[REVIEW] Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Colourpop’s products: where else could you find such affordable makeup products that come with great quality?? Some of them are even cheaper than K-beauty products, which I already find to be very affordable. The only bad (or good?) thing about Colourpop is that it’s not retailing directly in Singapore, so I usually have to order with friends once in a while for free international shipping. After having tried the blotted and matte lipsticks, I got around to buying the satin lip in the most popular shade, Echo Park.


Product Description

A creamy, bold lipstick with a satin finish. This formula has the same high percentage of pigments as an Ultra Matte Lip but contains emollient ingredients for added moisture, keeping lips looking fresh and feeling super comfortable.

Though this lipstick is super long-wearing, it is not completely kiss-proof and does transfer.

Official Retail Price: USD 6.50

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Ingredient List

Isododecane, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, C10-18 Triglycerides, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Silica Silylate, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)


There is little surprise that Echo Park is the bestseller for this liquid lipstick finish, because it’s such a great colour for all skin tones. This is how Colourpop describes the shade on the website: “This warm peachy nude is perfect, whether you are cruising to Chinatown or Downtown” – sounds about right!

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Packaging: Identical to the Ultra Blotted and Matte lipsticks. I find this a little problematic because the shades I buy all look pretty similar, and sometimes I can mix them all up. I have to look very carefully at the tube to see if I’m using the blotted, matte, or satin. It’s not a huge problem, just that it would have been great if Colourpop made some slight differences to the packaging for clearer distinction.

Colour: I thought that the colour looked darker than the one in the product shot on Colourpop’s website, but is still a MLBB colour that is definitely a hot favourite. I’m surprised that they haven’t actually run out of stock on this shade because it sure looks like a clear choice for many customers. I love this shade, so I have no complaints about it.

Staying power: This is where I feel a bit meh about the satin lipstick. If you read the description:

This formula has the same high percentage of pigments as an Ultra Matte Lip but contains emollient ingredients for added moisture, keeping lips looking fresh and feeling super comfortable.

Though this lipstick is super long-wearing, it is not completely kiss-proof and does transfer.

So first thing, it actually is as pigmented as the matte formula but have some ingredients added for more moisture so that it doesn’t dry your lips out as much. Here’s the matte lipstick formula (shade: Speed Dial) put side by side with the satin one’s for reference:

Ultra Satin Lip

Ultra Matte Lip

Isododecane, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, C10-18 Triglycerides, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Silica Silylate, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

ISODODECANE, DIISOPROPYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, NYLON-12, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SILICA, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985).

 I’ve found that a lot of ingredients from the satin lip are commonly labelled as ‘skin-conditioning agents’, which could be what Colourpop refers to as ’emollient ingredients for added moisture, keeping lips looking fresh and feeling super comfortable’. Of course it’s great that you get pigmented payoff with comfort, but it also means that staying power is compromised. There’s definitely transfer (as forewarned), which is something I have not experienced with other Colourpop lip products, so I was slightly surprised and disappointed. See the lip stain as below:

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The staying power is also not as long-lasting as claimed to be. Sure, there are traces of colour left after eating and drinking, but nothing as good as I have seen from the blotted and satin lip products. You definitely have to touch up your lips after a meal.


Final Verdict

I’ve found that in lipsticks, you usually get this impossible trinity: staying power, comfort, and colour payoff. I would like this lipstick a lot more if its staying power was a lot better, and didn’t transfer as much. I think there is a Echo Park equivalent in the blotted and matte lipstick shades, so if you are really keen on getting this shade but want something more transfer-proof and can last you the whole day, I would advise on checking out the other finishes instead. The satin lip finish is, sadly, my least favourite out of the three.


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

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Vivian Yeong

“I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.” ― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

8 thoughts on “[REVIEW] Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip

  1. Exactly, lip products are either comfortable or stay put 😀
    I love your closeup pictures.
    And I have the same problem as you: I love CP but it’s not sold in Europe either and it’s a pain to get it over here.
    xoxo

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