ColourPop 21 Questions, Ok Bop, Solo Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Reviews
Jan 20, 2019January 20, 2019

21 Questions

Colour Pop 21 Questions Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for zero.12 oz.) is a muted, medium copper with heat, crimson undertones and a matte end. The consistency felt light-weight and skinny, because the lipstick had a velvety, clean texture that glided simply throughout my lips. It yielded medium coloration protection in a single layer, which was buildable to almost opaque coloration with three layers. The lipstick didn’t emphasize my lip strains, so at a distance, my lips appeared virtually smoother. It wore properly for 4 and a half hours and was non-drying.

Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame (P, $34.00) is darker (90% comparable).MAC Mandarin O (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% comparable).Colour Pop I am Upset (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% comparable).Colour Pop Mama (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (85% comparable).Dose of Colors Fresa (LE, $18.00) is darker, brighter (85% comparable).Colour Pop Foolish (P, $7.00) is darker (85% comparable).Colour Pop Mind Trick (P, $7.00) is darker (85% comparable).Urban Decay Frequency (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% comparable).Colour Pop Love Life (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% comparable).Chanel Vivant (144) (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% comparable).

Formula Overview

$7.00/zero.12 oz. – $58.33 Per Ounce

It’s purported to have a “soft focus, blurring effect” with “buildable” coloration that may ship “high impact colour” with a “silky, velvet soft texture” that “smooths over fine lines and imperfections” with out “drying out your lips.” They have a velvety slip to them, as they’re full of silicone, and they also have that clean really feel as they go over the lips however have a light-weight, virtually powder-like end that makes me consider a “soft matte.” From a traditional viewing distance, like at a look in a mirror or one other particular person viewing you whereas having a face-to-face dialog, versus checking one’s lips close-up within the mirror, I noticed the “blur” effect–soft, barely understated coloration with a matte end. The lack of opacity in a few of them gave them a “softer” look to my eye.

That being mentioned, I did not expertise any smoothing, and I have never personally discovered that the extra silicone-heavy lipstick formulation go that far in smoothing my lip strains; I might really really feel like they’re extra prone to emphasize imperfections because the lipstick caught on flakes and settled into lip strains. There had been some shades that utilized extra erratically and had been extra vulnerable to settling noticeably in my lip strains than others, and there have been a number of that utilized evenly and had been flattering with respect to texture on me as nicely. As all the time, I do my finest to make sure that I exfoliate my lips repeatedly and preserve my lips hydrated when not testing lip merchandise (at night time and the like) to attempt to have a “good” canvas for lip colours.

The protection diversified from shade to shade with most shades providing medium, buildable protection, although a number of the deeper and extra vivid shades had been extra semi-opaque to almost opaque in a single layer. The coloration pale a bit extra readily from the middle of my lips in comparison with the outer edges however was pretty even in how they wore down. Only the very deepest/extra red-toned shades stained my lips (and solely barely) after carrying them. They appeared largely non-drying however a number of felt a bit of extra drying to me. The formulation has a candy, burnt sugar scent however no discernible style.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zeolite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrated Silica, Flavor, Saccharin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract; MAY CONTAIN: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

Ok Bop

Colour Pop Ok Bop Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for zero.12 oz.) is a wealthy, medium-dark orange with sturdy, heat crimson undertones and a semi-matte end. The pigmentation was buildable from medium to almost opaque (in three layers), and the colour adhered evenly and utilized with out tugging on my lips. It had a light-weight, skinny consistency that felt velvety and clean with out feeling moist or slippery, although it didn’t clean out my lips as marketed. It stayed on nicely for 5 hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% comparable).MAC Lover’s Lane (P, $20.00) is hotter (95% comparable).Colour Pop Trapeze (P, $7.00) is brighter, glossier (95% comparable).MAC Style Shocked (P, $19.00) is darker, hotter (95% comparable).Colour Pop Bootie (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% comparable).Urban Decay Temper (P, $18.00) is darker, hotter (90% comparable).Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is darker, hotter (90% comparable).MAC So Chaud (P, $18.50) is hotter, glossier (90% comparable).Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, hotter (90% comparable).MAC Barbecue (LE, $18.50) is lighter, glossier (90% comparable).

Formula Overview

$7.00/zero.12 oz. – $58.33 Per Ounce

It’s purported to have a “soft focus, blurring effect” with “buildable” coloration that may ship “high impact colour” with a “silky, velvet soft texture” that “smooths over fine lines and imperfections” with out “drying out your lips.” They have a velvety slip to them, as they’re full of silicone, and they also have that clean really feel as they go over the lips however have a light-weight, virtually powder-like end that makes me consider a “soft matte.” From a traditional viewing distance, like at a look in a mirror or one other particular person viewing you whereas having a face-to-face dialog, versus checking one’s lips close-up within the mirror, I noticed the “blur” effect–soft, barely understated coloration with a matte end. The lack of opacity in a few of them gave them a “softer” look to my eye.

