Colourpop is the kind of brand that I can really get behind. It's made in Los Angeles, is cruelty-free, and the price point is a-mazing. I first heard about the brand on the Full Coverage Podcast in an episode where they raved about the Lux Lipstick and compared it to much higher-end brands. After that, I knew I had to give it a try. So, are Colourpop lipsticks the answer to all your makeup dreams?
Yes and no.
First, I'd like to talk about the Lux Lipstick. At $7 a pop, the Lux Lipstick seems to be a great buy. It comes in a gorgeous rose gold tube embossed with playful stars. The lipstick inside is also stamped with stars, which I have to admit I was totally excited about. Overall, the presentation is perfect and I couldn't wait to make this brand my new go-to.
But then I took it for a test drive and the results were...not the greatest. It applied smoothly and gave good coverage in just a few swipes. It's not kiss-proof and it did transfer to my water glass but, honestly, I expect that from most products that have a creamy finish like this one. The problem came a bit after I applied it. This is going to be hard to describe, but basically it changed to a lighter almost clay-like color when it came into contact with the moisture on the inside part of my lips. I wore it out to the grocery store, flirted with the checkout guy, and then got in my car only to see that part of my lips had a startling white-cast color. Embarassing. I have not worn this in public since, but I have tried it around the house with similar results. I have never had this happen before. Does my personal saliva just cause an unusual chemical reaction with this lipstick? Are you tired of hearing about and thinking about my spit at this point? Me too.
I had better luck with the Lippie Stix which are actually at an even lower price point at $5.50 a piece and even less if you buy them as part of a set. I bought the New Theory set and was so happy with the adorable packaging and variety of colors and finishes. I'm not one for a bold lip (at least not very often) and so the only surviving members of the original set are Little Tings (creme), Persuasion (matte), and Lullaby (matte). I didn't have any strange problems with color-change on my lips and I was very happy with the amount of coverage and longevity that these provided. I think the matte colors held up a bit better but that seems to be the case with most lip products. With the fun packaging, quality, and price, I really think I'll be looking to these lip sets for gift-giving now and always.
Tell me, have you tried anything from Colourpop? What was your impression? What should I buy from them next?