Colour Pop Good Fortune Lux Liquid Lip Trio
Colour Pop Good Fortune Lux Liquid Lip Trio ($20.00 for 0.51 oz.) features three full-sized, new shades in the Lux Liquid Lip formula. The shades can also be purchased individually if preferred. All three had medium coverage or greater in a single layer, so for those looking to build product, it would be better to apply some to the center of the lips and blend out with fingertips. They were fairly easy to work with, comfortable to wear, and had decent longevity.
On Cloud Dynasty
On Cloud Dynasty is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a natural sheen. It had buildable coverage from medium to mostly opaque in two layers. The liquid lipstick had a lightweight, thin, and more watery consistency, but there was enough substance that enabled it to spread evenly across my lips. The thinness seemed more apparent as this dried down more noticeable than some shades in the formula have for me, so it wasn’t as flattering to my natural lip texture (but by no means rough). It stayed on well for four and a half hours and was non-drying over time.
It’s a Banger
It’s a Banger is a bright, medium-dark coral with moderate, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single layer–that’s one of the “cons” of this formula, it’s often more pigmented than described–that was easily opaque with less than a second layer.
The texture was thin, watery but had enough substance that it spread evenly across my lips and didn’t sink into my lip lines. It had a soft set to it so it wasn’t quite as wet as when swatched but didn’t seem fully dried down. It wore well for five hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.
Top DupesFormula OverviewMAC Mandarin O (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar).Chanel Experimental (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar).Colour Pop Flower SZN (P, $7.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar).Lancome Idole (186) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Understanding (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar).NARS Pop Life (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).NARS Rosa (LE, $27.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar).Colour Pop Dulcet (LE, $6.50) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Grace (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar).Dior Ultra Fire (651) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar).
Take a Bao
Take a Bao is a deeper red with strong, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-opaque to opaque in two layers of product. The texture was lightweight, watery, and thin without feeling clingy or emphasizing my lip texture.
The product spread comfortably over my lips for a mostly even application, and it had a more noticeable dry down and was more matte in places. I’d caution you to apply a second layer after letting the first layer dry a bit as a result. This shade lasted nicely for six hours, left a faint stain behind, and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.
Top DupesFormula OverviewMAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (95% similar).Colour Pop Evil Queen (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Self Love Club (LE, $6.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar).Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar).Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty LA Woman (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).NARS Red Lizard (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar).Tarte Juicy (LE, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar).MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
The formula is supposed to have “medium buildable coverage” that has a “soft, diffused” effect. It’s a more amped up take on their Blotted Lips concept or a slightly “washed out” take on their Ultra Matte/Ultra Satin range. The formula is much thinner–almost weightless–and spreads evenly with a single layer. I’d argue that most shades were often closer to semi-opaque rather than medium and buildable–and I used only what was on the doe-foot applicator to apply (without going back for more) for both top and bottom lips.
The consistency was airier, light, thin, and spreadable with a soft dry down that didn’t feel like it was wholly locked in (like Ultra Mattes) but had significantly less transfer than a traditional lipstick (or even the Ulta Satins). They were not the most forgiving of lip texture or lip lines, but they were more flattering than most formulas I’ve tried that are similar in effect and coverage. Some shades had more of a matte finish shortly after application while others had subtle shine that wore down to a matte finish within an hour or less.
Longevity ran anywhere from three to six hours with some shades leaving subtle stains behind, and the formula felt mostly non-drying for me. It had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.
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