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12.06.2016

Pucker Up! | ColourPop Swatches!

So we all went Colourpop crazy on Black Friday after the cosmetics company announced that they're offering free international shipping for a limited time. My Facebook feed was literally swamped with shout-outs from beauty blogger friends and fellow makeup enthusiasts, all ecstatic about the free shipping news.

Things got even crazier on Cyber Monday, when Colourpop announced a 20% discount on everything on their site - as in everything, no exclusions whatsoever. One huge sale event after another - how awesome is that? I was practically grinning from ear to ear as I filled my shopping cart with Ultra Matte Lips and Ultra Matte Satins.

But before I went on a shopping frenzy, I got a little help from my friend who has a massive collection of Colourpop lippies. She loaned me her entire collection so I could swatch and try them on and choose which shades would suit me best. Oh, and she's the same friend who gave me this Ultra Matte Lip.
Colourpop! 
Let's begin this swatch-fest with the Ultra Satin Lip, a lightweight, bold lipstick with satin finish. If you have qualms about wearing matte lipstick because of the 'drying' feel, then the Ultra Satin Lip is right for you. They're very comfortable to wear, they don't make your lips look parched, and their color payoff is amazing. They're not kiss-proof like their matte counterparts, but they're pretty long-wearing nonetheless.
Ultra Satin Lip.
I reckon there are 30 different shades in Colourpop's Ultra Satin Lip line, and here are the ones that I got to try.
Prim, Tansy, Frick & Frack, Too Lips.
Prim is a dark, blackened red; Tansy is a medium-toned, yellow brown; Frick & Frack is a lovely shade of rosy terracotta; while TooLips is a deep shade of brownish plum.
L-R: Prim, Tansy, Frick & Frack, Too Lips.
The last two shades are my favorites. I love Frick & Frack because it looks quite natural on my lips (like a deep shade of nude),  and TooLips because it's a wearable shade of plum.
Ultra Satin Lip in Frick & Frack on my lips.
They're both pretty versatile and would suit a variety of skintones. Both are also perfect for the season - and you know how much I love plums and mauves during this time of the year.
Ultra Satin Lip in TooLips on my lips.
Now we move on to the mattes, starting with these two shades from the Karrueche x ColourPop collection.
Karrueche x ColourPop.
A collaboration between ColourPop and model/actress Karrueche Tran, this limited edition line features matte eyeshadows, a blush, highlighter, and contour bronzer, lip pencils, and these Ultra Matte lippies.
Rooch and Kae.
Rooch is a deepened russet wine - a very bold and dark burgundy red that can be very intimidating to wear and very tricky to apply. I find this shade a little too loud for my taste; not the kind of lipstick that I can wear on a daily basis. 
Rooch on the left, Kae on the right.
Kae, on the other hand, is a muted dark brown with warm, reddish tones. This shade is a lot more wearable than Rooch, and can suit a variety of skintones. 
More Ultra Matte shades!
Also from the Ultra Matte line are these seven gorgeous shades - all highly-pigmented, long-wearing, and quite easy to apply.
Beeper, Chilly Chili, Tulle, and Teeny Tiny.
Beeper, one of the most popular shades in the Ultra Matte line, is a warm, mid-toned taupe. Chilly Chili, on the other hand, is a muted shade of plum with brown undertones. Tulle is a warm, plum-red shade, while Teeny Tiny is a plum-brown shade with warm undertones.
L-R: Beeper, Chilly Chili, Tulle, Teeny Tiny.
Among these four, I like Beeper the most - even if it has tendency to emphasize the lines on my lips.
Ultra Matte Lip Beeper on my lips.
Finally, we have Stingraye, Are & Be, and More Better.
Stingraye, Are & Be, More Better.
Stingraye is a cool-toned mauve brown, while Are & Be is a rich, mauve plum. More Better, perhaps the 'brightest' shade in the bunch, is a dark-berry red shade with cool undertones.
L-R: Stingraye, Are & Be, More Better.
While all three shades complemented my skin tone nicely, I am partial towards Are & Be because of its rich yet wearable color, and More Better because of its lovely wine color. It's a nice contrast to all the browns and neutrals that I have previously swatched.
Ultra Matte Lip in Are & Be.
Ultra Matte Lip in More Better.
Are you a fan of ColourPop, too? Which shades are your favorites? :)



4 replies:

Divya Mathur said...

Love the shades of red! I would wear all of them. So perfect for the season right now!

Mai C. said...

I am addicted to colourpop! Their lippies are awesome, especially the matte ones. The pigmentation is great and it really stays on, regardless!

Star Diaries said...

All shades are pretty. I love the matte finish.

Krysten Wasik said...

I really like the Frick and Frack color. Are they still having this sale? I'm going to have to go check them out soon!