Tuesday, 12 May 2015

#385; Colourpop Lippie Stix - Brink, Lumiere & Bichette

I actually wanted to do this post together with the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow as a collective haul x swatch review. But the Colourpop Lippie Stix that I have ordered, didn't reach me till I posted up the review so here it is, in a separate post of its own!

Now when I heard about the Colourpop Lippie Stix, I admitted that I was a tad bit skeptical of the whole thing because I didn't like twist up lip products. They tend to get messy real quick and finish off really fast. But I caved in, after trying out the Colourpop super shock shadow that they have and you can read my review + see the look I've created here!

The Colourpop Lippie Stix come packaged in a sleek white tube with the colour and name labelled below. As with all Colourpop product, the label is printed on the packaging with holographic which makes for a really cute design to an otherwise nondescript packaging. 
These are pretty sturdy considering I accidentally drop them and the lipstick inside is still intact. 

I also love how they resemble markers - especially copic markers. Totes cute.

Each Colourpop Lippie Stix looks like this and it is a twist up lipstick.
The top cap is secure and doesn't take much effort to open up. You can be sure that you won't just lose the top cap and risk getting lipstick all over your bag.
Also, the color of each lipstick is as shown on the "twisty" part of the Colourpop Lippie Stix.
Which is great because it makes for easier selection of lipstick when you are in a rush.

As for the packaging, the Colourpop Lippie Stix come in this white cardboard with geometric lines and holographic prints on it. On each end of the packaging is a tiny message which really does give you the "this is a good company to take your money" vibes. 

Each Lippie Stix is wrapped with a leaflet that tells you about the various ingredients in their different formula lippie stix. 

The Colourpop Lippie Stix came in a range of finishes - five in total.
And you can click the photo to enlarge it.
As for the lippie pencils, these are so that you can have more defined lips to prevent feathering and requires sharpening. So far, all the shades I will be reviewing are matte shades but I would want to review the other finishes too!

These Colourpop Lippie Stix cost me SGD$12/stick from Carousell, although it retails for US$5 on the Colourpop website!

You can see that I have abused some of these shades before reviewing them because I just couldn't resist myself. The twist up packaging makes it so easy to dispense the product and the tip is pretty fine to reach the inner corner of your lips.

Only qualms about this, the packaging can get a little dirty and I have to constantly clean the inside of the top cap ._. It must be the way I apply my lipstick.

And the awaited swatches!
I have labelled them for easier identification. 

Lumiere - Created by Kathleen Lights and is a dusty tea rose color that looks absolutely gorgeous on everyone and really, you should try it. The reason I bought it (this was my first Lippie Stix) was because this was created by her and she look absolutely gorgeous in this!

Brink - A peach/pink with hints of brown Kylie Jenner lips color. Really pretty and super sexy. This is the cutest color and my favorite for the moment. 

Bichette - A very sexy wine red that makes your teeth much whiter. It has hints of hot pink in it but is predominantly red, making it a color that you must have.

Against the light, this is the color that is most close to how they look in the packaging as well as on your lips.
Now, although these are supposedly matte lipstick, the Colourpop Lippie Stix formula is just awesome. It does not tug and goes on really easily and creamy. I love how pigmented the lipstick is and one swatch is all it takes to get a really good coat of color on your lips.
They also smell a m a z i n g. Because they smell like vanilla, almost like MAC lipstick! Totes love.

A selfie without lipstick. My lips are really pigmented so I was really skeptical of nude/lighter colored lipstick because my lip color tend to show up and it looks just awful showing up in patches.
Let's see how Brink will fare on my lips as the lightest shade, out of the three I picked up. 

I love them. 
I love Brink and I love the formulation.
True, I haven't exfoliated in ages and I sharpen this photo so it defined my lip lines but this goes on exactly like the swatches. Doesn't tug, doesn't feather and is just about the most wearable day to day shade. Although Brink is matte, it doesn't dry out my lips and instead keep it hydrated. 
The matte formula doesn't feel thick on my lips. 

Full face photos. 
Told you Brink is really natural! It is like a "your lips but better" shade and you can totally wear this slightly above your lip line to get fuller, thicker Kylie lips.

As for longevity; I wore this to school the other day and ate tau huey, sliced fish soup with rice and this still lasted throughout. I would know because I have really pigmented lips and after the meal, I still have pretty colored lips. 

Next up is Lumiere. 
When I first gotten Lumiere, I couldn't resist using this everyday because this is so perfect. I planned my wardrobe around this lipstick! That says something!

I love how beautiful this is to add more color for when you want to, without reaching for the ever famous reds. 
The dusty taupe rose makes it really wearable and suitable for all skin tones and really, you should try this one. Again, this wore on like Brink and I love the formula although it accentuated my lip lines. However, avid readers will know my lips are ALWAYS chapped so this is already really good because you don't see the disgusting flakes that comes with other matte formula.

When I first gotten Brink after Lumiere, I noticed how they look a little alike. And quickly did a swatch. They wear differently and here is my verdict. Lumiere goes on a tad darker and has more of a pinkish brown to it than Brink. Brink is a really natural lip color kind of color and goes on lighter. 

Don't ask me to pick between these two because I love them both equally and I can see myself using both equally. In fact, I don't feel much for reds now because these lip color have totally stolen my heart. Colourpop has really stole my heart and convinced me that there is still hope out there for the very pigmented lips.

Bichette is supposedly a matte shade but doesn't really look all too matte. 
The shade makes my face really fair and my teeth whiter. 
I love how it doesn't accentuate my lip lines which is something the two lighter shades didn't win in. 

In terms of longevity, Bichette has to last the longest! I only tried this on the day before and had drinks, cake, hot chocolate and bacon carbonara, This lasted throughout the whole meal and even till I got home. Didn't really fade and faded uniformly without the unsightly "outline" around the lips. The best part? A heck load of reds when I remove my makeup. 


However. This feathered the most. I didn't have the same problem with Brink and Lumiere but Bichette feathered everywhere and removing it with a tissue only left a pinkish red stain. It is recommended to use this with the lip pencil and Colourpop actually creates lip pencils that goes with each shade of Lippie Stix that they have. So... 

After my meal, Bichette feathered all over my lips and I had to use water + tissue to clean up the unsightly stain. Other than that, the longevity, the formula is just perfect. And I can look past the feathering as long as I lay my hands on one of 'em lippie pencil. 

Overall, I am extremely pleased and pleasantly surprised when the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Brink, Lumiere and Bichette exceeded my expectation. For SGD$12, these are absolutely worth the investment so I would repurchase them again after I am finished with them. 

The Colourpop Lippie Stix contain 1g of product and I used Lumiere daily for almost two to three weeks before purchasing Brink and Bichette but have yet to see the end of the stick.. Awesome. 

What shades have you got or will you get any shades from the extensive range of Colourpop Lippie Stix? I am looking forward to my next purchase and hopefully I will lay my hand on other Lippie Stix finishes. 


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