Sunday, 24 January 2016

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips

I finally tried out ColourPop liquid lipsticks! I got 3 full size lipsticks and two mini kits (10 mini lipsticks). Check out my video for lip swatches and review:

Also check out my ColourPop dupes video and I'm also giving away a Kylie Lip Kit of choice (Candy K or Kourt K). Giveaway ends on July 31st 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. 
Packaging & Price
Each full size lipstick retails for $6 and contains 0.11 oz of product. Anastasia Beverly Hills lipsticks contain same amount of product but retails for $20 USD each. 

ColourPop also has two mini kits (Foxy Kitty) that each retails for $20. 

Each full lipstick contains 0.11 oz of product, while a mini lipstick contains 0.0352 oz but each kit contains a kit with one lipstick containing 0.0317 oz of product.

In total you get about 0.1725 oz of product for $20, which is slightly more than a full size lipstick that retails for $6 but you do get much less product with these kits for the price. However, you get to try out 5 shades and I personally don't go through most of my full size lipsticks anyway, so this is perfect. 
So far I have 13 shades:
  1. Clueless - dusty mauve pink
  2. Beeper - warm mid-tone taupe
  3. Tulle - dusty mauve burgundy
  4. Creeper -  true classic blue red
  5. More Better - deep violet wine
  6. StingRAYE - cool toned mauve brown
  7. Trap - dusty grey beige
  8. Limbo - deep chocolate brown
  9. Bianca - soft dusty pink
  10. Times Square - muted pink beige
  11. Be Merry - mid-tone true warm pink
  12. Last Dance - true brick red
  13. Glitter - rich red- violet
Here are swatches of all 13 shades: Clueless, Beeper, Tulle, Creeper, More Better, Trap, StingRAYE, Limbo, Bianca, Times Square, Be Merry, Last Dance and Glitter (from left to right).
Photo taken with flash and ring light
Photo taken with flash but without ring light
Here are swatches of the full size shades (Trap, StingRAYE & Limbo):

Mini Kit - Foxy
Best Seller Shades
Foxy mini kit includes 5 of the best seller shades:

Swatches of Foxy Mini Kit: Clueless, Beeper, Tulle, Creeper & More Better
Mini Kit - Kitty
New Shades
Kitty mini kit includes their new shades that aren't available yet in full size. 
  • Bianca- soft dusty pink
  • Times Square- muted pink beige
  • Be Merry- mid-tone true warm pink
  • Last Dance- true brick red
  • Glitter- rich red- violet
Swatches of Foxy Mini Kit: Clueless, Beeper, Tulle, Creeper More Better
I love the fact these lipsticks are pigmented and dry down to a matte finish. I've heard most drugstore lipsticks aren't completely matte, so I'm glad these are fairly inexpensive and matte. These can dry out your lips, so I'd recommend exfoliating and moisturizing before apply them. I don't really find them uncomfortable on the lips though. 
As for application, I noticed some shades (mostly lighter shades) aren't as opaque, so I did have to build them up. Also, these do transfer so they aren't as long wearing as I was hoping they would be. However, if I don't eat these can last on my lips for about 4 to 5 hours and they fade away nicely.
  • Pigmented
  • Matte
  • Decent wear time These lipsticks usually last me 4-5 hours if I don't eat but they do start to fade away once I eat. I like how they fade away nicely.
  • Price: I love how they're reasonably priced than other lipsticks.
  • Variety of shades: They have over 40 shades to choose from.
  • Drying: Some of these lipsticks feel drying and emphasize lip lines. Make sure you moisturize your lips before applying them! I'd also recommend exfoliating if you want a smooth application.
  • Transfer: These do transfer, so I have to make sure each time I eat that I don't get it all over my face.
ColourPop Limbo vs Kylie Lip Kit True Brown
A lot of people have been comparing ColourPop Limbo to Kylie Lip Kit in True Brown. Both lipsticks contain the same amount of product but check out my video to find if the shade and formula are the same.
Also check out my ColourPop dupes video and I'm also giving away a Kylie Lip Kit of choice (Candy K or Kourt K). Giveaway ends on July 31st 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Friday, 15 January 2016

