Colourpop Ultra matte liquid lips review..

Hi guys,

I hope you’re well.

Today I’m reviewing the @colourpop cosmetics Ultra matte liquid lipstick.  Unless you have been living on a gorgeous remote island somewhere, you have probably seen  liquid lipsticks being advertised, especially  on Youtube and Instagram.   I have recently invested in the colour pop brand and I thought I would add my humble opinion to the mix.

Firstly I want to say that I’m usually a nude lip girl most of the time. However I liked the pretty colours so much that I extended my usual colour palette to include some (never before worn) bold colours….! They actually look pretty cool on.

Any way let me get on with this review.

Colourpop cosmetics are an LA based affordable cosmetics company.  There “about us” page highlights the fact that they want their products to be accessible and affordable which is a great philosophy to stand by.  Also they only test their  products on humans.

 

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Colours

There are 47 colours to choose from.  I brought a mixture of 9 different colours. The colours are super pigmented and  long lasting.

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Packaging

The lipsticks come in a fairly standard  lipstick cardboard box packaging.  The box is a simple understated white colour with and an orangey red lid.

 

 

Application

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So I have been wearing “Trap” to work.  When I swatched this on my arm it looked like a fairly washed out pale nude.  I must say I was a bit disappointed. However on my lips it comes out as a very pretty pink colour and I get quite a few compliments about it.

The lipstick is very wet when applied.  A lip liner may help to control the application, however I found that when you apply the lipstick to the lip line first and then “fill in” worked well for me.

 

 

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Creeper – A lovely orange/ red colour

 

 

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Trap – A pink/nude

 

 

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Tulle

 

 

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Kapow – A greyish colour

 

 

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Chilly chili- A pink/brown 

 

 

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Lax- deep rich brown/red tone

 

 

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Zipper – deep pink

 

 

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Lychee- fun pink

 

 

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Be-Dazzled- bold purple

 

 

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Jellies – Blue is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is a fun, edgy colour that I thought I’d try out..:-)

 

Time to dry

Its starts drying after a few seconds and I would say its completely dry by 60 seconds.  Then you can touch your lips and you don’t get the same disappointment that you get with standard lippies.  As I said earlier I have been wearing this to work and I wear a surgical mask most of the day with a few cups of tea long the way.  Even with all of that, the lipstick did not need reapplication until way after lunch.  So I’m pretty confident that it would last longer on a non work day.

The lipstick does fade a little after eating and that would be the time for possible re application.

 

Appearance

The finish is a very current matte look.  These lipsticks can be a bit too drying for the lips though.  So if you have dry cracking lips to start with , this may not be for you, unless you use a lip balm prior to application..;-).  I would also consider exfoliating the lips regularly.

Removal

I remove the lipstick with an oil based make up remover.  The deeper colours are not so easy to remove completely.  You can also use cleanser wipes.

Have you tried this lipstick?  How do you find it and have you tried any other brands?

Thanks for stopping  by.

Till next time.

Angela Nx

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My Valentine’s day makeup…

Happy Valentine’s day!

A day of love and romance.  I actually believe that love should be celebrated and made  a fuss of any day  of the year, but hey lets get back to this specific day.  This is  a day most will share with their partners, husbands, lovers  etc.  But its not just about romantic love.  Love goes beyond that.  It’s about extending that hand of friendship to someone who you may not reach out to usually.  Remembering people from your past, remembering people or family who may have lost someone, remembering your single friends and family, widows and widowers or even forgiving someone who has wronged you!  The last one can be difficult but definitely doable, life is too short!:-)

As I write these things, I’m also talking to myself. Now if you opt to stay in by yourself, watch romcoms and eat chocolates or not celebrate it at all, it all definitely works. How ever you decide to spend it, have an open heart and enjoy your day…

Okay back to the makeup….

This year I’ve opted for  a soft glam Valentines day look.  The colours I’ve chosen would work across a spectrum of skin tones. This can be worn out on a date or if your out with friends or family.

I used the Naked 3 palette to create a pink soft smokey eye.

