ColourPop Star Brite Lite Stix Review & Swatches

Star Brite

Colour Pop Star Brite Lite Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, golden beige with stronger, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque color coverage when applied directly from the tube, but it could be sheered out as it was blendable and easy to spread the product outward on the skin, even over foundation. For more buildable coverage, you’ll want to apply it using fingertips or a brush (as marketed), which was my preferred application. The consistency was lightweight, emollient without being too wet or becoming tacky, and forgiving on my skin, as it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed slight migration/movement.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "blend effortlessly" with a "natural, skin-like finish" that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applyling directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage "easily builds colour to your heart's desire." They dry down to a semi-set finish--lightly dewy, definitely "natural, skin-like" in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven't found that they migrate or move around much, so the formula is still longer-wearing at seven to nine hours with minimal movement. They have applied well and worn well over foundation thus far, too. They are not transfer-proof but are transfer-resistant; they won't smear around with an inadvertent touch but aren't fully locked down.

The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, but most shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque when applied directly from the tube in one "swipe" motion, though I think mimicking this on cheeks isn't quite as easily done as compared to my arm. I preferred picking up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then using a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges as needed. I appreciated that even the deeper hues didn't seem to "sink" into my pores and were as easy to apply and blend out as very light, more my-skin-but-better (literally, my skin!) hues. I would describe the formula was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque coverage possible, but there's enough slip in the formula that it starts to sheer out noticeably even when applied more heavily.

The consistency was lightly emollient, lightweight, and thin with good spreadability and movement; it didn't lift up base products but still worked well over bare skin. I didn't experience it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on top of foundation, even when I set the foundation initially, but I would recommend (same as I would for most cream-based cheek formulas!) to pair with a less-matte foundation for optimal results (the dewy finish plays well with a more skin-like base).

Oh, the caps have the names of the products, but the rest of the tube doesn't, so if you have more than one open, take care in getting the right lid back on!

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Ingredients

Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Ceresin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Alumina, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Synthetic Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrated Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Star Brite

PPermanent. $8.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Colour Pop Star Brite Lite Stix

Colour Pop Star Brite Lite Stix

Colour Pop Star Brite Lite Stix

Colour Pop Star Brite Lite Stix

Colour Pop Star Brite Lite Stix

Colour Pop Star Brite Lite Stix

The Overview
Lite Stix
Colour Pop
$8.00/0.33 oz.

94%

Average

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Reviewer

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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At first, I read this as “Lite Brite” and I got all nostalgic for the childhood toy. A line of makeup named after toys from the 60s and 70s would be so much fun! Brite Lite looks really pretty So far, I’m having a great experience with the new Stix I already bought (Peony bundle). I might have to get a couple more…

It’s a beauty! No wonder I have 3 dupes listed for it, right?
So far, these CP Lite Stix have been amazing in their quality. And lovely wet looking glow is much preferred over dry, powdery highlighter during summer!

I’d consider theBalm Mary Lou to be richer and darker with warmer tones (peach/orange vs. yellow in Star Brite), and because it’s powder, the effect is a lil’ different on the skin.

https://www.temptalia.com/side-by-side/?sbs_1_search=theBalm+Mary-Lou+Manizer&sbs_1=115575&sbs_2_search=Colour+Pop+Star+Brite&sbs_2=388995

You can pull up any two products I’ve swatched here! https://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery/#sbs

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