Kylie Lip Kit True Brown K

Also check out my ColourPop dupes video and I'm also giving away a Kylie Lip Kit of choice (Candy K or Kourt K). Giveaway ends on July 31st 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. 
Each set retails for $29 USD and includes a liquid lipstick and lip pencil. I got one set and paid about $60 CAD with shipping. I got the kit it in True Brown K but there are currently two other shades (Dolce K and Candy K). There are three more shades launching for her Valentine collection and only one of them has been revealed so far: Posie K.


I'm in love with the box! Each box represents the shade pretty well. On the back, there's Kylie's signature as well as her tips.

The ingredients of both lipstick and lip liner are also listed on the back. 

The lipstick contains 0.11 oz of product. As much as I love the box, I find the lipstick looks simple. I wish she incorporated some color to it.

Lip liner contains 0.03 oz. At first I thought it was one of those liners that can twist up but it's not. You have to sharpen it. I honestly prefer that because that way I can sharpen it to my liking. However, the cap isn't secure. It comes off very easily.

Here are swatches of True Brown K lipstick and lip liner: 

Many people were saying True Brown is dupe for ColourPop Limbo. The shades are very similar but ColourPop Limbo appears slightly warmer.

However, on the lips it's hard to tell unless if you take a photo with flash. I applied True Brown K lipstick & lip liner on top lip and ColourPop Limbo on my bottom lip. Here's a closeup lip swatch photo taken with flash:
Top Lip: True Brown K lip liner & lipstick
Botton Lip: 
ColourPop Limbo
Photo taken with flash

The lip liner glides on very smoothly. It's very creamy, pigmented and easy to apply. At first I didn't think I needed the lip liner because I usually don't wear lip liners with liquid lipsticks but then I noticed lip liner does really help. It makes my lips more defined and prevents the lipstick from bleeding. Since I didn't have a lip liner of this shade, I'm glad it was included in the kit. However, I still wish it was sold separately because some people might already own a lip liner of this shade in their collection.
As for the liquid lipstick, I'm quite impressed with the formula. Now it's not the most comfortable liquid lipstick I've tried but it's opaque and very long wearing. A bit of lipstick did come off when I ate greasy food but it still didn't look that bad even after 7 hours.
  • Pigmented & Opaque
  • Long wearing: It does come off when you eat greasy food but fades away nicely.
  • Scented: It has a strong vanilla scent to it, which reminds me a lot of Stila All Day Liquid Lipsticks and Sephora Cream Lip Stains. I personally don't mind it.
  • Drying: It feels drying and emphasizes lip lines
  • Slightly Transfers: It does transfer a bit even when dried but not too much. 

Comparison with ColourPop Limbo
  • Similarities
    • Size: Both lipsticks contain 0.11 oz of product
    • Shade: The shades are very similar to each other. On my lips, both of the shades look pretty much the same but when I swatched them on my arm, ColourPop Limbo looked slightly warmer.  
  • Differences 
    • Price: ColourPop lipstick retails for $6 USD, while Kylie Lip Kit retails for $29 USD (lipstick & lip pencil). 
    • Formula: ColourPop Limbo feels slightly more drying and doesn't last as long as Kylie Lipstick. Also, it's not as opaque as Kylie Lipstick.
    • Scent: Kylie Lipstick has a strong vanilla scent, while ColourPop Limbo is unscented.

Here's my video with lip swatches of all 6 shades (Koko K, Candy K, Posie K, Dolce K, True Brown K and Mary Jo K):

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

2015 Makeup Favorites

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks - Shades mentioned: Lolita, Double Dare & Exorcism
Dose of Color Matte Lipsticks - Berry Me & Kiss of Fire
NARS Audacious Lipstick - Anna
MAC - Mehr, Fast Play, Velvet Teddy, Men love mystery, Whirl