ColourPop's Lippie Stix are known for their high-impact performance and low prices, and the Matte X formula carries the banner. A matte lipstick for people who don't like matte lipstick, this is a lipstick worth getting to know!
Matte X is packaged like the rest of ColourPop's Lippie Stix, a slim tube that's easy to slip into a purse or bag. Where this lipstick sets itself apart is in how it feels. Matte X glides onto lips with no drag at all and feels remarkably lightweight. A single swipe results in super-saturated color; as advertised,the finish is truly matte.
Unlike many other matte formulas, this stays comfortable and pliable throughout the day. It doesn't bleed or emphasize lip lines, making it an excellent choice for those with drier lips who've avoided matte lipsticks because of the potential for this to happen.
Matte X lasts about five hours before fading to an even stain (less if you eat while wearing it). As far as color selection goes, at the time of this writing there are 15 shades, from vibrant reds to neutral browns to one stunning bold blue.
Note: Matte X does have a very light vanilla scent, but it fades quickly.
If you've been wanting to try the matte lip look but avoiding it because you're concerned it will dry out your lips, give Matte X Lippie Stix a try—and at this price, you can get more than one!
Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Stearyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Methyl Methacrylate, Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Lauryl Laurate, Microcrystalline Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glycerin, C12-16 Alcohol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Betaine, Momordica Grosvenori Fruit Extract , Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Flavor, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil [+/- Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)].
*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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