On Cyber Monday this year, I made the impulse decision to treat myself to something new. I almost never participate in Cyber Monday because I never have enough money around this time, but I was fortunate enough to have a few dollars to spare. Hearing so much about the legendary Colourpop Cosmetics and their liquid matte lipsticks, I sauntered over to their site to have a closer look. After watching swatching videos on Youtube; a necessity when you have a darker complexion, I picked the best 3 lipsticks to start with, paid my money, and sat in anticipation. Don’t you hate when you have to actually WAIT for something to come in the mail…?

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Finally, Saturday comes! My package is here! I ran to the mailbox early in the morning but sure enough, it wasn’t there yet. I sulked back to my apartment to wait an hour or two. After some time, I ran to my mailbox again and lo and behold, my lippies are finally here!

 

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L to R: Be-Dazzled, Limbo, Avenue.
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With flash!

 

While I didn’t take any actual photos of the actual packaging (and frankly I’m too lazy to do so at the moment), I can say that it’s very simple: white with red accents at the top and bottom lids with holographic lettering. I’m a sucker for holographic ANYTHING so this was already a bonus point for Colourpop.

 

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Be-Dazzled, without lip liner. Also, I really like my mouth dimple a lot.
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Avenue, with MAC lip liner in Brick. There’s a filter obviously, but you get the idea!

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Limbo, without any lip liner. Note to self: invest in new lip liner colors.
I was initially very skeptical that these wouldn’t look good because I like to try ’em before I buy ’em. In fact, I was so nervous that I closed my eyes while first applying Be-Dazzled and filming a video for my Snapchat story. But boy, am I glad I bought these! It was love at first…applying, and I flipped out when I saw how great they looked on me! I didn’t want to take them off at all when I was finished because they were THAT. FREAKING. COOL.

Quick run-through:
Be-Dazzled is a very deep-but-bright-at-the-same-time purple. Similar to MAC’s Heroine which I own, but it’s hella bright. It’s funky. And it’s perfect for when you want to just look fierce as f%@^!
Avenue is a dark cherry red (apparently it’s a yellow-red but to me it looks more cherry!). Redder than what I’m used to wearing on the reg, which is Ruby Woo usually, but it’s a really sweet color for when I don’t want to be too “loud” in my lipstick choice and prefer a more demure look. I find it ideal for practically ANY situation, but best for professional events and mostly-formal gatherings.
Limbo flipping ROCKS. After years of trying to find the perfect nude lipstick, I can’t believe I struck gold big time with this one! It’s actually really close to my skin tone and I love how it doesn’t wash out my face. I can see myself rocking this for any situation when I don’t feel like wearing any bright colors.

FINAL VERDICT: I’m super satisfied with my very first Colourpop lippies and I couldn’t have picked a better few shades to start my collection with. My only beef with it is that it’s a little hard for me to take off. I have to use LUSH Cosmetics’ Ultrabland facial cleanser to wipe it off because regular wet wipes won’t do. Of course, this is my first experience with liquid matte lipsticks so I’m sure I’ll get the hang of removal soon! Otherwise, all three of them get a 6/5 from me. I am definitely buying more from them again in the near future.

That’s my verdict; now what’s yours? Have you ever tried liquid matte lipsticks before?

Abeni, out!

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “My First Colourpop! The Ultra Matte Lip

    1. Ouch, customs fees are the worst! I’ve always been hesitant to buy internationally for that reason, but I hear if it’s shipped through EMS then UPS then you won’t have to pay anything so who knows? I’d like to try that out one day. Maybe you won’t even have to pay those yucky fees either! Here’s hoping, hope your holidays were good and thanks so much for your comment! ❤

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  1. Oooh these all look stunning! I’ve just put in my first Colourpop order too – now I’m just waiting for it to arrive 😥 I have one matte liquid lipstick which is insanely drying, but also doesn’t budge all day. I’m keen to see how Colourpop compares!

    Kelly x

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    1. Hey Kelly, it seems to be a common thing with matte lipsticks to be insanely drying. I tend to put on a lot of chapstick beforehand, but not too much that it goes on creamy-ish. Have you received yours yet?! I’m already dying to buy some more! Thanks for your comment and I hope you enjoyed your holidays!! ❤

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