Review and Swatches: ColourPop Lippie Stix “I Heart This” (and a Comparison with 10 other Red-Based Fuchsia Lipsticks)

ColourPop Lippie Stix 'I Heart This Lippie'ColourPop has been creating so much buzz that as a card-carrying (or rather, product-hoarding) makeup aficionado, it’s getting embarrassing not to have tried something of theirs. So, when the chance to snap up a lightly-used ColourPop Lippie Stix came up (retail US$5), snapped I did.

Colourpop lippie stix‘I Heart This’ (not to be confused with the ColourPop eyeshadow with the same name) is described as a ‘red based fuchsia in a matte finish.’ Red-based fuchsias make up about a third of my lip stash, and most times when new to a brand and buying sight unseen, this is the color I get (and thus, the comparison galore with what I thought were similar ones).

This lipstick does not disappoint. It is opaque with one swipe, very comfortable on the lips, long-lasting, and the pen-like format is really nice for precise applications. One drawback for me is that it’s slightly drying after a full day non-stop wear.

Bottom line though, I like this lipstick, and thinking of trying out another color, perhaps a mauve-y beige that is my natural lip color. My collection is missing a long-lasting, nude matte color.

Compared with other red-based fuchsias in my stash
Compared with other red-based fuchsias in my stash, under direct natural lighting/sunlight (click to enlarge)
The same line up as above, but in indirect lighting
The same line up as above, but in indirect lighting