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ColourPop Secret Weapon, Imaginarium, Pony Up, Pretty In Ultra Glossy Lip Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Secret Weapon

Colour Pop Secret Weapon Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a meidum-dark, reddish-orange with a jelly-like finish. It looked like a glossy stain on the lips due to the semi-sheer coverage, high-shine finish, and lack of shimmer. The color spread well across my lips as the texture was smooth, plush, and almost gel-like without any tackiness. It lasted for three hours on me and was moisturizing to wear. I think the color applied rather evenly but it amplified some of the unevenness of my natural lip color that peeked through (that was what I saw vs. the gloss itself being uneven).

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.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Flavor, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Tribehenin, C12-16 Alcohol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Betaine, Momordica Grosvenori Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Imaginarium

Colour Pop Imaginarium Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep, raspberry pink with cool undertones. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that applied somewhat evenly, but as it was one of the deeper shades (and therefore seemed more “pigmented” as it altered my natural lip color significantly more than other shades in the range), I could see how the coverage wasn’t as even in some places. There was also slight color that settled into my lip lines. The glossy shine helped minimize the appearance of the imperfections of application from afar. This shade wore well for three hours and was moisturizing over time.

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.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Flavor, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Tribehenin, C12-16 Alcohol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Betaine, Momordica Grosvenori Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

Pony Up

Colour Pop Pony Up Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy finish. It had sheer coverage that gave my lips a noticeable tint, but this one did seem to be harder to apply evenly (and it wasn’t just the natural unevenness of my actual lip color coming through, at least to my eye). The gloss had a smooth, plush, and comfortable texture that spread easily across my lips. It lasted for two and a half hours on me and was moisturizing while worn.

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.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Flavor, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Tribehenin, C12-16 Alcohol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Betaine, Momordica Grosvenori Fruit Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Pony Up
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Pretty In

Colour Pop Pretty In Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a milky, jelly-like finish. It had sheer coverage, which was as described, and had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was plush but not heavy on my lips. I think that the gloss itself applied fairly evenly, but the unevenness of my natural lips was emphasized due to the pinkish tint of the color itself. This shade stayed on well for two and a half hours on me but was hydrating to wear.

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.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Flavor, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Tribehenin, C12-16 Alcohol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Betaine, Momordica Grosvenori Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Pretty In
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Colour Pop Secret Weapon Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Secret Weapon Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Secret Weapon Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Secret Weapon Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Secret Weapon Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Secret Weapon Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Imaginarium Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Imaginarium Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Imaginarium Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Imaginarium Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Imaginarium Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Imaginarium Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pony Up Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pony Up Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pony Up Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pony Up Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pony Up Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pony Up Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pretty In Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pretty In Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pretty In Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pretty In Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pretty In Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Pretty In Ultra Glossy Lip

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Liquid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Glossier Moonstone Haloscope
  • Glossier Beam Cloud Paint
On eyes:
  • NABLA Chemical Bond Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Sandy Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Extravirgin Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Ludwig Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Fossil Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Mellow Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Double Life Eyeliner
  • NABLA Citron Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Radikal Eyeshadow

Product Availability

Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip $6.00/0.11 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I’m definitely taking your experience with these semi sheer jelly-type glosses, as my own natural lip color is also uneven. I do really love how Secret Weapon looks on you, and believe that it will work for me too. Reminds me of fruit punch a little bit! Or peach jello?

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