Best & Worst of ColourPop Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks

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Colour Pop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick  
Colour Pop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick  
Colour Pop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick  
Colour Pop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick  
Colour Pop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick  
Colour Pop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick  

ColourPop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is the newest finish on the brand’s traditional bullet lipstick range, and there are 16 shades so far! It’s supposed to have a “soft focus, blurring effect” with “buildable” color that can deliver “high impact colour” with a “silky, velvet soft texture” that “smooths over fine lines and imperfections” without “drying out your lips.” They have a velvety slip to them, as they’re packed with silicone, and so they have that smooth feel as they go over the lips but have a lightweight, almost powder-like finish that makes me think of a “soft matte.” From a normal viewing distance, like at a glance in a mirror or another person viewing you while having a face-to-face conversation, as opposed to checking one’s lips close-up in the mirror, I saw the “blur” effect–soft, slightly understated color with a matte finish. The lack of opacity in some of them gave them a “softer” appearance to my eye.

That being said, I didn’t experience any smoothing, and I haven’t personally found that the more silicone-heavy lipstick formulas go that far in smoothing my lip lines; I’d actually feel like they’re more likely to emphasize imperfections as the lipstick caught on flakes and settled into lip lines. There were some shades that applied more unevenly and were more prone to settling noticeably in my lip lines than others, and there were a few that applied evenly and were flattering with respect to texture on me as well. As always, I do my best to ensure that I exfoliate my lips regularly and keep my lips hydrated when not testing lip products (at night and the like) to try and have a “good” canvas for lip colors.

The coverage varied from shade to shade with most shades offering medium, buildable coverage, though some of the deeper and more vivid shades were more semi-opaque to nearly opaque in a single layer. The color faded a bit more readily from the center of my lips compared to the outer edges but was fairly even in how they wore down. Only the very deepest/more red-toned shades stained my lips (and only slightly) after wearing them. They seemed mostly non-drying but a few felt a little more drying to me. The formula has a sweet, burnt sugar scent but no discernible taste.

01.

01. Vignette Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A

Colour Pop Vignette Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had...

Colour Pop Vignette Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had...

02.

02. K Bop Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Colour Pop K Bop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange with strong, warm red undertones and a semi-matte finish....

Colour Pop K Bop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange with strong, warm red undertones and a semi-matte finish....

03.

03. Solo Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Solo Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was...

Colour Pop Solo Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was...

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04.

04. Alchemist Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Alchemist Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, reddened berry with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

Colour Pop Alchemist Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, reddened berry with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

05.

05. CA Love Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Colour Pop CA Love Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had...

Colour Pop CA Love Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had...

06.

06. 21 Questions Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Colour Pop 21 Questions Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The...

Colour Pop 21 Questions Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The...

07.

07. Superbloom Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Colour Pop Superbloom Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, coral-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The lipstick...

Colour Pop Superbloom Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, coral-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The lipstick...

08.

08. All Tea Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Colour Pop All Tea Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte...

Colour Pop All Tea Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte...

09.

09. Lucky Strike Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

B+

Colour Pop Lucky Strike Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The...

Colour Pop Lucky Strike Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The...

10.

10. Y2K Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

B+

Colour Pop Y2K Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. ...

Colour Pop Y2K Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. ...

11.

11. Mesmerize Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

B

Colour Pop Mesmerize Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

Colour Pop Mesmerize Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

12.

12. Hey Mr DJ Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

B

Colour Pop Hey Mr DJ Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a soft, matte finish. It...

Colour Pop Hey Mr DJ Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a soft, matte finish. It...

13.

13. Sorry Not Sorry Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

B

Colour Pop Sorry Not Sorry Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium magenta with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

Colour Pop Sorry Not Sorry Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium magenta with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

14.

14. Sphynx Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

B-

Colour Pop Sphynx Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had...

Colour Pop Sphynx Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had...

15.

15. Fake Love Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

B-

Colour Pop Fake Love Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, neon fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. ...

Colour Pop Fake Love Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, neon fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. ...

16.

16. Creme Fresh Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

D+

Colour Pop Creme Fresh Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

Colour Pop Creme Fresh Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

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Glossover Breakdown

87%

Average Score
A
8
B
7
C
0
D
1
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
87%
product
8
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
87%

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The Good: Blendable (3), Easy To Apply (3), Great Value (3), Creamy (2), Smooth (2), Long-wearing (2), Travel-friendly (2), Moisturizing (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (2), Non-sticky (2), Sheer (1), Sticky (1), Scented (1)

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Vignette would be my favourite shade, but I am hesitant about the formula. I wish Color Pop had stuck to their lux lipstick formula as that is a good one.

I’m definitely seeing several shades that are very appealing to me: Alchemist, Y2K, 21 Questions. And others I would have thrown onto my WL had I not had too many in their color family, like Solo and Superbloom. Decent job, ColourPop!
But, I do prefer their regular Lux formula much more.

The shade that I was most interested in, Alchemist, scored well so I think I am picking that up, mostly so I can perfectly recreate that stunning look you did with the Natasha Denona and Viseart shadows.

Christine, did you notice that any of yours smelled weird? I got one (lucky strike) in the grab bag the other day and it smells like some sort of really weird chemical. I can sort of smell the sweet scent but it’s waaay overpowered by the smell of like, drilled teeth at the dentist, or something.

I didn’t – it was slightly less vanilla than is typical for ColourPop, but I actually expected it to have a weird scent as the MAC Powder Kiss ones smelled very rubbery to me!

I got Alchemist, Fake Love, and Sorry, Not Sorry when I ordered the It’s My Pleasure Palette. I’m going to try them out on my lips this week. The colors swatch beautifully. I love the lavender tinge to the fuchsia color of Sorry, Not Sorry.

I bought 6 tubes and only 1 color doesn’t work. Overall they aren’t sheer but they don’t have that solid paint quality their other lip products have.

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