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Products used:

Eyebrows:  

Anastasia dip brow pomade – dark brown

Eyes:  

Naked 3 palette

Eyelids:

Nooner/Buzz

Transition colour:

Factory

Outer v:

Darkside/Blackheart

Midlid:

Dust

Face:

Revlon Photoready – Cappucinno

Eyeliner:

Mac Fluid eye liner gel – blacktrack

Concealer:

Mac Pro Longwear – NW40

Contour:

Sleek face contour  – dark

Highlight:

Mac Mineralize skin finish – Gold Deposit

Blush:

Sleek  – Sahara

Lips:      

Mac lip pencil – Spice

Colourpop cosmetics Ultra Matte lip – Trap

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I hope you like the look.

Let me know what looks you went for …

Have a lovely day..

Angela Nx

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Warm tones…

 

 

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Hi beauties,

Its been a while.  I hope you’re all well…

Today I wanted to share one of my “warm tones”  eye make up looks, which I really enjoyed creating.  Anyone who knows me knows I like nudes, beiges , browns, camels etc.  But every so often I’ll most definitely pull out a pop of colour!

For this look I used the Coastal scents 252 Ultimate palette, which is a great palette with a wide range of pigmented colours.  Its reasonably priced at around  £23.99.

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Unfortunately the colours are not named or numbered so I can’t give you the name of the exact  colour, but I can show you.

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Eyes:

I used the gold on the main lid, with the yellows in the mid lid.  The crease was the deep brown, the transition colour was a lighter brown.  Then I used the rustic, orangey, brown on  the  far right to add a little more colour.  Ardell Professional  lashes completed the eyes.

 

Eyebrows:

Anastasia Beverley Hill Dip brow pomade in dark brown.  I love this pomade.  It so easy to apply and long-lasting,  but you must get a small eyebrow brush to apply it.  I use the Anastasia eyebrow brush which allows me to apply the pomade with definition.  I used  L.A. Girl Pro wear concealer (Fawn) to define the eyebrow.

Face:

Revlon photo ready foundation in Cappuccino. This is a full coverage, oil free and fragrance free cream foundation. I have only recently used it and I have to say I quite like it. Its reasonably priced and is long lasting.

Highlight:

Mac’s pro longwear concealer in NW40.  This stuff does what it says on the tin.  It lasts all day!

Mac’s  Gold deposit Mineralise skin finish for a little shimmer.

Contour:

I used the Sleek powder contour kit in dark and my blush was Sleek Sahara.

Lips:

My favourite matte nude lippie is Yash by Mac.  It is a little pale so I usually add a small amount of a  dark colour.  This time I used Iman’s Truffle.

 

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I hope you like the look and I hope it gave you some ideas if you’re into  warm toned make up…

Look after yourselves and see you soon

Love

Angela Nx..

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Choosing a gorgeous red…

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A few tips..

Red is considered the colour of love and passion for some and with the valentines season upon us many of us would love to wear red lipstick, but don’t know where to begin.  A nice red lipstick can bring your face to life and turn a fairly simple makeup look into a dramatic one.

“But red lipstick doesn’t suit me…”  was a sentence I used to frequently find myself saying. When what I should have been saying was “I need to find the right red lipstick for my skin tone”.  My  signature look is usually  a nude lip, but I love to paint my lips red every so often especially as red lips makes me feel instantly glamorous.   Truth be told, most of us can find a shade of red which suits us and there are a few guidelines around which offer some assistance.  The general consensus regarding shades of red lipstick and skin tone are:

Determine your skin colouring which  may be fair, medium, olive, chocolate brown, dark brown.  A blue based red lipstick looks good on fair skin, true blood red looks nice on medium or olive skin. Burgundy and dark reds look best on darker skin tones.

However, rules are meant to be broken. I say go and try different shades, tones, mattes and glosses. Remove all signs of any lipstick before you try on the red  and  get a second opinion from a trusted friend.  Don’t forget your lip liner and you can clean up any “bleeding” with concealer.  Mixing and blending different shades of red can also create your perfect colour. The one rule I would definitely follow is go easy on the eye makeup.  Keep the eye shadow fairly neutral so you don’t look garish.

I’m wearing one of my favourite red lipsticks in the photo: MAC’s Viva Glam.

If you’re not used to wearing red lips- give it a try.

If you already wear it – keep doing you..

Use one word in the comments section to describe how you feel when you wear red lipstick..

Happy Valentines…

Until next time

Angela Nx

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 Gorgeous reds