ColourPop Vice & Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a light, pink-tinged peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. This was one of the worst shades in the range, because it applied unevenly. It was extremely challenging to get decent application–the photos in the post are the fourth attempt. Normally, I like to apply color to the top and bottom lip separately, but I had the best success by applying heavily to my bottom lip and then pressing my lips together and quickly finishing the top lip. When I tried to apply a second coat (after waiting fifteen minutes to ensure the first had completely dried down), it looked extremely thick and uneven. This one dries down very, very quickly. The color lasted fairly well for six hours but faded away more quickly from the center of the mouth and left more of a ring of color after four hours, and I hadn’t had anything to eat or drink during that time. It was lightly drying after the fifth hour of wear. Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Riot House (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia-pink with lighter violet micro-shimmer over a matte finish. This one was a surprise, as it is the only shade in the range with shimmer–like a matte frost, but the shimmer is very fine. It was mostly opaque, though some of the natural lip comes through, and it applies a little streakily. Luckily, it is such a bright shade that it distracts from any visible streaks. The color lasted for eight and a half hours with minimal, even fading while the shimmer seemed to travel slightly over time. It was slightly drying after six hours and then drying enough to want it off by the eighth hour. Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Justin (LE, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Lullabye (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy. Kat Von D Sexer (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Yaoi (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, glossier. Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (LE, $32.00) is lower quality, less glossy. NARS Michiyo (P, $32.00) is lower quality, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent. After playing with the packaging, it seemed like 16 of the 25 shades I received were significantly overfilled and had regular overflow of liquid lipstick coming out of them for about 10-15 open-and-closes where I needed to use a makeup removing wipe to clean the rim of the tube prior to closing or else the lipstick would ooze out of the closing. I have not had this issue with any of my other liquid lipsticks (Anastasia, Hourglass, Kat Von D, Make Up For Ever, Stila) personally, though readers reported experiencing similar issues with Anastasia and the previous Kat Von D packaging.

Vice

LELimited Edition. $6.50.
C
C
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

Sundae

LELimited Edition. $6.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Vice Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Sundae Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • L'Oreal L'Oreal Golden Lumi Powder
  • Chanel Jersey Blush
On eyes:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Sleek Antiqued Blush
On face:
  • Zoeva Rose Golden Eyeshadow Palette

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Katherine T. Avatar

Not a big fan of Vice – it would give me concealer lips. Sundae reminds of Revlon Ultra HD Lip Gloss in Tourmaline except it’s all matte, but the color, brightness, and shimmer look similar.

Katie Avatar

Really love the idea of microglitter combined with a matte finish. This might push me to place an order to at least get Sundae, even though I am worried about product leaking/spilling! Something like this would never wash off a purse!

A Avatar

I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when I read “matte-frost” – it didn’t seem like it would work but it surprised me. I think the shimmer helps the matte not look so dry.

M Avatar

Loooving the violet micro-shimmer in Sundae. However, this line from CP is going to be a pass for me. I have somewhat thin lips that already get dry easily, so these would just exacerbate the problem. Much prefer a creamier matte. Hopefully they come out with a line I love next, like eye liners or even liquid eye liners. Oooooh. Yeah, me likey that idea.

Michelle Avatar

I love the shimmer in Sundae! It makes it unique enough for me to warrant buying it but what a bummer about Vice. I like those pale nudes but it seems to be a tough formula to pull off. I’m lucky, you reviewed my top 4 shades before they’re released so I know which ones to pick up first!

jess Avatar

was kind of hoping they’d attempt to reformulate to get the streakyness fixed before they sell.. hmm…

i’ll probably buy some anyways.. colourpop is my absolute favorite band right now.

tugce Avatar

I have liked every swatch of Sundae I saw so far. I think this lipstick alone will be the reason I put an order from ColourPop after resisting the eyeshadows and highlighters. Of course they will also be ordered along, once I order something what’s the point of just getting one lipstick? 😉

MelanieT Avatar

Christine, have you tried wearing a lip balm over any of these? They are a bit too dry looking for me but I wonder if non glossy lip balm might help add a bit of moisture without too much shine.

Nancy T Avatar

Good grief, Vice reminds me of Myth gone bad, like crack-addict bad! Yuk! But, on the other hand, Sundae looks stunning!!! I’m not so sure I could deal with any of the matte liquid lipstick formulas, but if I could, it would be Sundae for sure!

WARPAINTandUnicorns Avatar

There is just somthing ablout pale colours in these matte formulas that just doesn’t work. It’s a shame that VICE is following this trend because I really wanted that one.

Sundae is a really vivid shade, I wasn’t expecting the shimmer either.

There is four other shades I want to get out of this line so I’m crosssing my fingers they will behave better. Your swatch of VICE looked good though, so now I’m waiting. lol

I need to find a way to get more of the LA Splash ones for cheaper. The exchange rate is kind at 30% right now to CAN so I have to budget for that. 😉

Tessa Avatar

As much as blue based bright fuchsia is my Ultimate Lip Color Nemesis (as much as it lights up your complexion, it would deaden mine –woe!), the matte frost situation makes me misty eyed for MAC Wild Bout You.

More matte frost hybrids in general would be great. I’d buy lots of it.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

Don’t care for Vice but it does look like the pale late 60’s colors like the James Bond girls. Cadaverish.
Sundae is pretty but I have quite a bit of similar colors.
When you are testing do you actually go. 8-10 hours without drinking? I could never do that but do take some meds that make my mouth very dry.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

Thanks. I really wondered if that was why I can’t keep lipstick on my lips, even liquids and stains. I didn’t think you normally would have gone so long but thought maybe for testing you did. Not sure if I’d had anything last even an hour though. Tried primers, no primers, balm, no balm, lip lingered and no lipliner. Drives me crazy.

Quinctia Avatar

I think if I get one of these, it’d be Sundae. While hot pink is fairly dupable, and matte hot pink is getting there with the matte trend, I love seeing it with the shimmer added in!

Too bad there aren’t any other shades with it. I’d love seeing a matte red with gold, or a violet/berry with pink.

Bonnie Avatar

Yes!!! To the matte red with gold! I’d buy that in a heartbeat. And I was also hoping to see some unusual colors for this launch, like blues, greens, etc (like when colourpop first launched its Lippie stix)

Carly Avatar

I really appreciate the detailed formula summary and all the different things you tried with it. Matte lipsticks, especially ultra mattes like these, are so high maintenance. I think I’d be so self-conscious about how it’s fading and keep checking myself in the mirror all day long. lol

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