My ColourPop Collection | Swatches + Review


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I’m a HUGE ColourPop lover. Their products are affordable, and for the amount you pay, you get AMAZING color payoff and quality. They are also cruelty free and feature some vegan products AND their products are made in the United States. My collection first started with 3 matte lippie stix and has since grown to what’s pictured above…and I want more. I want it all! They have such amazing products and it’s really not hard to add up over $100 in your cart before you even realize…(yes…I’ve been there and had to refrain, sadly). I have some swatches for you today and I’ll tell you what I like or dislike about the products I have.

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So these are the ColourPop Lippie Stix, they retail at $5 and the colors are endless. They have sheer, matte, satin + 3 other finishes, so you will definitely find a shade (or 10) that you love. I’m pleased with the packaging, although I have noticed some of the holographic letters have begun to rub off, but that’s not a huge deal with me. I bought these because a friend of mine had Tootsi and it looked fabulous on her, so I just had to pick it up and I saw some of the other colors they had and picked up two other colors on my first purchase. I eventually went back and picked up two more lippie stix. I’m also very good at buying similar colors as you’ll see in the pictures…2016-03-27 09.08.572016-03-27 09.11.10

Here are the 5 swatches of my lippie stix! The swatches are in the same order as the picture above. I clearly like matte lips. I love how they have the color on the bottom and a label for the color and finish. It makes it easy to find the color you want. These apply SO smoothly and easily. They’re also VERY pigmented, so for $5 they are a total no brainer. Like I said, I’m really good at buying similar colors. Dalia and Silk look a like, but Silk has more of a magenta/purple undertone, whereas Dalia has more of a dark blood red color. Tootsi is a gorgeous matte brown-nude, which looks especially good on pale skin tones (but I’m sure it would look great on everyone!) The next color is Button, which I think is going to be perfect for spring and summer, so I haven’t worn much of it yet but I have a feeling it will be one of my go-to colors. Peppermint is an orangey-pink and looks great on me. Obviously every color is going to look different when it’s on your lips since your lips are pigmented and will layer with the color, if that makes any sense? These are amazing and I highly recommend them if you’re looking for some new lip products.

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Everyone has been raving about matte liquid lipsticks now. ColourPop has Ultra Matte Lips which are a liquid lipstick that dry matte (lol duh Rae) and they recently came out with their Ultra Satin Lips line which are semi-matte in my opinion. I first bought the Ultra Matte Lips thinking I would LOVE them…but to be honest, I hate them. Maybe I just got a bad batch of the colors I have, but I personally think they are awful. Mine are super liquidy, which make them hard to apply. It also takes sometime to dry down matte. I hate the way the wand feels on my lips, it feels so rough and I personally don’t like the way they feel on my lips.2016-03-27 09.19.25

Here are the swatches of my Ultra Matte Lips. The first one on your left is Bad Habit, which is a really pretty dusty mauve, and it does look good on the lips, I just don’t like the formula. Next is Instigator which is a “mid-tone peachy nude” but I would call this more orange, which I’m fine with. I picked it up because I thought it would be a good dupe for theBalm’s Meet Matt(e)Hughes in Committed and they’re similar in color, but I 100% prefer theBalm‘s formula. And lastly, is the most disappointing. I picked up Lumiere 2 since I saw some beautiful swatches of it, it looks absolutely fabulous on Kathleen and I thought it would look great on me too since it looked great on some other pale babes. I was totally wrong. They say that Lumiere 2 is a “dusty mauve pink” but mine is straight up purple-gray. Maybe I just got a bad batch of it, but its absolutely awful. I put it on my lips and YUCK! It makes me look like a zombie.

