After seeing countless YouTube videos and Instagram posts on the ColourPop Ultramatte Lip collection, I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase them. I am always on the hunt for a classic nude/mauve lip that will work on my fellow brown skin girls, so I picked up a bunch in that colour range to try out. Here is my review on the products and some of the colours I have been loving to rock!


This is a true liquid lipstick. The consistency is wet and runny, whereas some of the other ones I’ve purchased have more of a mousse texture. I find that it dries quite fast so you have to work quickly and diligently with it. I was pleasantly surprised that this is a comfortable product to wear. It is ultra matte but doesn’t feel like I’m wearing cement on my lips. It lasts me about 7-8 hours before having to reapply. I do find that it does transfer a bit and emphasize lines on your lips, but other than that I am very impressed!


Like any matte lip product, make sure to exfoliate your lips beforehand. Line and fill in your lips with lip liner to give the product a base. This will help with even application and longevity. Then take your time to carefully fill in your lips with the liquid lipstick. Lastly, dab your lips together to evenly distribute them and let them dry. You will get the perfect application every time with these steps.


These retail for $6 USD. They are affordable and the quality is comparable with high-end competitors.



This is a pale pink shade. I was hesitant to wear this colour at first because it is on the lighter side, but if you pair it with a lip liner you are good to go! It is a nude colour I’m happy to add to my collection.


I am absolutely obsessed with this colour! It’s a pale greyish purple colour that gives the nude lip a whole new meaning. If there’s one colour you want to get out of the collection, I would definitely recommend this one. It is still nude but has a unique twist.


This is the perfect everyday lip colour. It is close to my natural lip colour but gives it that matte flawless look.


This is a deep pink colour. It is another great every day lipstick that gives your natural lip some subtle colour.


This is a collaboration piece with YouTube Makeup Guru ItsMyRayeRaye. She always seems to sport the perfect mauve lip so I was thrilled to hear about this partnership. This is very similar to the ever so popular Kat Von D liquid lipstick in “Lolita”. It is a great dupe for an affordable price.

I have been wearing these lipsticks non-stop! They are absolutely gorgeous. ColourPop has a good selection of colours so there is bound to be a shade to work perfectly with every skin tone out there. Overall, these are high quality and affordable products I definitely recommend!





If you are an oily skinned gal like me then you are probably constantly on the search to find products to keep that oil at bay! I’ve found that including primers into my routine has made a huge difference in the longevity and look of my foundation. The products mentioned below have helped me mattify, minimize the look of pores, and prolong my foundation so that I’m not constantly powdering my face every few hours.


Overview: This product is the holy grail of primers for those of you with extremely oily skin like myself. This keeps my foundation matte for about 8 hours before I start to notice some shine on my T-zone. 8 hours! My foundation practically looks the same as when it was first applied. This is great for events where you want you’re face to look flawless all night long. I love this product, it’s a must have!

Formulation: This is a white balm with a slightly tacky feel to it. It is important to really warm it up between the fingers to get it into a silky consistency before patting it onto the areas of concern. This is what makes it adhere to the skin and allow your foundation to glide on.

Purchase: $18 for 0.4 oz. at Sephora


Overview: This is for those of you that have combination to oily skin. This primer lasts about 5 hours before I see a bit of shine. This is the primer I use on a regular basis when I have more of a lightweight foundation look and don’t necessarily need it to last all day long.

Formulation:  The consistency is similar to the Becca primer though this has a smoother texture. Again, you want to warm this up before patting it into the skin.

Purchase: $19 for 0.5 oz. at Sephora


Overview: This isn’t necessarily targeted as a mattifying primer but it does a great job of minimizing pores. Chances are, if you have oily skin you have huge pores so this works well to conceal them. It also creates a super smooth base for the foundation. I love to layer this over one of the other primers to give my face a flawless look.

Formulation: This is a super lightweight primer with a nice silky consistency. It has a nude colour to it but it pretty much disappears once patted onto the skin, and of course will be covered when your foundation is applied overtop. I love applying this because you can instantly see the blurring affect it gives your skin.

Purchase: $13 for 0.25 oz. at Sephora

I’ve purchased the travel size for all three of these products as a little really does go a long way. You only want to be using a pea-sized amount, which will prime all the major areas of the face. I also haven’t experience any issues with breakouts so these are great for those of you with sensitive skin. Try out these products and let me know if they make a difference with your makeup look, the way it has for me!