Hello fellow makeup junkies!
Damn. It took me a while – but I am finally, finally, FINALLY reviewing ColourPop.
For those who don’t know, I always feel a huge sense of hesitancy with cosmetic and skin care brands that exclusively sell their products online. I know I’m a millennial and should therefore love the concept of never having to visit a store to purchase something, but that doesn’t necessarily apply to me when it comes to makeup. As a self-proclaimed makeup enthusiast, I LOVE visiting retail stores like Sephora or Ulta where I can actually see and test the products to determine whether or not they’re worth buying.
That being said, when a great friend of mine, who also just happens to be a huge fan of ColourPop, passed along that they were running a free shipping promotion on their entire website, I buckled. My very first ColourPop order was officially placed and I was SO excited, I even felt the need to announce it on my Instagram Story (told you I was a millennial).
Now that my ColourPop order has officially arrived and I’ve had some time to test out the products – I’m ready to disclose my honest af thoughts.
This is how my order arrived out of the packaging!
Just to be clear: I decided to only invest in one Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Bumble, which is described on the ColourPop website as a warm rose color, and one Matte X Lippie Stix in the shade Love Life, which is described on the ColourPop wesbite as a brownish brick red.
This is a non-edited, filter free photo of me wearing Bumble, the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick. I decided to take my selfies as close to my window as possible so there can be a true depiction of the color in natural lighting, as well as, an accurate look at this product on someone with a fair complexion.
My review: This color is sooo prettyyy. I was actually extremely shocked at how smooth the application was. The most negative thing I’ve heard about ColourPop products is that they crumble off the lips – but I didn’t experience that at all. In fact, it was actually incredibly difficult to remove and I had to use two makeup removal wipes to get my lips back to their natural state.
I feel like the shade is true to the website description of a ” warm rose ” and I can totally see myself getting a ton of use out of this liquid lipstick. All in all, I give Bumble an A+ and now I am curious to try more colors from ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick line!
Here is the shade Love life, the Matte X Lippie Stix. Holy shit – this color took me by surprise! I cannot believe how beautifully the Lippie Stix applied. It’s obscenely smooth and pigmented. I’m not sure if it’s solely because it is a solid stick product, but it was much more pigmented than Bumble. I think if you are interested in a traditional lipstick-type product, then this is the one to invest in, which at a whopping $5, it’s pretty damn worth it.
My thoughts: I cannot believe the color payoff from this Matte X Lippie Stix. The color itself is a very classic red that I imagine could be universally flattering on most, if not all, skin tones. Again, I think the website description was super spot-on in terms of portraying Love Life as a ” brownish brick red “, although, I initially assumed it would’ve appeared slightly darker. But, I ain’t mad!
To summarize this primarily positive review, I’m low-key embarrassed at the fact that it took me forever to try a brand that has definitely exceeded my expectations. I will be recommending ColourPop, at the least two products that I’ve personally tried, to friends and anyone who cares! Will I be repurchasing Love Live and Bumble? Yes. A Thousand times, yes. I am certain that these ColourPop products are going to become a new staple in my evergrowing makeup collection.
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