Colourpop Lippie Pencils review and swatches.

Colurpop Lippie Pencils

Like many people, I appreciate a good bargain–especially when it comes to cosmetics.  I know some of my makeup choices reveal otherwise, but when it comes to certain products, I can be painstakingly frugal.  Lipliners are my personal paradox–they are essential, yet I’m always extremely hesitant to invest in them.  Colourpop Lippe Pencils ($5 USD/1 g.) have proven to be my lipliner salvation.  If creamy texture, outstanding color selection, great wear, and affordable pricing is your thing, then this post is for you.  I hope you enjoy!

Colourpop swatches

The Pros to Colourpop Lippie Pencils:

  1. Incredibly creamy texture.
  2. Can be worn as stand alone lipsticks.
  3. Glides on bare lips smoothly without any tugging.
  4. Saturated color covers lips instantly.
  5. Matte formula sets quickly and does not feather/bleed into fine lines.
  6. When worn as a lipstick, color has minimal transfer.
  7. Lasting power ranges between 4-6 hours–dependent on eating and drinking.
  8. Layers well with many lipsticks and glosses.
  9. When used as a lipliner, provides a barrier to prevent lipsticks from bleeding.
  10. Matching colored base easily distinguishes shades from each other.
  11. Contains (1 gram) almost the same amount of product as many high-end brands (1.2 g) for a fraction of the price.
  12. Vegan formula is paraben and mineral oil free.
  13. Comes in 57 colors to suit every need.
  14. Free shipping over $30–usually a $5 coupon can be found online.
  15. Made in the USA.

The Cons to Colourpop Lippie Pencils:

  1. These pencils need to be sharpened–not necessarily a bad thing, but worth noting.
  2. If worn as a lipstick, formula tends to feel dry by the third hour–easily remedied by adding a gloss, lipstick or lip balm.
  3. Proper exfoliation and hydration is recommended prior to application.
  4. Tends to feel heavy when layered over an existing layer.
  5. Colourpop website swatches are not accurate.

Colourpop Lady

Colourpop Lady

  • Lady is a deep burgundy color with a hint of a plum undertone.  This color pairs beautifully with all my darker red lipsticks–especially stunning when coupled with Lady Lippie Stix (reviewed here).
  • Even though these pencils require sharpening, the plastic/wood hybrid material easily chisels down closely to the color, without any protruding jagged edges.
  • Another point worth noting, all of my mechanical twist-up lipliners contain a minuscule amount (.5 g or less) compared to those that require sharpening.  I wouldn’t mind paying a bit more for the convenience of a twist up, but the premium charged on most brands is highway robbery.  Case in point, It Cosmetics YLBB Liner is $20 USD for .5 grams–I could buy 4 Colourpop Lippie Pencils for the same price, get more product and achieve a similar outcome.

Colourpop Brink

Colourpop Brink

  • Admittedly, Brink is my favorite color of the lot.  This pink/peach/brown color suits olive and warm skins beautifully.  I love to wear this color on its own, paired with Dose of Colors Truffle or with Chanel Rouge Allure Glosses.
  • Brink’s neutral tone pairs well with any eye look, outfit and occasion.
  • This slim pencil design fits perfectly in any bag, making on-the-go touch ups a breeze.
  • Apparently, Brink is a dupe for MAC Soar Lip Pencil ($16.50 USD/ 1.45 g).  Seeing as how I do not own Soar, I cannot verify this statement; however, Brink is so perfect I do not feel an urge to explore its lavish doppelgänger.

Colourpop Bound

Colourpop Bound

  • As you can tell from the above photo, Bound definitely translates as a mauve lip color.  When looking at other online swatches, I was under the impression this color was more of a mid-tone brown with pink undertones–perfect example of how colors can look differently on everyone. Regardless, Bound is a great color for those seeking out the quintessential 90’s lip look.
  • For reference, Bound is very similar to MAC’s Whirl Lipstick.  When swatched side-by-side, the difference is almost indistinguishable.
  • Personally, I like to fill in my entire lip with Bound and then add MAC Honeylove Lipstick in the center.  The subtle ombre effect is quite grown-up for those of who want to avoid looking too trendy or over the top.

Ingredient List for Colourpop Lippie Pencils:

DIMETHICONE, CERESIN, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, STEAROXY DIMETHICONE, BHT, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE,SODIUM POTASSIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SILICA, ALUMINA, TIN OXIDE, [+/- RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850),(RED 7, CI 15850),(RED 30 LAKE, CI 73360),(IRON OXIDES, CI 77491),(IRON OXIDES, CI 77492),(IRON OXIDES, CI 77499),(RED 6, CI 15850),(RED 28 LAKE, CI 45410),(RED 28, CI 45410),(RED 27 LAKE, CI 45410),(RED 21, CI 45380),(RED 21 LAKE, CI 45380),(MANGANESE VIOLET, CI 77742),(YELLOW 10 LAKE, CI 47005),(YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 19140),(YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 15985),(BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 42090),(MICA, CI 77019),(BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, CI 77163),(TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77891),(BRONZE POWDER, CI 77400),(COPPER POWDER, CI 77400),(RED 33, CI 17200),(CARMINE, CI 75470),(RED 40 LAKE, CI 16035),(RED 36, CI 12085),(ORANGE 5, CI 45370),(RED 6 LAKE, CI 15850),(RED 22, CI 45380)]

 

**Colourpop Lippie Pencils can be purchased exclusively at colourop.com.**

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

Makeup would state the obvious–Colourpop Lippie Pencils are fabulous; dare I say, even better than their Lippie Stix.  The wear, texture, selection, and composition are on par with many high-end brands. Once my Brink high wears off, I can assure you, another order will be sure to follow.   🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

**Happy New Year to all of my wonderful readers/friends.  As always, I wish each and everyone a prosperous year, filled with happiness and success 🙂  ♥**

-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. Thanks so much for the review. They are always so helpful. I go to your blog to see if you have reviewed something before I buy any cosmetics etc. I am grateful for such detail. Happy New Year

    • Hello Carol,

      I would like to thank you for such a heartfelt comment. Your support and confidence in my opinions is so appreciated. Happy New Year to you as well.

      -Maria

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