Anyone that knows me knows I love playing up my lips. At only $5 USD and 75 different shades to choose from, try buying just one! ColourPop is 100% fur baby friendly, bunny approved and only test their products on humans. Every package also comes with a cute handwritten note, making the experience that much more personalized!
Clearly I have a thing for nudes and pinks...
PONY, Satin - This is one of my favourites! It glides effortlessly on your lips, leaving a satin finish that's not too matte, and not too glossy. I'm definitely channeling Nicki Minaj when I wear this, and I ain't complaining.
Yay or Nay? Yay! Just don't drink tea or coffee, as it may make your teeth look slightly yellow. Aside: Bare Minerals Fly Away is a similar shade, and doesn't make your teeth appear yellow. It has been my go-to lipstick for the past 2 months.
GOSSIP, Satin - Another blue pink favourite, I secretly stole this from Barbie when she wasn't looking.
Yay or Nay? Yay!
GRIND, Matte - I love purple, but this shade is too purple for my liking. I always mix it with a pink to dilute how deep the shade is, but it would look great on darker skin tones.
Yay or Nay? Nay. Colour aside, the application is like rubbing two faux leather leggings on a hot day -- for lack of a better metaphor. They definitely took matte to a next level.
TIPSY, Glossy - This shade is nice if you're going to an underground, glow-in-the-dark rave, with how neon it looks on. It's also super glossy, so avoid kissing, drinking or eating anything.
Yay or Nay? Nay. The shade didn't suit my skin tone, and I would feel uncomfortable leaving the house with it on.
SCANDY, Satin - A darker version of Gossip, this shade is a gorgeous neon magenta.
Yay or Nay? Yay for feeling scandy-lous!
BUTTON, Satin - Love, love, love this colour! It's completely wearable for everyday, and is similar to Mac's Velvet Teddy (but lasts longer and more moisturizing) and Bite's Glace/Leche (but won't break your wallet). Feel free to channel Kylie Jenner and take 37458345 selfies.
Yay or Nay? YAY x the # of times Kylie Jenner changes her Instagram captions.
BFF, Glossy - I thought I would feel fabulous in what I thought was the perfect JLO nude, but I felt the complete opposite. It's a more warm peach compared to Tipsy, but still did not suit my skin tone.
Yay or Nay? Nay.
CAKE, Satin - This is a bright pastel pink that is not for the faint hearted. It's such a cute shade for spring and summer, and guaranteed to let you have your cake and eat it too.
Yay or Nay? Yay! I usually apply by dabbing it on, or blotting my lips once on a tissue because of how pigmented the colour is.
ROCKET, Satin - This shade is like the middle child between pink and red. It's not my go-to, but is a lovely shade nonetheless.
Yay or Nay? Yay, but if you're feeling indecisive with the other shades, opt this one out.
Top 3 Must-Haves - Button, Pony, Cake
Top 3 Don't Bothers - Tipsy, Grind, BFF
Staying Power - It lasts quite long for the price you're paying. Doesn't beat the staying power of other brands such as Kat Von D, Sephora and Bare Minerals, but nothing to fret about.
Scent - It smells like chocolate. C h o c o l a t e.
Verdict? I recommend doing research and looking up the swatch colours for each shade before purchasing. Know what finish you prefer (matte/satin/glossy), and what tones (warm/cool) work best for your complexion. Personally, I tend to opt for cool shades with a satin finish. I have very oily skin, so when paired with a glossy lip, say hello to your portable mirror. ColourPop offers a large variety of colours, and at their price point, they make it easy and fun to experiment with different shades.