My mommy is the coolest and picked up some ColourPop Lippie Stix for me for Christmas! (If you are just joining me, I’m in my late twenties, by the way. I just have a cool mommy.)
She grabbed some of their most popular shades in the Lippie Stix. (I do not like the word, lippie, but Colourpop gets a pass.) Since she’s also a budget-savvy lady, she bought 6 Lippie Stix for $30, (as their $5 each), and got the free shipping! A wise woman, indeed.
I’ve reviewed Colourpop’s Holiday Lipstick Collection, Forget the Fruitcake here, but this is my first time trying on their general shades. I was excited to test some of their best selling lipsticks!
I was in the mood for berries and plummy shades for the winter, and I was still on the hunt for the perfect MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade. My mom made it happen!
Lumiere: A dusty mauve pink in a matte finish
This is a bit too mauve-y to be my MLBB, but it does make for a soft, pretty lip.
Frida: A warm mid tone nude pink
I’m like Goldilocks, this shade is a bit too pink to be my MLBB shade, but it will make a great pink to pair with my dark eye looks.
By the way, if you were curious about how ColourPop’s deep nude shades compare, I made this for you:
Bossy–Classic blue red in a matte finish.
On my skin this leans more red-fuschia. It’s a cool, bright color though.
Bichette- Deep red wine in a matte finish.
This is a gorgeous red-plum color and it makes a lovely dramatic lip that you can pair with a soft neutral eye.
LBB-Rich plum wine in a matte finish
This is an absolutely perfect deep berry shade. You can see in the picture I had some issues with application, but we’ll talk about that in a minute. Love this color, though!
I love all the colors in this order, but I do want to break down some of the pros and cons I have with the Lippie Stix in general.
Cons: I noticed this after using the Forget the Fruitcake set for awhile, but these do not apply that great for me, they are very sticky. That could be my dry lips this time of year, but I find they lack that creamy, smooth texture of my other favorite lipsticks.
The Lippie Stix are also very unforgiving if you have dry lips, and will settle in lines, especially with the darker colors. I have to make sure I’ve exfoliated and moisturized before I use them. They also bleed a bit, which I know could be fixed if I bought the Lippie Pencils, but I’m lazy and expect my lipstick to work without a liner.
Overall, not my favorite texture or application for lip products, but….
Pros: The colors are lovely and pigmented. ColourPop has an amazing catalog of shades available and they are opaque with one to two swipes of product.
Despite being tricky for me to apply, the Lippie Stix are very lightweight and long lasting once I get them on. I can wear them while eating or drinking and they last about 4 hours on me before reapplying.
And they are $5 bucks each. Which is a really great deal.
I still absolutely love ColourPop’s eye shadows, but I’m on the fence about purchasing more Lippie Stix. Well, at least until winter is over, and my lips aren’t so dry and angry about the formula. Some of their reds and corals look beautiful, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist an order for the spring.
To be continued….
Questions of the Day:
-What’s your experience with the ColourPop Lippie Stix?
-Do you have any tips to help me apply them better?
-My lips have never been this hateful before, any tips on caring for randomly dry and chapped lips?