Thursday, June 28, 2018

Product Review -- ColourPop Lux Lipsticks

When they first started out several years back, ColourPop's lip products are what really put them on the map.

Well, the Lippie Stix and the Super Shock Shadows anyway.

So it's been pretty cool to see how their lip products have evolved over time. Their Lippie Stix are still great, but now they have a ton of liquid lip products to choose from too.

At the end of the day, though, I'm more into traditional lipsticks than liquid lip products, so I was really excited to hear that ColourPop was introducing their Lux Lipstick line.

These are traditional bullet lipsticks that are available in both creme and matte finishes.

What stands out immediately for me about these lipsticks is their packaging -- for lipsticks that are only $7 each, the packaging doesn't feel cheap in the least. There are no clear plastic caps like you usually find on budget-friendly lipstick. Instead, the tubes have a cool rose gold metallic finish that's embossed with tiny stars, which make them the kind of lipsticks that you don't mind whipping out of your purse and showing off.

ColourPop Lux Lipsticks

I purchased five of the creme finish lipsticks in the shades Tip Toe, a cool pinky nude; Pinkies Up, a rosy nude; Still Crazy, a mauve pink; Afterglow, a blue pink; and LA Lady, a rose terracotta.

From l. to r.: Afterglow, Tiptoe, Still Crazy, Pinkies Up, LA Lady

From l. to r.: Afterglow, Tiptoe, Still Crazy, Pinkies Up, LA Lady

This lipstick formula couldn't be more comfortable to wear. I wouldn't say that it's hydrating exactly, but it isn't drying in the least. It has a nice creamy texture that applies easily, and the shades are all nicely pigmented with a single swipe.

Traditional lipsticks like these obviously don't have the wear time -- or the lack of transfer -- that liquid lipsticks do, but these hold up pretty well as long as you're not drinking or eating.

I also picked up five of the matte finish lipsticks in the shades Third Eye, a mid-tone pink beige; Big Break, a light blue pink; Paparazzi, a warm rose; Name Drop, a warm baby pink; Money Moves, a muted terracotta; and Little League, a cool mauve.

From l. to r.: Money Moves, Little League, Third Eye

From l. to r.: Big Break, Papparazzi, Name Drop

From l. to r.: Money Moves, Little League, Third Eye, Big Break, Paparazzi, Name Drop
The matte lipsticks definitely have a drier consistency than the creme finish lipsticks, but aren't particularly drying. They're even more richly pigmented than the creme finish lipsticks, and like most matte finish lip products, they tend to have a slightly longer wear time too.

I prefer the creme finish lipsticks because they're just a bit more comfortable to wear, though I have no issue with the matte finish ones. They remind me quite a bit of the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks, which is actually one of my favorite matte formulas.

At $7 a pop, I think these are a great bargain and definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of traditional lipsticks.

The lipsticks are available on the ColourPop website.

Have you tried the ColourPop Lux Lipsticks? Are you a fan?

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