colourpop ultra matte lip | review

I recently treated myself to a Colourpop liquid lipstick in the colour ‘zipper’. I got it from eBay so I’m not 100% sure if it’s real or fake but it was from an English seller and she only had one of them (ie it wasn’t a bulk buy and sell). Here’s my honest review!


The packaging is nice and I can’t see anything wrong with it. I love the shiny letters and the fact there’s a 3D pattern on it – it’s not just a printed flat box. This makes me think it’s a real Colourpop lipstick rather than a fake.

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The actual lipstick packaging is simple, but Colourpop is a budget brand (the lipsticks sell for $6.50 in the US) so I wasn’t expecting much. The silver is chipping slightly at the lid and a couple of the letters are chipped as well. The text is all holographic, though! #holosexual!

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The applicator is a standard doe foot and is fairly small, meaning you can get to smaller areas of your lips easily. The wand is clean, which means the stopper is doing its job!

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The colour is so vibrant and not something I’d usually go for, but I wanted to step out of my comfort zone. It applies really nicely and is a gorgeous colour on my hand. However, after it dried it looked really patchy! So it’s not a one-coat wonder…

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After about five minutes, I did the smudge test:

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As you can see, it smudged pretty much all of the lipstick. Not good. I need a lipstick with staying power!

This is what it looks like on the lips (with 2 coats)…

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And this is what it looks like after eating lunch (a cheese and ham sandwich with a drink)…

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3/10

All-in-all, I think I might purchase another Colourpop lipstick as I’m not entirely sure if it’s a real one or not. I’d go for a more neutral shade next time! I don’t think I’ll wear this one often, mostly because it doesn’t have any staying power but also because it dries patchy and you can’t just do one coat and leave it. I like my makeup to be easy! I do like the colour, though and the packaging is nice for the price.


Hope you enjoyed this review. I’m still undecided, so let me know what you think! ❤

hollife

4 thoughts on “colourpop ultra matte lip | review

  1. With colourpop every shade is a different formula. I have some that are perfect stay on all day and are light on my lips and others that are patchy and crumble. They are only $6 so it’s a gamble when you order from them.

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