Yes! After months of a hiatus for no apparent reason other than life… I’m back in action on this blog. First, a little about what has been up. I moved out of my old place (thank God), I now live alone in a cute lil apartment in the best part of the city, I have started a new job, actually 2 new jobs (just started working at the yoga studio last week for some free yoga), I have gone on handfuls of dates with men (and boys), many were not good experiences (more on that later- the woos of single life in the big city!, I played in a volleyball league this summer and have started spinning religiously. That sums up my life!
On another note, I’m fricken obsessed with liquid lipsticks. And I’ve been trying different brands to see if I can get a good bang for my buck. I bought a few of the Anastasia Beverly Hills, 2 Kat Von D and one Stila. My thoughts thus far: ABH has the best formula. Not drying, stays a good amount of time, nice array of colors but expensive for the amount of product you receive. Kat Von D has twice the product for the same price but her colors are a little more cray (which is cool with me), and the formula is a little tacky (don’t like). Stila is, again, on the expensive side, not that many colors to choose from and I don’t like the smell of them. They smell kind of like paint or something.
Enter Colourpop Cosmetics and their Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. Ok first of all they are $6 which is less than HALF the cost of the other 3 brands. Second, their color selection is by far the best. Ranging from taupe, dark brown, BLUE, lavender to red. Third, they are matte. Like, really, really matte. Matte like they hurt my lips when I tried to get off the color swatching. They are also very drying. They are a very dry film over your lips so if you like moisture I would not recommend. They’re straight up liquid too. One thing I did not like was that one of the colors actually DRIPPED out from the tube when I was applying. Not good for that Louis Vuitton I slaved for. But damn they are some beauties.
Let’s get into it shall we? Below from top to bottom: Trap, Bumble, Sundae, Mars, Seesaw
I have swatched any colors beside each that can be considered “dupes”. Or, I guess, what these ColourPop colors could be considered dupes for.
Bumble- Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amore
Sundae- Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi
Mars- ABH in Carina
Seesaw- ABH in Lovely
Now I will go into each color as I swatched each on me. This is on 12 hours of makeup and fourth day washed hair PS. Don’t judge the swatching either. Just judge the colors.
TRAP. Purple-taupe. Heard a lot about this color prior to buying and I am IMPRESSED! Very wearable for everyday makeup, beautiful shade and very unique as I was not able to swatch any dupes that had the same taupey intensity.
Bumble: UM OK I CAN’T EVEN. This color is…. the most perfect medium raspberry pink. There were really no colors that even came close to this shade. Incredible unique and I think it would look good on a lot of skintones as well
Mars- this is a bright, red/pink. I would not go so far to call it coral- it’s definitely more pink as you can see
Ok that is it. I will absolutely recommend these to people. I would be careful of the application as one of my colors did drip out of the tube. But finish, color payoff, (no) smell and price are WONDERFUL! Go Colorpop!!!