Today I am going to share with you my experience with 3 matte liquid lipsticks from my current obsession – Colourpop. If you are an ardent fan of liquid lipsticks, then Colourpop is a brand you should try out. At $8, these are the best and cheapest liquid lipsticks with good quality that you can get. The formula, staying power and pigmentation is comparable to high end lipsticks. Since these are ultra matte, totally matte, these are drying and hence, make up your mind for that before buying. Though I would give you a tip to avoid the extreme dryness too 🙂
You can check review of Colourpop Creeper here.
These liquid lipsticks comes in a transparent plastic tube with Colourpop written over them in holographic font and the case looks quite classy. The name of lipstick is mentioned on the base. The cap is silver metal and contains the brush applicator which is quite good in quality, Though the holographic print on case fades very soon.
$8 for 0.11oz
Now, I will review all 3 shades – Solow, Succulent and More Better – one by one.
Solow is a very very pretty color. So soothing and beautiful. It is a warm pink color. Or you can say, it is a neutral pink shade as described by Colourpop. It holds true to its name. Though I feel, it is more of a color for fair skin tones but when applied with proper makeup and all, it goes well for dusky beauties too. Say, when you are going for full smokey for eyes and this pinkish color will look great on lips. Gloss or no gloss is your choice. I like this color. The quality is fine, not so dry, applies evenly, no patches no scent.
I was most excited for this colour as I seriously need a bright orange in my life all the time. It is a very bright neon orange red shade. But how this one failed me :(. Total waste of money for me. I bought these from direct website of Colourpop, so no chance of fake or dupe. Either the formula is not correct for my piece or it is an old piece, can’t say, but this is a piece of sh*t. The smell is bad, unlike other colours, smells of old, rusty piece. The application, no words to describe, you see the swatch below to see it. I complaint about this lipstick to the company and they simply said they don’t have any refund or replacement policy. I emailed them swatches too and they just emailed me some application tips to try on!!
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Yes, colourpop is a good brand which has gained popularity too fast but then it is customer who builds or breaks a brand. This $8 loss won’t make me bankrupt but little concern from the company would have made me a fan of the brand which I am not now!!
A BIG NO-NO FOR ME.
What to say about his pretty shade!! As described by Colourpop website, it a deep violet wine shade. For me, it is everything from Perfect plum to wine to purple. How beautiful!! You need to own this to know the beauty of this shade. I adore this shade. It goes well with so many dresses!! It suits all skin tones, The application is easy and it applies even and smooth. Perfect consistency and dries to a semi matte finish. But I would say it is transferable, say on glasses etc, to a little extent. It stays on forever on lips and survives meals to a great extent. Though sometimes, I feel it feathers a little and you have to stop yourself from touching anywhere near your mouth to have this on your hands. It is not the case with other liquid mattes from Colourpop.
The bad thing about Colourpop More Better lipstick – Though it applies perfectly and colour is superb but again, the quality is not that good. I don’t know why this problem. I have Creeper, Tulle, Bumble, Solow also with me and all are extremely good. These two shades – Succulent which is hell and this More Better have failed for me. After full day application for office, More Better creates little allergy on my lips, say a thin crust sort of gets formed. So, it doesn’t suit me.
I would like to mention that I have sensitive eyes and lips as far as makeup products are concerned.
MY VIEWS AND TIPS –
Since these liquid lipsticks are quite cheap and the shade range is amazing, I quite like them despite the fact that 1 lippie has totally failed me and the company does not take any responsibility. The formula is of course drying but you can counter that a little bit by either using the lippie primer of colourpop or any other brand to prepare your lips. Or you can apply a good quality lip balm first and then apply the lipstick, this is what works for me, always. Just use good moisturizing lip balm with less of shine or creamy effect.
Staying power is great. These stay intact for almost whole day with little fading from middle of lips. The application is also even. Just apply one coat quickly and you are done. In fact, you can blend a little with finger over lips after lining your lips. Even then it gives even and staying application.
You need a real good oil based cleanser to remove these lipsticks. No, no cream or even oil can easily remove some colors like ‘More Better’. It tries to become your second skin.Gives a tough time.
But all in all, this time, I am not satisfied with the quality of Colourpop liquid lipsticks and I will not but anymore shades from this range. I would also add that these liquid lipsticks from Colourpop have fulfilled my desire to own pure matte, various shades of liquid lipsticks. Amazing pigmentation, staying power, even application, but two lipsticks ditching me, I will avoid the brand from now.
Solow – 4.5/5
Succulent – 0/5
More Better – 2.5/5 ( for a superb color only)