Monday, March 6, 2017

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip (On A Whim) - Show Off All Your Imperfections In A Swipe ?

A Few months back, Colourpop launched their ultra satin lip collection in a new formula with new mini versions. So I ordered the On A Whim Ultra Satin Lip set online and have been playing with the colors throughout the past two months. Honestly I'm quite disappointed with the swatches on their site as it's totally a different story when you apply it on yourself. Anyways, the good news is that, the new ultra satin lippies is slightly more hydrating as compared to the ultra matte finish but do my lips agree? 

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Collection (On A Whim)
Show Off All Your Imperfections In A Swipe ? (review)

Smallnhot's Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Collection (On A Whim) Swatches (left to right) : Magic Wand, Mess Around, Stud, Toolips, Dopey
Swatches from the colourpop website. 

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Collection (On The Whim) is a lightweight, comfortable, bold lipstick with a Satin finish. This lipstick is extremely long wearing, although not completely kiss proof - you may leave some marks on your coffee cup!

You'll LIKE it if Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick is too drying for you because this is creamier and slightly more hydrating.

You'll HATE it if you have really dry and chapped lips.

The new Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks are like any other Colourpop lipstick, high in coverage and pigment. The main difference to me between the Ultra Matte and Ultra Satin is that the satin version has a more creamy look that doesn't make your lips look flat in terms of finishing. The On The Whim set comes with 5 mini Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick and each colour has varying degrees of brown, some have red undertone and others have a hint of grey and purple.

Note the swatches below are simply one layer of the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip (On A Whim) set, with natural light. 

Magic Wand : a flesh beige nude. This one is closest to my skin tone but somehow it's not the "my lips but better" kind of nude colour that I would go for. When I have this on my lips, I look more of like "are you not feeling well" kind of look. 

Mess Around : a brown with grey undertone. Not sure why, this colour just makes me look messy even tho I have the perfect cat eye flick on. Also I would like to note that the colour payoff is significantly different from the swatches on the site, which is very disappointing. 

Toolips : a brown with hint of red. This is a perfect colour for a gothic, vampy makeup look. 

Dopey : a muted pink. One of my favourite colours among the rest. It has some brown tones in it so if you are one who can't wear bright pink colours, this is a good alternative because the pink is muted. 

Stud : a brownish red. This is the one that compliments my skin tone the most. It looks almost brown yet red on the lip and this will not wash you out. 

Overall, because all of the Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick are creamy and doesn't dry to a matte finish, they won't last all day and it will transfer when you eat or drink. I would say the lasting power is comparatively average for a liquid lipstick. So if you were to ask, will this be my Top 5  go-to Liquid Lipstick ? The answer is NO. 

Don't get me wrong, the colour payoff is amazing and pigmented, but the formula is just too drying for my lips. And not to mention that it settles into my fine lines, showing off all the imperfection on my lips. After a whole day of wearing this, I can literally feel the skin on my lips peeling off. As it transfers like any other liquid lipstick, I would rather opt for NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream or Collection Cosmetics Velvet Kiss Moisturizing Lip Cream because the colour is buildable and doesn't leave my lips yearning for moisture. 

Also the swatches on the Colourpop website is not the same when I have it on the lips, even though they provide swatches on 3 different skin tones, and I was looking forward to wearing Magic Wand because it looks great on medium skin tones but sadly it looked horrible and washed me out. Mess Around and Toolips were so much darker in terms of colour as compared to the swatches, whereas Dopey was more pinkish and Stud was more reddish. Seriously the swatches on the site are very misleading. I think I'll only be keeping Dopey and Stud from collection and the rest goes to goodwill. 

Have you checked out the new Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ? So Yay or Nay ?


Name : Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Collection - On The Whim
Price : RM 35.90 / $18 each
Where to Buy : Colourpop Website (
Net Weight : 5 x 0.64g /  0.02 oz

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