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Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Review and Swatches

12/09/2016

My recent lip product review posts seem to have been popular, so today I have a review and swatches of the Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lips. The Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip products are one of my favourite liquid lipsticks on the market as the don’t dry down to the very matte texture that most liquid lipsticks are designed to do. Colourpop is an American cruelty free company that is known for selling affordable makeup. Colourpop is exclusively available on the Colourpop Cosmetics website which can make purchases for Australians more expensive as the shipping is costly.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip swatches - Magic Wand, Echo Park, Littlestitious, Alyssa, Spritz, November, Dopey, The Rabbit, Lyin' King, London Fog and Brooklyn - Polish and Paws
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip swatches – Magic Wand, Echo Park, Littlestitious, Alyssa, Spritz, November, Dopey, The Rabbit, Lyin’ King, London Fog and Brooklyn

The Ultra Satin colours that I own are Magic Wand (light nude), Echo Park (warm peachy nude), Littlestitious (pastel dusty pink), Alyssa (neutral dusty pink), Spritz (mid-tone bubblegum pink), November (mid-tone warm peachy pink), Dopey (dusty mauve), Molly (mid-tone plum lilac), The Rabbit (bright fuchsia with subtle blue sheen), Lyin’ King (raspberry), London Fog (cool-toned blue red) and Brooklyn (warm bright hot pink).  All of these colours are currently available from the Colourpop Cosmetics website, except Spritz as it has been discontinued.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip swatches and review - Littlestitious, Magic Wand, Echo Park, Spritz, Dopey and Molly - Polish and Paws
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip swatches – Littlestitious, Magic Wand, Echo Park, Spritz, Dopey and Molly

The Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips come in a standard liquid lipstick tube with a doe foot applicator and are sold individually for $6 usd each. The product is a wet mousse texture when applied to the lips, but it dries down to a semi-matte, velvet finish. The velvet finish means that the lipstick will transfer, but plenty of colour still remains on the lips. Even though the Ultra Satin Lips transfer, they are still long wearing, I am able to get at least 6 hours of wear before I need to reapply. I do however like to touch up after eating and drinking. They fade evenly and there is no dry crusty area on the inside of the lips that some liquid lipsticks create (some refer to this as butt hole lips). All of the Ultra Satin Lip colours I have tried have been nice and pigmented, I only ever need one layer to make them opaque. I haven’t noticed any scent or taste with any of the colours. Colourpop do have their version of the transfer proof matte liquid lipsticks called Ultra Matte Lips but I am not a fan of that line of products – let me know if you want a review on them though.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip swatches and review - Littlestitious, Magic Wand, Echo Park, Alyssa, November, Dopey and Molly - Polish and Paws
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip swatches – Littlestitious, Magic Wand, Echo Park, Alyssa, November, Dopey and Molly
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips review and swatches - The Rabbit, Lyin' King, London Fog and Brooklyn - Polish and Paws
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips – The Rabbit, Lyin’ King, London Fog and Brooklyn

There are currently 25 Ultra Satin shades available on the Colourpop website, and I expect to see some new ones over the next couple of weeks as a part of their Autumn launch. My favourite colours are the most recent ones I purchased which are Alyssa and November. The colours suit my fair pink toned skin really well, but I also receive compliments when I wear Dopey (which seems to be a very popular shade). Alyssa and November are newer releases as they are a part of the collection in collaboration with Kathleen Lights, a beauty Youtuber. Before I bought those two colours, I really liked the Ultra Satin doe foot applicator as it was sturdy and made it easy to create a clean line around the lips. The two newer colours, Alyssa and November, have a completely different doe foot applicator. The new applicator is very fluffy and holds a lot of product, too much in my opinion. The new applicator makes it nearly impossible to get a clean line on application, so I always have to use a lip brush to apply those two colours. There is conflicting information from Colourpop about whether or not these new applicators are going to be used in the whole Ultra Satin line or not. They are used with the Ultra Metallic range as Colourpop have said that it allows enough product to be picked up, but that really isn’t an issue with the Ultra Satins that have the older applicator, so I don’t see any reason for them to change the applicator in the whole Ultra Satin line.

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Applicator Comparison - Left: Echo Park, Right: Alyssa
Ultra Satin Applicator Comparison – Left: Echo Park – older, Right: Alyssa – newer

Some of the original Ultra Satin Lips came with matching lip pencils, which I purchased as I love having a lip liner that matches exactly. I tend to use a lip liner just to protect against the lipstick bleeding, but most of the Ultra Satins don’t need a lip liner. One colour I have found to bleed a lot though is Magic Wand. The formula itself doesn’t feel any different to the other colours in the range, but it doesn’t dry down quite as much, which makes it prone to bleeding on me.

I store all my Ultra Satin Lips upside down in a cup to make it easier to see the colour I want, as there is no indication of colour on the top of the packaging. I haven’t had any issues with storing them upside down, none of them have leaked into the lid or caused a mess, which is good for when I need to put them in my bag to take with me.

