ColourPop I See You & Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lips Reviews & Swatches

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Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip

I See You

Colour Pop I See You Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a deeper, more orange-leaning gold with flecks of gold and copper sparkle and very fine, golden pearl. The shade itself was described as “sheer” by the brand, but it seemed more semi-sheer to medium to me. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy without being tacky and comfortable to wear, though there was a bit more product in a few of my lip liens than I expected (usually the formula is rather smoothing). It wore well for three hours and was hydrating over time.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.11 oz. - $54.55 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "hi-shine" with a "non-sticky" texture that "feels amazing" and includes five finishes "from 3-D pearl to sheer tinted colour." They are designed to be a sheerer formula, so many shades are sheer with a smattering of shimmer or sparkle and then a few are more tinted with sheer to semi-sheer coverage but no shimmer. Each gloss has a short, brush-type applicator, which worked better than I expected and didn't leave streaky results behind (in general). They had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

The "Tinted" finish ("glass-like shine with tint of sheer colour and no shimmer") was the least consistent--sometimes prone to unevenness and getting into lip lines, particularly with deeper/richer shades, whereas Pearlescent ("glass-like shine with subtle shimmer") and Prismatic ("glass-like shine with floating multi dimensional pearl and glitters") are sheer to translucent with the major difference being finer shimmer in the Pearlescent finish and larger, more glitter-like particles in the Prismatic finish. Both finishes tended to look plush and more smoothing on my lips. The Creme finish is a "medium-coverage gloss with a creamy finish that does not contain any pearls or glitter." The Metallic is described as a "full-coverage gloss with a mix of pearl and metallic finishes."

The wear time varied by shade but the sheerer ones tended to wear between two and three hours as the formula was, indeed, non-sticky and smooth, which made them lighter-weight and comfortable to wear but shorter wearing. A lot of the sheerer shades ran together, so I would recommend just picking up one or two rather than several as the differences are likely to be lost! Also, keep in mind that sheerer lip colors can look different from person to person due to much of the natural lip color coming through.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip swatches.

I See You

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip

Kumquat

Colour Pop Kumquat Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a pale, bluish-white with cool undertones and a smattering of silver flecks of sparkle. The brand described it as “translucent,” which was apt, as it was nearly clear on my lips–it seemed to, at best, enhance the cooler pinkness of my natural lip color while adding a bit of milkiness to them. I could see some of the effect of it, particularly along the outer edge of my lips, where there was “coverage” of the translucent variety. The texture was smooth and lightweight without being tacky, and it was easy to spread across my lips. For a pale, milky gloss, it didn’t emphasize my lip lines like I would have expected. It lasted for an hour and a half hour on me from what I could tell (with so little coverage, it is much harder to tell other than by the shine wearing down and physically feeling like there was less gloss on my lips). The formula felt hydrating on me (I wore it back-to-back to get a better sense of that).

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.11 oz. - $54.55 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "hi-shine" with a "non-sticky" texture that "feels amazing" and includes five finishes "from 3-D pearl to sheer tinted colour." They are designed to be a sheerer formula, so many shades are sheer with a smattering of shimmer or sparkle and then a few are more tinted with sheer to semi-sheer coverage but no shimmer. Each gloss has a short, brush-type applicator, which worked better than I expected and didn't leave streaky results behind (in general). They had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

The "Tinted" finish ("glass-like shine with tint of sheer colour and no shimmer") was the least consistent--sometimes prone to unevenness and getting into lip lines, particularly with deeper/richer shades, whereas Pearlescent ("glass-like shine with subtle shimmer") and Prismatic ("glass-like shine with floating multi dimensional pearl and glitters") are sheer to translucent with the major difference being finer shimmer in the Pearlescent finish and larger, more glitter-like particles in the Prismatic finish. Both finishes tended to look plush and more smoothing on my lips. The Creme finish is a "medium-coverage gloss with a creamy finish that does not contain any pearls or glitter." The Metallic is described as a "full-coverage gloss with a mix of pearl and metallic finishes."

The wear time varied by shade but the sheerer ones tended to wear between two and three hours as the formula was, indeed, non-sticky and smooth, which made them lighter-weight and comfortable to wear but shorter wearing. A lot of the sheerer shades ran together, so I would recommend just picking up one or two rather than several as the differences are likely to be lost! Also, keep in mind that sheerer lip colors can look different from person to person due to much of the natural lip color coming through.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip swatches.

Kumquat

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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The Overview

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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The coppery-gold of I See You looks quite nice actually. This is one I would have to use over something, I think. It’s a “maybe”?
Not entranced by Kumquat at all. Cute name, but it doesn’t remind me of the fruit at all.

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