REVIEW: Colourpop Lippie Stix + SWATCHES

by - November 25, 2015

It's been a couple of weeks since I hauled my first Colourpop order and I've been using the products pretty consistently since then to get a real feel for how they perform for me. What I have found is that some products perform like heaven, while others are just not at all what I was hoping they would be! So, for the next three days, I'll be reviewing each of the categories of products in their own individual review. Today, it's all about Lippie Stix! I'd heard amazing things about the Lippie Stix formula, so I was pretty eager to get these on my lips. I chose 3 shades - Oh Snap!, Lumiere, and Poison. As per usual when I'm trying out a new lip product formula, I like to try a nude, a mauve, and a red because I feel like it gives me a good overall feel of what's going on with the products. And without further adieu....

Keep reading to take a look at these shades and find out my thoughts on their formula and performance.

All of our Liipie Stix contain Vitamin E, Mango, Avocado & Shea Butter for added comfort & moisture - cuz we're cool like that. None of our lippie formulas contain any nasty ingredients like Parabens or Sulfates.
Matte Finish - Full coverage, superrr long wearing, ultra-comfortable & seriously loaded with pigment in a matte finish.

Oh Snap - Pale dirty nude pink - Matte
I figured this would be my favorite of the three, but it's actually my least favorite. I think that it's a pale skin problem, like with a lot lipsticks that have a combination of brown and pink it just pulls a little too brown on my fair skin. I think it might pull more pink on a slightly deeper, warmer skin tone. Unfortunately, I'm also not the hugest fan of the formula on this one. It's much more creamy than it is matte and I find it feels quite thin with a lot of slip and doesn't have the wear time that I was hoping for. It's a pretty lipstick, but the next 2 are definitely head and shoulders above this one for me.

Lumiere - Dusty Mauve Pink by Kathleen Lights - Matte
I'm actually a big fan of KathleenLights and anyone who reads this blog knows that I'm pretty much obsessed with mauve lips lately, so I had to grab this one. For me, this is the one I'm most likely to reach for. The shade is deeper mauve than I was expecting, but it's really wearable and flattering and I think I could probably pull it off all year long. The formula has some good hold to it, so I find it wears really well for a good, long time. I would actually call this more of a satin finish than a true matte, because while it doesn't look creamy or glossy it does have a sheen to the finish. I would say that for just about anyone wanting to dip their toe into LippieStix, this would be an easy choice.

Poison - Deep brown red - Matte
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this one... And then I applied it. FAVORITE. Honestly, I think my expectations were completely flipped on their head with these products, because this one rose to the top after the very first time I wore it. It's a deep, warm red that is absolutely heavenly for fall and would literally look good on ANYONE. The formula is amazing. AMAZING. I applied this at 7am, wore it through coffee until I ate lunch at 12:30, reapplied and wore it until I got home and took my makeup off at 5. No touch ups or anything. On me, that's pretty much a miracle. This is also definitely the most matte of the three, but it still manages to not be a really powdery or drying matte. GREAT lippie.

There's a couple of things that I want to speak to. First, none of these are quite as matte as I was expecting them to be, but Poison and Lumiere are nearly there. Oh Snap! feels 100% like a créme finish to me. This isn't a deal breaker, but it also isn't what I was expecting. Still, I do like the finish. Now onto the smell... I'd heard such good things about the scent of these lippies and I have to say... Not entirely impressed. They have a nice smell on the surface, but there's a sharp chemical scent in the background to all of them that I really can't get down with. It's like they were covering the chemical scent with a cake/bakedsomething scent and they just didn't quite get there. This might not even be something that everyone would notice, but I felt like it bore mentioning.

Overall, I really do like the Colourpop Lippie Stix and I have a feeling that I'll be ordering more in the future, likely sticking to the deeper shades since I feel like I prefer the formula more and more the deeper the shade is. At $5USD, I think these are pretty much a steal (even with the crappy CAD exchange rate at the moment, I still feel like these are worth every penny.) The shades I plan on picking up? Bichette & LBB for sure... and probably a few others. 

So, would I recommend these? Indeed!

Thanks for reading!

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