Review: New ColourPop Fall 2015 Ultra Mattes!

Do you guys ever have that moment when you put on a lipstick and you immediately think, “Yep. That’s me. That’s my lipstick.” It’s your trademark, the perfect color—sexy, daring, and bold, and you feel fierce as heck in it. That’s what I experienced when I tried out two of ColourPop’s new Fall ultra matte shades, and I fell hard for one of them. May I introduce you to First Class and Chilly Chili?

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First Class is a vivid neon orange-red, with ever-so-slight hints of coral. Chilly Chili is hard to describe—it’s like a reddened brown, but with plum and gray in it as well. I think ColourPop did an amazing job picking out gorgeous yet unique shades for this collection! Here’s a quick arm swatch:

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I knew immediately that I would like First Class, but I had no idea just how much I would love it until I put it on. It is BRIGHT. The word “neon” in its description is no joke—this is much brighter than it seems in my pictures. However, I am obsessed with it—this is the perfect orange shade I’ve always wanted. It’s like an orange highlighter for your lips. It’s like a flaming rose. It’s like Gerard Way’s hair from Danger Days. It’s my favorite shade from ColourPop yet. Here it is on my fair, neutral-gold skin:

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And one more, just for fun:

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Now, I don’t want to neglect Chilly Chili. I also quite liked it, and it was a much creamier formula than First Class–the finish on First Class is a true flat matte (my favorite finish) while Chilly Chili has a bit more sheen to it. This is such a weird, grungey shade, but I’m digging it.

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Both of these aren’t drying and last all day, like the other Ultra Mattes. I love First Class so much that I bought two back-ups because it is, sadly, limited edition. ColourPop, I know y’all will never read my small and insignificant blog, but on the off-chance that you do, pleeeeaaase make First Class a permanent addition!

PS. Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

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6 thoughts on “Review: New ColourPop Fall 2015 Ultra Mattes!”

  1. I just ordered a whole bunch of these myself. I got 4 different shades and I love them all. Trap is my favourite. I did a review on my blog as well. I also purchased two highlighters, which I love. Have you tried any other of their products?

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    1. Yes! I have tons of their stuff! The Ultra Mattes are my favorites though. I got Trap, and it’s an amazing color, but it was just too pale for me; it washed me out bigtime! Glad it worked out for you. I will definitely check out your review as well! xoxo

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  2. How’s the transfer on Chilly Chili? I’ve heard people say it transfers like crazy and I’ve heard people say it’s very minimal. And is it tacky at all? I love the color, but what I’ve heard about the formula makes me hesitant to get it!

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    1. Just in my experience, I haven’t noticed much transfer. Once it dries, it’s on for a while. The trick with these ultra mattes is to really prep your lips—definitely exfoliate them, and put on a balm to smooth them, but then BE SURE to wipe off ALL of the balm—I’ve noticed that these ultra mattes go on best with nothing under them. I would say get it, personally. It’s a lovely color. 🙂

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      1. Thank goodness. I have the old dry formula and love the transfer-free-ness of it so when I heard people say that the new ones transferred I was like oh noooooo and I’ve been debating ever since. Hopefully it won’t be sold out by the time I actually place an order! #broke

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