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Here are the two Ultra Satin Lips that I have. The bottom one is Frick n Frack which is a gorgeous “rosy terracotta”. I love the color and the formula of these. Frick N’ Frack is a little dark on me, but it pulls together an edgy look effortlessly. It will definitely be my go-to in the Autumn. The swatch above is Echo Park which is a “warm peachy nude”. It’s definitely a “my-lips-but-better” color. I’ve been using it almost everyday, and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it. Okay so about the formula…these are super creamy and not liquid-like. They kind of remind me of NYX’s soft matte lip creams, but these last ALL day unlike the soft matte lip creams. These apply like a dream. I seriously love them so much. To make them semi-matte I just blot it with a tissue. They aren’t transfer proof, but they still stay on your lips and don’t move or come off patchy. I recommend these if you’re looking for some awesome lip products that have great color pay off and are sort of matte without making your lips look like the desert. These and the ultra mattes are $6 each.

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I’m not sure why I didn’t picture the brow pencils, but here are the swatches of the two I have! The one on the left is Blondie (which is an amazing cool toned light brown) and the one next to that is Dope Taupe, which a lot of companies call a “universal” color. These pencils are $5 each and have a spoolie on one end and the product on the other. They are really slim, I don’t have any other brow pencils at the moment so I’m not sure if it would be the same size as ABH pencils or thinner. I love love love love these. They apply so smoothly and don’t smudge or fade throughout the day. They’re really easy to use and the spoolie is a great size and has the right amount of space in between the bristles to nicely comb through your brows or disperse the product. I have rather light brows and I feel like sometimes they disappear on my face, so I was glad that a company came out with a light brow shade, just because taupe is usually too bold on my face. I haven’t used Dope Taupe yet, but as you can see, it’s a little bit warmer toned and a little darker than Blondie. I’m sure Dope Taupe would look great on the tail of my brow, I just haven’t experimented with that yet. They have 8 different shades in pencil and in their brow color pots, so you will find one that suits you. These are my holy grail brow product now and I’m glad I bought two of each when they first came out, so I have a backup if I run out.

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I also have one of their Super Shock Shadows in the color Hanky Panky which is a matte shade. It is a cool toned brown, so it’s a good transition/crease color for me. It’s not too dark and it’s easily blendable and buildable. Their shadows are unique cause they aren’t a powder. You touch it and you’re like “What is that?” because it’s soft and squishy. I would call their formula a cream-to-powder, or maybe that’s just me. I prefer to apply it with my finger, but you can apply it with a brush. They have tons of different colors and finishes. I want all of their shadows, they are simply amazing. They are $5 and you get .07 ounces of product, I’m not sure when I’ll hit pan since I don’t use it everyday, but I really do like the color. *TIP: Make sure to TIGHTLY close these shadows, since they will dry out if you don’t!

So overall – I LOVE COLOURPOP AND THE MAJORITY OF THEIR PRODUCTS. I was disappointed with the Ultra Matte Lips and I definitely won’t be purchasing anymore, but I would love to get my hands on some more shadows, ultra satin lips and I would love to try out their eyeliners. They also have bronzers, blushes and highlighters but I want to use up what I have first before I buy anymore.

I hope you guys enjoyed the post and have a lovely weekend!

What’s your favorite ColourPop shade? Let me know below!

Xoxo, Rae

P.s. As always, thank you so much for reading! I <3 you!!!

DISCLAIMER: All products were purchased with my own money and this post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own.


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  • Reply Nikoletta

    Great post and the products look amazing 🙂

    April 1, 2016 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Sierra @ Happy Curious Life

    I need to try those lippie stix! I love the colors and from your swatches the pigment looks awesome! I have heard bad reviews about the liquid lipsticks, also. But like you mentioned, The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes is my go to liquid lipsticks (because I don’t want to deal with the hassle of getting a Kylie lipkit).

    April 1, 2016 at 7:55 pm
    • Reply Rae

      I would absolutely love to try out Kylie’s lip products, I just can’t justify spending that much, cause I usually pick shades that look awful on me haha. Thanks for the comment!

      April 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Beth

    These products look amazing! I’ve heard a lot about Colourpop but never seen them to buy, maybe because I live in the UK? always great to find a cruelty free brand too!

    April 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply Rae

      I believe ColourPop is US only but I hope they have international shipping at one point just because their stuff is amazing! Thanks for your comment 🙂

      April 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm
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