• Lillee Jean

June Makeup Haul: Colourpop Cosmetics, Wet N Wild Beauty, and Katy Perry for Covergirl Lipstick Coll

                         It’s been over THREE months since I’ve done an assorted haul, between you and I it WAS AMAZING getting back to the live swatchin’ business! As many of you loves know yesterday I received my Colourpop Cosmetics order which featured their new gel eyeliners, Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks, and the limited edition Birthday Boy Super Shock Shadow created for their “2nd” birthday. While on my Instagram I promised ONLY a Colourpop haul, I have a slight surprise for ALL you beauties as I picked up a few drugstore products! I was lucky enough to snag the FULL (sans three shades, they were VERY similar anyways) Katy Perry for Covergirl Collection, Katy Kat Matte, and a few unique nail polishes by Wet N Wild costing only $0.99 cents each!  EVERYTHING IN THIS HAUL WAS PURCHASED WITH MY OWN MONEY, THEREFORE THE REVIEW IS AS GOOD AS GOLD– I like to push this factor out of the way prior to the actual details because I know how disheartening it can be to separate the truth from “this chick was bought”, ya feel?

                        Due to me NOT live swatching the Katy Perry, Katy Kat Matte Collection on my lips (they were BURNING) we shall start off here, besides these lipsticks were exceptionally good, not quite sure why they have such mixed reviews! Depicted above from left to right features the shades Cosmo Kitty, Coral Cat, Magenta Minx, Pink Paws, Cat Call, Kitty Purry, Crimson Cat, and Perry Panther.  According to Covergirl’s website they claim the following, “Our new Katy Kat Demi-Matte Lipstick is a purr-fect collection of velvety soft and luscious-feeling lipsticks with a demi-matte finish created by the one-and-only Katy Perry.  With 11 shades in all, discover a new matte lip look you’ll love that’s not flat or dry.” Straight off the bat I am here to say CG fully LIVES UP to those key claims of velvety soft finishes and moisturizing textures, each was consistent in these factors and held AMAZING pigment that wasn’t dry nor flat! Besides the formula, something many beauties out there will be looking at is the unique and adorable packaging. For reference, the container feels a tad like Nars’s packages (matte, sleek) but on the more plastic side– trust me, this’ll help prevent your lipstick from opening up randomly, especially with the lower down opening closure! Another feature that I personally love the best is the cat ears on the lipstick color/name side, talk about CUTE FOR DISPLAYING. Albeit Covergirl NOT listing or disclosing ingredients rather used to develop this lipstick, though they should for sensitive skinned people, I had NO NEGATIVE REACTION with these colors! That includes no burning, nor random bumps occurring, something I face with some brands, sadly.

                 Here are the swatches, each shade posing beautifully beside a melody of other colors! Normally drugstore brand lipsticks are NOT lilac, nor black, that just shows me Katy Perry REALLY spent time choosing this colors.  They not only represent herself, but numerous everyday options are available along with funnies such as Perry Panther, a straight black! If you’re unaware, most blacks, lipstick wise have NO pigment or are completely sheer, this baby shocked me.  The two shades towering both the top and bottom happen to be Pink Paws AND Cat Call, two stunning shades of pink with heavy undertones of red! If you plan to purchase these online, you can rest your head on the pillow tonight knowing the online shades are IDENTICAL to what you receive in real life, something rarely notable by drugstore brands, they auto enhance moreover. Covergirl advises one to apply the lipstick formula, or lipsticks, in the following manner “Step 1: Start with clean, bare lips, then apply lip balm. This will help create a smooth base; Step 2: Define the shape of your lips with a concealer, like TruBlend FixStick; Step 3: Fill in your lips with lip liner, like COVERGIRL Lip Perfection. This acts as a base to help lipstick last longer; Step 4: Apply lipstick either straight from the tube or with a lip brush. Blot, then reapply for a gorgeous, full color lip look.” Although they recommend lip liner AND a concealer to fade away harsh lines, I personally DO NOT believe you need it with this lipstick collection, each shade DOES NOT FEATHER (tested the deep red for 4 hours outside) nor wear down to a displeasing under-shade– the least that will occur is a beautiful stained effect!

                                Next up are the Colourpop Cosmetics lip products I purchased :)! Pictured above is their Lippie Stix in Jeneration X (true orange with a hint of red), Cami (neutral mauve pink), Skimpy (soft pale nude), Peacocky (sheer blue red), and Barely There (neon warm toned coral). As mannnnnnny of you know I HORD these little lipsticks, at $5.00 a pop, they’re addicting…not my fault. The original reason of purchasing was the try out a few new formulas such as the “matte X”, “sheer” and “glossy” lines, all of which shocked me and were individually STUNNING! According to Colourpop their new Matte X formula, which I have been curious of, does the following key claims, “…was created to provide high intensity full coverage pigment with one stroke application. This long wearing formula has the smoothest, most velvety glide without any uncomfortable dragging or pulling- it literally melts onto your lips…. With a SUPER matte finish...It contains a super special silky powder that gives the lipstick a light weight feel, flexibility on the lips, prevents cracking and drying out. Lips stay looking fresh and vibrant all day! This formula is the MOST matte of any of our Lippie Stix babies! Like our other lippies, it contains Vitamin E, Shea and Avocado Butter (And NO Parabens!)” Sounds promising, right? Well LET ME TELL YOU, the first shade I tried, Barely There, WAS NOT Barely There, it was like a punch of pigment that felt lightweight on my lips and NOT cracky nor dry!

                        Probably should of reswatched these babies, but I figure Colourpop is light and airy, the swatches should follow through. You can really see that “powder” almost chalk like formula with the Matte X’s, the difference between these and Colourpop’s typical matte’s is less of a sheen follows, it’s pure pigment in ONE swipe, no shine, nor tugging! As a reference point here are the ingredients for my favorite shade hehe, “CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, STEARYL METHICONE, PHENYL….POLYETHYLENE, LAURYL LAUREATE…PARAFFIN, GLYCERIN, C12-16 ALCOHOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN….GROSVENORI FRUIT EXTRACT, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)…RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)].” Moreover it’s a melody of synthetic ingredients with vegan options, this isn’t much of a stress point to me since NO BREAKOUTS occurred and EACH COLOR lasted 4 hours+ before reapplication was needed, the Matte X’s pulling through the longest! The only shade I am not so fond of happens to be Peacocky, the sheer blue red just doesn’t compliment me and look as if I just removed a heavy red lipstick, not so cute if you ask me, however might work for some :).

                   I HOPE YOU BEAUTIES ENJOYED! It was super fun doing this video, and blog post, hopefully that exudes out when you loves view it. Be sure to drop by a like if you haven’t already as well as a click on the ‘Subscribe’ button this way you’ll always be updated when I publish a video! Also for frequent updates be sure to follow my Instagram, if you don’t have an Instagram DO NOT FRET.  You can view the right side bars on my blog, there you shall see updated Instagram posts, I periodically change it to whatever is new :). Have a good weekend, cheers to the end of June trundling behin

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