I’ve made many mentions of my love of lip colors. On the blog, on Instagram, to random people at Sephora…… it’s definitely an addiction. But luckily, I don’t have to go through it alone. My sisters were nice enough to feed my lip color addiction for Christmas!
Full disclosure; I totally told my sister Theresa (go follow her on Instagram because she’s a makeup BADASS!) exactly which colors I wanted. Y’all know I am a HUGE ColourPop fan, and they had 2 sets that I was totally in love with. Soooo I sent her the links and was like, IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT I WOULD LIKE FOR CHRISTMAS. So she and my older sister Michelle totally came through with the sets and a couple of highlighters!! How freaking awesome are they??
I didn’t even wait to put on my makeup (or brush my hair). I tried all of them out that day!
Christmas Lip Colors
The first three colors are from the bundle, Can You Knot.
ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip – Sookie
I am generally not a fan of glossy lip colors. They tend to be sticky, and they have zero staying power. But I’m willing to try and make it work with this gorgeous plum color! Plus, my hair is too short to get caught in my lip color, so no worries there.
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip – Hutch
I’m not going to lie; I am struggling with this color. It doesn’t seem to matter what brand/formula I use. I’m just not having good luck with really dark colors. They always get weirdly flaky and patchy on my lips. I’m going to keep trying though. I love this dark violet color, and I think I can make it work with the right primer and exfoliator!
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Notion
This color is EVERYTHING. It’s dark without being too dark, it’s berry without being too bright, and it’s matte without making my lips look like concrete at the end of the day. This one is in regular rotation!
The next three colors are from the bundle, Out and About.
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Viper
Another color that is already in regular rotation! Even though this isn’t billed as a nude, it’s definitely a MLBB (My Lips But Better) color for me. My lips are pretty pink on their own, so a good rose color really brings that out and looks natural but still stands out. Perfect for everyday wear!
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip – Baracuda
I’ve worn this color out exactly three times, and every single time, someone has asked me, “What lipstick are you wearing?” So I take that as a very good sign! Because it’s a satin lip color, it doesn’t have the drying down, staying power of a matte lip color. But I wore it an entire day through two bottles of water, a cup of coffee, and lunch, and only touched it up once. Very comfortable to wear, and very bright and pretty!
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Times Square
I’m bummed that my face gave away my initial impression of this color. I’m generally not a nudes person; don’t like them being sent to my phone, and I don’t like them on my lips LOL. But I’m coming around! I found that if I do some fun eye makeup, and play up my cheek bones, I can definitely rock a nude lip. I’m glad I kept trying this one with different looks, because it’s definitely worth it!
So those are the latest additions to my lip collection! I wish I could say that I haven’t added any more colors, but I just got a really cool Urban Decay Vice Lipstick sample today and I’m already in love. Can someone please come do an intervention? Or better yet, take some of these colors off my hands? I am out of storage space, and I can only hold off on buying new colors for so long……
What’s your all-time favorite lip color and/or brand? Let me know in the comments or on the internet!