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Colourpop Collection – Review, Swatches + Giveaway

Hey Stunners
I hope you guys had an amazing weekend and ready for another week. I know so many people dread Mondays but I always feel so fresh because I see it as an opportunity to work towards small goals I set for myself.
Today I’ll be sharing with you, my Colourpop Collection. Colourpop has been a beauty obsession for many. I must admit I also went through a Colourpop phase but there are other brands I prefer over Colourpop (Not that there is anything wrong with the brand, just that my preferences have changed) and I ended up selling most of the items I had collected.
My collection at the moment consists of liquid lippies, lippie stix, lip pencil and their single pressed powder shadows. I reviewed these eyeshadows, you can read it here. I also sell these at R120 each for those of you who might be interested.
I had soo many of their Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks but found that the formula wasn’t consistent and some of the lippies were too drying for my liking and some of the shades just didn’t suit me at all. There were a few that I found quite comfortable on the lips (these were the ones I chose to keep) and then there were others that were just unbearably drying and made my lips feel crusty. Some of the lippies even started crumbling which is a clear sign of a really bad formula or batch.
These are unfortunately the driest matte liquid lipsticks I’ve used. So it’s essential to prep your lips well before applying them. Exfoliating is a must even if you don’t use matte liquid lippies because some lipsticks can also accentuate dry lips. I always use a lip balm once I’ve applied my face primer. I then do my makeup and then lightly purse my lips on a tissue to get rid of the excess lip balm and proceed by applying my liquid lipstick.

My Collection:

From Top to Bottom: Aquarius (glossy), Aquarius (satin), Aquarius 2 (matte), FricknFrack, Tulle, Lychee, Creeper and Maneater

Ultra Matte 

Like I mentioned above, it’s a hit or miss with these because the formula isn’t consistent. Some are quite comfortable on the lips and others not so much. They are extremely long wearing and only really fade when you eat oily food.

  • Aquarius 2 – described as a mauvy nude. As you can see, it’s quite light on me so a lip liner will probably be best to use because it does wash me out.
    Colourpop Aquarius 2
    Aquarius 2
  • Tulle – described as a dusty burgundy. I think this is the perfect autumn/winter shade.
    Colourpop Tulle
  • Lychee – described as a warm purple. This is a fun colour and because I love purples so much, I didn’t think twice about purchasing this one.
    Colourpop Lychee
  • Creeper – a classic blue red. One can never go wrong with a red lippie.
    Colourpop Creeper

Ultra Satin

This is such an amazing formula. It’s thicker than the matte formula and has a mousse like consistency. They don’t dry down matte but has a satiny finish that’s super comfortable, extremely opaque and long-wearing. They do transfer but because they’re so opaque you won’t have to reapply several times during the day.

  • Aquarius – described as a soft pinky nude. I love this formula so much. It applies like a dream and feels amazing on the lips. This is such a stunning nude and will go perfectly with a smokey eye.
    Colourpop Aquarius satin
  • FricknFrack – described as a rosy terracotta. This is another gorgeous autumn/winter shade. It’s great if you don’t want to wear a lippie that’s too dark for example like Tulle but still want that sexy sultry look.
    Colourpop FricknFrack

Ultra Metallic

I’ve been eager to test out some metallic lippies but I wasn’t willing to spend more than $10. Colourpop is such an affordable brand so I figured I’d test one out to see if it’ll suit me. The formula is really comfortable which really caught me by surprise. It applies beautifully and you can achieve complete opacity with just one coat.

  • Maneater – described as a rose gold metallic. I feel this lippie is more of a gold bronzy shade than a rose gold. It’s still such a stunning shade and intensely pigmented that all you need is one thin layer and you’re good to go. Colourpop Maneater

Ultra Gloss

I think all ladies should at least have a few lipglosses in their collection. I know that the matte lip is trending and it seems it ain’t going anywhere but every now and then, one should just change-up your look and go for something a little more subtle. Lipglosses can make the lips look so lush (specifically the nude shades) and this is the main reason I love them so much. lol. Colourpop Ultra Gloss lippies come in three different formulas, that being, sheer, creme and metallic. I only own the one that was in the Kathleen Lights Aquarius set in the creme formula and I absolutely love it. It’s super comfortable on the lips, doesn’t feel sticky at all and is fairly pigmented for a lipgloss.

