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!

Dupes for Lime Crime Velvetines in Wicked, Riot, and Cashmere

Hey guys! I just wanted to share with you some awesome dupes for three of the most in-demand Velvetines from Lime Crime’s liquid lipstick line. Now, as you all know, I liked the Lime Crime Venus palette a lot, but after the hacking scandal, my feelings towards the company changed. I was willing to overlook Doe Deere’s antics in the past, but after so many of her customers’ information was stolen, I’ve decided not to buy any more of her products. End of story. I’m not here to start a debate on the company’s recent scandals, but just to show you ladies that it’s easy to find similar colors if you also don’t want to invest in Lime Crime any longer.

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First up, here are some dupes for Wicked that I found. From left to right, Nyx Lipstick in Hestia, ColourPop Dalia, Lime Crime Wicked, and LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss in Secret.

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Hestia is very close to Wicked in color, but has a creamy finish (but that could be a good thing if you don’t care for the rather drying Velvetines.) ColourPop’s Dalia is close in color and has a similar matte finish. LA Girl Secret is definitely the best dupe because it’s the same dark burgundy shade with a flat matte finish. Here’s a closer shot of Wicked and Secret together, after Secret dried down:

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Riot was easy to dupe because it looks EXACTLY like Kat Von D’s Lolita. Coincidence? Probably not. Below, from left to right, is Wet n Wild Megalast in Spiked With Rum, Lime Crime Riot, and Kat Von D Lolita.

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And lastly, here is the closest dupe I could find for Cashmere, ColourPop’s Tootsi. That’s Tootsi on the left and Cashmere on the right.

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I hope this is helpful! Thanks for reading!