ColourPop Baracuda & Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

1 of 6
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Baracuda

ColourPop Baracuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was more matte than most of the Ultra Satins are in the beginning, as most of the Ultra Satins have a bit of a sheen that then wears down to a matte finish after a few hours of wear. The texture was smooth, but thin, and spread evenly across the lips. I felt like this was one of the few Ultra Satins that seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips (more like an Ultra Matte would), but it was still more comfortable to wear than the average liquid lipstick. The formula was lightly drying after four hours, while the color lasted closer to eight hours.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.11 oz. - $63.64 Per Ounce

It is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish”liquid lipstick that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so.

They have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Baracuda

PPermanent. $7.00.
A-
A-
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

You’ll want to keep on reading for the rest of the reviews! 🙂

1 of 6
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Femme

ColourPop Femme Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deepened, grayish purple with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It was actually glossier and did not dry down as quickly (at least not to that “mostly dry” period) compared to most shades in the Ultra Satin formula that I have tried. I waited a solid half hour for the swatch to “set,” when I normally only wait a few minutes, and it was still not dry. The same was true on the lips, and as a result, it had a lot more transfer for the first few hours. Despite the transfer, it was so pigmented that one could hardly see a difference in color or coverage, only that the shine wore away over time. It was comfortable to wear for six hours, and then it felt a touch drying, but it went on for eight hours all in all. It also seemed to be a more unique color from my experience!

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.11 oz. - $63.64 Per Ounce

It is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish”liquid lipstick that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so.

They have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Femme

PPermanent. $7.00.
A
A
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Formula Overview

ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight, bold lipstick with a satin finish” that is “extra intense colour saturation” and “long-wearing,” but the brand is quick to note that it is “not completely kiss proof.” The consistency is very light to lightweight with a thin to mousse-like consistency–they feel a little heavier going on than the Ultra Matte formula, but they don’t feel heavy on. They dry down somewhat, but it isn’t a full, flat dry down like matte liquid lipsticks, and when you press your lips together, there is moderate tackiness there, but I didn’t notice any lifting or separating of color by doing so. Thus far, they have been extremely long-wearing and comfortable to wear for the most part–it’s after ten hours or so that I notice my lips feeling a little dry–but six hours into wear and the colors have looked good post-meals/post-drinking. I think if you like the idea of longer-wearing, mostly matte lip color but find most liquid lipsticks too drying or too flat while not needing an ultra-hydrating formula, you might like these.

Where to Buy

Current Sales & Deals

  • ColourPop$5 off $15+ order with code COLOURPOPPIN, ends 12/31. 15% off $20+ order when you sign up for ColourPop's email newsletter, ends 12/31.
  • Ulta
    • Summer Refresh skincare event (shop here), ends 6/20.
    • Buy 1, get 1 50% off RoC, Garnier, No7, Olay Moisturizers, Cetaphil, Redken, Matrix, Maybelline, CeraVe, Soap & Glory, Neutrogena (skincare), Nivea, L'Oreal (skincare), Joico, ends 6/20.
    • Free shipping on $50+ orders, ends 12/31.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tarte Tarteist PRO Eyeshadow Palette
On lips:
  • ColourPop Baraccuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

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.

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

39 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.

They’re both so beautiful! I’ll probably pass on both though… Femme looks very close to how Colourpop Dopey looks on me, and I think I have a pretty close dupe to Barracuda as well. I love the Ultra Satin formula so much!

Just bought femme, I should be getting it in soon! Love your posts. I go on your page everyday and just wanted to say I loveee the new setup. MUCH BETTER! I’d be lost w/o your website by the way!!!

I second that sentiment. I didn’t think it would be possible to improve upon what I saw as perfection, but you did Christine. Your hard work and labor of love is always my number one source of information and inspiration. Thanks for everything you do here.

I ordered Barracuda last week and already got the e-mail that it arrived today! It looks darker than I expected but so pretty! It will definitely be unique to my collection since I don’t have a color close to this. Can’t wait to play with it.

