I’m not sure if you know this about me, but I would definitely rank lipstick as one of my favorite makeup products #funfact. It highlights one of my favorite features, my lips, and it is such a quick and easy way to change up any makeup look. Swap out a nude lip for a vampy dark plum, and BAM! You’ve created a completely different look (Going from day to night has never been so easy!) When it comes to lipstick, I also don’t shy away from many colors. I vividly remember swiping a bold, YSL red across my lips the first day of my master’s program #noshame
As a lipstick lover, I’m constantly trying out different brands, formulas, and shades. Lately, I’ve been super into the whole liquid lipstick trend. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered Colourpop Cosmetics. This online brand offers a wide range of liquid lipstick colors and formulations for…wait for it…$6. Yes, you read that correctly…SIX DOLLARS! It’s pretty much highway robbery when you consider similar products sell for $18-$24. (Pro Tip: When I signed up for emails, I got a $5 off coupon! That made one of my lipsticks a whopping $1 #score)
After hours of searching the internet for reviews, and swatches, I settled for 7 shades of liquid lipsticks in the ultra matte formulation. Colors purchased include: Kapow, Chilly Chili, Trap, Vice, Lumiere 2, Limbo, and Midi.
Order of swatches from top (closest to my wrist) to bottom; click names for links to products: Limbo; deep chocolate brown// Chilly Chili; muted plummy brown//Kapow; muted grey taupe//Lumiere 2; dusty mauve pink //Trap; greyed out beige //Midi; soft neutral beige // Vice; pale warm nude
OH MY GOODNESS. Where to start!? Shipping was reasonably priced, and I received several emails informing me that my order was received, processed, and on it’s way. I think in total, it took less than a week. When I opened the package, there was a super sweet handwritten note (I always appreciate little touches like that! You go, Colourpop!) and I couldn’t help put paint some stripes of each color on my wrist. Love at first swatch! The formula is amazing. It glides on so smoothly, and effortlessly, and then dries to a velvety, ultra matte, no budge finish. Yes, it’s a super dry formula, but I don’t mind it, because it really does not budge. If drier finishes bother you, apply a chap stick underneath, and I think you’ll find them more comfortable #problemsolved
Seriously though, I’ve worn these for 12+ hours, eaten meals in them, and even kissed wearing them *gasp* (yes, these seem to be even boyfriend approved which is totally saying something because most guys hate the idea of getting lipstick transferred onto their face) I highly recommend these ultra matte liquid lipsticks and I’m tempted to try some of their other products…check out their site HERE
Put down the lipstick! Drop the balm! Don’t touch the lip tint! Run…