ColourPop Acting Up Lite Stix Review & Swatches

01/06

Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix
Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix

Acting Up

Colour Pop Acting Up Lite Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, coppery orange with warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl that gave it a luminous finish. It had opaque pigmentation when applied directly from the tube, though it was very spreadable so it could be sheered out if preferred, while applying using a brush or fingertips yielded sheerer, more buildable coverage. The consistency was lightly creamy, emollient without being too wet or sticky, and spreadable without lifting up base products (but also worked well on bare skin). It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "blend effortlessly" with a "natural, skin-like finish" that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applyling directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage "easily builds colour to your heart's desire." They dry down to a semi-set finish--lightly dewy, definitely "natural, skin-like" in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven't found that they migrate or move around much, so the formula is still longer-wearing at seven to nine hours with minimal movement. They have applied well and worn well over foundation thus far, too. They are not transfer-proof but are transfer-resistant; they won't smear around with an inadvertent touch but aren't fully locked down.

The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, but most shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque when applied directly from the tube in one "swipe" motion, though I think mimicking this on cheeks isn't quite as easily done as compared to my arm. I preferred picking up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then using a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges as needed. I appreciated that even the deeper hues didn't seem to "sink" into my pores and were as easy to apply and blend out as very light, more my-skin-but-better (literally, my skin!) hues. I would describe the formula was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque coverage possible, but there's enough slip in the formula that it starts to sheer out noticeably even when applied more heavily.

The consistency was lightly emollient, lightweight, and thin with good spreadability and movement; it didn't lift up base products but still worked well over bare skin. I didn't experience it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on top of foundation, even when I set the foundation initially, but I would recommend (same as I would for most cream-based cheek formulas!) to pair with a less-matte foundation for optimal results (the dewy finish plays well with a more skin-like base).

Oh, the caps have the names of the products, but the rest of the tube doesn't, so if you have more than one open, take care in getting the right lid back on!

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Ingredients

Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Ceresin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Alumina, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Synthetic Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrated Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Acting Up
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I really appreciate a moister version of my beloved Butterfly Beach and Glo Getter during *this* hot, DRY part of our weather! And Butterfly Beach is one of my HG May-October highlighters. Lately, though, it feels like a cream formula would be kinder to my skin and have a more forgiving appearance.

I think this whole range is excellent value for the price, the colours are well balanced and the finishes are beautiful. Another good one here.

I was most excited for this one of all the highlighters, so fun to see it gets a good review. Waiting patiently for the review on Totes.

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