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My First Coloupop Ultra Matte Lip! | Jellies

Saturday, 28 January 2017
colourpop ultra matte cosmetics cruelty free beauty lipstick jellies review swatches

Since getting a new job - and a full time job at that - I feel like I'm finally getting to try out so many brands that I haven't had the money to try before. I know Colourpop are inexpensive, but shipping to the UK on top is still kinda pricey, and I think it'd be better to do a big haul than a couple things at a time to make the postage worthwhile. This said, I didn't want to go ahead and do a huge haul (not that I've had the money for it with Christmas!) without first knowing how I felt about their liquid lipsticks, as I want quite a few colours. I'm confident I'll get on with every other product, but liquid lipsticks are something else altogether. Whilst I'm not picky, there are certain formulas I don't see myself repurchasing - examples of this are Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kat Von D and LA Splash - and I'd hate to order several of these to end up disliking the formula.

I've heard loads of good things about the matte line from Colourpop, and there are some beautiful, unique shades in their collection. The two that immediately caught my eye are Dr M and Jellies. Whilst Dr M is on the Colourpop website, Jellies isn't, but I know there are lots of UK sellers with it in stock so I decided to buy it from one of them on eBay first before going ahead and ordering more from Colourpop themselves.

In today's post I just want to talk about the pros and cons of the formula and how I feel about it overall, rather than doing an in-depth review. 

colourpop ultra matte cosmetics cruelty free beauty lipstick jellies review swatches

You can find the Colourpop Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks on Colourpop's website - which now offers international shipping - or on eBay alike. Be careful when you're on eBay as you can often find knock-offs there, and I don't recommend buying fake products from Aliexpress or anything as you never know what's in them. I bought Jellies off of eBay from a UK seller as it was one of the colours I wanted the most but it wasn't on the Colourpop website so I decided to try it out before committing to other shades whenever I do my big Colourpop haul! This cost me just short of £11 which isn't amazing, but given that on the Colourpop site they're $5 plus shipping and import taxes and custom charges, then I guess it works out at being alright. Besides, it's still cheaper than my favourite Beauty Bakerie and Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks!

There's a huge range of these Ultra Matte shades, most of them being your typical (but still ridiculously pretty) oranges, reds, pinks and neutrals. There's something to suit everyone, in my eyes, and Dr M is next up on my list because it's a crazy unique shade. I really like Colourpop packaging. It's very simple and non-fussy, but it doesn't look cheap or tacky either. The size is pretty average and similar to the Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips, and it boasts a doe-foot applicator that makes it easy to apply and control where the product is going.

I was really surprised when I first applied this. I wore it out when I went to the pub up the road for food and a few drinks so I could really put it to the test. On the first application I was startled at how dry it seemed to apply. Most matte liquid lipsticks I own apply super wet and then dry down to a matte finish. This, on the other hand, had a rather matte finish right off the bat and was quite dry to apply. It barely needed seconds to dry down and is definitely one of the quickest 'drying' (if you can even call it drying when it's already quite dry to apply initially?) liquid lipstick formulas I've ever tried.

I'm really impressed by this little gem. Not only because the colour is stunning and very opaque, but I find there is no real movement. It doesn't smudge in the inner corners and there's no real smudging along the lip line. It definitely needed some tidying up after I'd eaten my roast dinner, and like most liquid lipsticks it really wore away towards the centre more than anywhere else. It's not quite as bulletproof as Beauty Bakerie's Lip Whips, but it's a little sturdier at the edges than Jeffree Star's Velour Liquid Lipsticks. Again, if you're not interested in buying from Jeffree or Kat Von D, these make a great alternative. They're affordable and have a huge array of shades. They last pretty well without food, and I'm pleased to say I don't find them to be horribly drying and I find that I can re-apply them without feeling like I'm sucking all the life out of my lips!

Have you tried the Colourpop Ultra Mattes? What do you think of them?

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