ColourPop Summer 2015 Lippie Stix Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Summer 2015 Lippie Stix
ColourPop Summer 2015 Lippie Stix

For summer, there are five new ColourPop Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0357 oz.) from tangerine to fuchsia. The Lippie Stix formula is a twist-up lipstick that comes in a variety of finishes with most of the finishes designed to have richer coverage. Here’s a recap of the formula overall (from yesterday’s review):

Matte finishes are supposed to be: “full coverage” and “long-wearing” and “ultra-comfortable, while cream finishes are supposed to be “full coverage” with “an ultra creamy feel and look.” The satin finish is ddescribed as “full coverage” and “long-wearing” that has a “hydrating feel.” Lastly, the hyper-glossy finish is supposed to have “full coverage” that “melts” and leaves “tons of moisture” with a “glossy finish.” All of the Lippie Stix have a synthetic, vanilla-like scent that sometimes smells synthetic and leans waxy. I don’t notice the scent applied, and I don’t notice any taste. In general, most of the finishes apply without tugging on the lips, have good coverage, and wear at least four hours, but most aren’t hydrating, while the hyper-glossy finish is a little tacky in feel. A few of the really matte shades are drier and can tug, and they can get drying.

Fiesta is described as a “light peachy pink in a cream finish.” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium pinky-peach with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly for the most part. The texture was creamy, light-medium in weight, and was comfortable on. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Julie (P, $32.00) is darker. Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is cooler. NARS Brigitte (P, $32.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Potent (P, $30.00) is lighter. YSL Tender Peach (26) (P, $34.00) is warmer. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer. YSL Peach Passion (13) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Luau is described as a “bright tangerine in a hyper glossy finish.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with strong, yellow undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage; there was a veil of translucency where if your natural lip color is stronger, you may find in influences the end result. The texture is thicker than the other finishes with a slight tackiness to it, but it lasted for five hours and left a stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Sounds Like Noise (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. Estee Lauder Daring (P, $30.00) is more muted, less glossy. Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is darker, less glossy. MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy. Paul and Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy. NARS Geraldine (P, $32.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Polliwog is described as a “cool toned nude beige in a cream finish.” It’s a yellowed, light-medium peach-beige with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque color paoyff that could have applied more evently; the more translucent coverage seemed prone to streaky compared to other shades (but it’s not awful streaky). The texture is a little thicker and sits in lip lines initially, which isn’t too noticeable, but it gathers more of the color as it wears on for the next four hours. It was slightly drying over time. MAC Touch the Earth (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler. Bite Beauty Cream (P, $28.00) is cooler. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $16.00) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (P, $30.00) is cooler. NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Naturally Transformed (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Topanga is described as a “mid-tone dusty coral in a satin finish.” It’s a medium-dark pink-coral with a satin finish. It had rich color coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. The consistency was lightly creamy and glided on without tugging on the lips. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly drying after three and a half hours of wear. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Protest (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler. Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Matthew (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler. Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is cooler. NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Love Temple (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Melted Melon (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Estee Lauder Surreal Sun (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Make Me Gorgeous (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Toucan is described as a “bright pinky red coral in a matte finish.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark coral-fuchsia with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that covered evenly, but the texture was noticeably dry and stiff (one of the driest I’ve come across from the brand), which made it painful to apply as it tugged and dragged a lot during application. It lasted for eight hours but was very drying. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is glossier. Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $30.00) is glossier. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Relentlessly Red (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Fiesta
Fiesta
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Luau
Luau
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Polliwog
Polliwog
C+

Limited Edition

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
Topanga
Topanga
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Toucan
Toucan
B-

Limited Edition

6.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
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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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Well, rats! I have pretty Toucan sitting in my shopping cart (it was to be my consolation prize for not getting Cougar or Thirsty). But if it’s that uncomfortable… yikes! Thanks for getting this review up this morning. You’ve just saved me $5 and a case of ouchy lips!

No problem, Stacy! If you’ve tried MAC’s Retro Matte formula and LIKE that, then you might be able to handle Toucan. My best advice would be to do full lip prep prior but then apply with a lip brush.

I used a little elizabeth arden lip primer for a few seconds before and also a clear lip pencil but the Toucan worked great for me with these additions. And it stayed without getting messy.

I’m glad you thought Toucan was stiff, too. It’s the only matte I’ve bought so far from them and it did hurt to apply. I was ready to swear of all their mattes, but maybe I’ll try ONE more lol. On the bright side it’s an excellent dupe for Relentlessly Red, which I can attest to, and I assume All Fired Up also.

