And Now For Something Completely Different…ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips Review

“And now for something completely different…” – John Cleese, Monty Python

This series of blog posts is for posts that don’t really match the rest of my blog (i.e. they aren’t related to writing, reading, steampunk, etc) but that I wanted to post anyway. In this edition, I’ll be reviewing the new ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips (to be fair, this post will relate back to steampunk a bit; read below to see!)

I was excited when I saw ColourPop was coming out with lip glosses. ColourPop, a company based in California in the US which is cruelty-free and mostly vegan, is one of my favorite cosmetics companies. I was specifically excited about the lip gloss because it’s a welcome break from the super-matte trend that’s been happening lately (nothing against matte lips, they just aren’t for me and my dry-and-angry lips).

The Ultra Glossy Lips, according to ColourPop’s website:

Our Ultra Glossy Lip provides extreme shine with a cushion-like comfortable feel. Absolutely NO stickiness or tackiness! This lip gloss smoothes and conditions the lips with emollient ingredients leaving your lips looking fuller, healthier, and super kissable.

I would agree that the formula is very comfortable, though I wouldn’t say there’s NO stickiness or tackiness. There isn’t much, though.

I ordered 3 colors in 3 different finishes: Finder’s Keepers (créme), Dropout (sheer), and Cheat Code (metallic). Here’s what they look like on the website:

Upon opening my package, I was immediately saddened to discover I wasn’t sent what I ordered! I got Finder’s Keepers and Cheat Code, but not Dropout. In its place I had Master Plan (another créme).


As you can see, it’s very similar to Finder’s Keepers. I reached out to ColourPop to correct my order, but in the meantime, I’ll review what I have. I’ll probably come back and edit this post once I receive Dropout so that I can review that one too.

First up: Finder’s Keepers. This color is one I gravitate toward for everyday-wear. It’s subtle but still adds color to my lips so I don’t look washed-out or dead (a common problem when my lips are dry and sad during the winter or during allergy season (which you may note covers the majority of the year…)). This lip gloss has a good amount of pigment, and overall looks pretty nice!

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Next is Master Plan. Just as I suspected by looking at the tube, it’s very similar to Finder’s Keepers. It’s just a tad darker and a tad more purple. It’s definitely still a color I would gravitate toward, so I’ll probably wear it in the fall (it’s not quite dark enough to qualify as “vampy” but it’s as close as I’ll get on a workday!).

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And finally, the element of Steampunk I promised:

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See? I told you there’d be Steampunk! This is Cheat Code, and it is awesome. It’s very pigmented and very metallic. I’ll be wearing this to the Enchanted City III: A Brave New World next month (where I’ll also be having a book signing for Grigory’s Gadget at Market Block Books!)

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Overall I really like these lip glosses. I’ll forgive the order mistake, since this was a brand new line that just launched and I know ColourPop gets inundated with orders when they come out with new stuff!

We’ll be back to our regularly-scheduled programming next week, when I’ll probably explain how I failed at Camp NaNoWriMo again…


Huzzah! My inaccurate order has been corrected. I’ve received not one, but TWO lip glosses in the color Dropout!

This is a deep dark shade in a sheer finish. I built up the color a bit below, but it can easily be applied to be sheerer.

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