticks no longer have the ColourPop signature holographic logo as they have wiped off. But I think it is great that we can see through the packaging and can pick out the color we want to wear for the day or night without issue. Each lip color has a twist off cap (similar to that of a lip gloss) and a basic doe foot applicator which applies the product pretty nicely for the most part.
When applying the product – I tend to follow these steps:
- Make sure your lips are moisturized and exfoliated (or all the lines and cracks in your lips will be visible with this product).
- Lips must be bare and dry – so if you have moisturized or applied lip balm, be sure to remove or pat off your lips. (this helps with the longevity and adhesion of the product)
- Line your lips if you feel you must. I apply the product directly to my lips without liner and clean up any mistakes quickly with a little jojoba or coconut oil and Q-tip.
These lipsticks leave your lips with a dry texture, so if you have have dry lips, it can exaggerate the lines in your lips. I suggest that you apply a lip balm over the lipstick through out the day – dab the lip balm off and then reapply the liquid lipstick for use the remainder of the day. However, while it can be a matte / dry texture, I didn’t notice that my lips felt overly dry. I have used many liquid lipsticks that dry down matte but leave my lips feeling cracked, sore and too dry -these are fairly comfortable. They don’t have a scent – which I really enjoy and it makes the lipstick easy on the nose when applying.
The swatches above are done on the inside of my arm which is not an accurate shade reference to my actual lips which have color – but I figured I would swatch them anyway so that you could see some of the color range. Since my arm didn’t get any exposure to oily food the swatches lasted until I removed the lip product with coconut oil. Oh – and that brings me to removing the lipsticks. I have had some other brands which don’t budge when removing. These actually are quite easy to take off with a little coconut oil or my Josie Maran Cleansing Oil or InstaNatural Cleansing Oil. A little bit of oil and a little rub will remove these fairly easily compared to others I own from different brands.
I do enjoy these liquid lippies quite a bit and have been getting a lot of use out of them. If I had to choose my favorite from the shades I currently own, they would be Tulle, Trap and Avenue – though I think it’s because I get the most use out of those three. At the end of the day – I really enjoy the shades I own and I am looking forward to adding more to my collection. You can’t beat the price point – I just purchased some from Milani that are $8.99 so I’m over the moon enjoying these. While there are some cons to the longevity I think I really like how easy they are to apply and they leave my lips matte, no sticky texture like some can do. Also – my favorite combos to layer and pair are Trap and Tulle and Tulle and Seesaw.
So have you jumped on the ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick trend? If so – what colors do you love and if not, what colors are you hoping to try? If I have my way – I may collect them all. 😀
Disclaimer: All products discussed in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased as is anything on this site. I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these products or to feature in this post.