I put in my first ColourPop order a few weeks ago and am discovering that “darker than I expected” seems to be par for the course with…. ummm, everything I ordered. Which was about five things. (I had a coupon!)

I don’t know. Maybe it’s just because I’m quite pale, but even Solow — which is supposed to be a rosy terracotta — looked almost clownish on me when I tried it out yesterday.

The Lippie Stix are great! Loved Lumiere and Grunge both and am considering trying Contempo.

But there’s something with the ultra matte formula just not staying remotely true to color on me. Actually, I got the names backwards. I ordered Bumble, which is supposed to be a warm, rosy terracotta. Looks clownish for some reason. Solow is supposed to be a neutral nude pink and… somehow turns Barbie pink on me. Like, it *almost* matches my KvD Bauhau5. I have no idea what gives! Do you find yours change, too?

I have noticed a couple of the CP liquid lipsticks to be a tad darker but not to the point where it looks that different on me. You know what I do that helps? I go on Instagram before I order lipsticks and search the color under the tag (#colourpopsolow, for example) so I can see it on other people in different skin tones and lighting and that gives me a better idea of what the color is going to look like.

Ooh Barracuda!!! I have it and adore it, both for the color itself (OMG!) and the name!
Love how Femme looks on you and many of my light or fair friends, but I’m not 100% sure that I could pull this off? Even now in my winter color; NC37…? But I want to! ?

Try on Thistle, and adjust as indicated. Why not? If you’re in big S…. Did you get Gone Greige? Seems like that family. Deeply Rooted is quite purple on me, at the darker end of that spectrum arc. (Lots browner on Christine.) Looked at CP last night. They have lots of great stuff out now. Admittedly, Femme is in my current non-bold wheelhouse, and might be cooler than you like. Still think it would look pretty nice on you. Contrast can be a good thing.

Don’t quite know how I missed it up above, but CP Cheap Thrills is an 85% dupe, and I do have that one! Cheap Thrills looks really nice on me when I want a cool-tone neutral lip that doesn’t make me look like a zombie, as does Marshmallow. Femme looks more “wintry”, I guess?

Femme is an interesting and unique color! Either I’m going to look really cool and edgy OR really, really dead, and not in a good way

I have both of these already – Femme runs a little too grey on me for my liking but it is still a beautiful shade. I’ve found that some of the more recent Ultra Satins do end up quite matte – I got November yesterday and it seems a lot wetter to apply and doesn’t dry down fully but when you blot, it pretty much goes matte… Also the new doe foot wand is smaller and fluffier, which I don’t love either.

Their new Holiday collection looks interesting!

Yes, I have had a few recent ones seem more matte/less matte than “standard” to me. Some of the doefoot wands (across all products) seems fluffier… and then others are normal. It is odd!

I really wanted Femme for the name, but that’s a colour that would look a lil off on me, I think!! But that first one, was beautiful though oh gosh!

What happened to my no buy for self? Think I’d better jump on Femme. It would be in my new second family of color (after deep brown reds.). Noticed I’m also building a Sephora six well that seems to be an extension of En Taupe. Cool friendly, if not cool…. Like both of these a lot. CP for holiday is interesting. They gave advance notice, which was good.

You are so right. No children, just dogs and color families. Better do it this w/e. Then stop buying makeup and start using it. Love thistle, gone greige, deeply rooted for a dark take, bite multistick gelato, which is NOT what Christine got, in my Sephora, and some Nyxs. The grayed look is fine by me. Esp since I do few pinks and zero corals. Greige is far better for me than beige, pink, or peach nudes.

Christine, I agree with you that Femme is an unusual color. Interesting, too, I think. It may be too warm and too light for me, but I’m tempted to try it anyway. I would love Baracuda if it had cool undertones…

I think Femme is a must-have. I like it so much I don’t really care if it will look good on me, or if I will look OK wearing it. I must have it! It may just have to wait until next year, though as Christmas is coming soon, yes it is actually, and I do need to think a little bit of others 🙂

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!