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Colourpop: Lippie Stix & Pencil

Here we are again, talking about another hyped up product by Colourpop. I am happy to say that I am actually OVER THE MOON pleased at this product. If you didn’t know, Colourpop is a cruelty free brand that originated in LA. A lot of their products are also vegan, in exception of a few.

Here is the 411 on the Lippie Stixs:

Colour Pay Off & Lasting Power

AMAZING! Super pigmented lip products that stick to the lips and last for a very long time. I can eat, drink and sleep in these things and they are still hanging on there for dear life by the end of it all. Although the Lippie Stix do transfer, they don’t slide of the lips, therefore I am not scared that I’m going to end up smearing them all over my mouth.

Moisture Level

I am the first to admit that these products are not the most moisturising on the market. They can dry out your lips. To combat this I always apply a non greasy lip balm first and then the Lippie Stix on top. If you do have naturally dry lips I would recommend exfoliating your lips with a lip scrub, moisturising with a lip balm and then applying your Lippie.

Colours and Swatches

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Fancy
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Lumiere
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Gossip
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Heart On
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Frenchie
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Grind

*All colours are switched with the matching Lippie Pencil

Would I Repurchase?

YES YES YES! They also seem to have finally introduced a set price for shipping Australia… YIPPEE! $25.

Rating

8/10

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Colourpop Swatchfest – Ultra Satin Lip

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips are the next big thing of the YouTube world! These products are lovely. Below are swatches of the colours that I purchased.

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Swatches – Cozy, Magic Wand, Sprtiz, Dopey, Mess Around, Molly, The Rabbit, Panda
Molly 2
Molly – Mid-tone plum lilac
Rabbit
The Rabbit – Bright fuchsia w/ subtle blue sheen
Sprits
Spritz – Mid-tone bubble gum pink
panda
Panda – Deep pink violet
Mess Around
Mess Around – Mid-tone grey beige
Magic Wand
Magic Wand – Light nude
Dopey
Dopey – Dusty mauve
Cozy 1
Cozy – True orange red

 Here are some pro’s and con’s of the product:

Pro’s

  • Cruelty Free! Most products are also vegan and gluten free.
  • Lasting power is fantastic!
  • They are not as drying on the lips as the Ultra Matte Lips. They are definitely more comfortable to wear on a day to day basis.
  • Colours are BEAUTIFUL and extremely pigmented. They apply smoothly and wear off the lips in a graceful way. This can be seen in the swatches.
  • They last through eating and drinking – YIPEE!

Con’s

  • They transfer, however are not slippery, therefore you don’t need to be scared about them sliding all over your face.
  • Some colours can sit in the creases of your lips. This can be fixed by pressing your lips together.

Would I repurchase? YES! In fact, my mum had a look at the colours and swatches and wants me to place an order for her!

Rating – 8/10

 

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NYX Matte Lip Cream

I used to hear about these lip creams all the time through watching YouTube and always wanted to give them a go. They had great reviews, and of course they are cruelty free… so I thought I would give them a go!

The description on the NYX website is quite accurate:

Now available in twelve more statement-making shades, our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favourite. – (NYX Website)

Colours purchased: Prague, Ibiza & Istanbul

  • Istanbul: Described on website as ‘clean pink’
  • Prague: Described on website as ‘matte merlot’
  • Ibiza: Described on website as ‘matte deep rose pink’ – personally I feel like this colour comes of more coral then pink.
*Images from the NYX website – from left to right; Istanbul, Prague & Ibiza

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Left to right – Ibiza, Prague & Istanbul

 

Swatches with no lip liner.

Texture: The Matte Lip Creams have a mouse like texture that is light and fluffy. They are a matte texture, v the title state, and are quite comfortable to wear.

Lasting Power: I apply this at 6:30am and it is still on my lips at 2pm. The comfortability of the lip cream wears off as time goes on, but I feel as though that is expected of a matte lip product. Although I say the comfortability wears off, it is definitely very comfortable for the first 4-5 hours of wear.

Pigmentation: SUPER pigmented. I only need one layer of the product in relation to pigmentation purposes. The colours I have tried go on smooth and even.

Scent: It is very sweet, quite enjoyable… I dig it!

I would recommend this product!

Rating – 8/10

*PLEASE NOTE – I have just found out that NYX was bought out by Loreal. Therefore, the brand NYX is registered as cruelty free HOWEVER Loreal still sells to China.