Showing posts with label colourpop. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Review: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Trap

Oh dear, this is actually another path of my journey in the middle of matte lip stain trial adventure. This is the kind of adventure I really love. LOL. I meant to try on every brand of matte lip stain in every shade they launch, but I just couldn't. My bank account told me so. So here I am, reviewing one shade only of Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip.

For those who haven't heard of this brand, Colourpop is an American cosmetic brand, and they're relatively new on the market. They previously launch their Lippie Stix collection. You can check out my review in the shade Tootsi.


There's nothing special in this department. Just some plastic transparent tube with silver cap and holographic Colourpop logo on one side. It has a white carton box as an extra packaging.




There are about more than 40 shades of Ultra Matte Lips, and varies from super nude to super dark purple. There's nothing too weird though, like green or yellow shade. My shade is Trap, which seemed to be a quite nude greige shade I adore lately. The shade indicator was placed on the bottom part of the tube with a transparent sticker.


Their long doe foot applicator is so soft, makes it easier to apply, as well as gives more comfort when applied onto lips.


Left: with camera flash
Right: under natural lighting

There's a hint of chemical odor of the product. Just a bit, though. This product dries quickly and felt very smooth. I don't even need extra effort to smooth the surface, whether it's on the lips or just some rough swatches on my hand. The consistency is just right between liquid and cream. Not too thick nor too light.


The shade Trap is actually a wearable greige kinda color, a mix between grey, brown, and a tiny bit of purple. Well, at least on my lips. If Lime Crime Faded and Cashmere had a baby, then Colourpop Trap is probably be the one. I don't think this would suit people with darker skin tone. But if you're confident with it, so just kill it.



Trap feels very lightweight on my lips. I can still feel a bit of powdery feeling on my lips, but for a liquid matte lip stain, this is pretty comfortable. But as comfortable as it is, it's not very kiss-proof. Well it is kiss-proof, but not really. There's still some of the flakes on the inside of your lips that will stain your coffee cups. Like... flakes on your cups. Eww...

This product also drains your lips, so be prepared by applying some lip balm in advance.

The removing process is not a hard one. I just need to dip a cotton pad on regular makeup remover (just a cheap one, Mustika Ratu), place it onto my lips for several seconds, and wipe it. The surface will turn into (again) small flakes that won't even stain your lips.

Overall, this product is worth to try considering the price which is relatively cheap and their enormous range of colour. There are lots of wearable colours to be used for everyday needs. This product originally cost USD 6 each, and sold in Indonesin online stores for about IDR 120K. Price may varies.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Tootsi

I was quite disgusted of how many bold matte lipsticks I bought lately and so decided to purchase something more toned down. If you saw my instagram account, I managed to collect about seven (or even more) nude lip colors, most of them are matte, and this Colourpop Lippie Stix is one of them.

But first of all, I'm begging you mercy if the photos shown here are a bit of an eyesore, I was a bit 'high' when going through the editting stage and ended up regretting it at the end (when I was sober, LOL), but repeating the same process is a bit of a hassle, so just bear with these please.

When the company brand this as a 'lippie stix', they meant it literally because it really is look like a small stick, or as told by The BrauHaus as a 'butthole lipstick'. LMFAO. Colourpop Lippie Stix packaging is simply a white tube with a colored bottom representing each shade. There's also a holographic label in its side.

Since the tube and the box is so slim, it's quite impossible to print all the ingredients on it, and I appreciate the company effort to enclose an extra leaflet in the box about it in several different languages. This really reminds me of those cough syrup btw.

They have purple color at each end of the box. When my package arrived I almost thought the shop had sent me the wrong shade and got me upset for a while. I don't know anymore further about this box thing, maybe the shop had mistakenly put this in the wrong box, or maybe they're originally like that.

The labeling of each shade is by sticker only, and yeah, as I mentioned, mine is Tootsi.

There's a slight aroma of vanilla that will fade gradually. The bullet is actually very tiny.

Under extra bright lighting without camera flash.

In a dark room with camera flash.

Tootsi is what I describe as a nude brown with a slight grey and pink undertone (some say it's a greige with pink undertone). I presume this is not the kind of nudes that will be friendly with medium skintone since this will wash you off (zombie lips allert!). Many compare this color with Lime Crime Cashmere but I disagree. They are slightly different because Cashmere is so grey and pale, while Tootsi on the other hand is a bit darker and more wearable. Although I have to admit they both are sisters.

The formula itself is very smooth, a little goes a long the way, and its tiny bullet is so easy to work with. It is claimed to be matte, but I must say it's not a dead matte. It's not satin either. More like soft matte, perhaps? The down sides are it easily transfers and a bit drying on me, but it does stays the whole day on my lips, with a bit of fading of course.

Colourpop Lippie Stix originally cost USD 5.00 but sold in many local online stores for about IDR 90K to 110K (may vary). It is actually expensive considering it consists of 1 gram of product only (regular lipsticks consist of 3 or 4 gram). So I dare to say Colourpop Lippie Stix has the same price as Kat Von D or Jeffree Star if they have an equal amount of product.

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