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…?
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!
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.
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.
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?