ColourPop LAX & Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatchew

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “vampy blackened red.” It’s a very, very dark burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It felt almost powdery after it dried down, and it was a shade that was challenging to apply evenly as it dried down quickly. It faded unevenly for me, though it wasn’t too noticeable as it stained the lips a bit underneath. The color lasted for six hours decently, and it was drying after four hours of wear. Colour Pop Prim (P, $7.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $18.50) is glossier (90% similar). Anastasia #6 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Autumn Wind (54) (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (DC, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $18.50) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $18.50) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.50) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $18.50) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Crucifix (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Bittersweet (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Done It Again (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Patricia Bright (LE, $18.50) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep chocolate brown.” It’s a muted, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly and smoothly. The consistency was easily spread across the lips but didn’t easily feather or skip outside the natural lip line. It wore well for seven hours but faded a bit faster from the center of the lips. Too Faced Naughty by Nature (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Maude (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Malt (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Maison (P, $6.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Wannabe (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Fortune (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Hilda (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Victorian (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Bittersweet (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Coffee Addiction (DC, $7.49) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Anastasia #8 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (LE, $6.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gustavo (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). NARS Deborah (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Maybelline Grey Over It (DC, $7.49) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Milani Crush (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Done It Again (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra 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.

Lax
Lax
C

Permanent

6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
Limbo
Limbo
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop LAX Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Limbo 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

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • L'Oreal L'Oreal Golden Lumi Powder
  • Chanel Jersey Blush
On eyes:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Sleek Antiqued Blush
On face:
  • Zoeva Rose Golden Eyeshadow Palette

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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I hate that LAX is so fussy but I really like the color. All the swatches I’ve seen so far have been too pretty to pass up lol. I really like Limbo too. Both are on my fall lip list

I was so excited about these two! I just got my package yesterday which I ordered way back when these launched! lol..I almost forgot about them…just kidding. But, after reading all the mixed reviews, I’m just not so excited about them. I’ll try out the ones I have. But, I have a feeling, I’ll be sticking with KVD’s formula. It just works better for me and I like the consistency that there seems to be across the line so far.

LAX just lacks, LoL. That could’ve been a really gorgeous one! Ah well, there’s still MAC Antique Velvet.
And Limbo is just too FLAT looking for a brown IMO, and I love the resurgence of brown lipstick, but this is no UD 1993 or MAC Royally Riotous or Persistence for me!

I bought Limbo thinking, “Brown lipstick, why not?” It was definitely something new for me to try. I loved it when I put it on and I wore it out to the mall and to the movies thinking I looked great. The funny part was when I went to the restroom to wash my hands, a lot of the lipstick had come off in the center of my lips, so really my lips looked like I had smeared them with dark chocolate. Don’t know when I will wear this again. I’m scared to retouch it throughout the day and then it starts to flake off.

Love the colours and they certainly suit you Christine. I am wondering whether they end up too drying on your lips over time – but you could add them over lipstick too. Gorgeous.

i love both colors and they’re sitting in my cart right now and have been for a while! i already have so many colors like lax but i can never pass up dark red so for that price i’m getting it anyways. as for limbo, what can i say? i just love brown lipstick and good matte ones are hard to find so this is the color of my dreams. (i think glossy brown just looks weird! no idea why) my birthday is coming up in a few weeks so i see a splurge on the horizon

I like LAX, but I think I have lipsticks that are close enough. I’m also beginning to feel a need for a more brownihs lipstick. I can’t belive brown is back! 😀

I wore Lax to college and by the four-five hour mark, it became SO dry that it started to flake off my lips. I have a terrible habit of biting my lips and bit off the flaky patches until my lips were back to their normal color with only the edges still having lipstick on. It was a total mess. I’m gonna give it another go because I love the color so much, but if it comes off in flaky patches again I’m gonna have to look into the dupes.

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