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ColourPop Appy, Lay Over, La Lady Lux Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick

Appy

Colour Pop Appy Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with two layers. The texture was smooth, on the thinner side but not so thin that it felt clingy. It glided across my lips without tugging and applied evenly, though there was a bit of product that pulled into my deeper lip lines, which wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.12 oz. - $58.33 Per Ounce

The formula that is supposed to be a "creamy-matte" that "glides on like butter, doesn't feather or bleed, and lasts so long you'll forget you're even wearing it." The majority of the shades were quite pigmented with full color payoff in a single stroke with a few in the more semi-opaque coverage range.

The texture was, on average, smooth, lightly creamy, and not too thick or too thin, so there was no tugging during application but the color didn't feel slippery while worn, which made them easier to apply straight from the tube and low-maintenance on the lips.

They tend to dry and wear down to a soft matte finish within one to three hours of wear, and while they are very lightweight on, they hug the lips more as they become more matte (compared to initial feel). The wear time has been between four and six hours for most shades, and most shades were non-drying to lightly hydrating. They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Lux Lipstick swatches.

Appy
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/06

Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick

Lay Over

Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, muted coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. This shade had a bit more shine than others in the line-up, but it was still opaque in coverage in one layer. The consistency was lightweight, creamy enough to skate across my lips without pulling, but on the thinner side so the product didn’t slide around over time. There was a bit of product that pulled into my lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. This shade stayed on well for five hours and was lightly hydrating to me.

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.12 oz. - $58.33 Per Ounce

The formula that is supposed to be a "creamy-matte" that "glides on like butter, doesn't feather or bleed, and lasts so long you'll forget you're even wearing it." The majority of the shades were quite pigmented with full color payoff in a single stroke with a few in the more semi-opaque coverage range.

The texture was, on average, smooth, lightly creamy, and not too thick or too thin, so there was no tugging during application but the color didn't feel slippery while worn, which made them easier to apply straight from the tube and low-maintenance on the lips.

They tend to dry and wear down to a soft matte finish within one to three hours of wear, and while they are very lightweight on, they hug the lips more as they become more matte (compared to initial feel). The wear time has been between four and six hours for most shades, and most shades were non-drying to lightly hydrating. They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Lux Lipstick swatches.

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

01/06

Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick
Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick

La Lady

Colour Pop La Lady Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, reddened plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented and yielded opaque pigmentation in a single stroke. The lipstick was lightly creamy–thin but not clingy–with an ultra, lightweight feel that was comfortable to wear and didn’t show “lines” when I pressed my lips together. I couldn’t see it in person, but in the close-up photos, there was a touch of product that pulled into my deeper lip lines. The formula felt lightly hydrating over the five and a half hours it lasted for.

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.12 oz. - $58.33 Per Ounce

The formula that is supposed to be a "creamy-matte" that "glides on like butter, doesn't feather or bleed, and lasts so long you'll forget you're even wearing it." The majority of the shades were quite pigmented with full color payoff in a single stroke with a few in the more semi-opaque coverage range.

The texture was, on average, smooth, lightly creamy, and not too thick or too thin, so there was no tugging during application but the color didn't feel slippery while worn, which made them easier to apply straight from the tube and low-maintenance on the lips.

They tend to dry and wear down to a soft matte finish within one to three hours of wear, and while they are very lightweight on, they hug the lips more as they become more matte (compared to initial feel). The wear time has been between four and six hours for most shades, and most shades were non-drying to lightly hydrating. They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Lux Lipstick swatches.

La Lady
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Beauty Pro'Filtr Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • ColourPop Morning After Highlighter
  • ColourPop Losing Sleep Highlighter
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Give It to Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Brown(ie) Highliner
  • Stila Fairy Tail Glitter & Glow Shadow

Product Availability

Colour Pop Lux Lipstick $7.00/0.12 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Honestly, I find Colourpop to be one of the most overrated beauty brands right now. I know you try to be objective, Christine, but I’m sometimes surprised they keep getting such high ratings. Super shock shadows pan quickly even for the price, and I’m not overly impressed with the pressed palette I recently got. This lipstick lasted only 4 hours, but it scored in the A-range? I’ve been much happier with my purchases from Nyx or BH if we’re talking within the budget category. Just one lady’s opinion.

Unless a brand states something more specific, 4 hours typically translates to 8.5/10 rating- that’s for all brands for a standard, bullet lipstick, Cjay, not just ColourPop. I have all of this written down already so I go to rate products I don’t forget and can do my best to apply everything to each brand unless a more specific claim is made.

I don’t consider how fast (or slow) it takes to finish a product in my rating, so that would just not be a consideration for me. I’m not in a place where finishing projects is even realistic for me since I am testing new products every day 🙂 I do use ColourPop’s Truth Super Shock Shadow as a brow bone highlight sometimes, and I’d say I use that at least twice a week or more and have finished maybe one, I think, but I’m not even sure if I actually finished it or lost it!

All reasons why I keep coming back to you. But we all still have opinions, don’t we? 🙂 I suppose I do find 4 hours to be good wear. I just don’t fall in line with the rest of the internet’s love for the brand.

