It’s ColourPop time! This brand exploded on social media over a year ago and it has been big ever since. And for good reason — they offer pigmented products at affordable prices. When they had a flash sale a month ago, I snatched up a variety of their lip products to review for you all. I have everything they offer for lip products except their lip pencils. Ready to see if they’re worth $5-$6?
I’ve reviewed ColourPop on my site previously HERE, but that focused more on their Supershock eyeshadows. Which are fantastic to use as a topper right on the center of your eyelid. Such bold pops of shimmer — I love it! For this review today, though, we’re talking all about the lip products!
ColourPop Lip Products
The ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip and Ultra Matte Lip retail for $6 and the Lippie Stixs are $5. And as an added bonus, first time buyers get a $5 off coupon and if you hit $30, shipping is free. Several ways to make these affordable products even more affordable!
The Ultra Satin Lip and Ultra Matte Lips are packaged in the same kind of tube, which makes it a little difficult to tell them apart without reading the label. Which, honestly, I didn’t see too big an issue with. That is until I took them on a trip and them being in a makeup bag for a week…the labels began to wear off.
So…not even a month owning them and almost all the writing has disappeared, making it difficult to tell which is the Satin and which is the Matte. 🙁 I tried to include the label in all the lip swatch pictures so that you can see how they’ve worn away. Personally, this is a con for me. It’s not a huge deal, in the grand scheme of things (like formula, lasting power, etc), but it is disappointing and something I wanted to point out.
Let’s move on to the swatches and reviews on the individual colors, starting first with the Lippie Stixs.
Hype Girl — The original matte formula, this one has a slight sheen to it and also gives a more moisturizer, lipstick-feel to it. Not patchy in the slightest, it stays on well until you eat or drink, then it starts to wear off. Easy to reapply, though.
Cami, Poppin’, Love Life, Back Up — The matte X formula is fantastic, love it more than the original matte! It looks very matte and after a few moments it sets onto your lips and doesn’t transfer when lightly touched. I wouldn’t give lots of kisses with it on, but I can drink and let my lips touch things lightly without it transferring. These are very comfortable to wear and don’t feel drying at all. (BTW, please excuse the Back Up lip swatch…it was the last one I did that day and is SO sloppy 😛 )
Botanical, Frick N Frack, Naked Ladies, & Lyin’ King — These remind me of the L’Oreal Pro Matte Glosses, but they’re thinner consistency. They go on very opaque, though, with just one swipe — except for Botanical. I would recommend a lip liner underneath to keep it from looking streaky. Another con that I don’t like about all these lip products are that the color it shows on the outside package does not match the actual color you get on your lips. Something to keep in mind, when ordering. They wear really well, though, lasting on the lips for hours. Even with eating, it will wear away slightly, but still stick around. And you can reapply without any issues and it’ll look just as good.
Donut, Bumble, Tulle — These are also very thin in consistency, but just as opaque as the Satins. They don’t take long to set on your lips, and once that happens they don’t budge. They do begin to wear away once you start eating, but mostly just in the inner part of my lips, where the most moisture hits. They layer pretty well, as long as you only focus the additional product on the spot that is fading. If you put to much on top of product already on, it can tend to start feeling thick and ‘goopy’.
What are my overall thoughts? I think they’re really affordable, that’s for sure. And the quality is pretty great. I don’t like the similar packaging and another con I noticed is that the formula inside the Ultra Satin Lip and Ultra Matte Lip separate once they sit for a couple days. When I shake it up, it’ll mix back together, but I have a feeling it will start to turn bad sooner than my other liquid lipsticks.
Do I recommend these? I do. I really recommend the Matte X Lippie Stix. It’s a fantastic formula and I still can not get over how transfer-proof they are for a lipstick bullet. That’s $5 very well spent in my book, and the next time I order from ColourPop I will definitely be getting more. The Ultra Satin Lips I like, and might get one or two more shades. The Ultra Matte Lips…I will enjoy the three I purchased, but I probably won’t get any more. If I want to buy more matte longwear lipsticks from ColourPop, I’d opt to just buy the Matte X Lippie Stixs.
I hope this review helps you decide if you need any ColourPop lip products! I purposely put the cons in bold text to point them out. Because I feel like you can go anywhere to hear the positives about these products, but the negatives are a bit harder to find. Not to be mean or negative to the brand — I am thoroughly enjoying my products! — but I want to inform you about all the aspects of these products! 🙂
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Kristi V Beginnails says
Strange, one would think they would want their branding/wording to stay on the packaging and not easily rub off? And I see what you mean about the color of the product not matching the packaging. 🙁 On a good note – i’m jealous of your lip swatches and cupids bow. Every color looks amazing on you!
Emily Draher says
I am yet to take the leap and make a ColourPop purchase. I love how affordable they are, but I’m just not super into the matte lipstick thing. These all look fab on you, though!
I’m bummed to know that the lettering rubbed off the tubes. I know they’re affordable, but still…
Emily Draher says
PS: my favorite Starbucks drink is a soy caramel frapp!
Michaela - The Mani Café says
these look fantastic! i really want to try this brand! my fave starbucks drink is a gingerbread latte!! 🙂 thanks for the giveaway!
(My favorite Starbucks drink is the Light Coffee Frap.) I personally LOVE the ColourPop Lippies. The only ones that don’t work for me are the OG ColourPop Lippie Stix, but the others are terrific. The Super Shock Shadows are some of my go-tos! <3
Beautiful shades, especially Cami, which is such a wearable mauve! Loved reading this honest review – thanks for including the cons!
Polished Hippy says
I usually steer clear of matte lippies due to the dryness factor, but I love these colors. As for my fave Starbucks drink? Chai Tea latte all the way!
I love a bunch of these. I am partial to pink toned nudes and I LOVE matte lipstick.
I haven’t tried their Matte X lippie stix yet – but own at least 16 of their lippie stix and sheer lippies, 26 of their Ultra Matte and 12 of their satin matte. I loved their ultra matte at first, but after a few months – their formulation kind of went a bit wonky and now it flakes off really weird. Their satin mattes are some of my faves and I love their lippie stix. I think they can really take some time working on formulation of some and hopefully their new ultra matte formulation is better than their original – because I only have a few I still love considering the collection I have. But the price point, well – it still steals my heart <3
Jessica Scull says
CP has the best lip products! Great picks!
Some lovely shades, great review 🙂
Frick & Frack is such a 90s color! Is that cool again?
Osy osehie says
I love colour pop. Nice review
For someone who doesn’t really spend much time paying attention to the colors of my make up, this was a real eye opener. I’m glad I took the time to hop over from the #Alittlebitofeverything link up from last wednesday to read through this. I think I might actually have to take the time to buy a few shades the next time I restock my make up stash.
Nicole Muzyczka says
Love the review! I’m a fan of some of the colourpop lippies! Check out my review as well if you have time
Katie Marie says
Thanks for checking out my review, I will definitely check out yours. I had to remove the link from your comment, but I did place it linked to your name so if anyone wants to check it out — they can find it by clicking on your name. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!