  • Aquarius – Gloss (creme formula).
Aquarius (Gloss – creme)

Lippie Stix

Colourpop Lippie Stix come in a few formulae, namely matte, matte x, creme, satin and glossy. I’ve tried a few and I must say that they really are a good buy. These lippies come in a slim white twistable tube and I absolutely love how sleek this feels. They are highly pigmented and long wearing but I did have to touch up after 5-6, which isn’t bad at all for a “Lipstick” type of lippie.

Left: Aquarius Right: Cookies

  • Aquarius (Creme formula) – described to be a soft pinky nude.
    Colourpop Aquarius lippie stix
    Aquarius creme lippie stix
  • Cookies (matte formula) – described as a true nude beige.
    Colourpop Cookies Lippie stix
    Cookies matte lippie stix

Lip Pencils

These lip pencils have such a great creamy texture that makes applying it, effortless. I bought these just to test them out and mainly use them to shade the outer edge of my lips when I wear nude lipsticks. There are so many ways one can use lip pencils, specifically ones that are this creamy and pigmented. Some use them as a base for a lipstick to make the lipstick last longer or to intensify the shade of the lipstick and others even use them in place of a lipstick. They also work so well for those who have uneven lips or want to try an ombre lip. The only downside to these lip pencils is that you have to sharpen them and because they’re so creamy, one tends to waste product.

Colourpop Lipliners
Left: Bound Right: Aquarius

  • Aquarius – described as a soft pinky nude.
    Aquarius lip pencil and Aquarius lippie stix
  • Bound – described as a muted mauve.
    Colourpop lip pencil in Bound and lippie Stix in Cookies

Final Thoughts

I must admit that it was quite a mission to find lippie shades that were on point formula wise as well as shades that suited my skin tone best. It’s a little unfortunate that it’s a risk we take when we shop online because we just never really know if a shade will suit us. I’ve ended up selling so many of my Colourpop lippies for this reason. I’m quite happy with the few lippies, lippie stix, lip pencils and single pressed shadows that I currently own. The matte Aquarius lippie is the only lippie that I’m not overly obsessed about, I feel it’s a little too light for my liking.


Now for the exciting part. For this Giveaway, I’ve collaborated with my very talented blogger friend Nisa from @belleblushh to bring our readers/followers this great Colourpop giveaway. For the giveaway, we have selected some Colourpop favourites which include:

  • Ultra Metallic lip in J.I.C
  • Ultra Satin lip in Double Tap
  • Ultra Matte lip in a colour of your choice
  • Ultra Blotted lip in a colour of your choice
  • Limited edition Magnetic eyeshadow palette
  • Single pressed shadows in Let me explain, Stay Golden, High Strung & Top Notch.

Please click the link below to enter the Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules to Enter:

  • The giveaway is open to South African Residence only.
  • There will only be one winner chosen,
  • The competition ends on 5th July 2017 at 11:69pm CAT.
  • The winner will be announced on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter thereafter so make sure you follow on those platforms so you don’t miss out.
  • The winner will have 36 hours to claim their prize after which a new winner will be chosen.
  • All entries will be checked and false entries will be removed.
  • Unfollowers, spam and giveaway accounts will be disqualified from the giveaway.
  • VERY IMPORTANT – If the shades you select are not available locally, I will place an order directly from Colourpop resulting in a delay of between 4-6 weeks for your prize to be delivered.

Good Luck Stunners!! Xx

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  • Danielle

    I would honestly be excited for EVERY SINGLE THING as I have never tried colourpop before but have alwaaays wanted to! ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you for such awesome giveaways! โค

  • thekias

    I love colour pop liquid lipsticks , I own a few myself ๐Ÿ˜.. there’s just so many gorgeous colours to choose from that I can’t even pick one ๐Ÿ’„

  • Jade

    Absolutely lovely review ๐ŸŒธ These products are great. The shades suit you so well. Would love to test these goodies out on my YouTube channel ๐Ÿค—

  • Waydee

    Thank you for the review ..just subscribed to your blog ..AMAZING. love it ! Keep up the great work!!โคโค .. I cannot always these high end makeup But as a makeup addict I loove colorpop lippies๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹ .. nd its affordable .. I have about 3 colorpop lippies.. which Is amazing .. smoith does dry out my lips like some of the drugstore ๐Ÿ’„lippies.. im in love wth all these autumn colors .. golds etc .. I own 2 colorpop eyeshadows .. nd I loove them๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ .. ps . Cant wait on your next post gorgeousโคโค๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  • Bianca Balutto

    I have not tried Colour Pop and excited about everything especially Ultra Metallic lip in J.I.C ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Roxane Ceronio-Duxbury

    I am so looking forward to the ultra matte Aquarius 2. Really hope I win this hamper as my beauty box is in dire need of some awesome new products!!!

