Hi guys! This week I received the goodies that I ordered from Colourpop! If you haven’t heard of Colourpop you should run, not walk, to their website! They are a Los Angeles based cosmetics company that is 100% cruelty free. Their products are very inexpensive and are of great quality! How often can you find a pigmented, beautiful lipstick for $5 that could compete with a $40 one? Not that often, that’s for sure! They recently explained on their blog that by having low prices, their customers have the freedom to experiment and try colours outside of their comfort zone without breaking the bank. I think that is such a great idea! Go check them out, you won’t be disappointed. If you sign up for their email newsletter you receive a $5 off coupon code (that is a free lippie stix, lippie pencil or eye shadow!!). The coupon code does expire so don’t sign up until you know you are going to use it!
Now onto the products that I purchased…
Bumble (Ultra Matte Lip): This is a beautiful terracotta matte liquid lipstick. It applied very nicely and dried quickly to a completely matte finish. It did feel a little bit drying but it was not uncomfortable. I put it on around 7:30 am yesterday, and it still looked perfect when I took it off at 4:00 pm. The only reason I took it off was because I was going to the gym, otherwise I would have kept rocking it. It somehow survived breakfast, lunch, tea and the several bottles of water I consume a day.
Kapow (Ultra Matte Lip): This is a colour that I would not normally wear so I thought I would live a little and try it. I have not worn it yet though. When I swatched them on my arm it took two different make up removers and scrubbing my arm to remove it. I decided to save this for the weekend in case the colour doesn’t suit me.
Quick Tip: Put a clear lip balm on while you do your make up (after foundation) and let it soak into your lips. Just before you apply the Ultra Matte Lip in your shade of choice, blot the balm off on a tissue. This will help hydrate your lips before using this since they can feel a bit drying. I do this every time I do my make up, but it helps the most with this kind of formula.
Tootsi (Lippie Stix): This is a matte finish lippie stix. It is a grey, cool-toned, nude. I have been wanting this one since they first posted it on instagram and I am so happy to finally call it mine. I don’t have anything else like this in my collection. It is a comfortable matte and wears for a reasonable amount of time. It isn’t as matte and long-wearing as the Ultra Matte line, but it is a completely different formula. When it started to fade, it did so evenly.
Fern (Lippie Stix): This lippie stix is in their cream finish. It is a stunning violet, cool-toned shade. I wore this one today and it applied like a dream. It was pigmented and creamy. I could have gotten away with one coat, but I decided to blot and add another to help it last longer. When it faded away it left a nice magenta stain on my lips.
Frida (Lippie Stix): This is a satin finished lippie stix which was done in collaboration with Coffee Break with Dani! It is a warm-toned pinky nude shade. I haven’t worn this one yet (this order only came in on Wednesday!) but I am excited to try it this weekend. It is a beautiful shade that looks like it can be warn with anything. When swatching it on my arm it was pigmented and creamy. Hopefully it works with my skin tone!
Have you guys tried Colourpop, if so which products do you love and recommend? If you haven’t and you checked out their website, what are you dying to try? Let me know in the comments below!