The other week Colourpop advertised free international shipping and being the beauty lover that I am, I couldn’t turn such a good offer down! It was the first time I had ever ordered anything from America (beauty wise) so I wasn’t sure a) how it was going to work and b) what it would end up costing me! I decided to just throw caution to the wind and buy what I wanted and suffer the consequences later!
Colourpop are most famous for their eyeshadows and lip products and despite having too much of each of those categories, I decided lip products was the way to go! I wanted a wide range of colours, formulas and textures to really try out the brand so I could give you guys a good opinion! First up, I bought some of the Lippie Stix as I have heard so much about them over the years and I’ve always wanted to try them. They had a great set available called the ‘Staycation’ set and it ticked off a large variety of colours for me in one block so in the bag that went! It features six matte Lippie Stix with lots of beautiful colours all for $25:
Cookie: True nude beige in a matte finish
Brink: A warm dusty taupe in a matte finish
Grunge: A cool-toned plum brown in a matte finish
LBB: Rich plum wine in a matte finish
I Heart This: Red based fuchsia in a matte finish
Bossy: Classic blue red in a matte finish
Cookie & Brink are great every day colours with one being a more pink-toned nude and the other being more beige/brown.
Grunge is possible my favourite of the bunch as it is very similar to MAC’s Whirl but with a bit more warm. LBB is a beautiful colour but randomly I found it made my lips sting quite a bit whilst I wore it and it had a bit of a funny smell. Maybe I just got a dud product but it’s not the end of the world. I will try it out again and see what happens! I Heart This is a lovely bright pink and, as with all of the Lippie Stix, the shape of the product makes it so seamless to apply! No set would be complete without a true red and Bossy got this shade bang on! It is just so beautiful and the consistency so creamy! This set is great as you basically get one colour for free as individually they retail for $5!
I did order one other Lippie Stix and a matching liner as the colour just looked gorgeous online. They’re in the shade Bichette which is a ‘Deep red wine in a matte finish’ and it’s perfect for the Autumn. The liner is just as creamy and does make this darker shade that bit easier to apply, but in the grand scheme of things, is probably not that necessary. It looks completely different on to the other dark shades I own and is definitely the most ‘Ox blood’ shade that I have found!
Next up is the Ultra Satin Lip and oh how I wish I had bought more than just one of these! I think I just clicked shades that I liked and didn’t really think about how many of each formula I was getting and this formula is just the best thing ever! It is so soft on the lips without drying them out and also doesn’t crease which is great! It applies better than any other liquid lipstick I have tried and I am DYING to get my hands on more of these shades! I picked up the colour Mess Around which is described as a ‘mid-tone grey beige’ and that is definitely pretty apt! It reminds me of MAC Stone and as you all know, that is a shade I completely adore! I am going to get so much wear out of this and believe me, I will be buying more of these in the future! These satin lip’s retail for a mere $6!
Although I’m not a glossy lip kinda gal, I did give a couple of the Ultra Glossy Lips a go as they had some gorgeous metallic shades and I am eager to jump on that metallic bandwagon! I picked up My Jam which is a ‘warm golden nude shimmering with silver and gold in a Metallic finish’ and Cheat Code which is a ‘rich copper in a Metallic finish’. These are completely packed with metallic sparkle and goodness and are seriously pigmented for a glossy finish product! Cheat code is like the lip equivalent of Amber Lights and is definitely quite a bold statement!
My Jam is a touch more subdued but even when the gloss has gone, the glitter is on there for hours! These also retail for $6.
Last but by no means least is the two Ultra Metallic Lips that I bought and these are like a hybrid between the shimmer of the Glossy Lips and the pigmentation and formula of the Satins! I got the shades Man Eater, which is a metallic rose gold, and Zebra which is metallic bronze.
These last for ages and I feel like an actual princess when I wear them! I am so on board with this metallic trend and I can’t wait to continue to rock these through Autumn and Winter! These are also only $6!
Thats all the naughty lip goodies that I purchased from Colour pop, for those of you who are interested in more of the logistics, I paid $66 for all 13 of these products and they took about 10 days to arrive. I sadly had to pay £18.03 in shipping and duties on arrival here in the UK which is definitely a bit of a bummer! Other than that, I am definitely going to be buying more products from them in the future. The quality and pigmentation are insane and for the price you really can’t go wrong! Even with the tax and duties included, I still only payed £5.20 on average per product which is a complete bargain! Have you tried anything from Colourpop before? What are your favourite products?
p.s i’ve only included a few lip swatches otherwise it would be a bit picture heavy but if you want to see any in particular then let me know and I’ll sort it out!