Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle & Love Bug

I have a new, semi-decent theme (also a new camera!!) , so hello I'm blogging again ¯\_()_/¯

I'm not the biggest fan of the Colourpop Ultra Matte formula - especially after trying the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - but I threw away so many lipsticks, I wanted something new and on-hand

I picked up a couple of shades from Pretty Moody, and after much research (3 pages worth of Google search results lol), I settled for the shades Tulle and Love Bug. I wanted Avenue, too, but I'm already getting the KVD Nosferatu which will be arriving next month. Both looks very similar to each other, so I skipped that one. Pretty Moody sells the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip for P400.

Tulle, as described by Colourpop is "not the douchey kind but a dusty mauve burgundy" (WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN) 

Meanwhile, Love Bug, "everyday is Valentine's Day when you wear this rich Terracotta"

On other people's lip swatches, Tulle looks like a muted mauve color. On me, it looks straight up burgundy. I usually hate lipstick shades that lean on purple/violet, but I love this one. It's a very flattering shade, and if it's your first time to try darker lips, you won't have a problem with this one because it's very easy shade to wear.

Generally, I find liquid lipsticks have much better staying power that any of my regular matte lipsticks.... For this one, I ate a burrito, and it was still intact after. No fading whatsoever.

Love Bug looks really stunning afar

BUT LOOK: this is after one layer of Colourpop Love Bug

Love Bug is a muted terracotta red. The color is beautiful; which is the only reason why I bought it despite the many, many bad reviews I've read about it. For some reasons, Love Bug is thicker and drier than any of the other Colourpop Ultra Mattes that I've tried. Upon applying, it immediately migrates outside my lips - it's so fucking weird. It's so flaky, too!

Despite this, surprisingly, it has a really good staying power as well. I ate a lot today lol including noodles, galunggong and rice.. the inner part faded just a tiny bit, but wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

TL;DR Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips are not the best, but also not that bad for the price.

What's your favorite Colourpop shade?



  1. Thanks for this review! My Colourpop order should be coming in soon - I'm excited to try them out as well!