Hello everyone! So after seeing numerous posts about ColourPop and experiencing some major FOMO, I decided to finally place an order as a birthday present to myself (one of many…no judgments.) ColourPop has risen to insane levels of popularity due to their low price points and decent quality. One of the common criticisms however is that there are still issues concerning the consistency of their quality control and I have definitely experienced this. I’ll review the eyeshadows in another post but today I wanted to share my thoughts on the 2 lip products I purchased. At $6 USD, these babies were sold out for the longest time. Many people bought the Ultra Matte Lips in a variety of colours, however I’m glad I waited for reviews. Since I heard some were very high maintenance, I decided to order just 1 matte and 1 satin for the time being to try them out. I picked up the Ultra Matte Lip in Mars and the Ultra Satin Lip in Prim.Prim is a beautiful deep/blackened red (merlot?) with a bit of a brown undertone whereas Mars is a bright and super dry warm toned fuschia. Obviously the satin lip has a bit of shine whereas the matte is extremely matte.I absolutely LOVE Prim! The Ultra Satin Lip formula is neither drying or particularly hydrating, but felt comfortable on the lips and stayed on basically all day (8 hrs.) It’s the perfect vampy and dramatic lip colour and is definitely a hit.Mars on the other hand was a complete and utter disappointment. These are basically on par with the Maybelline Vivid Matte liquids in terms of fail. Although this didn’t make my lips burn, this formula actually dried out my lips WITHIN MINUTES. I have never had a lip product make my lips look so wrinkly and dry. I even tried using a lip conditioner and lip balm another time as a base and it still ended up looking like dried paint almost immediately. Very disappointing considering the colour itself is really fun and vibrant.Mars has basically made me very hesitant about ordering any more Ultra Mattes but I foresee some more Ultra Satins in my future.
ColourPop Ultra Satin and Ultra Matte Lips ($6 USD) are available at http://www.colourpop.com. I highly recommend you try to get in on a group order or at least 1 other friend because shipping is around $13 USD.
Have you tried any ColourPop products? What are your picks? Let me know! Thanks so much for stopping by!