Today I’m reviewing one of the new products I received from the mystery box Colourpop did a few weeks ago. This is one of the newest releases from them, and I was so excited to see it, along with their new mascara! If you’re curious to see what else I got, you can see the other pictures here.
The new Velvet Blur lipstick from Colourpop is described as a “unique matte” that provides a “soft focus, blurring effect”. In essence, it’s a matte lipstick that doesn’t show texture on your lips!
Color: Lucky Strike is a midtone neutral pink, and on me it’s a my lips but better color. The shade has just a touch more pink in it. It’s definitely a stunning color that would flatter a lot of people. Depending on the kind of neutral colors you wear, this might feel like a dark shade, so check the lip swatch to see what you think!
Packaging: Side note: isn’t this packaging absolutely stunning?! Rose gold is my favorite metal, and the stars on it add such a cute touch to it. The word Colourpop is also etched into the lid of the packaging and is the same color as the small stars. The shape of the bullet is very traditional to any other lipstick, but there are stars embossed on it as well!
Application: This lipstick is very easy to apply, and because of the smooth, powdery soft formula it’s the most comfortable matte I’ve put on to date. It has a traditional bullet shape, so if you have a hard time getting an even application this one will likely not be an exception.
It’s also unique in the sense that it’s meant to be buildable. When you first apply it, it’s pretty sheer and would make for a super pretty wash of color if that’s all you want. However, you are able to build it up to full opacity pretty easily! The swatch below has been built up.
If you have a hard time applying bullet lipsticks cleanly, this might be tricky for you. If you’re looking to get a fully opaque color, you’ll have to work the bullet back and forth across your lips a few times, which means more opportunities to make a wrong move. Fortunately, it’s easy to clean up if you do make a mistake!
Fading: In terms of lasting power, this lipstick lasts just like any standard formula of cream lipstick. I thought that since it was a matte it would last longer, but it’s such a different formula from any traditional long-wear matte and it’s still so creamy and comfortable. It lasted through drinks and a meal with an average amount of fading; again, what you would expect from a traditional lipstick.
Because it’s a color that’s so close to my lips, I didn’t notice any weird fading – it faded very gracefully. I think it would fade well no matter what, but I wanted to be clear that there’s a chance it could potentially fade worse on you than me!
The claims of the lipstick not showing any imperfections is true in my opinion! When I put it on and continued checking it, it retained the matte finish while not sinking into the lines of my lips and continuing to look as smooth as it did when it started.
If you’re in the market for a matte lipstick that doesn’t make your lips look cracked and dry, this one comes highly recommended! It’s $7, and incredibly comfortable. It’s also versatile, because you can get a soft tint of color all the way up to full color.
The formula is very reminiscent to the recent MAC release, the Powder Kiss lipstick. I bought two of those, so be ready for a review on them as well as a formula comparison in the next few months!
Overall, I really loved the way that this performed and will absolutely be buying more colors when I’m able to justify buying new lipsticks. Until then, I will absolutely cherish the one that I have! If you want to buy this lipstick, you can find it on ColourPop’s website here.
Do you prefer the long lasting mattes, or these more comfortable ones?