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip swatches and review - Magic Wand, Echo Park, Littlestitious, Alyssa, Spritz, November, Dopey, The Rabbit, Lyin' King, London Fog and Brooklyn - Polish and Paws
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip swatches – Magic Wand, Echo Park, Littlestitious, Alyssa, Spritz, November, Dopey, The Rabbit, Lyin’ King, London Fog and Brooklyn

The Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips are my favourite liquid lipstick formula despite the problems with the new doe foot applicators. The formula is so much easier to wear than the drying matte liquid lipsticks out there. I can get a lot longer wear time out of the Ultra Satin Lips, simply because I don’t take it off when my lips dry out. My personal favourite colours are Alyssa, November and Dopey, but I will wear most of the colours I purchased. I am very fair, so the true undertones of the products do show up, but that doesn’t mean they will look like this on you. These lipsticks can look very different on different skin tones. I always browse through Instagram to see if I can find any swatches on a similar skin tone to myself before I purchase them. If I buy more colours in future, I can post updated swatches on Instagram for you. The price point of $6 usd is great, but the shipping to Australia makes the products more expensive for Aussies. To avoid paying too much in shipping, I either use Comgateway to collect multiple parcels before I ship them, or I set up a group order with others to split shipping costs. I will be buying more products from the Ultra Satin Lip line when more colours launch as this is my favourite liquid lipstick formula. Let me know which product from Colourpop you want me to review next and sign up to email updates so you know when the review is live. Have you tried any of the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips? Or are they on your wishlist?

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Love, Alinta

17 Comments

  • Jackie Mellor 14/09/2016 at 7:57 am

    Those paw print swatches are GORGEOUS!!! I love colour pop hippies, they’re easily my favourite and the ones I reach from 99% of the time. Jackie – Lipstick, Lattes & Louboutins

  • Ingrid Ingrid 14/09/2016 at 5:39 pm

    These colours look stunning and the price is a bargain. It’s a pity about the shipping costs but it sounds like you have worked out good strategies to minimise this as well.

    • Alinta McMurdo 28/09/2016 at 6:51 pm

      Yeah, I run a colourpop group order facebook group so shipping is much easier that way 🙂

  • Lily (@lilynotlouise) 14/09/2016 at 8:55 pm

    omg your little paw swatches are absolutely adorable 🙂

  • Amy (healthandbeautygirl.com) 15/09/2016 at 3:31 am

    I think I’m the only one left who’s never tried anything by Color Pop! I feel like I want to see and swatch my products incase I don’t like them! These satins sound better to me, my lips are too dry for matte liquid lippies 😉

    • Alinta McMurdo 28/09/2016 at 6:52 pm

      I buy a lot online so I’m used to not swatching things now. They CP mattes are way too dry for me but the Satins are great 🙂

  • kats (@katshepsutt) 16/09/2016 at 9:21 pm

    Gosh these look SO good Alinta – the pigmentation and colour range is fantastic! I’m always on the lookout for a liquid lip product that’s really REALLY opaque, AND comfortable to wear – I have exceptionally dry lips, and lots of freckles on them that I need to cover up. Terrific review hon, thanks so much. I adore the Colourpop eye shadows, oh how I wish they were available here in Oz ♥♥♥

    • Alinta McMurdo 28/09/2016 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment. Mine are so dry to so I really struggle to enjoy all the matte liquid lipsticks out there. I run a colourpop group ordering facebook group which helps to reduce the shipping costs. Just search Colourpop Ordering Australia on facebook if you ever want to join 🙂

  • Kez | acaciasdreams.com 17/09/2016 at 4:57 pm

    I was actually really pleasantly surprised with the ultra satin lip products, my favourite is magic wand, it is such a great nude! Although I must admit, I got the dry, discoloured line on the inside of my lips after a few hours of application!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

    • Alinta McMurdo 28/09/2016 at 7:08 pm

      Oh really? I haven’t had the line with these yet, but I get it so quickly with the ultra mattes.

  • Michelle Morchella 19/09/2016 at 3:03 am

    Your paw swatches get more attention than the actual lipsticks! That’s so lovely <3

    • Alinta McMurdo 28/09/2016 at 7:11 pm

      They do don’t they! It takes so long to get them done as at least they are appreciated lol

  • Patricija 29/11/2016 at 8:37 am

    I really love Colourpop 🙂 I tried only the matt ones but I don’t like them so much. Really lovely post! I am very happy that i found your blog 🙂

    • Alinta McMurdo 16/12/2016 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you. Yeah, I don’t like the mattes but I love the satins, they still dry down fairly matte, just not the really drying way that the mattes do 🙂

