The formula is supposed to have "full coverage" with a "long-wearing, ultra comfortable" feel. Because there are quite a few finishes in the range, some of the results depend more on the finish.
The matte finish tends to be thinner, drier, and firmer in the tube, and they can, occasionally, tug on my lips noticeably during application, but usually have good pigmentation and long wear; they range from non-drying to somewhat drying.
The Creme finish has a creamier, more emollient quality to it that has excellent pigmentation, comfortable wear, and good wear time (four to six hours); it tends to be a little hydrating but occasionally suffers from issues where product gathers in lip lines or they don't go on as evenly as they could. There's a soft, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
We’ve made it easy for you – every Lippie Stix has a matching Lippie Pencil that was designed to match its partner perfectly. However, we’re not trying to be a bossy pants and tell you creative lovelies what to do. So, if you want to create an Ombre lip look or something, have fun mixing and matching & do your thang!.
Based on 15 Reviews, 114 Quick Reviews
The Good: Great Value (61), Easy To Apply (56), Creamy (53), Long-wearing (49), Moisturizing (39), Smooth (29), Travel-friendly (21), Blendable (18)
The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (46), Non-sticky (31), Buildable (22), Scented (21), Thick (8), Sheer (7), Thin (1), Sticky (1), Flavored (1)
The Bad: Drying (13), Tugs/pulls (7), Dry (6), Hard To Apply (5), Uneven (4), Hard To Blend (1), Too Little Product (1)
15 Written Reviews
By Hagar 5 months ago.
This shade applies beautifully and very true, as well as long-wearing - there were times I didn\'t need to reapply it after a meal. It\'s dryer (and more drying) in texture, so what I do is apply a bit of my preferred lip balm first. That makes it quite comfortable without hurting the wear-time.
By Hagar 5 months ago.
I love the colour, and typical of the Lippie Stix line the pigmentation and wear time are great, but I found this shade a bit harder to use due to how creamy and thick it is. It's very soft, too, so be careful not to break the tip off. I suspect the weather is a factor here - this lippie stix may perform better in temperatures under 25C/77F.
By Lauren 7 months ago.
Topanga is smooth and comfortable like most of the Lippie Stix in this formula. The color when applied is a lovely peachy/coral that leans quite orange on my skin tone. However, I don't like that as soon as the top layer wears off (or if I blot my lips) that it turns hot pink. I love a good stain, but not if the color of the staining is drastically different than the product upon original application.
By Alexa 2 years ago.
I love this lipstick so so much. As a fun fact, I got it because my cockatiel's name is Ziggy and I'm a sucker for coincidence. It also happened to be a shade I was looking for.It is ridiculously beautiful and I really believe it to be good for most skin tones. I cannot stop hyping about this lipstick.
By Heather 3 years ago.
Beautiful colour, a lovely warm-toned nude for light-medium skin tones. Reminds me more of a satin finish, which I prefer considering that mattes can be quite drying. Lasts quite long for a lipstick, maybe 4-6 hours. Only thing I don't like is that it can be a little hard to apply, the tube itself is great but the formula drags a little and is moderately thick on the lips. These are why it's so long-lasting, but if a heavier lipstick bothers you I wouldn't recommend this.
By Lee 4 years ago.
I read all the bad reviews, but I ignored them because I loved the color. I'd read that it didn't apply well, so I made sure to apply primer first. I opened the lipstick, twisted it up just a little, and the tip broke off and fell in the sink when I tried to apply it. That has never happened to me before.I tried to save the lipstick. I couldn't get it to spread in my lips. Not even with a lipstick brush. It got all over the brush. It got all over my hands. I tried lining my lips. It got all over the liner pencil. The color I did manage to get on my lips didn't match the pictures on this website or the Colourpop site. I love most of their stuff, but DON'T buy this lippie.
By Kayle 4 years ago.
This is such a wearable red! It looks a bit like a true red on me but the brown in it keeps it from being too bright and distracting. I have the pencil version and the true matte of it really helps the color sing. This is my favorite out of all the lighter reds I own. Such a showstopper.
By Kayle 4 years ago.
So I have this in its pencil form and it works so much nicer than the lipstick does. It glides on nicely and it's super pigmented. I don't have the lipstick but I'm fairly positive that the liner would significantly help its application. I, however, like to wear the liner by itself - it's pigmented enough to stand by itself and it lasts through a meal with minimal fading. Basically, if you're buying the lipstick, buy this liner. If you're not buying the lipstick, still buy this liner. YOU NEED IT.
By Ali 5 years ago.
I was very nervous about ordering this, since I do usually tend to stick to the classic lip colors. I did it though, since I was ordering from CP anway and it's 5 dollars so what the heck. It's a gorgeous shade of emerald, and I think it would flatter anyone. It's just the tiniest bit shimmery, not overbearing, just a little added depth with the glitter. It comes off a bit cool on me, but perhaps with a different skin tone it would be more neutral. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to try a risky lip color, since it's cheap and is good quality. Next up, Melt Spacecake!