Colourpop metallic lipsticks
Attempting to get my hands on these lipsticks has been, quite frankly, a NIGHTMARE.
My interest in metallic lipsticks was first piqued by the unavoidable Kylie Jenner and after seeing swatches of some of her lip kits I was determined to test out some metallic lip products for myself.
I noticed that Colourpop, one of my favourite beauty brands, began stocking metallic lip colours in early summer but every time I checked the website they were sold out.
I was getting newsletters from them letting me know they were back in stock, but every time I went on the website they were gone *sob*
A month or so ago I was watching their Instagram Story and saw they were adding some new metallic shades to their range and that they were available to buy RIGHT NOW. Of course, I assumed they were already sold out, but went onto the website to check out the new shades.
IMAGINE THE EMOTIONS WHEN I SAW EVERY SHADE WAS IN STOCK!!!
I made a hasty order and, in between excitedly sending my friend screenshots and barely legible texts, patiently waited for them to arrive.
I was told my order would come in 2-4 weeks (I KNOW) but luckily they arrived in around a week and a half which was a lovely surprise!
What was not such a lovely surprise was the customs charge slapped on top of the delivery cost ($25, which did make me cry a bit).
My customs charge was around £12, not too bad, but still not something I was that overjoyed about paying.
These lipsticks are $6 each, but with the added delivery cost and customs charge they came to around $12 each.
While this is a lot more than I would have paid if I was US-based, I really don’t think it’s that bad for the quality of the lipsticks and I would happily pay it again.
My advice with Colourpop orders, if you’re UK-based like me, would be to order in bulk, that was the delivery costs is much lower per item, making it much more worth the hassle.
So, I bought five…most definitely did not need five metallic lip products but hey, I decided to treat myself.
The five shades I have (from top to bottom in the above photo) are: Man Eater, Zebra, 3-Way, Kween and Mug Shot.
I have worn Man Eater, Zebra and Mugshot since buying them and they look amazing on!
I love all the shades I bought, and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of each one.
Kween has a lot of gold glitter in it and 3-Way is a deep purple, so I think I’ll be leaning more towards these as the weather gets colder.
As you can see in the first photo, one swipe of product gives quite a lot of pigment with these!
I also love how wearable the colours are – yes, they are metallic, but it’s fairly subtle.
These dry down to a waterproof finish, and as you can see in the last photo, when I ran my arm under the tap and tried to wipe them off the colour doesn’t budge.
Of course, it moved (I mean, I did try and wipe it off and it’s not friction-proof) but the colour stayed which means these babies are pretty resilient.
I’ve worn these on nights out, to evening events and for a full day in the office and honestly, I’ve only needed to give them the lightest of touch ups.
I had high expectations with these products and they have definitely delivered – can’t wait to make my next order!
The only criticism I have is about the wands of each product. Some of them were perfect, but a couple were a bit frayed or sparse, which meant they didn’t pick up the product as well as they could have.
When I opened them I was worried this would be a big problem when applying, but to be honest I’ve managed to use them all fine despite this.