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

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 Clueless (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). LORAC Girl Next Door (P) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Peony (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Blushing Pout (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora 4x Points Event Now + Epic Rewards Coming on August 10th

Sephora Epic Rewards are coming! If you have the energy to stalk and a very snappy clicking finger, you might be able to cash in all those saved-up points for one of the rewards below. I’ve tried every time with zero success, and it’s one of those events that more and more people know about (and then try for!) each time, so it’s best to take a “it would be awesome if I got it, but I won’t lose sleep over it if I don’t” attitude to avoid total frustration. :)

The Epic Rewards have not yet launched, and there is no guarantee on when. Sephora’s general answer has been between business hours today.  You may find the following links useful…

I tried to do some rough calculations of value, and I made assumptions that what they are giving you is full-sized, but it’s hard to know for sure.  I noticed several designer bags included in rewards were discontinued or from a prior season, so sometimes tracking it down was a challenge (I don’t follow a lot of fashion, but if you’re able to identify a bag by name, do let me know!).    Let me know if this was helpful/worth putting together (it was more time-consuming than anticipated, but if the value info isn’t useful, I’ll skip that part next time).

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1,000 POINTS

GIVENCHY BEST OF LE ROUGE (Approximate Value: $144 + cosmetics pouch)

VIB Rouge Only. Inimitable and iconic, Givenchy Le Rouge sets the standard for makeup luxury. Each lipstick-as-accessory comes wrapped in a supple black leather tube, and the entire set of four bestselling semi-matte shades comes nestled in a collectible branded pouch. This reward includes:

  • Givenchy Le Rouge in 304 Mandarine Boléro ($36 value)
  • Givenchy Le Rouge in 202 Rose Dressing ($36 value)
  • Givenchy Le Rouge in 102 Beige Plume ($36 value)
  • Givenchy Le Rouge in 306 Carmin Escarpin ($36 value)
  • Givenchy cosmetics pouch (unknown value)


Find your perfect light with this array of BECCA bestsellers, including Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, an exclusive and universally flattering shade designed by blogger and makeup artist Jaclyn Hill. This reward includes an easy-to-follow face chart designed by Jaclyn herself just for this set, along with application tips. This reward includes:

  • BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop ($38 value)
  • BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal ($38 value)
  • BECCA The One Perfecting Brush ($49 value)
  • BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($29 value)
  • BECCA Mineral Blush in Wild Honey ($32 value)


Experience the anti-aging expertise that makes dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross the go-to guru for those looking for supple, resilient skin. You’ll receive a 35-day supply of the brand’s signature at-home peel, which uses a blend of 15 acids to resurface and fight signs of aging, along with an eye cream that softens, smooths, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This reward includes:

  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula ($88 value)
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum ($68 value)


Smashbox knows that #SHAPEMATTERS and this set of photo-ready makeup products will enable you to define every feature with precision. Sculpt cheekbones, chisel your nose, arch your brow, and enhance your eyes with the expertly curated shades within the #SHAPEMATTERS palette, signed by founder and celebrity photographer Davis Factor, plus other Smashbox classics to complete your look. This reward includes:

  • Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette ($65 value)
  • Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Infrared Matte ($20 value)
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black ($20 value)
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water ($32 value)
  • Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson ($20 value)

FRESH FOUNDER FAVORITES (Approximate Value: $147)

Experience the healing, hydrating power of sugar in this collection of Fresh lip essentials. Exfoliate, moisturize, and tint with the brand’s bestselling treatments, all hand-selected by founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg. This reward also includes a booklet of skincare tips from the experts in indulgent, sensorial beauty. This reward includes:

  • Fresh Sugar Lip Polish ($22.50 value)
  • Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ($25.00 value)
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 Untinted ($22.50 value)
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Rosé ($22.50 value)
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Honey ($22.50 value)
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy ($35.00 value)

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE HAIR MAKEOVER (Approximate Value: $157 + tote, band, clips, hair tie)

Treat yourself to new look from Bumble and bumble. Meet with a brand stylist at any network salon for a fresh cut and styling lesson, plus receive a Baggu tote stashed with the brand’s professional hair care essentials for endless styling options. This reward includes:

  • $100 Bumble and bumble gift card for a haircut only at a network salon
  • Bb. Baggu Tote
  • Bb. Band
  • Bb. Gator Clips
  • Bb. Hairtie
  • Bb. Prêt-à-Powder ($27 value)
  • Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish ($30.00 value)

ANASTASIA DEFINE & SCULPT (Approximate Value: $170.50)

Define your brows and sculpt your facial features with six universal products perfect for the novice and seasoned contour expert alike. Includes the brand’s bestselling contour kit signed by founder Anastasia Soare, plus everything you need to tweeze, shade, and shape to perfection. This reward includes:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ($40 value)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes in Brunette ($39.50 value)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duality in Camille/Sand ($23.00 value)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($22.00 value)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tweezers ($28.00 value)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Crème Color Liner in Jet Black ($18.00 value)

DIOR CATWALK EYES (Approximate Value: $208)

Effortlessly create a “just-stepped-off-the-runway” look with one of fashion’s favorite beauty brands. This six-piece set includes the cult-favorite Diorshow Mascara, along with the liner, shadows, and pencils you need to sculpt your eyes and brows and deliver an immaculate eye look. This reward includes:

  • Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black ($27.50 value)
  • Dior Designer 5-Colour Palette in Navy Design ($62.00 value)
  • Dior Diorshow Brow Gel ($29.00 value)
  • Dior Diorshow Proliner Waterproof in Backstage Black ($32.00 value)
  • Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum ($28.50 value)
  • Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil in Universal Brown ($29.00 value)

Check out the 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000-point rewards!

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ColourPop Avenue & Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

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. Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $50.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Such Flare (LE, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #48 (P, $19.00) is glossier (85% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Avenue Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
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