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Pucker Up! | ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Limbo.

The other day, my friend asked me if I can pull off brown lipstick. "A really dark brown lipstick" - to quote her verbatim. I said yes, considering that from time to time I wear my Gap Lip Gloss which is a deep shade of burgundy brown. And just like that, she whipped this baby out of her purse and gave it to me as a gift.
Finally joining the ColourPop bandwagon. Haha! Thanks, Aiz! :)
Whoa. I get free makeup first thing in the morning! How lucky am I and how awesome are my friends? Haha! :)
Check out the bunny! Cruelty-free! :)
Anyway, this is the much-raved about Ultra Matte Lip from ColourPop, a hip and trendy LA-based cosmetics company. There are 43 different colors to choose from in the Ultra Matte Lip line, with shades ranging from nudes, darks, reds, pinks, and even blues and greens. 
Shade indicated on thebox.
This one is Limbo, which according to the ColourPop website is a 'deep chocolate brown'.
And on the bottom of the tube.
It comes in a simple yet elegant transparent plastic tube, with the usual doe-foot applicator.
Simple yet elegant packaging.
Looking at the bottle, Limbo doesn't seem too dark of a shade, but when I took out the wand, I was a bit intimidated at how dark it actually is. It's a very deep shade of brown with warm reddish undertones. At the back of my mind I was thinking, "I don't think I can pull this shade off. It might be too dark for me!"
The wand, up close.
It's highly pigmented, as you can see, with an opaque texture and a super flat matte finish.
A few seconds after swiping. One swipe on the left, two swipes on the right.
It dries down within seconds, making it a bit tricky to apply. So instead of swiping it once across my lips, I have learned to apply it in sections instead (top left, top right, center bottom, bottom left, bottom right). That way, I can easily even out the color and I get better coverage at the same time.
It dries pretty fast to a super flat matte finish.
I love this shade's kiss-proof formula, because I can wear them for five to six hours straight with very minimal fading. On the downside, this shade feels a bit drying the longer you wear it, so make sure to apply a small amount of lip balm before swiping Limbo on your lips. 
Limbo on my lips.
What I love:
- Highly pigmented.
- Super matte finish.
- Opaque texture.
- Lightweight.
- Kiss-proof formula.
- Awesome staying power.
- Lots of shades to choose from.
- Cruelty-free.
- Affordable price. (They sell for $6 each in the US,
while online stores in the Philippines sell them from Php 400 up).

What you might not like:
- A bit tricky to apply.
- Can be pretty drying the longer you wear it.

Products Used:
FACE: Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer,
Benefit Erase Paste in Medium,
Tony Moly Luminous Aura BB Cream,
Peripera Snow White Pride Up Pact.
EYES: Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil in Brown,
The Face Shop In Graffi Pen Liner,
Tony Moly Simply Style Slim Curling Mascara.
CHEEKS; Ever Bilena Cheek Blush in Rasin.
LIPS: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Limbo.
And it turns out, I can actually pull this super dark shade off! The color is even matchy-matchy with my current hair color and my eyebrows, which I love! Talk about color coordination! :)

6 replies:

Unknown said...

Love the colour on you although it would be too dark for my already dark lips. I love Shiny lipsticks. I have never tried Matte but hey there is always a first time and for then price £3 thats a bargain!

Julie Syl K

Xon said...

I love dark lipstick but I'm more into the dark red shades than the brown ones. I've always wanted to try this brand, it's similar to Lime Crime Velvetines!

rose said...

Wow you are so beautiful ate. Super Ganda mo po Dyan ~_^. Bagay na bagay po ang look mo Dyan.

Anyways, how sweet and kind naman po ng friend mo po at binigyan ka po no lipstick. I love the color po and the product po is looks so good too. Hindi na po aq nagtataka Kung bakit gustong gusto ng mga girls ang lipstick na yan.

Thanks for sharing po and also for the honest review po. I wish makakakita ako into online I'm thinking to buy one, hehehe.

Unknown said...

Oh that looks a great product! You are so pretty like me lol Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I've heard a lot about this lip cream, yours looks really good I'd like to try it .

G Abogado said...

You totally rocked the look! I'd love to try that as well. Which online store can I purchase this? :)