ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Tiny Chum, Bijou and Lock Diary Swatches & Review

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ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Tiny Chum, Bijou and Lock Diary Swatches & Review

I'm sneaking in with another round of ColourPop lip products that went on Last Call recently! These three Ultra Satin Lips are from two different collections: Holiday 2016 and Hello Kitty, and they're all still in stock, if you've been contemplating a last minute purchase!

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Tiny Chum, Bijou and Lock Diary Swatches & Review

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Tiny Chum, Bijou and Lock Diary Swatches & Review

Ultra Satins are generally packaged identically to the Ultra Mattes except for the differing text on the side of the tube. These three are in special packaging but the permanent range usually has plain silver caps. The tube is long and slim with a small doefoot applicator that I find really easy to control. Formula-wise, these are thicker than the Ultra Mattes, they spread across the lips easily and have a light, chemical-y scent.

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Tiny Chum

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Tiny Chum Swatches & Review

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Tiny Chum Swatches & Review

Tiny Chum is described as a 'soft mauve'. There's a slightly greyed out vibe going on here but it's not overwhelming, which I really like - it's just enough to make it pretty unique in my collection. Tiny Chum's colour payoff is excellent and it wears like a dream, lasting seven hours on me without being drying. Oddly, it stains bright pink, so that's something to be aware of if you dislike staining lip colours.

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Tiny Chum Swatches & Review

Bijou

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Bijou Swatches & Review

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Bijou Swatches & Review

Bijou is described as a 'dusty orchid'. Purples can be so hit or miss in terms of formula but Bijou is top notch! Gorgeous, opaque colour and seven hours wear. Like Tiny Chum, it wasn't drying but did stain hot pink.

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Bijou Swatches & Review

Lock Diary

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Lock Diary Swatches & Review

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Lock Diary Swatches & Review

Lock Diary is described as 'a deep fuchsia'. This is not a unique colour (though no less fabulous for it) but Lock Diary's formula makes it well worth trying, especially if it's the kind of pink you wear often. Matching Bijou and Tiny Chum for consistency, it lasted seven hours and wasn't drying. I didn't notice any staining with this colour, which seemed kind of ironic given that it was the only truly pink shade of the three!

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips - Lock Diary Swatches & Review


What I liked:
  • Great colour payoff
  • They last for seven hours on me
  • Smooth, easy application
  • Non drying
What I didn't like:
  • Tiny Chum and Bijou stain hot pink - though this doesn't bother me a whole heap, it may be a deal breaker for others.
Where to buy:
Have you tried any of these Ultra Satins? Will you be grabbing them before they're gone?

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ColourPop To and From Lippie Stix Set Swatches & Review

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ColourPop To and From Lippie Stix Set Swatches & Review

My favourite of the three record kits that ColourPop released for the holidays was definitely (and predictably) the Lippie Stix set, To and From. It contained four repromotes and two brand new shades in a shade range from nude to grungy purple. It sold out quickly but fortunately, ColourPop has released all of the shades individually! I'm not sure how long they'll be around so if you love them, be sure to grab them quickly - after all, ColourPop are rather fond of springing Last Calls on us!

ColourPop To and From Lippie Stix Set Swatches & Review

The records kits are large and very sturdy, I have to give ColourPop props for always putting a lot of effort into making their kit packaging beautiful and nigh-impossible to throw away. I have several that I need to find a use for because I just can't bear to throw them out! 
The Lippie Stix tubes were matte black for the set but the individual shades have been released in the usual glossy white. 

ColourPop To and From Lippie Stix Set Swatches & Review

Formula Overview:
The Lippie Stix formula seems to be divisive among makeup lovers but personally, on the whole, I really enjoy it. This set definitely caters to matte lipstick lovers
The Matte X formula feels thicker and is more flat in finish than the regular Mattes. They glide across the lips easily, even if your lips aren't in the best shape and are generally richly pigmented, although the paler shades can be slightly patchier. The Mattes tend to have a little more sheen than a traditional matte lipstick but this can vary between colours.
In all finishes, some shades can be drying or clingy but I don't find it a drying formula overall.
The Lippie Stix have a gorgeous chocolate chip cookie scent but it's more muted in the Matte X formula; good news for those who dislike scented cosmetics!

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Parker

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Parker Swatches & Review

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Parker Swatches & Review

Parker is described as a 'mid-tone warm nude' with a Matte finish. Parker is such a gorgeous nude shade for those of you with warm skin tones, with excellent colour payoff and smooth application. Parker wore for four and a half hours on me and while it didn't feel drying during the wear itself, my lips were a little flaky afterwards.
This was previously part of the Sundays in Silverlake set, which I reviewed here. I didn't notice any differences in formula or colour between the two releases.

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Parker Swatches & Review

Cami

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Cami Swatches & Review

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Cami Swatches & Review

Cami is described as a 'neutral mauve pink in a Matte X finish'. It's a bit of a chameleon and seems to look really nude-ish on some people - even on me, sometimes it looks much darker and other times it's the medium mauve you see in these pictures! You probably need it just to see how it turns out on you, LOL. Cami has great colour payoff and wears for four hours on me, becoming slightly clingy towards the end of wear.
This shade is part of the permanent range.

