I was contemplating whether or not to review Colourpop’s Ultra Glossy Lip glosses I received as a free gift from last weeks order since I thought my mini glossy freebies could possibly be limited edition.
I can happily say, the debate is obviously no longer an issue because as of July 21st, which is tomorrow! Colourpop will be launching 21 New Ultra Glossy Lip shades to the Ultra lip family, and there will be four finishes for you to choose from (creme, sheer, metallic sheer, and metallic) glamour babes! Are you excited?! I’m pretty stoked about the awesome news!
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Okay, so out of the four sample choices Colourpop has given me from their Ultra Glossy mini Lip selection, I picked (two free with $30 purchase) Tokyo Tea and Piranha; Finders Keepers and Weho were the other two selections.
Tokyo Tea is a warm pinky red coral.
Piranha is a soft milky pink.
When wearing the two I noticed both carry different finishes and staying power.
FYI, From what I have read on IG, the full size Ultra Glossy Lip wands will be identical to Colourpop’s Ultra Metallic Liquid Lip wands, meaning they will be smaller from the rest of the Ultra Lip line. I hope that is not too confusing, lol.
Tokyo Tea has a creme finish, and Piranha has a sheer finish.
Tokyo Tea is very vibrant and saturated with color.
I didn’t need to apply much to produce a pretty pop of color on my lips. I used about two coats with this mini me Ultra Glossy Lip wand, which adds up to one coat when using Colourpop’s regular sized wand. The color payoff lasts all day, but it doesn’t stay glossy for long though, about two hours, then it sets into a vibrant, balmy lip stain.
Piranha was very sheer for my taste.
I needed to apply this shade a few times to show some kind of a pink hue on my lips. I applied 3 coats to achieve a good amount of pigmentation, and I didn’t get much wear out of this one, within an hour Piranha completely faded away, I didn’t even have a cup of coffee, let alone breakfast! Bummer.
The formulation for both finishes are lightweight, smooth, creamy, lips are soft and hydrated, they apply easily, and wear comfortably with no sticky or tacky feel no matter how much you build on top of Colourpop’s Ultra Glossy Lip shades.
Out of the two Ultra Glossy Lip finishes, I’m definitely a creme finish girl. I enjoyed the long lasting wear and high vibrancy stain of Colourpop’s Tokyo Tea shade. Piranha fell a bit short for me when it came to the finish and wear. For such a beautiful delicate shade of pink, I think it should last longer than an hour, so I can get at least one compliment after walking out the door, and, I wasn’t a fan of having to re-apply so frequently. This is not the biggest deal in the world considering it was a sample, I’ll just end up using her as a topcoat for many of my lipsticks that have been neglected for quite sometime now and need a bit of TLC.
Be sure to mark your calendars and set your alarms for Colourpop’s Ultra glossy Lip launch tomorrow boys and girls, I have a feeling this is going to be another mad dash to finish when checking out your glossy haul.
Stay beautiful! Xo.