  • Shilpa Gandotra 08/05/2017 at 3:01 pm

    Love the paw print swatches

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    Unfortunately, those who are the least responsible for climate change are the ones who ones who will suffer the most, and many Indigenous people will be more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because of colonisation. Indigenous people and their knowledge are frequently left out of climate discussions and that needs to change. My climate change uni subject focuses on exactly that this week.
    For a long time I’ve wanted to post about this sort of thing but I haven’t known where to start. I have no idea where the level of environmental and climate knowledge is at with the general public so I would love if you could let me know how much you know about it. Then at least I have a place to start.
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    With it being #EarthDay, I thought I would share some on my sustainable cleaning products. Everyone has to clean, but supermarket cleaning products don’t tend to be very eco-friendly. Here I’ve got my @ecomaxbrushes Bottle brush which is made from coconut waste products and can be composted at the end of its life - it will just leave the wire which can be recycled. There’s my Safix biodegradable scrub pad made from organic coconut fibers which can be composted when you are finished with it. And @retrokitchenaustralia biodegradable dish cloth in a cute dog print. It’s made from cotton and cellulose and can be composted when worn out. I use them with the @koalaeco Natural Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner which is cruelty free, vegan and palm oil free and comes in 100% post consumer recycled bottles that can be recyclable when finished. I get the big refill bottles and just fill up my spray bottle. I bought all the above from @floraandfaunaau and they’re actually having 15% off eco items today, so all of these are discounted. Don’t forget to use my #floraandfaunaau affiliate code on my blog if you ever make a purchase, it helps me out. There’s lots of other ways to make regular household chores better for the environment. It can feel overwhelming to charge, but just start with small steps. When one product runs out you can replace it with a more sustainable option. One of the last things I need to change is is my laundry detergent so I’m thinking I’ll try @thedirtcompany one. I would love to hear what you think of their products if you’ve tried them. Also let know what eco swaps you’ve made in your home so that I can get more ideas. #EcoSwaps #LoveAlinta

    With it being #EarthDay, I thought I would share some on my sustainable cleaning products. Everyone has to clean, but supermarket cleaning products don’t tend to be very eco-friendly. Here I’ve got my @ecomaxbrushes Bottle brush which is made from coconut waste products and can be composted at the end of its life – it will just leave the wire which can be recycled. There’s my Safix biodegradable scrub pad made from organic coconut fibers which can be composted when you are finished with it. And @retrokitchenaustralia biodegradable dish cloth in a cute dog print. It’s made from cotton and cellulose and can be composted when worn out. I use them with the @koalaeco Natural Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner which is cruelty free, vegan and palm oil free and comes in 100% post consumer recycled bottles that can be recyclable when finished. I get the big refill bottles and just fill up my spray bottle. I bought all the above from @floraandfaunaau and they’re actually having 15% off eco items today, so all of these are discounted. Don’t forget to use my #floraandfaunaau affiliate code on my blog if you ever make a purchase, it helps me out. There’s lots of other ways to make regular household chores better for the environment. It can feel overwhelming to charge, but just start with small steps. When one product runs out you can replace it with a more sustainable option. One of the last things I need to change is is my laundry detergent so I’m thinking I’ll try @thedirtcompany one. I would love to hear what you think of their products if you’ve tried them. Also let know what eco swaps you’ve made in your home so that I can get more ideas. #EcoSwaps #LoveAlinta

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    7/9
    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love - then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him. 
We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that. 
Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring. 
Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.
    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love - then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him. 
We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that. 
Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring. 
Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.

    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love – then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him.
    We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that.
    Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

    Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring.
    Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    8/9
    It’s been a while since I posted makeup, so here’s some makeup 🙃 the @meccamax Off Duty BB Cream made it into my 2020 faves blog post, and it’s still my favourite base to use on the rare occasion that I put makeup on. I’ve just been too tired to wear makeup the last couple of months. The #meccamax Off Duty BB Cream is cruelty free and vegan. It however only comes in 5 shades. I use the lightest shade Vanilla, which has a good undertone for me, but I have to mix it with the same amount of white concealer to make it light enough to use. @MeccaMaxima have said they will extend the shade range of their home brands for years now, but they still don’t sell a single base shade that I could use by itself, and I’m sure that’s the same for dark skin tones. The other criticism I have of this product is the packaging. The lack of pump makes it hard to control the amount that comes out, and I would really prefer if it were in glass as that would be easier to recycle. The actual cream itself is amazing though. The formula works so well on my skin. It’s easy to blend with a brush and doesn’t cake up or feel heavy. Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have another favourite cruelty free and vegan BB cream? #meccabeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #veganbeauty #lovealinta

    It’s been a while since I posted makeup, so here’s some makeup 🙃 the @meccamax Off Duty BB Cream made it into my 2020 faves blog post, and it’s still my favourite base to use on the rare occasion that I put makeup on. I’ve just been too tired to wear makeup the last couple of months. The #meccamax Off Duty BB Cream is cruelty free and vegan. It however only comes in 5 shades. I use the lightest shade Vanilla, which has a good undertone for me, but I have to mix it with the same amount of white concealer to make it light enough to use. @MeccaMaxima have said they will extend the shade range of their home brands for years now, but they still don’t sell a single base shade that I could use by itself, and I’m sure that’s the same for dark skin tones. The other criticism I have of this product is the packaging. The lack of pump makes it hard to control the amount that comes out, and I would really prefer if it were in glass as that would be easier to recycle. The actual cream itself is amazing though. The formula works so well on my skin. It’s easy to blend with a brush and doesn’t cake up or feel heavy. Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have another favourite cruelty free and vegan BB cream? #meccabeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #veganbeauty #lovealinta

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    9/9

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