ColourPop Drive In & Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone bright magenta.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium magenta purple with cooler, pink undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but there was almost a veil of translucency there, yet the color went on evenly and smoothly for the most part. It dried down fairly quickly but to a very soft, lightweight texture that didn’t transfer or flake. This shade lasted well for eight hours and was slightly drying after six hours of wear. Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is darker. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer, glossier. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is darker, less glossy, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep blackened purple.” It’s a dark, eggplant purple with slightly warmer, pink tones and a matte finish. This shade was difficult to apply, as it wasn’t opaque and looked uneven on the lips. When I tried to smooth out the color more, it was already drying down, so some places were thicker than others (notably, on the middle of my lower lip, it looked bumpy). The finish is mostly transfer-resistant. The color lasted for seven hours on me with a stronger fade through the center of the lips than with some of the other shades. It was somewhat drying after five hours of wear. Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is lighter, glossier. Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop 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. After playing with the packaging and the tubes, it appears that about 16 of the 25 shades I received were significantly overfilled and had regular overflow of liquid lipstick coming out of them for about 15 open-and-closes where I needed to use a makeup removing wipe to clean the rim of the tube prior to closing or else the lipstick would ooze out of the closing. I have not had this issue with any of my other liquid lipsticks (Anastasia, Hourglass, Kat Von D, Make Up For Ever, Stila) personally, though readers reported experiencing similar issues with Anastasia and the previous Kat Von D packaging.

Drive In
Drive In
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Zipper
Zipper
C

Permanent

6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
74%
Total
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ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

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Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick $6.50/0.11 OZ.
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Makeup Look

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  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • L'Oreal L'Oreal Golden Lumi Powder
  • Chanel Jersey Blush
On eyes:
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  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Sleek Antiqued Blush
On face:
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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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Aww man:( im super disappointed zipper got a low rating. it was one of the few colors in the line that i feel would work with my dark skin tone.

Gosh, I can only imagine how HARD these are to apply! It takes a crazy eye for detail and major precision to get those to look right. For that reason they’re probably not for me. That, and the super matte finish of course 🙂

I think liquid lipstick is easier than you think, but when they’re hard to apply, they are really hard to get right! I think perhaps it’s more that it can be hard to correct a liquid lipstick, unlike regular lipstick!

The majority of lipstick I wear is liquid to matte or at least a matte finish. Once you get the technique of how you prep your lips and how you apply, you may love it. It takes a bit of patience at first but once it is routine, it will be so automatic to you that your forget not knowing what you were doing. Removal can be a pain depending on the brand but, again once it’s a part of a routine….

Oh no, too bad about Zipper, such a gorgeous color 🙁 And looks hard to dupe. If they had made this into a regular lipstick, I would buy in a heartbeat

I’m officially over ColourPop. These UMLLs are so hit or miss and the hype is ridiculous. I’d rather have one really nice Tom Ford lipstick over 7-8 of these things.

If the hit or miss thing is going by Christine’s reviews then I’m confused. Zipper is the lowest rated one so far that she’s reviewed. If not then I’m still confused because I actually haven’t seen any negative things about these lipsticks. Personal taste is personal taste though.

I kind of figured from the swatches Zipper wouldn’t get a great grade. I’m still going to get it though 🙂

I use an angled brush to apply liquid lipsticks and it works better than the wands, so I get more even coverage.

I have Drive-In and I ADORE it. It is gorgeous and it wore really well on me. I’m one of the ones that will probably still get Zipper. The color is really cool and for $6, I’d like to see if I can get it to work.

What an awful shame about Zipper!!! Oh well, I will just go for ColourPop’s Lippy Stick in Leather then, seems close enough, I guess?
I love Drive-In, but have more than enough dupes for it because I’m crazy for purple lippys, LoL!

I love Drive In. I had such high hopes for Zipper, but every single swatch and review I’ve seen for it deems uneven. It seems ColourPop had problems with the really dark purplish shades like this.

Do you think using a lip primer and maybe two coats of lipstick (like painting your fingernails) would make it look more even?

Thanks, Christine. I think I’ll skip it then. I see Nicole O. down below tried two coats, and it got crumbly. There are enough other gorgeous shades in the line to try.

regret purchasing zipper . i had the same experience when i tried to even it out . it became crumbly when i applied a second layer . 🙁

such a bummer since i love the color so much , but i should’ve listened to you .

out of the 5 i purchased , tulle & limbo are my favorites . i can get away with one layer , but applying a second layer is no problem .

i wonder why there are inconsistencies with certain shades in this range .

I am on the fence about Colourpop’s UMLL and I found that the original Lippe Stix vary from in performance based on shade. I think I will stay far from zipper but Drive in seems promising. Thanks for the review and swatches.

Jeffree Star “Prom Night” is the exact same shade as Drive-In. It’s absolutely lush! And the pigmentation… However, Zipper looks like a super cool shade but it’s a shame it patches so much! 3/10 seems about right. But purples in general are hard to put into a liquid formula that doesn’t suck, so… *Sighs* x

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