ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Review

It’s been awhile, but I’m back from my vacation! I asked a poll on Twitter of which brand I should review first (Kylie Cosmetics or ColourPop) for the majority of the time ColourPop was in the lead, but when the poll closed it was a 50/50 tie. So I decided to go with ColourPop.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Review - Midi, Trap, Tulle-min top: trap / middle: tulle / bottom: midi

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ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Review in shades Trap, Tulle, and Midi

I purchased three Ultra Matte Lips from ColourPop several weeks ago. Their retail price is $6.00 USD or about $7.90 CAD. I’ve heard of mix reviews about ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lips, some say they love them but others say they’re too drying and flaking. Here’s my opinion:


Nude lips are probably the most popular lip choice right now, but I always seem to only pick up browny nudes. Which are super cute but I wanted a pinky nude; something light, effortless, everyday.

After browsing the internet for swatches I added this colour to my cart and haven’t regretted  it since. I love this colour. I’ve been wearing it almost everyday (you can see I’ve rubbed off the logo in the first image), it’s the perfect shade for summer and spring. I probably won’t wear it as much during fall and winter as I like to reach for darker lips then.

I typically apply this without a lip liner and it stays on surprising well! It does fade when I’m eating but when I apply a second coat it doesn’t flake off or anything. I’ll apply a light coat of lip balm before the second coat to make sure it doesn’t dry up.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Review in Midi

You can buy Midi here.


I won’t lie, I haven’t actually managed to wear this outside of my house yet. It’s a subtle daring colour. I probably would’ve never picked it up in a store because of the unique shade…but it was only $8.

As you can see it’s a beautiful dusty grey. This has a very similar formula to Midi, but since I haven’t worn it out I don’t know if it fades while you’re eating food. But I’m going to make an educated guess and say yeah it will.

It does go on a little patchy (if you look closely below you can see it), but I’m going to find a matching lip liner and start using that under it to help with the patchiness.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Trap

You can buy Trap here.


I got this lip colour because it reminded me of fall. It’s a beautiful deep red but not as deep as my other fall colours.

This one goes on a little patchy, so I had to use a few coats. I actually like to apply this on in quarters. So I’ll do one quarter of my lip and then the next quarter etc. I found this way helps minimize the patchiness. Other than that it has the same formula to the other liquid lipsticks.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle

You can buy Tulle here.

Summary Notes:

In case you’re not in the reading mood, here’s the important notes about ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lip:

  • They are not as pigmented as higher end liquid lipstick
  • The formula can be patchy (but if you apply in quarters or use a lip liner it should help)
  • It’s not drying or sticky (you won’t even feel it on your lips) if you use a lip balm before hand.
  • It’ll last the majority of the day if you don’t eat. But if you’re a human you’re going to eat so make sure you bring the lipstick with you and your lip balm.
  • It doesn’t flake off.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Swatches fro Midi, Trap, Tulle

I was impatient and didn’t wait till Tulle dried, but they dry 100% matte. 

Would I recommend these? Yes (I’ve actually just placed a second order with ColourPop that has another Ultra Matte Lip in it). They are excellent for their price.

Have you tried ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lips? What’s your favourite shade?


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    • I’m thinking they must have, because lately I’ve been noticing more and more reviews about them and people are just saying “meh” about them. I’m definitely happy with mine considering how much I paid for them; but I ordered another one so I’m interested to see if the formula will be different or not.


  • I find this quite dry on the lips. Have you ever tried the ColorPop satin liquid lipsticks? I heard those are better!
    I just put up a new blog post on new skincare I found from Sephora. I have a couple more posts coming this week. I’m a bit new to blogging and would love it if you checked out my blog!

    • Thanks for the suggestion Emily! I haven’t tried the Satin Liquid Lipsticks but I’ve heard good things about them too.
      I’ll definitely check out your blog!


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