ColourPop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a new formula from ColourPop that’s supposed to be “super intense” with “high impact metallic pearls” and a “non-drying formula” that “is extremely long-wearing” (but it is “not completely transfer resistant”). Of ColourPop’s liquid lipstick formulas, this had the most slip and least pigmentation (across all four shades)–more semi-opaque, though they were buildable. The consistency spreads well across the lips, but it could look more even; I think the darker coloring of the shades made some of the translucency less apparent. They dry down to a mostly transfer-proof finish, and they are flexible and comfortable to wear. I got between four and six hours of wear with these, and they seemed to break down easily with food compared to the Ultra Satins/Mattes. Two of the four shades were a little drying, while the other two were non-drying.

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish-berry with gold metallic shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on somewhat evenly; it would be better with a second layer for opacity and evenness. This shade lasted for five hours on me and left behind only a subtle stain. It felt slightly drying overall.
Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Wolvesmouth (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Flirt (DC, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam IV (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Ursula (DC, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seadragon (06) (LE, $53.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Love Weapon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Quelle Surprise (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). NYX Pure Society (P, $7.50) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Nimbus (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Pat McGrath Club Kiss (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Boom (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Ciate Forbidden (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-coipper with warm undertones and pink and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Jouer Cayenne (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Ciate Flash (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Synthetica (P, $56.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). NARS Pierce (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Mugshot (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh 3 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pre-Raphaelite (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stunner (LE, $56.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). UOMA Beauty On Fire (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Christina (DC, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Show-All (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC On and On (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Cruel (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Destroy (P, $56.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Havoc (LE, $56.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Urban Decay Wrath (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, dark bronzy-brown with warm, plummy undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. It had good color coverage–nearly opaque–that spread evenly across the lips and dried down to a semi-matte finish. It wore well for six hours and was very lightly drying. Tom Ford Beauty Aperture (03) (LE, $53.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC I Get So OOC (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aaron (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Glam (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Metrochrome (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fetish (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cher-ished (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Copper Chic (P, $54.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cocoa Crush (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Shatter (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Petal Metal (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Diva (200) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX New Era (P, $7.50) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Thrust (LE, $56.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Backdoor (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Chintz (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay Ember (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Guava Mint (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Shadowheart (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation paired with a thin consistency that spread across the lips well and looked even when it dried down. The color wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Tom Ford Beauty Aperture (03) (LE, $53.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC I Get So OOC (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Ember (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Chrome Brown (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 05 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Shadowheart (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Headliner (P, $15.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). NYX New Era (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Conspiracy (P, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC I'm Glistening (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Travis (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cher-ished (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cocoa Crush (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Maneater (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Hoochie (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Conspiracy (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fetish (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Molten Bronze (P, $7.49) is cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

P.S. — These are being restocked at 3PM PST today.

3-Way

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Kween

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

Maneater

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Zebra

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop 3-Way Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Kween Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Maneater Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Zebra Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

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Maneater is the only one I like suprisingly!Im usually really into metallic finishes but I think the made all the colors too close to one another especially for only releasing 4 colors.

Colourpop is releasing more colors but they said this was sort of like a soft launch. I can’t wait to see the other colors they come out with. They sold out in 47 minutes but have restocked for today. Maneater really is gorgeous!!!

Totally agree. 3-way and Kween are SO similar. Maneater and Zebra are also in the same color family. I wish they had released a true pink, and maybe a lighter rose-gold shade. But I’m just going to wait until they do a full launch and these are around for a bit, rather than trying to catch these in stock in the 5 minutes before they sell out. Then hopefully there will be more shades I want.

I ? me a frosty lip, but prefer a conventional lipstick product because you have greater flexibility in controlling the intensity of the metallic finish. These would be a pass for me..unless I want to work out the aged rockstar look.. not today.

Oh yay I’m glad you’re reviewing these! I want Maneater and Zebra but I’m holding out until they release more shades to buy anything. I’m glad they’re not like the ultra mattes because I imagine all that pearl on top of dry lips wouldn’t look too good.

These are interesting, I hope they add more colors to the line eventually (I’d love purple and gunmetal).

I’m TRYING to be on a lipstick low-buy because I own so many, but all these companies releasing awesome shades in good quality formulas are making it hard to resist πŸ™‚

Wow, they aren’t kidding when they said metallic! These are all pretty, love the shimmer, kind of reminds me of the ’80s a bit, might have to pick one up for old time’s sakes. Eyeing Maneater and Zebra

I like all of these especially Zebra and Maneater. I’ve been looking for a dupe for Milani’s metallic amore crΓ¨mes that were sold-out in my area but I don’t think any of these would work for the two I wanted.

BTW, I love this eye look.

Wow, you are really working that eye shadow today; just beautiful! I am really digging these metallic lippies; very pretty colors. I wonder who comes up with the sometimes strange names (i.e., 3-way) for these. Anyway, I always seem to be late on the train with these releases. They are already out of stock. πŸ™

I actually like the way these look a lot more than I thought I would! The last two also pair really well with the rest of your makeup.

These are sooo pretty on you, Christine. Right now I am just using a smidge of gloss in the center of my lips for that highlit look, but these metallics are so pretty I might consider them.

While these are seriously gorgeous, I will probably just stick to their regular tube dupes because metallic lipstick tends to be more drying anyway without it being in a dry-down liquid form. I did discover that I actually love MAC VG IV more than I would ever have thought I would!

Ok, I just tried to order 3 of these from the “restock”…as I was filling my cart with other items to get free shipping, 2 of the colors sold out. How can you not have enough stock to last beyond 15 minutes or yank items out of a cart while the customer is still actively engaged with the site? I can understand if I let my cart idle but this is ridiculous. On top of my last order from Colour pop never arriving because they inexplicably sent it requiring signature confirmation and the post office deciding not to deliver (or receiver when I rescheduled), I think I’m done with Colour pop. I was hoping to save some money to try the metallic trend, but I guess MAC and Urban Decay will get my money now.

Just love these colours and Maneater is beautiful. I wish they would bring these out in lipsticks.
By the way Christine, that eye look is gorgeous. I love the pops of green.

Maybe zebra, when they restock. Finally looked at UD today and was drawn to both conspiracy and backdoor. Surprised UD doesn’t have a dupe for 3 way. Boy, does CP have some FOMO stalkers, or what? Gone in under an hour. These will be perm?

Oh wow these look gorgeous on you!!! I wasn’t that interested until I saw them on you in your full-face pics!!! Stunning. I have dupes for all these shades though. I hope they do some great blues greens and purples…and a metallic taupe! (That’s better than Wet!)

These are really nice looking and I’m sure I’ll get one or more eventually (especially if they expand the line), but I’m already really tired of ColourPop launching new things every other week, and selling out immediately. It doesn’t matter that they restocked yesterday, the restock sold out, too.

So if you want to resist buying these, the solution is obvious… just be busy during the hour of the launch πŸ˜‰

They are so cute. They all look great unfortunately I am just not a colour pop fan. I’ve had too many bad experiences with the small amount of items I’ve purchased that I keep going back hoping to get something but I can never click “purchase” πŸ™

how do these compare with Milani mattalics?

BTW: I like that in your swatched you always post a picture of your bare lips; that is so helpful to know as some of us have darker lips and lip colors show up differently.

I just got Zebra in the mail and I love it.. I was afraid it would read too copper, but its more red/brown than copper on me. I really wish they had more cool toned metallic lips (if they even do at all? I know they added more)… these are all so similar. I’m not even usually a fan of metallic lips, but Zebra is super cool! Thank you for your reviews, you’re my go-to to check on things πŸ™‚

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