This has been a difficult post to write and I’ve been working on it for quite a while, I don’t know if it’s because of my unplanned break from blogging that left me out of the flow of things or because it’s not all flattering and I’m used to writing about things I love rather than those that haven’t necessarily impressed. Or maybe I was disillusioned by the £20 customs charge I was burdened with, who knows, but it’s here now! I bought a lot of products so a word of warning, it’s a long post…
ULTRA MATTER LIP IN CLUELESS: Despite supposedly being a dead ringer for the Kylie lip lit in Clueless it is much darker has a much more purple appearance, much heavier than expected and felt tacky for a while until it matted down (the technical term). Once dry it didn’t feel so heavy but it did rest in the cracks of my lips quite a lot, emphasising the dryness. It also balled up quite easily when I rubbed my lips together- perhaps I’m being quite harsh as I was really hoping it would replace my Kylie Candy K liquid lip and it hasn’t come close. I will probably still get some wear out of it but think I’ll have to mix it with a more pinky brown colour to rid the purple undertones.
ULTRA SATIN LIP IN ECHO PARK: This has a mousy formula a little like the Bourjois Rouge Velvet liquid lipsticks and a is much better colour match for the heralded Candy K, although still not exactly a dupe. Transfers much easier than the ultra matte lip but that is to be expected as the satin lip does not fully dry, making it much comfier on the lips and kinder to dry lips as it does not settle into the creases so much. Out of the liquid lips I imagine that this one will be my most used, the not quite matte finish makes it much more wearable for the day time and the shade is definitely my favourite of the three I picked up.
ULTRA BLOTTED LIP IN DOOZY: Very patchy and a much brighter shade than I expected based on my research before I ordered (I stalk Insta and as many blogs as possible looking for swatches). It is labelled a ‘warm rose’ on the website but on me is much more fuchsia/red in colour. Again quite mousy/velvety in texture and is supposed to be medium coverage but you have to layer it up because of the patchiness so it becomes much fuller in coverage. Despite this it doesn’t accentuate dryness like the Ultra Matte Lip and also doesn’t transfer like the Ultra Satin Lip as it dries. I’m really torn here because I think the formula is my favourite however the patchiness is a pain as it takes a lot more work and the shade is just not something I’d gravitate towards.
LIPPIE STICK IN PARKER (MATTE): I can’t put my finger on what it is but there is something slightly off with this shade. I thought it would be similar to MAC’s Velvet Teddy which it just isn’t really- it’s much warmer and far more orange and although the packaging says it’s a matte product there is definitely some sheen. I do like the concept though; with the head being smaller it’s easy to create a neat lip without the need for lip liner and the angle of it- like that of lipstick, means it won’t go wide/flat like lip crayons tend to do, and despite the sheen- or maybe because of the sheen, it would be a great everyday lipstick if I suited the shade a little more.
BLOTTED LIP IN DRIP: My first impression when I swatched this was how sheer it is- although this is less noticeable on the lip so is the colour! It works well when I’ve just put my makeup on and have got foundation on my lips it brings them back to life but aside from this it is quite pointless if I’m completely honest. It is really light so you don’t even notice that it’s on which I guess is a pro but I really don’t see myself reaching for this at all.
SUPER SHOCK SHADOW IN SO QUICHE (ULTRA-GLITTER): I ordered this as I have a Topshop Chameleon Glow shadow from years ago that I adore and thought this would be pretty similar. The Topshop shadow is almost colourless but is full of yellow/orange/green shimmer that looks fab at festivals over the summer and So Quiche offers almost the same however it has more pigment in the base colour, a beautiful olive green that isn’t too bold and is full of purple and gold glitter for the same holographic/duochrome eye look. I’ve found that f I use my finger to press the shadow onto my lid I get a more of the purple glitter transferring where as if I use a brush I get more of the gold- whether this is universal I don’t know but it’s worth experimenting!
SUPER SHOCK SHADOW IN CORNELIOUS (MATTE): Now this product I LOVE. I ordered it in the hope that I could run it through my crease to create some definition on days where I didn’t want to wear a full on eye-makeup look and it is perfect! It blends in seamlessly and gives depth to the socket without the need for a lid colour- you can probably create a similar look with bronzer but this is a much softer shade and more of a pinky brown nude.
Have you tried ColourPop before? I’ve read so many mixed reviews but do feel like the lip products are slightly over-hyped but maybe I just didn’t pick the right shades? I’d love to know your thoughts, good and bad!