Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Calypso


This is better than the matte version. It’s still rather matte but it’s less drying. I like it. Calypso is also a wearable shade. It’s brownish nude but it’s quite suitable for daily. It’s not too brown. It’s warm, but doesn’t feel very yellow. It’s not exactly an easy product to put on. You need a mirror for this, but still it’s not as bad. You may have slightly out of line but nothing can’t be fix. So still good. 

Colourpop Persuede Me

This is another Colourpop purchase. It’s cheaper to buy in a set. US$5 instead of the usual $6 per pop. This is the famous lippie stix. This set has all the matte x formula. I was hoping that it will be very smooth and easy to apply, but as always with darker colours, it’s not going to happen. The set is cool, cause it came with this box that has a magnetic closure and a good size mirror. So it’s nice as a mini keepsake box or something. Very sturdy and a good size. The lippies came cushioned with a grey foam support which you can remove. (Update: I was wrong. The glue is stickier than expected. Therefore I have to cut out a piece of pretty paper to cover the damaged I made at the bottom.)

The only sad thing about sets; you can’t choose the colours. Sometime you will get a shade in a set that you already have. Or it’s something that won’t suit you. I bought this because I wanted to try these lippie stix. The colours looked good online. But in person, I was hoping for less fall more neutral. It just goes to show, you can’t really depend on other people’s swatches. Cause it all look different on different people.

Ziggie

A classic 2016 nude aka the classic 1985 colour. This is more brick brown. So it has a red undertone in it. I like it but I feel that I have too much brown in my collection. Plus, this is not so good on a dry lips. It brings out the obvious.

Daydream

A mauve brown, the most wearable shade for me. This is easy to apply, at least compared to the rest. I like this the most but it still appear a bit dark on me. I would not wear this for work, but I will use this for a day out. If only this was a bit more soft.

Le Freak

A deep purple shade, the perfect fall colour. It’s so dark, I doubt I will wear this at all. It’s hard to apply. No matter how careful you line the lips, it will still be quite messy. But this makes a nice stain after the product is gone.

Goldie

When you think goldie, you’ll think golden curls with red lips. But this is supposed to be a brownish red. It’s actually really nice on the lips. It will slightly stain the lips. A bit hard to apply. I guess lipliner is a must. It’s pretty nonetheless; a good dinner colour. Plus the shade really turn matte the fastest.

Hotline

This is a nude nude. A bit on the lighter side, but not too concealer like. I like this too. It’s wearable. A bit creamier on the lips.

Upside Down

A peachy coral shade is not something I can pull off. I keep trying, but it’s useless on me. It will washed out on my lips. It just doesn’t look good on me.

Overall, the set is ok. The stix are creamy, glide on well, a tad messy to apply (some of them) but generally nice lip product. I only have the matte x formula, so I can’t compare. But it’s not extremely drying and I feel it really comes down to individual shade and your own lips.

For the price, it’s good. I just don’t think they are as fantastic as what some people say. I really do want to try more shades and more formula though. It is hard to get this kind product below $10 in Singapore.

Colourpop Foxy 

I wanted to try Colourpop so badly. Wanted to make a purchase when they finally shipped international. But it’s still expensive. So I happened to see my junk mail one day, and just nice they had free international shipping. So I bought a few stuff. 

This is the Foxy Mini Ultra Matte Lip Collection. I never expect it to be so small. It’s about half a pen size. It suit me just fine actually. It’s a good way to try out different colour. Plus small is better as its tiny and fit into the bag much better. This is US$18, so with the bank rate, about SG$5.10 a tube. 

The wand is a normal doe foot applicator. It is the most common of applicator so no comment. Usually I need to dip the wand again to get a fully opaque lips. It’s a pigmented liquid lipstick, but a second coat just covers the corners and gives a better coverage. 


The shade More better is a dark magenta shade. It’s hard to get a clean line for this. I like that it’s a deep shade but it will still brighten up the face. 

Creeper is a very bright red. But once it turn matte, it became much better. I feel that it’s a nice orange tone red that will brighten up your complexion. 

Beeper is a pinkish nude. Actually it’s just a nude, but it has a pink undertone. It’s ok on me. 

Clueless is surprising very dark. I expect it to be a brighter shade. As in a bright mauve. This is quite dark on me. As in the colour get wash away. So it’s not so nice on me. But this is quite an easy shade to use. The colour doesn’t run around as much. 

Tulle is one the hardest to apply. I guess cause it’s such a deep dark shade, that you have to really be careful applying this. And this definitely need 2 coats. It’s a very nice colour when swatched but on my lips, it’s just very vamp. And it’s not good to eat when using this. Cause the colour will run off, but some will still linger on certain area on the lips. Not pretty. 

So overall, it’s a good kit. The liquid lipstick is nice. It glides on easy and will turn matte. It transfer slightly but can almost say that it won’t. Not extremely drying. Can feel that the product is on the lips, but it’s comfortable. Some shades need to use lipliner, but as long as you gently draw on the lips, it should be fine. 

Ya, colourpop is an affordable brand and I pretty much want every shade on the web. I shall try the lippie stix next.