If you exist in the makeup world at all, then you've heard of ColourPop. They have eye shadows, blushes, lipsticks, and lip liners. As far as I know, they seem to be relatively new, or have at least only recently gained popularity. Basically ever makeup vlogger on YouTube is reviewing their products, so naturally, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. What I heard the most good stuff about were the Lippie Stix, so I got a couple of those. When I ordered them, there was a promotion to get $5 off if you subscribed to their newsletter. I'm not sure if that's still going on, but if it is, that's like getting a free lipstick!
The colors I purchased were Brills and Skimpy.
Brills is described as a cool toned lavender with a satin finish. I don't particularly agree that its a cool tone, at least not in the way that I was hoping for. I definitely like it, but I was under the impression that it was a blue toned lavender rather than being more pink toned. With it being so purple to me, I prefer to blot it pretty well before I go out with it on. Either that, or I like to add a gloss to bring it to the color I wanted.
Skimpy is described as a pale, nude beige with a glossy finish. I'm a pretty pale person, so for me to admit that a color described as pale is actually pale is kind of amazing. I wish that it was just the tiniest bit cooler toned, but it's still the closest I've ever come to finding that perfect nude shade for my skin tone. It's definitely glossy, but you can tone that done by blotting your lips with a tissue.
Both colors were very silky and wear very well. They don't claim to stand up to mild eating and drinking, but I find that if I'm careful, they stay on fairly decently, more so Brills than Skimpy. That's probably due more to the pigmentation than the finish, though of course that's part of it as well.
Over all, I like these! I love the packaging and the shape of the lipstick because that rounded tip makes it so easy to follow the shape of your lips. The two I have are very pigmented and wear wonderfully. I will definitely be getting more of these in the future. At $5 per item, you really can't beat the quality and value!