Monday, 4 July 2016

Colourpop Matte X Lippie Stix | Review & Swatches



Colourpop Matte X Lippie Stix | Review & Swatches, cami, pillow talk, review, swatches
Left to right: Pillow Talk, Cami.

Since getting my hands on a few bits from Colourpop, I've used something from the line pretty much every time I've worn makeup. The obsession is real! One of the newer additions to their Lippie Stix line is the Matte X formula, which is basically an even more matte finish than the previous Matte Lippie Stix. I picked up two of the shades (it took some serious restraint, the shade range is nothing short of gorgeous) and I've been using both a whole lot since they arrived through my postbox. As I've been road-testing them for a while now, I thought I'd give you a little rundown on the formula, my thoughts and some swatches!

The first shade I picked up is Cami, a gorgeous mauve pink shade. I already touched on this in my monthly favourites post last week, but this shade is super versatile. I've worn it both smudged into the lips for more of a stain and fully applied when I'm doing a proper face of makeup. The second shade I got is Pillow Talk, a dark greigey brown, which is right up my street.

The formula of these is just absolutely amazing. I remember playing around with them when they first arrived and being completely shocked at just how creamy and pigmented they were when I swatched them. Some very matte formulas are extremely dry and do tug on the lips when you apply them, but there's none of that here. All you have to do is literally touch these to your skin and you already get rich, matte pigmentation.

I've worn both shades all day and yes, over time they do get slightly drying, but that is the case with pretty much every matte lipstick I've ever tried and I'd say these dry my lips out less than others in my stash. They stay where they are as the day goes on and they're one of the only non-liquid matte lipstick formulas that actually survive meals without ending up on my chin, cheeks and wherever else. Any lipstick that I can wear whilst eating and not have to run to the bathroom right after to reapply is a winner in my books!

I think the verdict here is pretty clear! I'm so impressed with the formula of these and how well they wear. The amazing shade selection certainly doesn't hurt either! As per usual, I've been eyeing up a few more, but for now these are my handbag staples! Have you tried any of the shades from this line?



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10 comments

  1. Both of those shades are so pretty!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  2. I love the pink shade, not too sure if the brown one would suit me! I'm deffo wanting to try out some from this collection!X

    Emily | www.emilyy.co.uk

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  3. These colours are gorgeous! I love Pillow Talk.
    sammy xx

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  4. I could kick myself for not getting that shade Cami it's so pretty

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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  5. I have never tried anything from colour pop but they recently tweeted they are going to start doing international shipping so i might have to pick some of these up!

    www.whynotblog.co.uk

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  6. Colour Pop liquid lipsticks are so good! I haven't tried these new ones yet but they look great! 'Cami' is probably my favourite one from the two of them!
    Lots of love,
    Gara. xx
    PS: If you fancy reading something...http://thingswedidntdo.squarespace.com/blog/2016/5/13/june-favourites

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  7. Wow; love both of these shades xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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  8. I have to order one of these lippie stix soon. Everyone is raving about the formula. These look absolutely gorgeous!

    XO.
    Trecee
    http://treceefabulous.blogspot.com/

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  9. Loved cami, haven't tried the matte x formula but I tried the matte ones and they are great.

    http://estefaniareviews.blogspot.mx

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  10. Cami is a gorgeous shade, I have a few of these my favourite colour being Frida and I love the finish, though I don't really care much for the scent :)
    xxx Claire
    http://www.claireellis.co.uk/

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