ColourPop DTLA, Bee Sting, Prance Creme Gel Colour & Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened blue.” It’s a deep, navy blue with very fine pearl. It had good color coverage in one pass, and the texture of the eyeliner was creamy, so it glided on without tugging on the lash line. I was able to wear it for a full eight hours before it started to thin along the outer edge. Marc Jacobs Beauty Over(night) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Sudsy (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bionic Bae (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Waveline (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Wave)length (68) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Petrol Blue (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Stripe (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Pick Me Up (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Sailor Suit (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Female Attraction (P, $7.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cool Jazz (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Noon (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened blue.” It’s a darker, blackened navy blue with a mostly matte finish. I didn’t notice any pearl in this shade, whereas the pencil form definitely has some! This also appeared more muted, a bit darker. It was richly pigmented with a lightly creamy consistency that applied smoothly. The formula is quick-drying, so it doesn’t work as a base in my experience, and you’ll want to apply one eye at a time. It lasted for eight and a half hours as an eyeliner. Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $29.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Waveline (DC, $16.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Park Avenue (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Indian Ink (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “intense turquoise blue.” It’s a medium-dark, true blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had very nice pigmentation in a single stroke, and the consistency was creamy and smooth. The color wore well for eight hours before thinning on me. NARS Curacao (P, $24.00)(95% similar). Stila Cobalt (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bee Sting (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Vivid (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Satellite (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “intense turquoise blue.” It’s a rich, medium-dark blue with a semi-matte finish. I think the gel eyeliner is deeper and has more depth, partially because it is more pigmented. The texture of the gel was creamy, lightweight, but it will dry down fast, so you’ll want to work quickly and probably one eye at a time. It glides on well, though, and it doesn’t drag or skip. Once on, the color wore well for nine hours before starting to fade. Colour Pop Bee Sting (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Curacao (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Cobalt (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Satellite (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Vivid (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “bright periwinkle blue.” It’s a bright, medium cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency, though it was less creamy compared to the majority of the range. I found it hard to build-up coverage with this one without lifting the layer beneath it. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Prance (P, $6.00) is more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Nietzsche (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Deja Blue (P, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Skinny Dip (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright periwinkle blue.” It’s a bright, medium cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though the texture was a little denser and less creamy compared to other shades in the formulation. It definitely applies better and with better coverage than the pencil. This shade wore well for nine hours on me before fading. Colour Pop Prance (P, $5.00) is less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Nietzsche (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Skinny Dip (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Deja Blue (P, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

DTLA
DTLA
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
DTLA
DTLA
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Bee Sting
Bee Sting
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Bee Sting
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Prance
Prance
C

Permanent

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
Prance
Prance
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop DTLA Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Bee Sting Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner
ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Liner

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour

ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour
ColourPop Prance Creme Gel Colour

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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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Yaaaaaay! I just ordered DTLA after eye-balling online swatches, didn’t see your review yet. So glad it got a great score! I’m going to wear it with all my blue shadows

Bee Sting is KILLER. Haven’t ordered any yet, because I have been trying to decide between pots and pencils, but I think this one makes the decision for me.

Christine, do you think the pencils would smudge enough to work as a base? I’ve not even tried the few I have like that. Another thought would be to mix either with duraline and see if that may give it enough slip. That seems to be the drawback with these- lack of not being able to be a base! I’ll have to experiment when I get time after the Holiday.

DTLA Creme Gel Liner is beautiful. I’m going to have to find a dupe. Come on, colour Pop, start shipping to all of Europe, Please!

LOVE that DTLA colour of Navy – one of my most favourite colours (next to Olive green and Khaki). The pencil would be my preference as there is no way I could manage a gel pot with glasses. Love the rating and the price too. Why would you bother buying more expensive products than Colour Pop?

Next summer, I will definitely be getting Bee Sting (in the potted form!) to do a double wing liner look!
Love DTLA in its potted form, as well!

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