Review: Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip - Aquarius and Screenshot

I once got a mini sized Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Frick 'n' Frack with my order and ever since then I wanted to try some other more nude shades. The formula is one of those rare mattes that actually feels comfortable on the lips. When I was ordering their eye palettes, I also order two Ultra Satin Lips in shades Aquarius and Screenshot.


Packaging

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips come in plastic transparent packaging with silver details. In each is 3.2 grams of product and the price is 6.50$. They often have their liquid lipsticks on offer at even more affordable prices. You can buy all their products from Colourpop site


It has that basic fluffy doe foot applicator that spreads the color evenly and you can apply it precisely without needing additional lip brush. 



Formula

These have creamy, but somehow fairly lightweight formula that glides on the lips with ease. It doesn't look weird over dry patches either. Pigmentation is amazing with just one swipe and you really don't need to apply more than one coat to completely cover the lips. They almost feel too pigmented to me. Sometimes I want to apply lipsticks in a more sheer way and you can't really do that with these, because they are packed with pigment. Even those lighter shades. 

Finish is satin at first, because it starts to apply very creamy and has a bit of sheen to it. It needs quite a lot of time to dry down and as it's drying, it's becoming matter looking. After a while (about half an hour later, depending on how thick your coat is) it becomes a proper matte finish. 

Performance

It feels a bit sticky on the lips, but nothing like a lip gloss. Stickiness doesn't move the formula, even if you pucker up your lips, which is a plus. The lipstick in general doesn't move out of your lip line, but it transfers onto anything that it touches. 

It lasts really well on the lips. I don't need to reapply it, unless I eat. It's not as long lasting as proper ultra matte liquid lipsticks, but it lasts for a descent amount of time. 

I now own three shades in Ultra Satin formula and they all feel very comfortable on the lips considering that they dry down to a matte finish. I never get that tight drying feeling. It's not the most lightweight formula ever, but it's also not heavy on the lips. 


Colors

Colourpop has a huge amount of colors to choose from and they are constantly adding new shades. I believe their liquid lipsticks are their best sellers along with eyeshadows. I chose two more neutral shades that I know I'll wear often.


Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip - Aquarius

I actually bought Aquarius lip bundle with their Ultra Matte, Ultra Satin and Ultra Glossy Lip in shades Aquarius. Glossy and matte I gave to my friends as a gift and I decided to keep Ultra Satin formula.

Aquarius is that perfect nude shade for light skin tones. It has brownish base and just enough pink in it. It looks lighter in the packaging than on the lips. Colourpop describes it as soft pinky nude. 




Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip - Screenshot

I had this color stuck in my mind from the moment I found it on Colourpop site and when I was ordering from them, I remembered to order this one too. Unfortunately, Colourpop already discontinued this shade, but maybe they'll bring it back. 

Screenshot is my kind of shade. It's light warm toned brown and the undertone in it is peachy almost brick orange. It's the perfect warm brown that isn't too peachy, but also not too brown. I love wearing these kind of shades. 





Comparison

I don't have any true dupe for either of these shades in my collection, so I swatched it next to similar shades for shade reference.

MAC Patisserie - the sheerest formula, but in that similar nude pink color family, although it's the lightest shade out of all these.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor HD Forever - the darkest nude and it has more of that mauve brown undertone to it. 
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Stockholm - the most vibrant pinkish nude shade. It's not as muted as it should be to be a dupe.
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Aquarius
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Screenshot
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream London - warmer brown and has more of a yellow peachy undertone to it. It's also lighter in shade.
Avon True Colour Perfectly Matte Marvelous Mocha - probably the closest shade to being a dupe, but it's just slightly too warm yellow toned. Just a bit, but it has that peach warmth to the brown base.
Avon True Colour Perfectly Matte Au Natural - again a lighter shade an much more peach tones as well as much more warm yellow based.


I love both shades that I chose. Aquarius is the perfect light pinky nude shade. Screenshot is that warm brown, a bit darker, nude that will pair so well with warm looks. Formula is creamy, comfortable and it dries down slowly to a matte finish. It's a bit sticky and not transfer proof, but the comfort of wear makes up for it. If you like more comfortable formulas of matte liquid lipsticks and want something with great pigmentation, you'll love this. Plus Colourpop has so many different shades to choose from. 

5 comments

  1. Oba sta popolna zate <3 Lepo je slišat, da ti formula Ultra Satin ustreza, imam zdaj odgovor na to, če jo lahko priporočam tistim s suhimi ustnicami. Aquarious me že dolgo mika, ker ga vsi opisujejo kot popoln nude, ampak me ta peachy ton malo straši. Me sicer malo mika tudi zaradi imena, čeprav ravno nisem za horoskope :)

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    1. Hvala :) <3 Ta formula mi res ustreza. Mogoče ravno zaradi tega, ker se tako počasi suši :). Aquarius zna potegnit na drugačen odtenek na tebi. Na meni je res do zdaj skoraj najbolj taka nevtralna nude. Mi je všeč, da ni preveč pink, lahko pa bi izgledala bolj peachy na tebi - nikoli se ne ve. Jaz sem sucker za take stvari :D Nabla senčilo Petra :D.

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  2. I haven't tried anything from Colourpop, but would love to! These sound amazing, really handy to see the colours compared with other brands!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. I love Colourpop eyeshadows and their lipsticks. If you have a chance to get something from them, I highly recommend. The quality is great. I'm glad you like my comparison, I thought it would be useful :).

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