ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Lippie Stix Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Contempo Lippie Stix
ColourPop Contempo Lippie Stix

ColourPop Contempo Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dusty rose [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that applied without tugging on the lip but didn’t slide around. It lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Vervain (P, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Roman Holiday (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Personal Pick (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fiji (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sake (DC, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus (P, $24.00) is cooler, glossier (80% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (DC, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Last Call (LE, $7.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Buff (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Dopey (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Clueless (P, $6.50) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). KVD Beauty Lovesick (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Queen B (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “berry red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was pigmented but had a little translucency–you can see my lip freckle peeking through–with a lightweight consistency that applied without pulling on the lips. It wore well for six hours and was slightly drying after three hours of wear. MAC D for Danger (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Heaux (LE, $19.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Liberty (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Luxuriant (150) (P, $42.00) is brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #080 (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty XO (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dance With Me (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Feisty (P, $15.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned plum brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with soft, warm undertones and a cooler overtone (almost like a taupe sheen). The finish was more satiny applied, as there was a visible sheen. It had good pigmentation with a light-medium weight consistency and more creaminess than the last two shades. It wore well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Coffee and Cigs (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unshakable (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Smoked Almond (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC MamaStarrr (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Almond (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Independent (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Sheena (LE, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) (P, $38.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). LORAC Tres Chic (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Instinct (214) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Siesta (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Independent (200) (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Chilly Chili (LE, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sheer Plum (DC, $19.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened violet [with a Matte finish].” It’s a dark purpled burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, but the texture had a moderate amount of slip such that the color applied unevenly and settled into lip lines over time. It lasted for four and a half hours before resembling more of a stain. It wasn’t drying at least! MAC Power My Spirit (LE, $19.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Train Bleu (P, $27.00) is more pigmented, better quality, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Which Witch (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Blackest Berry (DC, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Hutch (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Cyber (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Berry Rouge (LE, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Troublemaker (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Dirty Mind (P, $27.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Midnight Breeze (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Winifred (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Passionate Fig (220) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Phenomenal Woman (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Polar Lights (78) (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Spellbound (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Pat McGrath Exxotica (LE, $40.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Wild Night (P, $26.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). ColourPop Feminist (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler, better quality (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “pale dirty pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a light-medium weight consistency that was moderately creamy. It wore for four hours on me and was neither drying nor moisturizing in my experience. Cle de Peau Silk Scroll (P, $65.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Aquarius (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Joe (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Lily Caress (109) (P, $39.00) is darker, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Sephora CrΓ¨me Brulee (P, $14.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Little Darling (DC, $28.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury JK Magic (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Indulge Me (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Blush Nude (P, $57.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Buff (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). ColourPop Clarice (LE, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pure Pout (P, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alistair (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Katherine (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Amorosa (36NP) (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cream and Sugar (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “deep brown red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied with even coverage, though the texture was stiffer compared to the other five shades. It tugged slightly when I applied it directly from the tube. It wore well over six hours but was somewhat drying. MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain #94 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Love Drunk (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS VIP Red (DC, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop TGIF (LE, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). KVD Beauty Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Rose Imperial (874) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). KVD Beauty Hexagram (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Glow (114) (P, $40.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop C'mon Clover (LE, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $55.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Virgo (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Ellarie (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Jetset (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Legendaire (157) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Vin Noir (315) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) are slim, twist-up lipsticks that have a sweet, vanilla-y scent (that sometimes smells a little waxy, too) in a variety of shades and finishes. Each finish has its own formula, and all six shades in this post had matte finishes. This type of finish is supposed to have “full coverage,” long-wear, and be “ultra comfortable.” Some can be dry, others have just enough creaminess not to be difficult to use. Similarly, some have a more matte finish than others. Wear varies from shade to shade but leans towards four or longer, and some shades are drying over time.

Contempo

DCDiscontinued. $7.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Dazed

LELimited Edition. $7.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Grunge

PPermanent. $7.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.3
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Nevermind

LELimited Edition. $7.00.
D+
D+
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
69%
Total

Oh Snap

PPermanent. $7.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9.8
Pigmentation
8.8
Texture
8.8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Poison

PPermanent. $7.00.
A-
A-
8.3
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix
ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix

ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix
ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix

ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix
ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix

ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix
ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix

ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix
ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix

ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix
ColourPop Dazed Lippie Stix

ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix
ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix

ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix
ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix

ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix
ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix

ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix
ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix

ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix
ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix

ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix
ColourPop Grunge Lippie Stix

ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix
ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix

ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix
ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix

ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix
ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix

ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix
ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix

ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix
ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix

ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix
ColourPop Nevermind Lippie Stix

ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix
ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix

ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix
ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix

ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix
ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix

ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix
ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix

ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix
ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix

ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix
ColourPop Oh Snap Lippie Stix

ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix
ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix

ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix
ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix

ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix
ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix

ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix
ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix

ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix
ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix

ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix
ColourPop Poison Lippie Stix

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani Luxe is More
  • Sephora Cookie Eyeliner

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Stacy Avatar

Contempo and Dazed win the prize for being the first shades to tempt me enough to finally try Colourpop’s matte lippies (maybe Grunge too. I’m on the fence). Along with several of the shadows… they’ve really knocked this fall collection out of the park, haven’t they?!

