Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Colourpop Ulta Matte Lippies

I am SO excited about these new lipsticks! Ever since Madi and Lauren came to visit in October and let me try on theirs, I've been dying to get my own but just kept putting it off. Well, you may or may not know that I battle dermatillomania- a compulsive skin picking disorder. It stems from anxiety. I pick mainly at my lips and cuticles. It can get pretty bad sometimes and the scarring on my lips can be embarrassing. It got pretty bad recently- It's not always stress/anxiety induced, don't worry I'm doing pretty well in that department lately. Sometimes it's boredom/lack of things to do with my hands and they just fidget into picking.- and I figured putting on some lipstick would give my lips time to heal and discourage me from picking(don't wanna smudge that color!). The color choices of lipstick I had are all pretty old and or extremely wild in color... I wanted something a little more subtle yet still interesting. I knew Colourpop would be there to save the day. I got on and ordered three matte lippies, and thanks to their coupon for signing up to their newsletter I got $5 off! The email I got said it could take 3-5 days to process, and and extra 2-3 because they've been extra busy lately. I was a little disheartned to have to wait but to my surprise I ordered them on Tuesday and they arrived Saturday! Super fast!! I eagerly watched the tracking on my phone at work while it said they were out for delivery and hurried home to get them when my shift ended. Oh they're glorious!! I just adore them. I struggled to restrain myself from ripping open the packaging so I could take a photo of the cute sticker on the outside. I immediately tried on all three(much to my lip's dismay of rubbing colors off) and oh they're so great!!

 My three colors of choice. Here's them on:


 Kind of a gray beige. Into it.


 Gorgeous, dusty rose color.


Feeling silly taking this many pics of myself and my lips at this point.

 A darker, dramatic rosey beige.

Like I said, they're pretty darn awesome. They stay on really tough, I have to get creative to get it off because I don't have makeup remover. I used an oil based lotion haha. I didn't take my time here as you can see, but you can get away with not wearing a liner if you get precise with your brush. They're gorgeous pigments. You can wear chapstick underneath if you prefer, which might make it wear off easily when you eat, but makes it easier to take off at the end of the day.
If you have any questions about them I'd be happy to answer fellow curious makeup lovers! As you can tell I'm pretty stoked on them :)

Steve is too.