  • Tamsin Naidoo

    I’ve always wanted to own Colourpop lippies but can never afford them. Would especially love to own the shades Tulle and FricknFrack. I have an obsession with lip products hoping to win this giveaway. Thank you for your awesome post, the swatches are so helpful. You’re absolutely beautiful. Keep up the amazing blog posts I look forward to them!

    • stunnersslayuniqueness

      Thank you sooo much babes. So strange but these shades do look different on everyone. I can guarantee that you’ll love the ultra satin and the pressed eyeshadows. They really are such great products. Fingers crossed tightly! Xx

  • Bernice

    Great review on Colour pop and advice on chooseing or remembering colors arnt always the same as you see on the net. But still love the colors that you’ve chosen.

  • jenjenholder

    I am most excited for the pressed eyeshadows. I am already in love with their satin lipsticks and don’t own double tap so would be stunning to add more to my collection ๐ŸŒผ

  • An Ordinary Gal

    It’s unfair that every single colour looks so good on you!
    PS I follow your blog already. I can’t find the subscribe button though (if there’s a difference??). Let me know if I’m not looking in the right place. lol

    • stunnersslayuniqueness

      Lol! Thanks so much gorgeous. It was all as a result of trial and error. I swear there were many shades that didn’t suit me at all. #handsovereyes. If you receive emails whenever I post then you’re subscribed. If not, then you’ll find the subscribe button right at the bottom of my page if you’re using a cellphone and on the right-hand side if you’re using a laptop. Xx

  • Wardah

    Thank you for an enjoyable review. I actually do not own any colour pop products and now i feel like im missing out!

  • theurbanslay

    Eeek im so excited i hope i can enter?? I have never tried out any colourpop products ๐Ÿ™ˆ but tulle has always caught my attention its such a pretty shade for WoC ๐Ÿ˜

  • Lerusha

    I’m so excited for the single pressed shadows epecially in Stay Golden ๐Ÿ˜ Not really a shade I’d usually buy so trying it out would be amazing ๐Ÿ˜

  • ilishkajadoonandan

    I am particularly excited for the limited addition eyeshadow palette being an eyeshadow girl. I have never used or tried any colourpop products but I always read great reviews about them! Thanks for your informative review regarding the lippies!!!

  • cirstenvandenheuvel

    Wow so gorgeous every colour looks stunning on you and suits you. I’m loving the lychee ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

  • saakiena

    Iโ€™m so excited for the to be owning a colourpop lippie ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ . I donโ€™t own one, and Iโ€™d be lucky as hell to own one. All these products are amazing, any girl would be luck as hell to own colourpop goodies. Plus who doesnโ€™t like new makeup ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ !!

    • saakiena

      I was so excited I even typed my sentence out wrong ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ . I meant to say “I’m so excited to be owning any colourpop lippie” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚โค

  • Jess

    No idea which shade I’d love to win, because I’d love to own any ๐Ÿ˜ Such an amazing opportunity, thank you! I’m so glad I saw this giveaway as well because now I’ve found this blog! โค To expand my makeup collection even more is a dream. Love the detailed review. Will definitely be posting reviews and swatches on my Instagram if I win. Fingers crossed! Thanks again โค๐Ÿ’

  • Yasmine Ebrahimi

    I’ve been dying to try out colour pop esp. the lippie stix in the shade cami, and every post I see about it kills me!! Aquarius satin lip looks lovely on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sanchia Tibshraeny

    Stay Golden, I’m personally a sucker for red toned eyeshadow. If i could that would be all i would wear on my eyes.

  • Nastasha

    Omw who can choose…looking at all these amazing shades i’m definitely investing in some colourpop lippies and shadows *excited!

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