For those of you who live on the Internet like me, you’ve probably already heard of ColourPop Cosmetics. But for those of you who tend to shop for your makeup in stores, ColourPop probably isn’t part of your repertoire.
So let me introduce you. ColourPop is an online cosmetics line based in Los Angeles and is only about 2 years old. The brand started with eye shadows for $5 each and has now grown to include lip and face products. They’ve also collaborated with a few YouTubers to create some limited edition products and colors. I hesitate to say that this brand’s products are cheap, because the quality is definitely not, but the price-point makes my wallet very happy. Not only that, but their website’s product descriptions are sassy and hilarious, which makes the experience just that much better. Another bonus is that the first time you visit the site, you get $5 off your first order, which is the cost of a lippie stick, so basically, you have no excuse not to try one of these treasures.
While I am still exploring the products that ColourPop has to offer, my favorite so far has to be the Lippie Stix. They have tons and tons of options from nudes, to reds, to teal and navy blue. They offer 8 different finishes that range from Matte X to Glossy and everything in between. They also sell liquid lipsticks that are very popular, but I like the ease of the application of the Lippie Stix.
The ones that I own and that haven’t left my top drawer are the Primer, Cami (matte x), Lumiere (matte), Juice Bar (sheer), Kiddo (sheer), and Bound (glossy). While the color swatch on the back of the sticks look similar, they are all very different products. Naturally, the more matte the lippie stick, the longer it’s going to last on the lips.
Below are my swatches and descriptions/reviews of my favorites. The swatches were done with two swipes of each of the products. The photo was taken outside to try and get the most natural light as possible, and the photo was not doctored besides adding the text. Primer is not pictured, but described below.
Primer: Website description – “Our Lippie Primer enhances the wear of any lip product and keeps your lips looking and feeling healthy! Our primer contains itty bitty spherical beads that fill in fine lines making lips instantly smooth and plump! It also contains mango, avocado and shea butter for moisture and Vitamin E, which soothes your lips.”
At first, I attempted to put on chapstick before applying these lippie stix, but learned quickly that it just made the product wear off faster. I knew I needed something to nourish my lips before putting on a product that was so matte. This primer is great! It feels so smooth and really helps get the most out of the color. I’m not sure it it completely fills in fine lines, but it definitely helps and is better than putting color directly on your lips. Overall, I love this product and would recommend it to anyone who is going to purchase the matte Lippie Stix.
Bound (glossy): Website description – “You’re bound to be addicted to this light nude pink in a glossy finish.”
This is a great summertime color! It’s glossy, but not shiny and just makes your lips look good. It’s more pink than a nude, but doesn’t look like Barbie pink. Since it’s glossy, it doesn’t last super long, but it’s easy to reapply without a mirror.
Cami (matte x): Website description – “No need to cover up in this neutral mauve pink in a Matte X finish.”
I have to say that this one is my absolute favorite. Though the description says it’s a
“mauve pink”, it does have more of a reddish neutral look on my skin tone. It’s super matte and lasts for a long time. The picture to the right is a picture of me wearing Cami after wearing it for about an hour and after eating and drinking! It also doesn’t transfer very much which makes it great for date night😉 Love, love, love it!
Juice Bar (sheer): Website description – “Cool toned berry pink in a Sheer finish, because obviously it’s good for you…”
This color is a great one for meeting friends out in the afternoon. It’s good for daytime, but it’s a little more than wearing Bound. This sheer formula is buildable and nourishing on the lips.
Kiddo (sheer): Website description – “A warm taupe in a Sheer finish – 10 points if you are thinking of who we are thinking of when you say this name…”
I’m sorry, but any description that references Sex in the City is automatically a winner. This color looks a little darker on me than the swatch on the website, but it’s great nonetheless. It’s probably the most neutral of my bunch, which makes it great for keeping in your purse. It goes well with any look and it’s another sheer formula, so it’s easy to wear and it’s nourishing.
Lumiere (matte): Website description – “A dusty mauve pink in a matte finish created by the lovely @KathleenLights – ‘I wanted a color that both bold and shy people could wear. It’s not a nude..it would look great on EVERYONE!'”
This color is long lasting and more pink-toned on my skin tone than Cami. This is a great dinner/evening color, but let’s be real: some of us just where whatever color feels the best at the time.
The moral of this story is that I’ve been wearing nothing but these ColourPop Lippie Stix on my lips for the past few months. You can’t beat a great product that’s only $5.
Have you tried anything from ColourPop? What are some of your favorites by them? I’m excited to try some of their eyeshadows!