ColourPop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Drop a Hint

Colour Pop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) contains two warm-toned pinks; one in a light-medium depth and the other in a more medium-level depth. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, which may be a good or bad thing depending on your needs. To sheer them out, I’d recommend applying some product to the center of the lips and using a fingertip to blend outwards. Both shades settled somewhat into my lip lines, and if I blotted gently, it took down the subtle sheen but also minimized some of the settling.

Drop a Hint

LELimited Edition. $15.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Keep It Koi

Keep It Koi is a light-medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which could be built up to full coverage with a second layer. The liquid lipstick had a watery, slightly mousse-like texture that felt airy but not as dense or as cream-like as a true mousse consistency would.

The color applied evenly, but I had some product that sank into my lip lines–just enough to be noticeable in person. To fix this, I’d use a lip primer or lip pencil underneath or else blot gently after application, which took away some of that slip and minimized the color in my lip lines. It stayed on well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.17 oz. - $47.06 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "medium buildable coverage" that has a "soft, diffused" effect. It's a more amped up take on their Blotted Lips concept or a slightly "washed out" take on their Ultra Matte/Ultra Satin range. The formula is much thinner--almost weightless--and spreads evenly with a single layer. I'd argue that most shades were often closer to semi-opaque rather than medium and buildable--and I used only what was on the doe-foot applicator to apply (without going back for more) for both top and bottom lips.

The consistency was airier, light, thin, and spreadable with a soft dry down that didn't feel like it was wholly locked in (like Ultra Mattes) but had significantly less transfer than a traditional lipstick (or even the Ulta Satins). They were not the most forgiving of lip texture or lip lines, but they were more flattering than most formulas I've tried that are similar in effect and coverage. Some shades had more of a matte finish shortly after application while others had subtle shine that wore down to a matte finish within an hour or less.

Longevity ran anywhere from three to six hours with some shades leaving subtle stains behind, and the formula felt mostly non-drying for me. It had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Lux Liquid Lip swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Flavor, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491,CI 77492,CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Keep It Koi

PPermanent. $8.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Genie

Genie is a slightly muted, medium pink with warmer undertones and a satin sheen. The shine wore down within an hour of wear (or one could gently blot after application). It had a lightweight, thin consistency that felt watery, slightly whipped, so the color spread evenly across my lips.

It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was far more pigmentation than described. There was noticeable color that sank into my lip lines, so a lip primer or lip pencil underneath might be necessary if that is a concern. It wore well for four and a half hours and felt non-drying.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.17 oz. - $47.06 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "medium buildable coverage" that has a "soft, diffused" effect. It's a more amped up take on their Blotted Lips concept or a slightly "washed out" take on their Ultra Matte/Ultra Satin range. The formula is much thinner--almost weightless--and spreads evenly with a single layer. I'd argue that most shades were often closer to semi-opaque rather than medium and buildable--and I used only what was on the doe-foot applicator to apply (without going back for more) for both top and bottom lips.

The consistency was airier, light, thin, and spreadable with a soft dry down that didn't feel like it was wholly locked in (like Ultra Mattes) but had significantly less transfer than a traditional lipstick (or even the Ulta Satins). They were not the most forgiving of lip texture or lip lines, but they were more flattering than most formulas I've tried that are similar in effect and coverage. Some shades had more of a matte finish shortly after application while others had subtle shine that wore down to a matte finish within an hour or less.

Longevity ran anywhere from three to six hours with some shades leaving subtle stains behind, and the formula felt mostly non-drying for me. It had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Lux Liquid Lip swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Flavor, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491,CI 77492,CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Genie

PPermanent. $8.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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Colour Pop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lip Duo

Colour Pop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lip Duo

Colour Pop Drop a Hint Lux Liquid Lip Duo

Colour Pop Keep It Koi Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Keep It Koi Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Keep It Koi Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Keep It Koi Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Keep It Koi Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Keep It Koi Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Genie Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Genie Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Genie Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Genie Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Genie Lux Liquid Lip

Colour Pop Genie Lux Liquid Lip

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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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Genie is a delightful shade of pink for spring! I really love it!
However, Keep It Koi isn’t doing anything for me. It would definitely be too pale on my lips.

I don’t really like this duo – from the pink shades, to the matte finish and the difficulty of applying/wearing them. I think there are better options.

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