There’s no question that ColourPop is one of my favorite lipstick brands of all time. With fun, new colors and formulas frequently releasing and an affordable price tag, it’s no wonder they’re becoming increasingly popular. I was super stoked when I saw they were coming out with lip glosses. While I love a classic matte lip, I’m happiest wearing a gloss.
I added three colors to my cart to give them a try. Two are the classic sheer formula (Piranha and Thotful, and one is the metallic formula (My Jam). There were so many pretty colors ranging from nude all the way to green; it was hard to pick! When I think of gloss, however, I automatically think bubblegum pink, so I went where my heart was calling.
The packaging is identical to the Ultra Matte and Ultra Satin formulas, and each top has a soft wand for application.
Let’s talk about the classic glosses first: the formula is very sheer. To get a good color payoff, you’ll find yourself applying more than one coat for sure. The one disappointing thing about these glosses is the color does not disperse very evenly. When you apply it, you can see the color moving around with the wand, but not necessarily spreading the way it should. I can imagine that some colors are better in this aspect in others. Just out of the two I have, Piranha is a little bit better about this than Thotful.
They have a “créme” finish that I never managed to pick up. This looks like it’s a more opaque, thick formula. I will have to pick one up and see if it applies more evenly than the sheer formula.
Now onto the metallic gloss. This one is AMAZING. It’s the first metallic gloss that I have bought, and I’m so glad I did. Again, the formula is sheer, but I don’t feel that it’s as sheer as the classic glosses. I love the way it looks when it catches the light, and it is comfortable on the lips. Can’t argue with that!
“My Jam” is by far my favorite of the three. Just the right amount of shine and sparkle, and a rusty red color that is to die for. This metallic formula has the most even color dispersion.
“Piranha” is a light pink which I think does well with the sheer formula. The way the color sits isn’t as noticeable, and I like how it creates an overall softer look.
“Thotful” shows the uneven color dispersion the most. You can see where the color just seems to ‘sit’ in certain areas.
And there you have it, my small collection of ColourPop lip glosses! If you’re interested at all in seeing my entire ColourPop lip collection, take a peek at my video below:
What are your favorite ColourPop products? Let me know so I can give them a try!