Metallic lipsticks are becoming the next big thing in the lipstick world, with most cosmetics brands famous for their lipsticks beginning to take note. Colourpop Cosmetics recently released their own metallic lipstick line, currently with four shades. I already own and love the Kylie Cosmetics Metals and wanted to try the Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Metallic Lipsticks to see how they compare.
Review: Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Metallic Lipsticks
The lipstick packaging itself is the typical Colourpop lipstick packaging. They are a transparent tube that shows the exact colour of the lipstick, with a silver metallic lid. It has a pretty standard doe foot applicator however the quality of the applicator does make it a little difficult to create a sharp lip line. The applicator was a little fluffy but that’s probably due to the formulation of metallic lipsticks in general, as my Kylie Cosmetics Metals have the same issue. This is pretty easily overcome though by using a lip liner or applying the product with a brush.
These lipsticks retail for $6USD each which is extremely affordable when comparing them to other metallic lipsticks such as Kylie Cosmetics or Milani Cosmetics, where their metallic versions are $18USD and $8.99USD respectively. These lipsticks themselves are really great value, but its the shipping that can be a little expensive depending on where you live, so I suggest saving up for a big order from them!
ColourPop currently offers the following four shades of Ultra Metallic Lipsticks:
Kween: A burnt red with gold glitter in a Metallic finish
3-Way: A plummy pink with gold sparkle in a Metallic finish
Zebra: A true bronze with a Metallic finish
Man Eater: A shimmering rose gold with a Metallic finish
These lipsticks are semi-opaque but buildable coverage. It does take one to two coats to achieve complete opacity. The use of a lip liner would decrease the need to put on more than one coat, though. Some shades had more glitter in them than the others and I will list these down below with the swatches. As with the Kylie Cosmetics Metals, I suggest putting the lipstick on and waiting until they dry before putting your lips completely together or pursing them together. This just helps prevent the product moving around and the results looking streaky.
For me, these lasted 5 hours but did fade with eating and drinking in comparison to the Ultra Matte and Satins. These are not drying at all on the lips and do not dry down to a complete matte finish, so keep in mind that they are not transfer proof.
As these are extremely affordable and you can purchase three for the price of one of the Kylie Cosmetics counterpart, I can forgive the fluffy applicator! If Kylie’s Metals are not in your price range these are a great alternative!
Swatches of the Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lipsticks
Here are swatches of the four shades on my arm as well as on my lips. Please keep in mind that these may look different on other skin tones.
I have found this shade to be a little bit lacking in pigmentation but it can definitely be built up. This one is very glittery but it is only really noticeable when you take it off and there is glitter everywhere.
This is probably my favourite of all of these shades. It is very wearable!
This was the creamiest and easiest to apply.
I found this shade a little bit more drying compared to the other shades, but it is not as drying as matte lipsticks.
Comparison of the Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Metallic Lip to Kylie Cosmetics Metal Lipsticks
The Kylie Cosmetics Metals are $18USD while the Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lipsticks are much more affordable for $6USD.
I think the formula of both liquid lipsticks is really comparable. If I was picky I would say that the Kylie Cosmetics Metal Lipsticks are creamier and smoother in texture while the Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lipsticks are slightly thicker. Depending on the shade, I also feel that the Kylie Cosmetics Metal Lipsticks are more pigmented in one coat than the ColourPop Ultra Metallic lipsticks. That being said though the Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lipsticks can be built up for opacity.
Colourpop Cosmetics is just a great of brand as Kylie Cosmetics, so I guess it would come down to price! For $6USD, you are getting the exact same trend. The colour shades available at the moment with both brands may also make the decision for you! Colourpop has a very warm red and gold palette, while Kylie has 4 metals, a gun metal blue, a burgundy, a gold and a pink.
What is your favourite shade? What do you guys think of metallic lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below!
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