That being mentioned, I did not expertise any smoothing, and I have never personally discovered that the extra silicone-heavy lipstick formulation go that far in smoothing my lip strains; I might really really feel like they’re extra prone to emphasize imperfections because the lipstick caught on flakes and settled into lip strains. There had been some shades that utilized extra erratically and had been extra vulnerable to settling noticeably in my lip strains than others, and there have been a number of that utilized evenly and had been flattering with respect to texture on me as nicely. As all the time, I do my finest to make sure that I exfoliate my lips repeatedly and preserve my lips hydrated when not testing lip merchandise (at night time and the like) to attempt to have a “good” canvas for lip colours.

The protection diversified from shade to shade with most shades providing medium, buildable protection, although a number of the deeper and extra vivid shades had been extra semi-opaque to almost opaque in a single layer. The coloration pale a bit extra readily from the middle of my lips in comparison with the outer edges however was pretty even in how they wore down. Only the very deepest/extra red-toned shades stained my lips (and solely barely) after carrying them. They appeared largely non-drying however a number of felt a bit of extra drying to me. The formulation has a candy, burnt sugar scent however no discernible style.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zeolite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrated Silica, Flavor, Saccharin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract; MAY CONTAIN: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

Solo

Colour Pop Solo Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for zero.12 oz.) is a wealthy crimson with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte end. The coloration payoff was buildable (from medium to semi-opaque) with a clean, velvety consistency that was light-weight and skinny with none slip as soon as utilized. It was snug to use and to put on, although it wasn’t hydrating whereas worn. This shade didn’t emphasize my lip strains and appeared extra flattering on than most shades within the vary. It lasted nicely for 5 hours, left a slight pink stain behind, and was non-drying.

Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is darker, hotter (90% comparable).Milani Romance (LE, $eight.99) is lighter, hotter (90% comparable).Anastasia Tulip (P, $20.00) is hotter (90% comparable).MAC So Good For You (LE, $18.50) is darker (90% comparable).Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is hotter, glossier (90% comparable).MAC Rouge en Snow (LE, $18.50) is darker, hotter (90% comparable).Colour Pop Honey Pie (LE, $6.50) is lighter, much less shiny (90% comparable).MAC Blue Blood (LE, $18.50) is hotter (90% comparable).NARS Cherry Bomb (LE, $26.00) is darker, hotter (90% comparable).Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is darker (90% comparable).

Formula Overview

$7.00/zero.12 oz. – $58.33 Per Ounce

It’s purported to have a “soft focus, blurring effect” with “buildable” coloration that may ship “high impact colour” with a “silky, velvet soft texture” that “smooths over fine lines and imperfections” with out “drying out your lips.” They have a velvety slip to them, as they’re full of silicone, and they also have that clean really feel as they go over the lips however have a light-weight, virtually powder-like end that makes me consider a “soft matte.” From a traditional viewing distance, like at a look in a mirror or one other particular person viewing you whereas having a face-to-face dialog, versus checking one’s lips close-up within the mirror, I noticed the “blur” effect–soft, barely understated coloration with a matte end. The lack of opacity in a few of them gave them a “softer” look to my eye.

That being mentioned, I did not expertise any smoothing, and I have never personally discovered that the extra silicone-heavy lipstick formulation go that far in smoothing my lip strains; I might really really feel like they’re extra prone to emphasize imperfections because the lipstick caught on flakes and settled into lip strains. There had been some shades that utilized extra erratically and had been extra vulnerable to settling noticeably in my lip strains than others, and there have been a number of that utilized evenly and had been flattering with respect to texture on me as nicely. As all the time, I do my finest to make sure that I exfoliate my lips repeatedly and preserve my lips hydrated when not testing lip merchandise (at night time and the like) to attempt to have a “good” canvas for lip colours.

The protection diversified from shade to shade with most shades providing medium, buildable protection, although a number of the deeper and extra vivid shades had been extra semi-opaque to almost opaque in a single layer. The coloration pale a bit extra readily from the middle of my lips in comparison with the outer edges however was pretty even in how they wore down. Only the very deepest/extra red-toned shades stained my lips (and solely barely) after carrying them. They appeared largely non-drying however a number of felt a bit of extra drying to me. The formulation has a candy, burnt sugar scent however no discernible style.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zeolite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrated Silica, Flavor, Saccharin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract; MAY CONTAIN: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry pores and skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nostril, and below the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with delicate, hotter yellow undertones. Her finest basis matches embody: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (finest match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in four.zero, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140).

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