And remember, not everything works for everyone. Good old YMMV. Idiosyncrasies in skin chem/coloring vs. formula. Even discounting sensitivities, etc., some fit like a glove, while others are execrable. My current no go is Nudestix lip or cheek. App, wear, texture: all are dreadful. The only good aspect is color. But that’s me, not the 100s of 1000s of other people who just adore the line. I think Christine’s rating system is well explained, and the ratings are unbiased. Not like most color cos/skincare reviews, where a line gets a halo and can do no wrong, or makes a big goof, and can never redeem themselves. C judges each product independently of other offerings from the line, and every relevant judgment factor is explicit.

I agree that the shadow pans down fairly quickly but personally I don’t care because they are gone before I get bored with the color.

Yeah, and it’s pretty exciting to have to replace something color….Aphrodisiac SSC. Haven’t done that in decades, literally, back when you got a fave, wore it, panned it, replaced it, repeat! Now there’s something new, and your fave was d/c’d or LE. So easy back then. So much more fun now.

Everything I’ve ever used from ColourPop worked well for me, and most of it is comparable to the high end makeup I own.

The 4-hour thing doesn’t seem terribly relevant, since I don’t think most people would expect a lipstick to last longer than that unless it’s specifically formulated to be long-wearing (I have two Bite lipsticks that need refreshing after two hours — yes, they’re more emollient than I normally like).

I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone rate something low because of how quickly it hits pan (unless you’re talking about the ABH Subculture palette, but the problem wasn’t really hitting pan quickly, it was that the failure to correctly press the pans made the product unacceptably powdery), so I’m not sure what to make of that comment, but I will say that for those of us magpies that love to try new things, hitting pan and moving on isn’t a bad thing. My original favorite CP eyeshadow was Flutes, which I used daily for a month before I ran through it. For me, that’s a good deal. I *will* say that I noticed that some of the more shimmery/metallic shadows seem to be more “airy” and compress (and pan) more quickly, but the mattes are impressively dense and long-lasting.

I love their matte solid lipsticks. I’d have to jump up to Bite or Pat McGrath before I find another matte lipstick in my stash I might like better. Their Ultra Satin liquid lip product is my favorite lip product of all time. Period. I don’t own any products above the $45 range, so I can’t compare to extra-high-end products, but they killed it with the Ultra Satins, and nobody else compares. As for NYX, I like all of my CP lipsticks better than all of my NYX lipsticks (and I have a lot, solid and liquid both).

I don’t own any of CP’s pressed powder products, so I can’t comment on those.

I’m not trying to beat you up, but as you said “we all still have opinions…” I just wanted to point out that the “hype” isn’t undeserved just because the products don’t impress you personally. We’re all different: People seem to love everything about ABH, but except for the Modern Renaissance palette and two single shadows I have, nothing I’ve gotten from ABH impresses me, and some of it flat-out doesn’t work for me (the brow products!!!). Anyway, Christine’s as impartial as they get, and she deserves credit for that.

I really like La Lady, this was the one that stood out to me the most in your sneak peak. But I’ve been wanting the EL Dangerous dupe and I think that formula might suit my preferences more at the moment.

Looking at my stash/WL, it’s very self explanatory as to just *why* I love Lay Over and LA Lady, eh? 😉
But; would I *really* sub either for the PMG on my WL? Probably not. I love her lipstick formula. It is very kind to my lips, super pigmented, covers in one swipe, and lasts longer on me than most. True, the price is steep, but the quality is off the charts.

Yay, I’m happy that these have lived up to expectations so far! Not super long lasting, but I usually have to reapply any lipstick midday anyway, after eating lunch haha – and I’m currently much more in favor of having a lip product that’s comfortable to wear than a drying but longer lasting lip color. Anyhow, glad they didn’t settle into lip lines weirdly or anything like that! 😊

Totally get that, Laura! Unless I NEED my lip color to last through a lot of talking/eating/drinking (say, a conference or going to the zoo), I’ll opt for something more hydrating, too!

I cannot wait to see you review the rest of the Lux line!!! They look incredible and creamy and non drying! They really do remind me of Pat McGRATH’s matte trance so I am very excited for these. I personally love colourpop because you get really good quality for an inexpensive price! Thank you for your reviews as I always come to you to get your unbiased reviews!!!

Good To know! I am quite obsessed with matte trance but they are a little pricey so these would be a good alternative for some colors and save the really special colors for matte trance.

I’m glad La Lady did well, it was one of the ones I had kept an eye on. It’s great that it doesn’t pull too much into lip lines which is always my fear with any lip products.

Reaaaaaally like La Lady. (I can’t find these on the CP site, but is it supposed to be LA Lady? Like the Dobie Gray song?)

I love your earrings in this photo! Scrolled to comments to see if anyone has asked where you got them… are they from that Etsy shop you featured once?

I find it kind of laughable (and sad, and confusing) that a higher-end brand like KVD didn’t put out a consistently good quality lipstick line, yet a cheap brand like Colourpop did. You’d think that, for the price, KVD would be using higher quality ingredients that would result in a nicer (or at least comparable) formula. I always kind of scratch my head when higher-end brands put out worse quality than cheaper brands.

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