Sunny Avatar

Oh oh oh Dazed is BEAUTIFUL! I am not a fan of autumn (maybe early autumn before daylight becomes a distant memory), but I feel a little better when I think about all the berry shades I can pull out.

Carson Avatar

Christine, I am so excited for this collection! I think I’ll be getting all the lippie sticks except Nevermind… and am obsessed with ‘mixed tape’ from the super shock shadow collection too.

How does Contempo compare to Lumiere, in person? I tried doing your side-by-side swatch comparison but the site told me ‘image unavailable’ for Lumiere πŸ™‚

Katherine T. Avatar

Colour Pop Lumiere is often called an exact dupe for NARS Anna (google this and you’ll see what I mean). Christine has reviewed NARS Anna, so if you compare Contempo to NARS Anna, that will give you an idea

Tova J Avatar

Aw what a pity on Nevermind’s performance! I really love Nirvana so I thought it’d be fun to get. But I guess I’m content with getting Grunge! I’m considering Oh Snap too, I’ve been loving my lippie stix lately so I might as well get a couple!

Nancy T Avatar

Oh, Colourpop, it’s so difficult, but I shall sonehow forgive you for not naming “Grunge” Nirvana instead, or “Dazed” Courtney (Love)….
I know Nevermind failed (EPICALLY), but I just cannot help myself, I have to have it! But it’s totally foolish on my part, and I know it! Also love Contempo and Oh Snap, even though Oh Snap may be a bit light for me. Grunge is gorgeous, but I already have MAC Royally Riotous, so I probably don’t need Grunge, huh? Loving Poison, too!

Nancy T Avatar

Thank goodness! Because it appears to really need one for it to work. But how fun it’ll be when someone asks what I have on, and I get to say “Nevermind…, no really that’s the name!”

Nicole Avatar

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I’m bummed about Nevermind not doing well. Grunge and Contempo are my faves out of the bunch. But, I like them all. I do usually get the matching lip pencils. But, I prefer to save that expense where I can. Christine, I know you mentioned that Dazed is somewhat sheer. Are there any others that you think need a pencil to look opaque?

Nicole Avatar

Thanks! I may get Nevermind then with the liner just because it’s $5 and see how they work together. The color is awesome! Do you feel like the liner will help all the issues?

Nicole Avatar

I totally understand! I probably will pick up Nevermind just to see( unless you review today ) along with whatever others may look unique for my collection..maybe oh snap. I have to study them a little closer.Thanks for getting these reviews up!:)

Kelly Avatar

Absolutely love Grunge, that’s a perfect shade for fall! I’m a little disappointed that Nevermind got a D; there was so much hype around it. Oh well, I’ll use that $5 on one of their fall shadows. Maybe Central Perk because I’m a Friends fanatic. or Plaid because that color is so darn pretty! πŸ™‚

Katherine T. Avatar

These names and colors are bringing back the ’90s for me !! I’m going to get Poison . Great to see it’s a dupe for NARS VIP Red — I was eyeing that saw in store, NARS seems warmer, and it’s a lot more expensive

Kate Avatar

These look great. Oh Snap is such a great nude for you imo and Poison makes your pretty eye colour really pop! Bring ColourPop to UK please!!

Stacy Avatar

Yeah, not so much as it turns out. It was supposed to be today, but now they’re still playing coy on twitter.

I love these shadows, but frankly, the company itself is starting to get a little terminally precious :\

Kayle Avatar

aw man that d on nevermind is a bit sad because it really looks like a nice color! i’ll probably still buy it though for that price. do you think a lip liner would improve things or should i just roll with feminist? (both are gorgeous but i really like that nevermind is a bit lighter hmmm)
definitely getting poison and grunge though! i probably have a bunch of dupes for them but man i can’t help myself when it comes to reds and browns. my money has been waiting for fall makeup collections!!!

Sarah S. Avatar

Oh my gosh. I wish Nevermind was better! I’m not even a fan of dark, dark lip colors, but I totally would buy it and give it a try if it had a better grade because I loooooove Nirvana (RIP Kurt Cobain). I mean, I might still get it anyway…

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