ColourPop Matte Colour Stix Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 2)

by Jeremy

Fave Things

ColourPop Fave Things Matte Colour Stix ($6.00 for 0.019 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lid. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and not too thick or too thin, which helped it apply easily compared to most shades in the range. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me.

ColourPop Fave Things Matte Colour Stix

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.019 oz. – $315.79 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” in “one swipe” while being “long-wearing” and “water-resistant.” There are two finishes: matte and metallic, and the initial release included two shades from each finish, so the overview is based on those four shades, which is not a ton of shades to go off of!

One of the four pencils was drier, stiffer, and was prone to the point of snapping off during application. The other three were creamier, with the metallic shades being more emollient than the remaining matte shade. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade; it ranged from medium to opaque, with some being more buildable than others.

The performance was more consistent, with three of the four shades applying comfortably with somewhat even initial layers. They were blendable for five to 10 seconds before they dried down to a more budge-proof finish. They didn’t feel heavy or clingy on my lids, and while they were creamy, they did not feel slippery as they were drying down, so they did not settle into fine lines or creases during the dry down.

I could apply them directly from the pencil to my eye area, but I found a brush that gave me a more even application. It helped me blend out the product without losing some coverage compared to the application with a fingertip. The shades lasted between six and eight hours before creasing on me.

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