Ultra Glossy Lip
The ColourPop brand is growing by leaps and bounds, seemingly adding new products on a daily basis! The Ultra Glossy Lip builds on its popular line of liquid lip offerings, and, with only one caveat, it's another winner!
Like ColourPop's other liquid lip colors, this fragrance-free formula comes in a clear tube with a sleek silver cap and a sponge-tip applicator. Three finishes are available—Sheer, Cream, and Metallic—and each glides across lips with ease.
The cream and metallic shades are both richly pigmented, with a strong color finish in just a couple of swipes. True to its name, the sheer formula is a bit lighter as far as the color goes, but it deposits enough to result in an attractive wash of color. All the formulas have an initial high-shine finish that dries down to a softer shine, and true to ColourPop's claims, these glosses leave lips feeling moisturized and conditioned without a tacky or sticky feel.
In fact, the only drawback is that these glosses can bleed into lip lines (primarily an issue with the cream and sheer formulas). This can be mitigated to some extent by using a liner, but it also depends on the depth of the lines you have around your mouth. It's something to keep in mind if you're looking for a swipe-and-go product that stays in place.
Otherwise, cheers to ColourPop for producing another winner and a beauty bargain, too!
- Applies smoothly and evenly.
- Richly pigmented.
- Lips feel moisturized and conditioned, not tacky or sticky.
- Fragrance free.
- Can bleed into lip lines.
If you havent 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!
ColourPops 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 wont break the bank. For the most part that description is, pardon the pun, right on the money!
The brands 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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