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ColourPop Koala & Lychee Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatchew

ColourPop Koala Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Koala Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Koala Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant pastel lavender.” It is a brightened, lavender purple with cool undertones and a very matte finish. The consistency was a little thinner, and it had a tendency to streak while applied. It dried down very quickly, and there was noticeable flaking after four hours of wear until it was somewhat patchy at the six-hour mark. The formula was a little drying overall. Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Brills (DC, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Strutting Fabulous (LE, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Plum Princess (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Boa (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Lychee Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright warm violet.” It’s a brightened, magenta purple with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but this is a shade that dried very quickly and tended to “crack” a bit once I smiled and emphasized my natural lip lines. The color wore for nearly eight hours all in all, though there was some uneven fading through the center. It started to feel drying after four hours of wear. Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (95% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Drive In (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Dior Superstitious Matte (789) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Buxom Ultraviolet (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #010 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Privacy Please (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (DC, $22.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Koala
Koala
Koala
C+

Discontinued

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Lychee
Lychee
Lychee
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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ColourPop Shimmy & Solow Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatchew

ColourPop Shimmy Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Shimmy Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Shimmy Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “pale pastel baby pink.” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly with a slightly thicker consistency compared to other shades in the range. I thought it was going to appear “cracked,” but it seemed to smooth out nicely when I smiled. The color lasted for six hours, while the formula was just a bit drying after five hours of wear. Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Girl Next Door (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Peony (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Crème Cup (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Queen B (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Blushing Pout (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Littlestitious (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Midi (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Solow Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “neutral nude pink.” It’s a muted, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. This was one of the least matte shades in the range, though it is still a matte finish to me. It had good pigmentation, but I noticed a very light veil of translucency with this shade. On me, the color wore for six and a half hours with even fading and was neither drying nor hydrating. Milani Lust (LE, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Magick (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Blush (500) (P, $32.00) is glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Donut (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Bestie (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Sex Machine (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Cami (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Cami (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Shimmy
Shimmy
Shimmy
A-

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Solow
Solow
Solow
A

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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ColourPop Avenue & Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Avenue Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Avenue Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Avenue Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep yellow red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark burgundy red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was thin, slightly watery, but it was manageable for application. The color applied with semi-opaque coverage that went on quite evenly despite the watery consistency. It lasted for almost eight hours, was lightly drying over time, and tended to fade faster from the center of the lips. Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Such Flare (LE, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (LE, $25.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Consuming Red (P, $25.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Silk (LE, $5.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #48 (P, $19.00) is glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $50.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, glossier (80% similar). NARS Eva (LE, $32.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty warm terracotta.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied smoothly. The color lasted for eight hours and was slightly drying over time, and it had a few flakes of color come off while I wore it (which isn’t too bad). Kat Von D Double Dare (P, $20.00)(100% similar). Milani Beloved (LE, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (LE, $21.00) is more muted (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue
Avenue
Avenue
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Bumble
Bumble
Bumble
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer

Wet 'n' Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer
Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer

Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer ($3.99 for 0.46 oz.) is a soft, golden beige with a luminous sheen. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is lighter. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker. Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is less pigmented. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This highlighter isn’t new, but when they originally launched, I couldn’t find this shade, and the other day I was at the drugstore and was reminded about it and picked one up to try–and I’m so glad I did. The texture of this powder is exceptionally smooth, almost creamy, with a finely-milled consistency that doesn’t get powdery at all. It has a really fine shimmer that translates into a glowing sheen, rather than noticeable shimmer, and it never turns frosty. It seemed nearly impossible to over-apply as a result! The resulting finish is absolutely beautiful, and it wears a solid eight hours.

Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Bronzer Reserve Your Cabana
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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ColourPop Drive In & Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone bright magenta.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium magenta purple with cooler, pink undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but there was almost a veil of translucency there, yet the color went on evenly and smoothly for the most part. It dried down fairly quickly but to a very soft, lightweight texture that didn’t transfer or flake. This shade lasted well for eight hours and was slightly drying after six hours of wear. Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is darker. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer, glossier. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is darker, less glossy, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep blackened purple.” It’s a dark, eggplant purple with slightly warmer, pink tones and a matte finish. This shade was difficult to apply, as it wasn’t opaque and looked uneven on the lips. When I tried to smooth out the color more, it was already drying down, so some places were thicker than others (notably, on the middle of my lower lip, it looked bumpy). The finish is mostly transfer-resistant. The color lasted for seven hours on me with a stronger fade through the center of the lips than with some of the other shades. It was somewhat drying after five hours of wear. Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is lighter, glossier. Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent. After playing with the packaging and the tubes, it appears that about 16 of the 25 shades I received were significantly overfilled and had regular overflow of liquid lipstick coming out of them for about 15 open-and-closes where I needed to use a makeup removing wipe to clean the rim of the tube prior to closing or else the lipstick would ooze out of the closing. I have not had this issue with any of my other liquid lipsticks (Anastasia, Hourglass, Kat Von D, Make Up For Ever, Stila) personally, though readers reported experiencing similar issues with Anastasia and the previous Kat Von D packaging.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Drive In
Drive In
Drive In
A-

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Zipper
Zipper
Zipper
C

Permanent

6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
74%
Total

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