Indie model ColourPop has been all the fad within the social media scene currently due to its grime low-cost cosmetics (I’m speaking about US$5 on common for each merchandise) and truthfully, whilst a MAC loyalist I discovered it exhausting to withstand the temptation to put fingers on their merchandise.
For these not within the know, ColourPop is a somewhat new online-only American magnificence model that provides primarily single eye shadows, lipsticks (like, actually retractable lengthy lip sticks), liquid lipsticks, blush, bronzer and highlighter. I’m notably excited about their matte liquid lipsticks as a result of public reception of it has been primarily optimistic and I used to be enticed by the promising swatches on Instagram.
Utilizing a freight forwarder (as a result of it’s cheaper that manner), I positioned my first order with ColourPop early final month when new shades had been launched for its matte liquid lipstick vary. Nonetheless, because of excessive quantity of orders being acquired throughout that interval, my order took an entire 6 enterprise days (versus the standard 3-5 days) to be processed and shipped and one other 10 days for it to reach at my doorstep. That’s 16 days of agonizing wait and likewise the longest I’ve skilled up to now. However as anxious as I used to be, my pleasure quickly took over when the supply man got here knocking on my door!
Packed in a white sturdy paper envelope, the white slim containers containing the liquid lipsticks had “ULTRA MATTE LIP” printed in holographic silver. The flaps on each ends of each field had been left open, suggesting that the tubes had been manually inserted into the containers in a haste. What stood out for me was the handwritten be aware that got here within the parcel. Though the primary physique textual content had been clearly mass-written, it was nonetheless a pleasant gesture which added a private contact to the order.
Among the many record of things in my order had been Three new shades: Beeper, Clueless and Kapow. The remaining have been round since June this 12 months. From the above image, you may considerably inform the speed at which the completely different shades flip matte.
One of many main considerations I get about matte liquid lipsticks is that they’re extraordinarily drying. Entice being matte would undoubtedly be drying to a sure extent nevertheless it didn’t depart my lips feeling parched or stiff. The truth is, it truly felt light-weight and sat fairly properly on my lips. Sadly, Entice appeared to crack fairly a bit for me. Though not very apparent from afar, it nonetheless aggravated me an amazing deal and I needed to hold reapplying to fix the gaps. It additionally flaked fairly badly after I wiped my mouth with a serviette. Other than the good color, I truthfully can’t consider different causes to have it.
I perceive that all lip merchandise would have a tendency to look barely completely different on the lips than the color perceived on the packaging, relying on the pure lip color. However I didn’t count on the disparity in Kapow to be that dramatic 😐 That apart, Kapow is the opposite of Entice. It didn’t ball up on my lips nor flake. It’s extraordinarily velvety, and it doesn’t emphasise the lip texture and features that a lot. It dries down in a short time so you must be actually fast to even it out.
I don’t have some other matte liquid lipsticks to do a good comparability for my haul however right here’s one for Kapow, simply to indicate you ways constant and pigmented it’s as in comparison with some greyish-taupe lipsticks.
By no means thought I’d say this however Bumble, a muted reddish-brown, is definitely my favorite shade from this buy. It’s a stunning on a regular basis color (good for fall) that doesn’t come throughout as too loud. It applies very evenly, has a greater consistency than Kapow and is certainly loads stronger within the longevity division.
Just like the darker shades I’ve reviewed, this retro brown shade offers a luscious and intense color payoff whereas offering full protection. It glides on easily with a single swipe without having for a second coat. It’s a color that can complement darkish pores and skin tones rather well. Nonetheless, it does depart hairline cracks (unsure why however they’re silver) on my lips upon utility and flake over time.
In case you’re on the lookout for a pleasant mid-toned brown liquid lipstick, right here it’s! It has a creamy and extremely pigmented texture however sadly, there could be seen indicators of cracks in your lips in case you don’t smile which might rub off a bit whenever you blot them.
A muted rosy pink that dries and units right into a delicate child pink (the shade of pink which I dislike), Clueless seems to be much less pigmented than the opposite shades right here, so it’s kinda disappointing. Additionally, the method for that is so crumbly, it began to flake after an hour!
There was nonetheless fairly a good bit of product left on my lips after spending near 9 hours out of doors below the sweltering warmth, consuming and consuming. I needed to continually rub my lips (which explains the powdery texture alongside the corners as a result of I didn’t need to retouch it) in order that some colors would switch to the areas the place the lipstick had worn off.
The very first time I take advantage of these matte liquid lipsticks, I didn’t know learn how to take away them! A few of them have such nice endurance, even my common make-up wipes couldn’t work. In case you’re going through the identical downside, right here’s a tip:
To take away matte liquid lipsticks, dab your lips with some petroleum jelly (e.g. Vaseline) and let it sit for a couple of minutes (within the meantime you may take away the make-up on different components of your face). Then, utilizing a humid towel (or cotton puff), take away the product off your lips.
To sum issues up, the lighter shades undoubtedly look extra streaky than darker ones. The colors are largely opaque however all of them are typically loads lighter and duller on the lips than hand swatches, so it’s finest to have a look at lip swatches earlier than you making your buying choices. Utility is a breeze as you may simply line and fill your lips with the doe foot applicator which supplied a constant move of color. Many of the shades lasted me no less than 5 hours with minimal consuming and consuming. All in all, the ColourPop Extremely Matte Lip sequence offers you extra bang on your buck!
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