ColourPop Avenue & Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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. Tarte Vibin' (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (DC, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Vain (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Such Flare (LE, $19.50) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Goldie (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $19.50) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Silk (LE, $6.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Consuming Red (P, $27.00) is glossier (90% similar). Milani I Am Motivated (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Pat McGrath Guinevere (P, $38.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $54.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #48 (DC, $19.00) is glossier (85% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (DC, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS VIP Red (DC, $28.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 (DC, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Spice (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $27.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Front Row (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Dreamy (PiP, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fade (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Walkyrie (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Bahama (P, $27.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (DC, $21.00) is more muted (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $7.00) 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.

Avenue
Avenue
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Bumble
Bumble
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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ColourPop Avenue Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Avenue Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

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

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

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

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

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

ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Bumble Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

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  • Chanel Jersey Blush
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  • Sleek Antiqued Blush
On eyes:
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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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Bumble is a such a pretty colour! I’m not fond of liquid-matte lipsticks but I could see myself making an exception for Bumble.

Bumble is lovely. I just ordered Bumble along with two of the limited edition shades (Guess and Be Dazzled) and I can’t wait for them to get here!

Those are limited edition? I was hoping to score Clueless, but I want to wait until I get back to my school address to order! 🙁

Yup! But I heard from a little birdie that they were going to have a restock. Make sure that you’re following ColourPopCult on Instagram for the latest news!

Bumble is pretty! These are a hit or miss for me. I love Tulle and Solow is ok but I’m not having much luck with Mars and Ouiji. They apply so streaky and I feel like I can’t get them completely opaque without looking clown-like! Maybe I should just stay away from the neon colors… #thestruggle

I just love Bumble, it’s the perfect ruddy red on me. It seems to be one of those colors that looks very different on other skintones.

The weartime on these Ultra Mattes continues to impress me as I figure out how to best apply them. I had Ouiji last from 7pm last night all the way through to this morning!

Love the site redesign, it’s very sleek and easy to navigate! Good job!

Thanks for the dupe list! I almost purchased Bumble yesterday, while my order for Kav Von D Double Dare is on its way 🙂 Glad I did not!

I love both of these. Are you planning to review the colors they just added? There’s a dark blue, a green, a bright purple, and a few others.

Avenue is gorgeous! Reminds me of MAC’s Dubonnet. Still looking for a matte version, this might be it! 🙂 I can handle some dryness on my lips. Thanks for the swatches! 🙂

I just ordered a bunch of the ColourPop liquid lipsticks and I have to say that I’m so impressed! I got these two colours in addition to Tulle, Lax, and Limbo and none have let me down yet.

I like both. But Bumble especially. Very pretty. I actually wore KVD Lolita all day today. I like to top it with BITE’s Opal lipstick at the end. It gives it a 90’s vibe and a little moisture. I’m going to put Double Dare on my potential wish list if this test run continues to go smooth. 🙂

It felt fine for me actually! I have been using the BITE agave mask nightly and I put it on again today while I did the rest of my makeup. So, my lips were nice and hydrated going in. I wore it all day,from about 8am, and it was still on pretty well (even through a light lunch )at around 6. It could have used a touch up at that point. I do use a liner with them too. So, I’m sure that helped. As far as Opal, I like to pat that on when it starts to get a little bothersome-dry feeling. Which,for me seems to be at around 4-5 hours. It looks pretty cool though.

I think it probably does break the liquid lipstick down a little.But, I still get a few hours with a good amount of a stained look at least. That’s why I try to wait until the dryness is just to where I’m going to have to reapply and I want to stretch it or I want the moisture and or a different look. If you just pat it on though, it doesn’t break it down like gloss does. Gloss just takes it off.

Thanks for the tip Nicole! I was hesitating on these liquid lipsticks (not a big fan of the ultra matte look, the dryness, and re-applying can be a pain) but putting BITE Opal on top sounds genius. I’m willing to sacrifice some wear time for some shine and hydration. I’m going to try one of the Kat Von D ones. Dang, I might have to get a backup of BITE Opal too if it works well with these LOL

Glad to of helped Katherine! You have certainly helped me out of many beauty conundrums as well. I think KVD is the best way to go with these. Just some things that I find to make the application go smoother: I like to use a lip liner . They tend to look more opaque if they are not fully. I found layering tends to look dryer for me. I like to have a lip brush near. I noticed in Kat’s video she applies with a brush. I use the brush to smooth it out and get the angles. Have a makeup remover close just in case and a tough up concealer or foundation. Once you get it on though in the am, you are typically set for the day or at least most of the day. If you are a rockstar, well, you are probably gong to have to re do it a second round. I like them because I can go run around to the mall and lunch and stuff and not fuss with my lipstick. They are fun! Give them a go! 🙂 I’m excited to try some of the new shades. But, I still love my regular lippies. I feel like I am going to need a computer generated schedule to keep them all in a rotation! lol

I think KVD is easier to apply if you aren’t familiar with liquid lipstick – CP’s dry down makes it harder to get right as you don’t have the time to fix mistakes.

Love that Avenue colour – it is gorgeous. But I prefer lipsticks to liquid lip glosses. I am sure Colour Pop has this shade in their lipstick range. They both look great on you Christine.

Thank you so much for this review. I was hesitant to get this a try since there are mix reviews here and there. But seeing you like this, I might give it a try. Bumble and Sollow is on my list 😀

Bumble is lovely. I’m still waiting on feedback and reviews to buy a liquid lipstick… Will you be reviewing the new Milani liquid lipsticks, Christine? 🙂 If so, I’ll wait for your reviews!

I have been following your blog for quite a while now but this is my first comment. I enjoy your reviews throughly and this is my go to blog for reviews on any product that I want to try. I recently ordered these two colours from colourpop along with few others and I think colourpop is a great way to experience different textures and colours as the price is quite affordable. Looking forward to receive my order!

It’s pulling all the data on the dupe, but we need to change it so it is only pulling my vote (there are 7 votes on that dupe!).

Hi Christine! You may want to note that there’s a typo in your header. Love your swatches, as always. I have bumble and it’s lovely 😀

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