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Cami Swatches & Review

Baewatch

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Baewatch Swatches & Review

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Baewatch Swatches & Review

Baewatch is described as a 'matte dusty rose' in a Matte finish. It has excellent colour payoff and applied smoothly, with a solid six and a half hour wear time. After that, it was fairly faded and worn in the centre but a lot of the colour was still intact. I didn't find it drying, either. 
It was previously released in the Back To Cool set, which I don't have but I haven't seen any reports of colour variation. 

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Baewatch Swatches & Review

Pack Pack

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Pack Pack Swatches & Review

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Pack Pack Swatches & Review

Pack Pack is described as a 'deepened dirty plum' in a Matte X finish. I'm still undecided on whether I like this one on me! I found it a little more effort to even out than the other shades in this set but I got there in the end and it wore for seven hours, becoming slightly clingy over time. There was also some light staining.

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Pack Pack Swatches & Review

Weekender

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Weekender Swatches & Review

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Weekender Swatches & Review

Weekender is described as a 'warm true red' in a Matte X finish. Ahhhhh, yes, this is more me! Weekender applies super smoothly with great colour payoff and wears for five and a half hours on me. It was a little clingy and had some fading to the centre of my lips by the end of the wear time. 

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Weekender Swatches & Review

Tutu

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Tutu Swatches & Review

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Tutu Swatches & Review

Tutu is described as a 'blackened red violet in a Matte finish'. It's glossier than the other Mattes in this set and has a little more slip, causing it to be sheerer at the centre of my lips. The additional slip didn't cause any feathering or migration on me though, which was an unexpected and very happy surprise! Tutu lasted for eight hours on me and was slightly faded after seven.
It was previously released in the Forget the Fruitcake set (reviewed here) and I didn't notice any differences between the two releases.

ColourPop Lippie Stix - Tutu Swatches & Review


What I liked:
  • Great colour payoff
  • Wear time was between four and eight hours
  • No feathering or migration
  • Most shades offered smooth, easy application
What I didn't like:
  • Weekender, Cami and Pack Pack were clingy
  • Pack Pack and Tutu took a bit more effort to apply evenly
Where to buy:
Have you tried any of these?

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MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Nocturnal Instincts, Night Blooming and Seductive Intent Mattenes Swatches & Review

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MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Nocturnal Instincts, Night Blooming and Seductive Intent Mattenes Swatches & Review

Today's MAC Monday features one of my favourite lipstick formulas from MAC; the Mattenes! This is a formula that I really wish they would make permanent instead of teasing us with every few years (they most recently appeared in MACnificent Me, 2015). These three come from the 2012 Taste Temptation collection, which was filled with rich shades of purple and had an emphasis on bold lips and smoky eyes.

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Nocturnal Instincts, Night Blooming and Seductive Intent Mattenes Swatches & Review

Formula Overview: 
The Mattene formula settles somewhere between MAC's matte and satin formulas and is generally richly pigmented with smooth application. Their slim tubes and matte rubberized packaging sets them apart from MAC's regular lipsticks. I love the look of the packaging but it is truly awful to try and keep clean - although these three are in fairly good nick, some of my other tubes haven't been so lucky! They have the usual MAC vanilla scent.

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Nocturnal Instincts

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Swatches & Review

Nocturnal Instincts is described as a 'mid-tone greyed lavender'. I tend to struggle with any greyed out colours but this still has enough warmth in it for me to really like it. There's very fine shimmer mixed in with the base colour but it's largely undetectable on the lips and the lip colour applies smoothly without catching on dry patches. I found Nocturnal Instincts a little sheerer than some other Mattenes which you can see more around the centre of my lips where it's not completely opaque. It wore for five and a half hours and wasn't drying. 

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Swatches & Review

Night Blooming

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Night Blooming Mattene Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Night Blooming Mattene Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Night Blooming Mattene Swatches & Review

Night Blooming is described as a 'mid-tone blue pink'. It's the standout shade of the three for me, a luminous orchid pink that begs to be worn as often as possible! On me, it lasted a bit over five hours and was mostly a stain after that. Please bring this back, MAC!

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Night Blooming Mattene Swatches & Review

Seductive Intent

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Seductive Intent Mattene Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Seductive Intent Mattene Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Seductive Intent Mattene Swatches & Review

Seductive Intent is described as a 'vivid purple'. Like Nocturnal Instincts, this has a small amount of shimmer mixed in and it seems to lend it that same slight sheerness. Although more purple than Night Blooming, it still feels a little too 'samey' for the one collection and I find myself wishing that they'd gone with a darker purple. Regardless of my criticism, Seductive Intent applies and wears well, lasting for five hours without being drying.

MAC MONDAY | Taste Temptation - Seductive Intent Mattene Swatches & Review

What I liked:
  • Smooth application
  • Wear time was between five and five and a half hours
  • Night Blooming had strong colour payoff
  • None of them dried out my lips or feathered
What I didn't like:
  • Nocturnal Instincts and Seductive Intent were very slightly sheer
Start your hunt here:
Have you ever tried MAC's Mattene lipsticks?

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