The Perfect Summer Lippies: Colour Pop Lippie Stix
Although I am so excited for fall to come, I can’t let summer pass without giving a shoutout to my new all-time favorite lipstick discovery: the Colour Pop Lippie Stix. (This post is in no way sponsored by them; I bought all of these products with my own money)
My teeth took a pretty hard hit from chemo; it just about ruined my enamel and turned them super yellow. I’m so, so self conscious of them and I used to hate putting lipsticks on because I felt like it drew even more attention to my teeth. Seriously, before this summer, I owned one lipstick from Mary Kay and had worn it three times. But, since starting to overcome my fears of showing off my misshapen knee and scar, I decided this summer that I wanted to start wearing lip colors a little bit more. I know my teeth aren’t perfect, but I realized that they shouldn’t hold me back from wearing lipstick. I needed to take a step back and be thankful to have teeth and to be alive and to celebrate that. So, I decided to work on my fear of drawing attention to my mouth and wear some dang lipstick this summer.
I stumbled upon Colour Pop while binge watching my favorite beauty youtuber Jaclyn Hill and wanted to look more into them because I loved the lip color she had used in her video. I was expecting to find an expensive lipstick but was super surprised when I went to their website and saw that their lipsticks were $5.00 each! Um what? That’s better than most drugstore lipsticks! I also found out that Colour Pop is made in the USA and only does human testing (no animals!). So, I figured I had nothing to loose and ordered two of them.
Within a week of my package coming and trying them out, I went back and ordered a BUNCH more. They are THAT good. The formula is so creamy, pigmented and it is really long lasting and not sticky. They make their lippies in several finishes (glossy, hyper glossy, satin, creame, & sheer) and I’ve tried all of them but the hyper glossy. My favorite formulas are their glossy and satin finishes, but, lets be real, they are all good. Also, they smell amazing! And, the price is so right; they are ALL 5 bucks! When you sign up for their newsletter, you get a 5 dollar off coupon, which is essentially getting a lippie stix for free!
These are the lippies I have worn all summer, and when I saw that the makeup mix up was doing “the perfect summer lippie” for their prompt today, I sat down trying to figure out which one I would pick…and I got no where. So, here are all my favorites that I wore this summer…because I’m a crazy person and couldn’t pick just one:
Rocket/Satin Finish: (Magenta Pink) Perfect for summer date nights with a more neutral eye!
Bound/Glossy Finish (Pinkish Mauve) Great day time color, goes well with coral or mauve eye looks!
Frida//Satin Finish (Perfect neutral lip! I wore this color with every eye look that was bold)
Julep/Cream Finish This was my first “red” lipstick I bought and wore! What a confidence booster to make it through the whole day in this color lip!
Tipsy/Glossy finish A tangerine/orangey color; I loved this for days by the river or downtown because it screamed SUMMER! It pairs really well with any neutral or orangey eye looks.
Other Makeup Details: Eyes//Makeup Geek Shadows in Peach Smoothie, Cosmopolitan, Bitten and Cocoa Bear. Liner//Kat von D Tattoo liner in Trooper. Lashes// Sonia Kashuk. Brows//NYX microbrow pencil in ash brown.
I’m super glad I found a lippie formula that I love so much; it has helped me become more confident in wearing color on my mouth and not being ashamed of my teeth. There are still days where I can’t bring myself to put lipstick on, but owning these pretty colors makes those days far and few in between.
Have you tried any Colour Pop products? What was your favorite color that I swatched above? Do you wear lipsticks? Any tips or tricks for me?