ColourPop Ultra Matte & Matte Lipstick Swatches

ColourPop Ultra Matte in “Zipper”

Let’s be honest – anyone that is into beauty right now has most likely tried ColourPop Cosmetics. The brand is spreading like wildfire, and I’ve quickly become an evangelist – especially for their lipsticks. The ColourPop Ultra Matte lipsticks are a staple in my daily beauty routine because of their lasting power; my husband is always happy about it because he can kiss me without getting any on himself (!) and I can make it through an entire day of work with just one application. It’s pure witchery at this point.

When shopping for this magic lipstick, I like to have an idea of what it will look like before I purchase it. I search for what the colors look like on different shades of brown skin, and I figured I’d do some swatches to be a resource for women that look like me.

Colourpop-stingraye-creature-brown-skinColourPop Ultra Matte in “Stingraye” and Colourpop Matte in “Creature”

Stingraye never translates in photos, though I really tried! It looks like a pink, but it’s actually more of a taupe color. Stingraye looks like a completely different lipstick on everyone I’ve seen it on. Don’t believe me? Check instagram.

Creature is a beautiful deep wine color, perfect for the colder months. It’s a bit creamier than the ultra matte, but still lasts. I usually have the reapply once or twice.

colourpop-more-better-limbo-brown-skinColourPop Ultra Matte in “More Better” and ColourPop Ultra Matte in “Limbo”

More Better is a lot more pink than I’d like, but it’s still quite lovely. I can’t wait for the Spring to pull this color out more often. Limbo is a serious “cashmere”, channeling a full-on 90’s moment. I’m obsessed with this color. Note: both of these ultra mattes look creamy, but I just put on a vaseline base to keep my lips moisturized.

colourpop-Jonesing-LAX-brown-skinColourPop Crème in “Jonesing” and ColourPop Ultra Matte in “LAX”

The crème lipsticks are so, so soft and velvety and Jonesing is a great all-seasons color. LAX is another deep color, reminiscent of Creature. I love to throw it on for a vamp look during the Fall and Winter.

Check out my YouTube video for these swatches!

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  • it looks so perfect! I love matte lipstick. I have nars matte lip pencil in a few colors I love the look of it. I love how its not shinny, but believe me I get asked the opposite after they compliment it . They are used to highly glossed lips on people; not I I told them lol

  • lena

    How they hold up to drinking coffee and tea?

    • Kelly Augustine

      totally fine. i may apply half a coat later in the day, but i usually have to use makeup remover to get the lipstick off!

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