Review & Swatches: Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip

A couple weeks ago, Colour Pop broke the internet with their release of the Ultra Matte Lips. Everyone was freaking out, trying to get their shades of choice and check out before they all sold out— which they did in a matter of hours. I was a wreck trying to get at least three shades… I even filled out my address incorrectly during the chaos which is why it’s taken me a while to get this up #fail.

Review & Swatches: Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip | Slashed Beauty

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Despite the frenzy, I was able to order three awesome shades, and the struggle was totally worth it. The Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lips have a thin formula, but don’t be fooled. These are extremely pigmented and will drench your lips in opaque color with one swipe.

The three shades I managed to land in my cart were Donut, Bumble and Trap.

Donut is a beautiful bright peach that’s very summery.

Review & Swatches: Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip in Donut | Slashed Beauty

Bumble is a deep terra cotta.

Review & Swatches: Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip in Bumble | Slashed Beauty

Trap is the a very on-trend griege shade that has slightly purple undertones.

I had been on the hunt for this kind of shade forever and this one fits the bill perfectly!
Review & Swatches: Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip in Trap | Slashed Beauty

Right off the bat, you can feel the liquid formula adhering to your lips. It sets in just about a minute, and after that it will be smudge, budge, and feather proof. With that said, the thin and tapered doe foot applicator makes it easy to apply precisely exactly where you want it.

So, it should be no surprise that these are matte. Super matte. ULTRA matte. I mean, it’s in the name. Exfoliating and hydrating your lips prior to wearing these will help them look and perform their best. What’s interesting, though, is that these don’t actually feel incredibly drying or uncomfortable like matte lipsticks get a bad rap for. Granted, they aren’t moisturizing in the least bit, but the lip balm junkie in me didn’t go crazy and my lips generally felt like I wasn’t wearing anything all day. As someone who cannot stand dry lips in the least, this was the biggest thing I was worried about, then relieved about.

Review & Swatches: Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip | Slashed Beauty

Something to note: I would not suggest you try applying multiple layers of this product— nor should you really have to. Spread the amount that naturally comes out on the brush all over the lips. I promise you you’ll be able to cover everything— then pick up just a little more to fill in any light spaces. If you start layering this on too thick, you risk it looking cakey.

Now, let’s talk staying power, because what’s the use of a pretty lippy if it doesn’t last? Let’s let Bumble do the talking:

Review & Swatches: Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip | Slashed Beauty

(first applied – after lunch – after 8 hours)

I literally let out a “WOAH” when there was hardly any change in my lip color after an orange, a sandwich, chips, and many glasses of water. There was a little fading toward the middle, but nothing that would warrant a touch up. In fact, the color lasted a full 8 hours with very minimal fading/flaking until I had pasta, which finally broke it down. This is no doubt an all day, no muss no fuss lip color. I’m in love.

I’ve found that the easiest way to remove these are with coconut oil, which will also offer some super hydration to your lips.

Overall, the Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip is more comfortable, more smudge proof, and more long wearing than similar products I’ve tried, even from high end brands (ahem… Velvetines). Not to mention, they’re $6 each— a steal for the quality you’re getting, as usual with Colour Pop. Once they’re back in stock (which will be the first week of August according to the brand’s Instagram), I suggest you grab up what you can quickly!

Did you brave the Ultra Matte Lips release and make out with any goodies?


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  1. Your swatches are so beautiful! I can’t wait for mine to come. I got Ouija. I am apprehensive about the application and dryness though because I have heard a lot of people complain about it -Sadaf

    1. I am really sensitive to dry lips and they don’t bother me very much. Ooooh Ouija is soo pretty! Hope you like it! Just dab some balm on before applying!

  2. I was never able to get through on website when these became available, until they were all sold out. I’ve got my eye on several for when they restock. Trap is definitely on my list. I’m impressed with the staying power.

      1. I’m sure I will. I just wish it didn’t take them so long. I’m still waiting for Boba “highlighter” (I’d use it as a blush, though).

  3. I’m so glad that you’re happy with them too! I’ve had a great experience, but it seems like few others have. I also feel like for $6, if it doesn’t last perfectly all day it’s okay. lol. The colors you picked are gorgeous on you!

  4. I wasn’t able to get any on the initial release but I will try again! Glad to hear they aren’t uncomfortable!

    1. Right?! I hope they reinforce their servers so that the re-release goes smoothly. I’m definitely picking up more!

    1. Donut would look GREAT on you. I couldn’t believe how much it popped off my skin. Thank you!!

  5. I was VERY impressed with these. I also got Trap and Donut which are both lovely colors and for $6 a pop, they preform so well. Pretty Zombie cosmetics still tops out as my favorite liquid lipstick, but these take second place for sure! Thanks f or the review and also the updates on wear time!

    1. I’ve never heard of Pretty Zombie but after a quick google search, it looks like I’m going to have to place an order– they’re priced pretty well too and I’ve been itching to play around with black lipstick. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

      1. They are super nice, they are very liquidy like the Colourpop ones, so I do warn people of that since you won’t be a fan of you like the more creamy texture like the Anastasia ones.

        1. I could go either way. I typically like creamy textures but I think there are certainly advantages to the liquidy consistency. It seems to spread easier and more evenly.

  6. Bumble is gorgeous. I’m impressed by the wear time! It faded so nicely after 4 hours and a meal. I didn’t brave the release, but I’ll definitely want a few of these!

    1. Right?! I was so surprised. I will say that oil is what will take them off so had I eaten spaghetti for lunch rather than dinner, it probably wouldn’t have held up as well. But still… VERY impressive.

  7. I wish I could wear liquid matte lippies but they usually are too drying for me. I just love Donut and Bumble, and they look beautiful on you!

    1. It’s definitely a trend that you’ve got to tread lightly with. Thank you so much!

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