I have been wanting to try one of US brand’s ColourPop’s matte lip products for ages but as they only ship within the US I’ve never been able to. There are ways around this but I was too worried about getting struck by custom charges to bite the bullet. However, I recently found a seller on eBay and went for it.
The shade I ordered was Beeper, which is described on the website as a ‘warm mid-tone taupe’. This is one of the shades that has been speculated to be very similar to one of Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits, in this case her product Dolce. As I don’t own one of the Lip Kits (hello 30 second sell-out), I couldn’t tell you but there are plenty of comparison videos out there.
Although I’d looked at a lot of swatches online, the shade does dry a lot darker on me then I expected. I expected a nude with brown tones but on my skin tone it’s definetly a dark-brown. I do really like the shade, as it’s something a bit different and I would never have picked it up knowing it would be this dark as I tend to stick to nudes and reds. I think this is good though, as it means that, however accidentally, I’ve stumbled out of my comfort-zone.
It is matte and drys quite quickly when applied. There is no transference and I found it lasted a good amount of time. I topped it up once during the day after eating and there was a bit of wear around the corners of the mouth but it still stayed really pigmented. Although it’s matte, it still has quite a creamy texture which I love as I hate the feeling of a dry product on the lips.
One thing I would definitely recommend doing with this (and most matte lip products) is exfoliating your lips beforehand . I forgot to do so before applying the lipstick and did start to get little bits on my lips and they were noticeable within an hour or two. Reapplying definitely helped but it did feel quite crumbly on my lips without exfoliation.
I think these are a great product and I would definitely try some more, but unfortunately living in the UK makes these are slightly more luxury product than if I was to live in the US.
You can buy Beeper online here from the ColourPop website for $6.00, which is £4.05.
I brought online from an eBay seller here for £12.95.
Yes, the price difference makes me cry a little but I would recommend giving them a go if you love a matte lip!