A. God bless ColourPop
B. God bless ULTRA. BLOTTED. LIP.
Oh. my. God. I am SO in love *-* I never knew ColourPop is so amazing I wished I had gotten them earlier!!!
I was introduced to this cosmetic brand by my friends last year but I wasn't really feelin' it then. Because I was all about Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks and that's all I cared about. Colour Pop? Mehhhh.
Welp. I've decided to try the stuffs this time because of 2 reasons: there was a sale going on, and I also happen to see a "How is that made" episode about how lipsticks are made. AND COLOURPOP WAS THE SPONSOR/ SAMPLE. So I thought, damn, the lippie stix looks pretty cool. Since there's 20% off, maaaybeee I can get one first to try???
And then here we're now, where I got 7 items in the end hehe Also, I've received these on 16 May, and I've swatched them then also. But I'm making a review now after having wearing them out in a day. :D
Anyway, let's get on to what I've got!
Things I've got:
Ultra Blotted Lip: Zuma
Ultra Blotted Lip: Doozy
Ultra Blotted Lip: Cherry on top
Ultra Satin Lip: Frick & Frack
Highlighter: Lunch Money
And a free eyeliner brush for every 2 eyeshadows purchased!
I initially wanted to get lippie stix, but as I explored the products more, I found myself to be more fond of the ultra blotted lip. I looked up swatches and reviews on them, and felt that they will be more suitable for me. For they are transfer proof as compared to lippie stix, which is more of the normal kind of lipstick.
Swatches of lippies
Reviews on first swatch:
The satin liquid lipstick - Frick & Frack
It is really comfortable to wear. It may not be transfer proof, but it is comfortable and lightweight. When it dries, it leaves a little shimmer which is really nice. If you keep rubbing your lips together it will start flaking off. For its price, I think they are pretty good though. But I still prefer Jeffree's formula.
The ultra blotted lipsticks - Zuma, Doozy, Cherry on Top
They are also lightweight, and leaves a velvety feeling after it dries. I really like Zuma as it looks very natural, and I look forward to wearing it daily. Doozy is a slightly pinker version of Zuma; Cherry on Top is a really nice dark colour, however it spreads quite unevenly on my lips during application.
Reviews on wearing it a day:
So far, I've only worn the ultra blotted lips out - Zuma and Cherry on Top. It is slightly more drying than Jeffree's lipstick. I'm a little disappointed that it starts to flake and crack after wearing for a few hours. It reminded me of my NXY suede liquid lipstick.. It also have similar problems as NYX where the more you layer the product, the more prone it is to flake, which leaves little crumbs on your lips that feels really gross.
It flakes off very easily especially when you're eating, which is uncomfortable and made me conscious about it. It was so bad that I wipe them off before I eat to have a peace of mind. The flaking is more obvious when I wear Cherry on Top because of its darker colour. Zuma was less noticeable as it is closer to my lip colour. ): So I guess these lip colours are only more suitable for a more casual or short day. I still prefer Jeffree's formula as they are longer lasting.
Swatches for eyeshadows & highlighter
Reviews on first swatches:
The highlighter: Lunch Money
I am pleasantly surprised at the texture. I thought it would be in powder form, but it is more of a mix between cream and "slime"?? I can't quite explain it. It feels squishy where you can press it down like slime, and it bounces back into its shape slowly. It's very unique. I was really amazed at how pigmented it is on my fingers too. I am aware that the best method of application is with your fingers, but it made it a little awkward to apply on my face. But it is buildable so it made mah cheeks cutting sleek woo!
The eyeshadows: Elixir, Tang
They have the same creamy squishy texture, and I am SO IN LOVE with Elixir!! My synthetic brush is able to pick up the product but it needs a bit force to "dig" into the squishy product. But it is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. Very bendable as well. I can't emphasise how much I love this shade. It is such a perfect colour for trying out red tones! Which I have been wanting to but couldn't find the colours anywhere! The shade looks so good on me, and I can't wait to try a grunge makeup look because I have been dying to try it!! Such a good buy!
Where as for Tang, it is a more neutral purple shade, which nice for a more subtle wear. And the shade matches with my TheBalm Nude'tude palette. I can't wait to try to match it to make a slightly cooler toned makeup look since I've always been wearing browns instead.
Reviews on wearing it for a day:
So far I've only worn Lunch Money and Elixir for almost a day, for a special event. To give more context, I have to attend a formal event in the evening, but we had to set up the space in the afternoon for it. Due to time, I had to have my makeup done before coming, so I was moving about quite a lot. With that said, I'll say Lunch Money is not as lasting if you're gonna be busy running about. It pretty much is gone by the time I'm ready for the event, and I had primer on too. You definitely need to top it up now and then for the best effect. Look wise, it enhances my features quite a bit; my nose was higher/sharper and so are my cheeks. Which I didn't mind hehe
As for Elixir, I wore it for the same event too. It is pretty long lasting, though I could see the colour faded a little and needed some touch ups for the full colour opacity. I had a little on my lower lids but they were pretty much gone. I still looked good though so that's good haha. Once again, I had primer on too, which definitely have helped with the durability.
All in all, I'll say I'll only consider getting their eyeshadows again in my next buy and not so much of their lip products. My biggest pet peeve for my lipsticks are flaking and cracking so I can't deal with it. As much as have I hoped otherwise, Jeffree Star is still my go-to lipstick now, and I'm kinda bummed about it because they are quite expensive.. Annddd I kinda wanted to boycott it before but welp. It's hard when they are good ): lols
I definitely am a little disappointed about the formula quality as I was really looking forward to be "converted" and have like a holy grail moment. But ehh.. Didn't work out after all. I am still in love with the lip colours for sure, but the formula? Not so much):