I also bought Luau, which catches on lip flakes, and Topanga, which was pretty decent, on me it’s darker, brighter, and peachier. Topanga looks SO GOOD on you. Like Top Ten good, for real.

It is the driest of their Lippie Stix that I can recall using. I’ve bought quite a few of them, but I haven’t had a chance to photograph the majority, so I also haven’t even swatched or applied them yet, so it’s possible there are more like it (no idea!).

I like Topanga on you! It’s great how some of these colors are dupes for higher end lippies that cost a lot more. And hey for $5, if some of the colors are a little dry, dot on some lipbalm, and it can work.

I ordered all of these except Polliwog when they first launched. I’m glad they reviewed well. I haven’t even gotten to wear them all yet. That stinks about Toucan and the drying issue. it’s such a pretty color. I guess that explains why I have the Lauder dupe high on my wish list. I guess it is staying now,lol. I really like Topanga.I have found myself wearing that a lot.

Seeing your lip swatches I am wishing I had ordered Topanga. It looked meh online, but it is so pretty for a daytime pop of color. I wonder if you got an odd Toucan, because I have that color and while I wouldn’t describe it as super creamy, I don’t experience any of the pulling or dragging issues that you describe during application, and I don’t find it to look super dry on the lips. I find there are definite inconsistencies with their products some of the time.

My Toucan felt like one of MAC’s old school Retro Mattes. Like you have to drag that sucker across your lips and go, “OW OW OW OW” the whole time.

I almost bought Toucan and I’m so glad I didn’t now! I went with the two new summer sets of lippies and shadows plus coconut bc it came back in stock! Christine, this review has me worried that Colour Pop is letting their quality slide as they become more popular/well known and in-demand. It seems like more and more of their products are so-so instead of fantastic. Do you think this is true?

I’ve never thought their Lippie Stix was a really, really good formula. These don’t feel any better/worse than the ones I’ve tried months ago in terms of general quality.

So helpful! Thank you! You know you ge away with EVERY color, but I actually adore how you look in Polliwog! It makes the rest of your face, and especially those eyes, shine! I’m sorry it was C. Do you enjoy wearing those types of shades? Or do you still favor reds? I could be wrong all together! ๐Ÿ˜€ xoxo!

I bought Toucan (along with Jelly Fish and a few highlighters, which are all divine). My dog’s name is Toucan and I love bright corals, so….!

But it is ridiculously dry. Weirdly, if I’ve prepped properly, once it’s applied, I find it less dying than other matte lipsticks — but application is a pain. $5, though… and it’s called Toucan!

NARS Grace is a touch darker but a reasonable dupe.

Have you tried using a lip brush? I find it is a little less painful that way, but it takes much longer, LOL!

Yes, I own a few lip brushes. I generally don’t use them unless I feel like the stakes are too high to toy around (super pale skin + burgundy stains = nerves of steel) — but that’s in part because it breaks my heart to waste so much product in the lip brush bristles if I CAN apply directly from the tube.

For a $5 lipstick, you may have a point! Ha.

Not a fan Polliwog; too yellow and it doesn’t look good on. I like the name, though. ๐Ÿ™‚ The other shades are gorgeous. Toucan is my favorite color. I’m thinking maybe if I prepped with lip balm first.

To clarify, Christine, you look very nice in it. I meant quality-wise, it didn’t look good.

Sorry, I’m a bit scatter-brained lately.

I just got my most recent Colourpop order about an hour ago and the only lippie I got was Luau. I’m not an orange lipstick person–I got it to wear to Giants games–and I’m surprised at how good it looks on me. My partner’s reaction was, “wow that’s really…orange.” ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the look of Topanga; that might have to go into my next order.

I got Toucan in my very first CP purchase. It was noticably stiff putting on, but not too much of a problem. It was easier for me than a lot of the WnW mattes, for example. Also it was very comfortable, lasted a long time, and the color is gorgeous, so I’m satisfied. It’s currently my favorite of the lip colors I’ve purchased.

I just placed my first order with Colourpop last month. I ordered 8 lippie sticks and 3 had that weird old lipstick smell. I emailed customer service and they told me the have a no refund, exchange or return policy. I will never order another thing from this company. Be careful, even though their products are inexpensive, if there’s a problem with the product you’re just out of your money.

I placed my first colourpop order last month. I ordered 8 lippie sticks and 3 had that weird old lipstick smell. I emailed customer service and when they emailed me back they told me they have a no refund, exchange or return policy. I will never order from them again. Be careful placing orders with them.

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