Today I have a review and swatches of four Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips. I picked up a few of the best selling shades to try out: Aquarius, Dopey, Echo Park, and Frick N' Frack. I'm a bit late on the Ultra Satin Lip train but I decided to pick them up after they had a promotion for free shipping.
The Ultra Satin Lip are 3.2 grams/0.11 oz for $6.00, which is extremely inexpensive for a liquid lipstick nowadays.
(I love the holographic text but be warned that the writing wears off rather quickly!)
Click through to read my review and see my lip swatches/full face photos.Colourpop says "A creamy, bold lipstick with a satin finish. This formula has the same high percentage of pigments as an Ultra Matte Lip but contains emollient ingredients for added moisture, keeping lips looking fresh and feeling super comfortable. Though this lipstick is super long-wearing, it is not completely kiss-proof and does transfer."
Colourpop describes it as having a "satin" finish; Some shades range from having a satin to an almost matte finish, especially if you press your lips together or give it time to dry. All the shades are creamy, smooth, and thin while still being pigmented. Most are a dream to apply. The exception is Aquarius for me, this was a little more prone to looking uneven as I pressed my lips together. It doesn't dry down completely, so there is a bit of a tackiness to the formula that goes away over time. However, it still manages to be a fairly light-weight formula, not heavy or cloying like so many matte liquid lipsticks.
What sets it apart from your usual "liquid lipstick" is that while it is long wearing, you can easily reapply over the existing product if you need to touch up. Most liquid lipsticks are notoriously awful if reapplied; they end up just making your lips shrivel up or heavy looking. In contrast, I've been able to touch up/reapply if it's worn away in the center of my lips after an especially oily meal. The doefoot applicator is also the right size to pick up enough product to apply on your lips without needing to go back to dip for more.
I've been able to get seven hours of wear with a light meal with no touch ups; I will need to touch up if I have a meal that's a bit oily but like I said above, it's not a problem at all.
Here are my lip/face swatches of all four colors. These swatches were done in natural daylight with no flash.
Frick N' Frack
Conclusion: If you're looking to try out some liquid lipsticks but have hated how traditional formulas dry out your lips or look too matte, these Ultra Satin Lips are so worth a shot. For $6.00, you won't break the bank and there's a great variety of shades to try! I plan on getting more shades since the formula is so good and feels refreshing compared to most matte liquid lipsticks.
Disclaimer: I purchased these myself. All opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links in this post.
Have you tried any of the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips?