ColourPop Cosmetics is a new brand that is causing quite the stir in the beauty community. I don’t know any fellow bloggers who aren’t already in love, or at least eager to try the line. One of the major appeals to this line is the price– nothing is over $8. Their color products (they make lipstick, lip liner, blush, and soon to release highlighters) are amazing, and I promise to do more reviews of them soon. But I recently picked up this lip primer and felt an almost immediate need to share it with you.
According to ColourPop, the Lippie Primer “enhances the wear of any lip product and keeps your lips looking and feeling healthy”. It is colorless and feels like a balm going on. When I say balm, I mean one of those slightly waxy balms without a ton of slip to it. My lips are left feeling slightly tacky once it is applied. It is said to contain “itty bitty spherical beads” that help to fill in lines, giving lips a more full and plump appearance. This also helps to make lip products go on more smoothly.
I purchased the Lippie Primer not only to wear with ColourPop’s matte lipsticks, but with any matte lip product. I absolutely love this primer. It helped my NARS Satin Lip Pencil stay on all day at The Makeup Show LA, and helps keep my lips looking less dry and cracked while wearing any matte lip color. It contains mango, avocado, and shea butter to help with the moisturizing effect. However unlike wearing lip balm under a lipstick, this doesn’t sheer out the color in any way. Your lipstick or gloss will look just as vibrant as if you wore it with nothing underneath.
If you’re a MAC addict, you might be asking yourself if this is similar at all to MAC Prep ‘n Prime Lips. YES, it is! But compare price tags. The MAC lip primer is $16 while ColourPop Lippie Primer is just $5. I’m so in love with this that I’m thinking of buying a second one (to keep in my purse) the next time I place a ColourPop order. And even at buying 2 of them I will still spend less than on MAC, haha!
If you’re new to ColourPop, you can use the code “THANKSBABE” for $5 off your first order, which is a free lip product. ;) Enjoy!