ColourPop's Lippie Stix — Cream is a buttery-smooth lipstick that glides over lips like a dream, offering comfortable wear and pigmented color in a single swipe. The only real downfall of this lipstick is its limited amount of shades (only a few at the time of this review, which won't suit everyone), but if you find one you like, it's a beauty bargain to behold!
Lippie Stix — Cream comes in a slim white plastic tube with the shade indicated at the base. Pop off the cap and you'll find twist-up lip color, great for on-the-go application.
The creamy texture leaves a satin (but not shimmery) finish, which you can expect to last for about three hours. After that, the lipstick begins to fade into a smooth stain of color that lasts several more hours.
As we stated in the opening, the Cream shades are limited to just a handful of hues, but if you're intrigued, Lippie Stix also comes in a variety of other finishes including Matte, Glossy, Sheer and so on—each offering their own roundup of shades.
We should also mention that the formula does have a slight vanilla scent that is the result of the inclusion of both ethyl vanillin and flavor. It dissipates over time, but it's something to keep in mind if you like your lip products to be unscented and unflavored.
Final thoughts: For its solid performance, rich pigmentation and rock bottom price, ColourPop's Lippie Stix — Cream earns a bona fide top spot from The Beautypedia Team. As long as you can find a shade that you like, we say go for it!
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*Note: Ingredients may vary based on individual shade/finish.
If you haven’t heard of the makeup brand ColourPop yet, chances are you will soon. A favorite of beauty bloggers and fashion columnists, this Los Angeles-based makeup company has made a splash thanks to its seemingly endless offering of color products, bargain prices, and savvy use of social media. The brand certainly captured our attention, and we were glad it did!
ColourPop’s sticking point is that the brand is something of an enigma in this age of instant information; very little is known about its owners and origins, save that its parent company is a brand called Seed Beauty. We also know that all aspects of its production are centered in the Los Angeles area (which is why the brand claims its turnaround in creating new products can be as short as a month).
At the time of this writing, ColourPop’s focus is strictly on makeup, particularly eye, lip, and cheek-area products (there are no complexion products yet, like foundation). ColourPop’s chief claim to fame, according to its website, is that it offers “luxury formulas at prices that won’t break the bank.” For the most part that description is, pardon the pun, right on the money!
The brand’s signature products are their Super Shock Shadows, which feature a bouncy cream/powder texture, and as a whole perform brilliantly with an impressive color payoff, great wear, and a price that’s right around $5 each. ColourPop also does well with its Super Shock Cheek blushes and highlighters, which have the same distinctive texture as the shadows.
Despite our obvious enthusiasm, not to say every product from ColourPop is top-tier. While most of its lip products are good, there are a few that didn’t apply evenly and had haphazard performance. Overall though, this is a line that has quite a bit to offer, and with the biggest ticket item costing only $8, most can afford to try a few different options to see what they like best—and you’re highly likely to find some bona-fide beauty bargains that outperform much more expensive makeup.
Note: The company does not provide a phone number on their website, but they do provide an email address and promise to reply to messages within 2 business days.
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