Today the product under the spot light is from Colourpop.The hype surrounding this US-based brand is huge on social media and beauty gurus and Youtubers. It is a brand which has become very popular in a very short span of time due to it's quality products and reasonable prices.
Today I am sharing my experience of lippie stix in shade Poppin. This shade was launched as a limited edition but now it has become permanent (most probably because of its much raving).
I will start with packaging. It comes in card board box with shade name mentioned at the bottom. Lippie stix inside is in the shape of sleek pen and in white colour which looks very decent to me. You have to pull the cap to open it and it closes with a click sound making it secure to throw in your travel bag or hand bag. Also it's Sleek pen shaped design makes it easy to slip into any small pocket. I like it's packaging and overall look.
After opening the cap you have to twist it up and a cylindrical lippie shows up, which is also in cylindrical shape. The lippie tip is slanting which makes it easy to draw the outline as well without using any lip liner.I really like the idea of this sleek cylindrical design, very different from traditional Lipsticks.
The lippie is totally matte, and you have to prep your lips before applying it , if they are dry. Exfoliate them very well otherwise you will have to face your flaky lips afterwards.
The shade Poppin is hot pink . And I really like it because there is not even slight touch of fuschia or mauve in it. It is true hot pink shade, which I was looking for a long time and now really happy about my decision to purchase it.
Although it is matte finish but glides on very smoothly, no tugging or pulling at all. The formula is very light weight and does not feel like you have applied any thing on your lips. The matte finish that it gives is really love.
Staying power is quite good, it can survive almost the whole day with a very slight fading. It can also survive drinks and meals, but after having oily meal or if you are licking your lips again and again then you will observe fading of colour, but that too doesn't makes the colour completely disappeared from your lips. A light shade of hot pink is left behind that gives a natural look. I am very much impressed by its staying power, because there are many Lipsticks that last for an average of 2-3 hours.
You can see in the above pictures, how beautiful is the shade. After watching it's swatches i could not resist purchasing it.
Only thing that bothers me is my dry lips. Because the lippie stix is a matte finish I have to exfoliate my lips and then apply lots of lip balm underneath. Also I have to retouch slightly with transparent lip balm after every 2- 3 hours to keep my lips well hydrated. And if I don't reapply lip balm I can see flaky lips around the inner rim. This is what I don't blame any lipstick, I have to apply lip balm again and again through out the day to get rid of that dryness.
I bought it from an online store for PKR 900. Overall I love the shade and texture of this lippie and would recommend to anyone who like to flaunt this bold shade, a true hot pink. This shade is now added in my winter staple lippies.
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Till next time, take care and stay warm.
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