Hey, guys! Sorry for being MIA for so long! My family and I just relocated to the States, and we’ve finally settled into our new home in Indiana.
This was a post I’ve been meaning to post since a couple of months ago, but never got around to doing it due to the craziness of moving to a new country with two bubs!
ColourPop Cosmetics released a three-part monochromatic collection for Spring 2017 (Nectar, Pink and Sand) and included three lip bundles, so I nabbed two: Phase 2 from the Pink Collection and Phase 3 from the Sand Collection.
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Each lip bundle comes with three different types of finishes: satin, matte and gloss. Phase 2 obviously comes with all pink shades, and Phase 3 comes with sandy nudes. These two are so neutral and natural-looking, absolutely perfect for every day use.
Here are the swatches of the two lip bundles.
And here are the color descriptions:
Chandelier: Ultra Satin Lip; true salmon pink
Fresh Cut: Ultra Matte Lip; true blue pink
Curtsy: Ultra Glossy Lip; mid-tone warm pink in a Crème finish
Strip: Ultra Satin Lip; warm beige
Knotty: Ultra Matte Lip; light warm taupe
Game On: Ultra Glossy Lip; light warm nude in a Crème finish
I honestly really like all these colors, especially the two satins Strip and Chandelier.
Knotty is my least favorite shade as it completely washes out my complexion. However, I love mixing Knotty with other darker liquid lipstick shades that I own, so I mainly use it to tone down darker/brighter lipsticks.
In general, I think Phase 2 would suit almost all skin tones, but Phase 3 would probably be best for people with light-medium skin tones or lighter.
Game On looks peachy nude when heavily swatched, but becomes almost completely transparent when applied. It still looks nice on top of any nude lip color.
The formula of the Satin is in between a matte and a gloss, it’s like a very plush matte – super comfortable on the lips and not as drying as the Mattes.
The Mattes in this collection have the exact same formula as all the other Colourpop matte liquid lipsticks I’ve tried, they’re just a tad too drying on my lips although the colors are gorgeous!
The glosses are the first ColourPop glosses I’ve ever tried, and I’m very impressed. For the price, they certainly feel comfortable and luxurious on the lips.
The Matte and Satin lipsticks lasted for at least 6 hours, the mattes lasted a bit longer than the Satins. The lip glosses don’t last that long with food and drinks, but will last for at least 2-3 hours after first application without food or drinks.
These were first released for US$15 per lip bundle, but now they’ve gone down to US$12! Better nab them now before they’re gone for good! You can grab them here.
I love this collection and really hope ColourPop will release more monochromatic collections like this in the future! For the price, these are much better than most high end/luxurious lip products I’ve ever tried so of course they’re worth every penny. I highly recommend these, especially if you’re looking for affordable, neutral, everyday colors to wear on the lips that you won’t mind repurchasing over and over again (since they’re so cheap!).