I have been lusting over Colourpop for so long now as beauty bloggers in the US cannot stop talking about their products. The packaging is simple yet pretty and the range of colours and products leaves me wanting. However there is one problem; they don’t ship to the UK. There are a few ways to get your Colourpop fix over here in Britain, each with it’s own benefits and drawbacks. I made the decision to purchase my products from eBay. This isn’t normally a popular option as prices are always inflated, however I didn’t want the hassle of finding a US courier service and paying any unexpected fees. So I decided to pick out 3 products and give them a try. Because I wasn’t sure what I’d like, I opted for 3 different types of product in the Lumière shades created by KathleenLights. I bought:
Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Lumière 2 – £11.49
Lippie Stix in Lumière – £10.99
Lippie Pencil in Lumière – £10.54
When I swatched these on my arm I instantly fell in love with the colours. Lumière is a beautiful mauve and Lumière 2 has a deeper purple tone to it. As I’m definitely more of a liquid lipstick girl, I instantly applied Lumière 2. Interestingly it appeared a lot darker on my lips than it did in the swatch!
The Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick has a shiny silver lid and a doe foot applicator for easy application, much like many liquid lipsticks out there. I had zero issues with application and waited for the product to dry. Shortly after applying I popped out of my house for 20 minutes and once I was home I took a photo for this post. Surprisingly, the formula just doesn’t feel matte and instead slightly sticky. This surprised me as the formula is actually really thin so I expected it to dry really quickly. When I touched my lip with my finger there was no transfer of product however the sticky feeling between my lips was really noticeable. The upside is that it’s really easy to remove with a makeup wipe so there’s absolutely no need to scrub for ages. But I’m definitely going to have to have another go with this product, perhaps I’m applying too much? However the pigmentation is absolutely sublime and I like that it doesn’t have a scent.
The product which surprised me the most was the Lippie Stix. I gently lined my lips with the Lumière Lippie Pencil, which is a standard lip pencil and incredibly soft. I do however really like the white pencil design with a glittering
Colourpop on the end. The Lippie Stix is a retractable, matte, more traditional lipstick which glides on like an absolute dream. I adore the way it feels on my lips as it’s not drying and they feel so nourished despite the matte finish. The Lumière shade is so beautiful, the dusty mauve looks so pretty and can be pulled off by anyone. I also really love the packaging, it’s so simple yet it looks really lovely on a dressing table.
Overall I’m really impressed with Colourpop especially the Lippie Stix which I would definitely repurchase along with the Lippie Pencils. I’m slightly on the fence about the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick as I feel the LA Splash formulas are much nicer. However I’ll give it some time and leave a little update soon.
Have you tried Colourpop or have you ever wanted to try the brand? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below
Emily Mae x