Colour Pop Viva Lips Lip Bundle includes three, full-sized glosses; two without shimmer and one with shimmer. I struggled with B, which didn’t apply evenly, while Ale and Steph were more in line with past experiences with the formula: smoothing, comfortable, and easy to work with.
Ale is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which went on fairly evenly and smoothly across my lips. The texture was lightweight, non-sticky, and spreadable without getting into my lip lines noticeably. This shade stayed on nicely for three hours and was hydrating over time.
B is a medium-dark peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied unevenly and settled into my lip lines, so it wasn’t the most flattering product to wear on its own–it’s not the worst I’ve seen in this color family, but I was surprised at how much it settled into my lip lines as most of the glosses in the formula are very smoothing. It lasted well for three hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn.
Steph had a clear base with flecks of fine silver and beige shimmer and larger, darker sparkle. It had semi-sheer “coverage” in the form of shimmer, while the base made my natural lip color appear darker and richer (without really altering the tone of it). The texture was smooth, almost gel-like, and easy to spread across my lips. It wore well for two and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time.