So recently, I purchased the following Colourpop items (links given with descriptions by Colourpop):
Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper: Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me in this warm mid-tone taupe. ($6 – 3.2g)
Lippie Stix in Frida: A warm mid tone nude pink with a satin finish – “For the woman fueled by a substantial amount of coffee.” (Coffee Break With Dani) ($5 – 1g)
Super Shock eye shadow in Party Time: Get the party started in this dusty mauve grey in Matte finish ($5 – 2.1g)
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Personally, I feel Colourpop does a good job describing the shades of their products.
Let’s look into these in more detail, one by one, and then we’ll come to the swatches at the end.
Beeper is a milky mid-toned taupe-brown, which looks a bit dark in the swatch below but shows up as this beautiful, perfect taupe shade on my lips. If you’re looking for a fall/winter/Kylie Jenner lip shade, this neutral, cool, 90s shade is a good option.
I’ve reviewed Solow and Bumble here so if you want more details on the good and the bad, click the link given. In a nutshell, the pigmentation, staying power (6 hours, fades slightly with an oily meal), price point, and shade range are great. The main con is just the bottle design, which is really not a big deal, and the fact that I think the quantity should be greater. Though at this price point, it is again no biggie. Needless to say, I’m a fan of the Ultra Matte Lip range.
Frida is my very first Lippie Stix purchase. I know, I’m way late. This satin-finish shade looks almost neon on me, but not in a bad way at all! In fact, I quite like it. The staying power is great, honestly. This endured a chocolate brownie and tea, and came out unscathed. I like to wear a lip liner of a deeper shade under this to make it last longer and mute the neon-ness a bit.
The shade applies very smoothly and it has a cute vanilla scent, not too strong or noticeable after a while. I say this as someone who hates strong scents.
The packaging, too, is adorable.
I honestly cannot think of anything bad about this product, except maybe that it is, like all other Colourpop products, only available online.
If you have medium-deep skin, Frida may look neon on you too. I want to purchase Brink next, which is more rose-brown toned than pink-toned Frida.
I’ve been looking for a shade like this since ever, as I love a plummy smokey eye, and I’m glad I found Party Time. The site describes it well, it is a smoked out mauve-plum powder formula with subtle sparkles; the shade’s name suits it well. It makes for a fantastic smokey eye and lasts for around 5 hours on my lids, with primer underneath.
The formula is soft and easy to work with, no fall-out at all.
My only qualm is that it isn’t as pigmented as I would like for it to be. But pigmentation can certainly be built up. I would rate the opacity as 4/5.
Again, the packaging is cute but you have to screw and unscrew the cap, which doesn’t do busy women (and men) many favors.
Final Thoughts & Swatches
I love my little haul, which can be purchased in $16, and give you great quality for a reasonable price. IMO the hype about Colourpop is justified, and I have their highlighter Lunch Money on my wishlist now.
Disclaimer: This post contains my honest views, and is not a paid promotion of the items and brands mentioned.