Tuesday, 10 November 2015

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Solow and Avenue

Solow, Avenue



ColourPop's Ultra Matte Lip is one of those almost ubiquitous matte liquid lipsticks, and it's undoubtedly the most highly pigmented, most matte finish lipstick I've ever, ever tried.  Packaged simply in a tube with a doe's foot applicator, it applies very smoothly onto the lip, drying reasonably quickly to an incredibly matte finish.

As you can see from the swatches of Avenue, a deep, vampy red, you need to be both precise and fast with the application to get a sharp lip line and even coverage.  Solow, a cool neutral pink, is much more forgiving, but apply either on lips which aren't perfectly smooth and moisturised, and you'll end up with a patchy mess.

Once I got the hang of application, I decided that Ultra Matte Lip is one of the best super-matte pigmented liquid lipsticks I've tried.  Compared to another lovely matte liquid lipstick, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, Ultra Matte Lip is definitely more work and more impact - Rouge Edition Velvet is an everyday matte, Ultra Matte Lip is for when you want to go all out.

Wear time is good, too, with the colour hanging on for a good four hours (providing you avoid oily foods) before becoming dry and patchy - you'll need to wipe it off and reapply, rather than top up, given the dryness of the formula; it's not fond of layering.  And at a mere $6, Ultra Matte Lip is incredibly cheap - as well as coming in a huge number of shades (38 at current count!).  If you have a US based friend you can lean on, or you're travelling to the States soon - make sure you try this one out!

Disclosure:  Bought by me.

This post originated at www.londonbeautyreview.com. If you're reading it elsewhere, it's been stolen, violating my copyright.


  1. I really wish Colourpop was available in the UK. Luckily my friend is travelling to the states soon so I will be arming her with a shopping list!

    The Beauty Locker

  2. Wow!!! That is so pretty. I super love that vampy red look and yes its very pigmented indeed. Love it!!!!


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