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Colourpop: Lippie Stix in Review

24 Jan

By now everyone reading this has gone online and bought themselves some Colourpop. On the off chance that you haven’t I’d like to give a review for you. It will broken down in Color Payoff, Longevity, Value, and Overall Feel and Reaction

I wasn’t completely convinced of all the hype so I purchased two colors for myself and two for a friend. šŸ™‚ the two that I purchased for myself were tootsie and grunge. Both the Lippie and the matching pencil.

Color Payoff: These lipsticks are extremely pigmented. The colors are unique as well. The liner is very creamy and pigmented, but also a just a tad runny. you may need a second stiff liner so your face doesn’t look a mess.

Longevity: The lip color lasts fairly long, that is until you start eating, then you’ll notice some wear. It doesn’t flake off too, which is good. And when I applied it I first applied the lip pencil all over the lips, and then the lippie stix on top of that. This is a makeup artist trick, a lot of people are familiar with it now though because of youtube. šŸ™‚

Value: I’d say the value is pretty high for these babies. $5 dollars each? They beat out any drug store lip product that i’ve tried and returned.

Yes, it can be tricky for the lipstick to not bleed a little, but there are ways around that. you could use another pencil (i find liar from urban decay to work well with tootsie. It’s just a tad darker. You can also apply several thin layers. In between each layer, blot with a lipstick until you have reached your desired effect.

Overall Feel/Reaction: I would definitely buy more (and I have). I also bought their ultramatte lippies. I’ll let you guys know what I think about those when they arrive. Knowing colourpop, it’ll be about a month. :/ But hey, it’s worth the wait.

Besides being a tad bleedy, i’d say that they are just a smidge drying. BUT i did put the entire liner all over my lip, so that may be the reason. Or maybe is the liner that is just drying. Thoughts on anyone who’s tried them?

Also, I’d like to say that Colourpop is great about showing their swatches and how they look on models of different skin color. Personally, I think grunge makes an excellent color for almost every skin tone, while tootsie I think works best for lighter skin tones.

I’ve posted some pictures of the lip with some recent instagram pictures. <<give me a follow if you’d like! i love following back fellow artists/beauty lovers. šŸ™‚



Colourpop GRUNGE


Colourpop GRUNGE with a wintery smokey eye


Colourpop TOOTSIE


Colourpop Tootsie with matching eyes



DRY LIP FIX…favorite beauty products

29 Oct
halloween 2013

Me as a Tiger for Halloween 2013

I realize Halloween is coming up (my favorite holiday) and it would be more appropriate to give tutorials for crazy halloween makeup looks, but I’ve decided to just talk to you all about the best makeup products for dry lips! I’m going to include lip scrubs, chappies, and glosses! OH MY! I’ll devote another blog post to all of my favorite lip primers, lipsticks, and lip liners.

Up first is

FRESH Sugar Lip Polish

My number one SCRUB!


Fresh Sugar Lip Polish $22.50

This is perfect for dry, peeling lips. You can use this about once a week or as needed. It’s a little pricey (at $22.50 for .6 oz), but you don’t need a lot so it lasts a long time. If you want to try this product, you can purchase it on its own or you can check out the holiday sets by FRESH. They are sold at Sephora.

Once you’ve done your scrub you need to moisturize! Also, stop licking those lips! If your lips are dry you need to grab that chappy (lip balm) and cover those lips. Every time you lick your lips you are making your lips DRYER!!! If your lips are super dry and cracking try to go with a lip balm that doesn’t have a scent or too much of a strong scent. If it has a strong scent to it, you’ll be more inclined to lick your lips, making your lips more dry.

The first lip product that I would like to recommend is the

SEPHORA: Super Nourishing Lip Balm

Sephora Nourishing Lip Balm $5

Sephora Nourishing Lip Balm $5

This seriously works on super dry lips. It does have a light vanilla scent to it, but it’s mild. The applicator is angled and shaped like lipstick so it’s very easy to apply. I try to either keep this one in my purse or on my bedside table.

If you don’t like applying from a stick, you might like…

JACK BLACK Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25


Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm $7.50

My favorite flavor from Jack Black is Black Tea & Blackberry. My husband enjoys the grapefruit flavor. The great thing about this lip balm is that when it wears off your lips it leaves you with soft lips. Jack Black also has some great gift sets out! You can get 4 different (full size) lip balms for $25.

This next one is a big splurge, but it definitely helps with very dry lips. If you don’t care to wear glosses, you can just leave it on your lips overnight and by morning your lips will be ready to greet the day. On the other hand, if you love gloss then you will fawn over this one. It is extremely expensive, but a very small amount is needed so the product lasts a long time. And it now comes in a tinted version! I present to you…

HOURGLASS NĀ° 28 Lip Treatment Oil


Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil $42

On the subject of splurge I would like to talk about the best gloss in the history of glosses (this one is technically a laquer). Not only does the gloss last long, but it leaves your lips feeling more beautiful and soft then ever. If you choose one of their tinted laquers, the gloss will eventually fade but leave you with a tint of color. OK, are you ready?!



Giorgio Armani Flash Laquer $30

Something also great about this laquer/gloss is that it is not sticky! It just feels silky and lovely. My favorites are 102, 109, and 108. They are all very natural lip colors, but that’s what I prefer in a gloss. It comes in a wide range of colors with various tints. Please give this one a try! Last time I checked they were almost all sold out on Sephora.com. You can also get them straight from Armani’s website or at any department store that carries Armani makeup.

Here’s what these chappies look like on my lips!

Aramni Lip Laquer

One more thing! If your lips are still very dry try taking a vitamin B supplement! That’s all for now. What’s your favorite lip product? Tell me why you like it.Ā  And let me know if this list was helpful!

-Theresa Burden

Raleigh, NC, Makeup Artist


I discovered one more!

Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip


Kari Gran: Lip Whip $15

Not only is this super long lasting (great to put on before bed), but it leaves your lips SUPER SMOOTH! This is a great one for people that don’t prefer tubes. This one is also good to use if you have extremely chapped lips.