Friday, November 7, 2014

ColourPop Lippie Stix and Lip Pencils

Today I have some lip products from Colourpop Cosmetics. I heard about these from vlogger Coffee Break With Dani (you have to check her out if you haven't already, she's funny and does some amazing tutorials and reviews). I was so impressed with her review that I had to check them out for myself.

Let me tell you, these are not only amazing products but they are super budget friendly too! All of their products that are on their site are $5 each. $5 is so affordable!!! They have the new Lippie Stix, Lippie Pencils, and they have their Colour Shock Shadows (I haven't tried the shadows yet but I just placed an order for more Lippie Stix and Pencils and added 5 shadows to my order too). I can't wait for my next order from them to arrive so I can share them all with you!

Colourpop cosmetics is a cruelty free company (they are "bunny approved") and they are made right here in the USA in southern California. All but 5 of their shadows are vegan (check out their FAQ page here) and their Lippie Stix are not technically vegan because they do contain less than .1% bees wax.

These Lippie Pencils are not like any other lip pencil that I've tried. I usually stay away from lip pencils because they are dry and hard to apply but these are super creamy and go on so smoothly. They look like a plastic retractable pencil but they do not retract, you do have to sharpen them and it is suggested that you use a really good sharp sharpener (Dani suggest the Grindhouse one from Urban Decay). The Lippie Stix also come in a slim stick that is retractable, their packaging is just so slim and nice.

Here's what the Lippie Stix and Pencil look like with the cap off.

I ordered 3 Lippie Stix and the matching Lippie Pencil. Here are the shades I ordered swatched on the back of my hand for you to see what they look like. Again, I can't tell you how smooth the formula is on both of these products. There is only one finish for the pencils and the Lippie Stix come in three finishes Glossy, Satin, and Matte. I didn't get any of the glossy ones but there is one I may go back and order in the future. I heard from other bloggers and vloggers that the glossy formula is a little more sheer than the other finishes. All the ones I got are very comfortable to wear and they haven't dried my lips out after prolonged wear.

The wear time on these are amazing. I noticed that without the Lippie Pencil under the Lippie Stix I only get about 4 hours of good wear time but if I layer the pencil under the stix I get a longer wear time (roughly 7 hours or so). I also noticed that layering the pencil under the stix also helps the color to fade more evenly.

First up is the shade Frida, this shade was designed by Dani from Coffee Break with Dani herself. This is a really pretty shade of a warm mid tone nude pink with a satin finish.

Here is just the Lippie Pencil alone on my lips.

Here is the Lippie Stix layered over the Lippie Pencil.

Next I got the shade Scandy. This one is a cool toned neon pink in a satin finish.

Here is just the Lippie Pencil alone on my lips.

Here is the Lippie Stix layered over the Lippie Pencil.

The last shade I ordered in this order was Bichette. This one is a deep red wine in a matte finish.

Here is just the Lippie Pencil alone on my lips.

Here is the Lippie Stix layered over the Lippie Pencil.

As you can see in all my swatches these are all very pigmented in color. I am so impressed with these that I had to order a couple more (I may even order some more in a few weeks), you just can't beat having a good quality product that is just so affordable. I can't wait for my next order to come.

Colourpop Cosmetics is only available online here and they are constantly releasing new shades so you should check back often to see what's new on the site. I just checked the site out again today and seen that they are going to be releasing some holiday collection soon. I am now going to be stalking their facebook and site for this new holiday collection. They ship to the the USA, Canada, US Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico but are hoping to expand shipping in the future. Shipping is free if you purchase $30 or more (which I can tell you it isn't hard to get to that amount with all the great products they have).

Stay tuned for a review on the next batch of Colourpop Cosmetics that I have ordered when they arrive.

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