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— December 23, 2015 —

COLOURPOP Kitty Ultra Matte To-Go | Liquid Lipsticks


ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte To-Go Set (5 x 0.0317 oz.) retails for $20 USD and contains five miniature Ultra Matte Lips in new, limited edition shades that are exclusive to the set.

Be Merry is described as a mid-tone true warm pink. [LE]
Bianca is described as a soft dusty pink. [LE] 
Glitter is described as a rich red-violet. [LE]
Last Dance is described as a true brick red. [LE]
Times Square is described as a muted pink beige. [LE]
"This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra matte look. It's very long wearing and completely kiss proof! Step One: Make sure your lips are bare and dry. Step Two: Apply complimentary lip pencil for a precise and perfected application. Step Three: Apply Ultra Matte Lip with the applicator or your favorite lip brush. For smoothest finish always exfoliate your lips first!"
The full sized Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipsticks retail for $6 USD and contain 0.11 oz. of product each. Breaking down the cost and doing the math this set is an $8.60 value—so while it isn't the best deal, you are getting to try five, limited edition shades for a little over the cost of one regular lipstick.

The packaging mimics the full sized versions in being a clear, gloss style tube with a standard, doe-foot applicator and having no detectable scent or taste. The formula was a thinner liquid consistency—more so than their regular line—but dried to a completely flat, matte finish within 15 - 30 seconds of application, which is significantly less time than usual. They typically wear between 6 - 9 hours and can be drying due to the ultra matte finish. The color itself clings to lips and while it can be uncomfortable, this ensures the lipstick will last longer.

Once dry, the product doesn't move or bleed and they become budge/kiss-proof, but like with most liquid lipsticks you will want to avoid eating big meals or anything oil-based as it will cause the product to move around, wear off and fade much faster. It's also important to properly prep lips before application and avoid pressing your lips together during dry time to ensure the color won't lift or appear patchy in those areas. Also, applying too thick of a layer can use the product to crack and flake off easily.


Be Merry is a medium-dark, watermelon pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and fully opaque. It had nice pigmentation that left behind a stain and lightly cracked towards lip lines throughout wear. Be Merry lasted +7 hours and felt drying. (5/5)
* Clinique Plum Pop was more plum, muted.  MAC All Fired Up was brighter, more red.  Marc Jacobs Infamous was lighter, cooler.

Bianca is a light-medium, muted dusty rose with neutral undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had opaque pigmentation. It felt quite drying and chalky on the lips. The color also lightly cracked in lip lines during wear. Bianca lasted +7 hours before fading. (4/5)
* ColourPop Trap was lighter, more lilac.  Kat Von D Bow N Arrow was more brown.

Glitter is a medium-dark, purple berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. While it had rich color payoff, I felt my natural lip pigmentation showed through in some areas but this never caused it to look uneven. Glitter wore well for +8 hours and left behind a vivid stain. (5/5)
* ColourPop Plastics (LE) was darker, more purple.  ColourPop Bad Habit was lighter, more plum.  Stila Aria was lighter, more plum.

Last Dance is a medium-dark, muted ruby red with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and fully opaque. The color did appear lighter around the edges on a closer inspection, but never cracked or flaked throughout wear. Last Dance lasted +8.5 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
* ColourPop TGIF (LE) was brighter, more orange.  ColourPop Avenue was brighter, more red.

Times Square is a light-medium, pink beige with hints of brown, warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had excellent color payoff. It glided across lips easily and smoothed out any lip lines or imperfections. This was definitely the best performing shade out of the set. Times Square lasted +7.5 hours and felt drying. (5/5)
* ColourPop Parker (LE) was lighter, more peach.  Kat Von D Bow N Arrow was more brown, muted.  MAC Whirl was darker, more brown.

Overall, this set had a nice balance of more neutral to bold shades. While it may not be the best value when considering the regular cost, it's a great set to get your hands on, especially if you've been wanting to try out the formula! They did have a thinner, liquid consistency that felt more drying and chalky on lips, but the color payoff and wear time was still there.

Whether you're trying the brand for the first time, or you're a long time fan wanting to get your hands on the limited edition shades, this set is worth checking out!

Available now exclusively from ColourPop for a limited time!


ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte To-Go

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte To-Go

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte To-Go

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte To-Go
(L-R: Be Merry, Bianca, Glitter, Last Dance, Times Square)

(L-R: Be Merry, Bianca, Glitter, Last Dance, Times Square)

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Be Merry

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Be Merry

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Be Merry

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Be Merry

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Bianca

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Bianca

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Bianca

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Bianca

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Glitter

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Glitter

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Glitter

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Glitter

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Last Dance

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Last Dance

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Last Dance

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Last Dance

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Times Square

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Times Square

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Times Square

ColourPop Kitty Ultra Matte Lip in Times Square


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.