Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button and BFF2

Lately, I have had an insatiable urge to wear neutral lip colors.  My basic summer goal is to find the perfect nude lip color without looking like I stepped out of the morgue or haphazardly smeared concealer on my lips.  Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils ($5 USD/1 g) have proven their worth as stand alone lip shades, as well as, successfully transforming some unbecoming lipsticks into budding gems.  If you are someone who loves brown based lip colors, then these pencils are for you.  I hope you enjoy.

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop BFF2

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils swatches.

 

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil:

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil topped with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 67 Deauville.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil topped with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 67 Deauville.

  • Colourpop Button is a gorgeous terra-cotta brown color.  The pink recognition strip at the base of the lipliner is completely inaccurate.  Depending on the lighting conditions, Button shifts from a deep orangey-brown hue to a deep chocolate-brown–no pink detected on my part.
  • Without question this shade is for warmer and deeper skins.  The intense brown color can look too stark on paler/pink based complexions.  My olive complexion pairs well with Button as a stand alone color.  However, I rather pair Button with a creamy pink shade such as, Jouer Melon Lip Creme (seen here) or with my newly acquired love–Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 67 Deauville (as seen above).
  • Button glides on the lips like butter without patchiness or emphasizing fine lines.  When worn as a solo shade, Button lasts well for four hours, with dryness taking its toll around the three-hour mark. Needless to say, these results will vary depending on one’s skin type and tolerance level.
  • For those looking to explore the 90’s lip trend, Button is definitely the perfect contender–think of the female cast members of Friends circa 1995.

 

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil:

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil with Jouer Creme Brûlée.

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil with Jouer Creme Brûlée.

  • Colourpop BFF2 will truly become your BFF.  This color has a more modern feel compared to Button; the delicate caramel brown shade has a touch of coolness that makes it more flattering on paler complexions.  Previously, I have used Brink Lippie Pencil (reviewed here) to alter most of my lighter lipsticks, but I’m readily reaching for BFF2 as my new go-to lipliner shade.
  • Oddly enough, BFF2 is creamy, but not as creamy as my other Lippie Pencils.  The formula seems to apply easily and settle beautifully when I have a light covering of foundation on my lips. However, when reapplying on a bare canvas, I encounter slight resistance.  Regardless of this superficiality, I adore this color to pieces–for the price and color payoff, who wouldn’t????
  • BFF2 is the perfect companion to Jouer Creme Brûlée Lip Creme (reviewed here). The subtle warmth provided by this lippie pencil transforms Creme Brûlée’s chalky appearance into a wearable nude lip color for olive/medium/golden and darker skins.
  • Frankly speaking, I love to wear BFF2 on its own when I’m in a hurry or if my eye look is a bit more elaborate than usual.  The lasting power and feel is the same as Button, with my preference leaning more toward BFF2.  The lighter tinge of brown provides a creamy veil of opaque coverage without looking dated.
  • I’m kicking myself for not getting multiple backups of this shade.  In my defense, color selection/purchases would be greatly improved if Colourpop implemented proper arm and lip swatches for ALL of their lip products.
Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil after three uses.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil after three uses.

  • FYI, my last two batches of Lippie Pencils have suffered from an annoying defect.  I’m finding after the first few uses, the whole inner bullet is separating/sliding out from the outer casing. The bullet does not shoot out of the case as soon as you open the pencil, but it does loosens with minimal effort.
  • I have a like/hate relationship with this situation.  When my pencil is dull, having the bullet extend outwardly provides me with just the right amount of product without the need for a sharpener. However, if I press too firmly a big chunk of color breaks-off and I’m left with the casing’s jagged edges.  Taking into consideration the price, I’m not overly bothered by this nuisance, but if these lipliners were more than five dollars, I would be none too pleased.  Now that you are aware of this flaw, take your temperament and needs into consideration before ordering these pencils.
Colourpop Button and BFF2 Ingredient List here and here.

 

**Colourpop Lippie Pencils are vegan, made in the USA, and paraben-free.  Find them exclusively at www.colourpop.com.**

 

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils have become a staple in my daily routine.  The warm coloring, opaque coverage, smooth texture, affordable pricing, and amount given is outstanding.  With eighty shades to choose from, which color(s) do you find most appealing?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. What sharpener do you use for these?

    • Hello Jules,

      I use my Slice Cosmetics sharpener (reviewed here)–Sephora brand has come out with a similar design. I have had this guy for about four years and he’s still going strong–but any cosmetic pencil sharpener will do. The outer casing is just as malleable as a true wooden pencil.

      -Maria

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