Colour Pop Daydream Matte X Lippie Stix is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The Matte X formula, and true with this shade, has a very velvety texture–less wet but just glides effortlessly over lips. There was slight separation of color along my deeper lip line, but I didn’t notice it from a normal viewing distance, just in the close-up photo. It wore well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.
Colour Pop Aquarius Lippie Stix is a medium-dark, rosy beige with warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly across my lips without tugging. The texture was more emollient with noticeable slip, which gave it a wetter feel, that melted easily on my lips during application. There was slight product that sank into my lip lines initially, and it seemed to adhere a bit less strongly along portions of my lips, though it was more noticeable in the close-ups than it was in person. It stayed on nicely for five hours and was moisturizing over time.