Ahh, spring. The season of transformations. The temperature rises to bearable degrees, fresh buds bloom, and we coat our lips with bright lip shades, kicking all other colours to the curb. What can I say? It goes so well with our festival flower crowns!
My favourite lip shade this spring season is ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Donut“, a lovely peach shade that is sure to turn heads. For those who haven’t heard of ColourPop, it’s an indie cosmetics brand that has been all the rage in the social media world because of its low price point (this liquid lipstick is only $6 US!) and high quality products. ColourPop also offers a variety of other products, such as single eyeshadows, lip liners, blushes, bronzers, highlights, and creme gel liners. Since its inception in Los Angeles, many YouTube personalities and celebrities, like Feral Creature and Karrueche, have collaborated with the brand by creating shades and sets for beauty junkies and beauty newbies alike.
Back to the liquid lipstick. After seeing endless swatches by my favourite beauty gurus of the matte colours, I couldn’t help but get my hands on a few shades, including Lax and Bumble. The formula applies glossy and dries matte, perfect for complimenting dewy skin that is so fitting for the season. Even the packaging celebrates the arrival of spring, with the brand logo imprinted onto a clear glass tube, the letters reflecting springtime sun rays we missed so dearly in the winter. Because the formula is matte, it is long-lasting, providing a 6 to 8 hour wear that is sure to survive eating, drinking, and smooching! In fact, I was pleasantly surprised when the stubborn swatch needed to be removed with a strong makeup remover since I did not expect the shade to stay due to the low price point.
ColourPop’s liquid lipstick formulas tend to dry very quickly (around 30 seconds), so it is better to achieve even, weightless coverage with one swipe of the shade rather than coating your lips multiple times. The doe foot applicator is ideal for application as it is stiff and picks up just the right amount of product.
Not only does the liquid lipstick look fabulous, it’s also animal cruelty free! High performance, quality packaging, beautiful shades, and fur baby friendly? It’s the entire package – without breaking the bank.
I paired this peach shade with pastel lavender eyes to create a fun, fresh makeup look!
What’s your favourite lip shade for spring?