I finally got my hands on these Colourpop cosmetics ultra matte lips! If you haven't heard of them, they're an up and coming (relatively new) cosmetics company from the United States that sell really affordable but really good quality cosmetics. They started with Lip products I think, which are the Lippie Stix (I will blog about that in a separate post) and the Ultra Matte Lips. But now they've broadened their products to include eyebrow products, eye shadows and eye liners!
Now, the Ultra Matte Lips I think are one of their best selling products and since I had been seeing them online a lot through the youtube vloggers that I watch, I really wanted to get my hands on them mostly for two main reasons: I love matte products and I usually end up wanting that other youtubers rave about (I know, I know.. Inggitera ako).
They sound really interesting, right? Affordable quality make up? SIGN ME UP! The only downside is that they do not ship to the Philippines so, after a few searches, I finally found an instagram shop that sells them at an affordable price (P399) and so I had to get them! I actually have accumulated quite the collection but these were the first ones I got so I will probably just write a new blog post on the other shades I got after this post.
Anyway on to the review of these babies.
This is actually the first time I delved into the world of liquid lipsticks and I completely had no expectations for this product. All I knew was that I wanted to try it. I watched a ton of reviews on this product on youtube and to tell the truth, they were mostly right. Once you apply this on your lips, they dry really fast and will not budge, as in it will not transfer even if you drink water, juice or any other drink, but if you eat anything with oil, then of course it will remove some of the lipstick. They're also very light weight so once they dry, it feels like nothing is on your lips.
Also, I find that whenever I have to re-apply this, I have to remove my first application in order to get an even one because I find that the longer I wear it, it gets darker or more intense so if I just reapply a layer over the original one, the shades won't match. But that's just me.
When you use these, or any other matte lip products, I suggest you hydrate, exfoliate and moisturize your lips because these will dry them up!
Now on to the swatches!
Well, that's about it for my review here's a summary:
Easy to apply
So many color selection
Does not transfer
Not sold in the philippines
Can be drying
Some shaes do not apply evenly (mostly for darker shades)
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