February 1, 2016

Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix is What I Had Hoped Laura Mercier Milky Way Would Be Like

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Colourpop Lippie Stix Aquarius

Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix is what I had hoped Laura Mercier Milky Way would be like. I recently picked up the Sephora Give Me Some Nude Set and it was Laura Mercier’s Milky Way Creme Smooth Lip Colour. I had high hopes for this shade as I thought it would be more of a pinker nude but unfortunately, it was, well, a baby poop shade. Just keeping it real people, just keeping it real!

The shade has a really strong milky brown undertone that just wasn’t flattering on me. Oh well!

But hey, that’s where Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix comes in plus it’s cheaper!

Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix ($5) is a gorgeous nude with pink undertones that I can wear. I’m surprised the pink works so well for me as you think it would be better suited to a paler skin tone but this shades pink undertones offset the tan in the shade and make it a very wearable shade of nude.

Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix

Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix swatches

This shade is a cream finish that has a creamy consistency but it does accentuate my natural lip lines and color seems to fall into those lines so a clear balm under them work best to keep color smooth and flawless. It didn’t tug or drag during application but applied with a very thick, creamy texture however, it does tend to look dry on my lips and also feels dry so again, lip balm is key for a more flawless look. It wears for a solid five hours and didn’t feather or migrate. They have a very, very faint vanilla flavor and fragrance.

Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix fotd

Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix is one of those nude that’s going in my little kit of workable nudes for my skin tone! If you want a true nude with a wearable pink undertone Colourpop Aquarius Lippie Stix is your girl!

Available now at colourpop.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Andrew

    Thank you for the review, Izzy/Muse/Your Preferred Nickname! I also got the nude set from Sephora and found the lippie less than flattering. Honestly, I kept the Marc Jacobs pencil and the NARS lippie and that was it.
    I haven’t divulged in Colourpop so far but this shade, plus the fact this I’m an Aquarius, may be just what I need to sway me. I wear full face makeup maybe once a week but this may be the product that changes that!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha Andrew you can call me anything you like! Sorry for the delayed reply. Glad I’m not alone! A little clear gloss helps but I was disappointed these didn’t work all their own. They have a five buck coupon off you can kinda get it free if you pay shipping that way 😀 If you try lmk what you think!

  • Kimberly

    I’m so excited–I just discovered Colourpop and have loved everything I’ve purchased so far. I just ordered Aquarius the other day, and I haven’t received yet–now I KNOW I’m going to love it, too! Thanks for posting–luv luv luv your newsletter and read it every day!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Kimberly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so glad you enjoy the newsletter! Keep me posted, wanna hear whatcha think of Aquarius!

  • genevieve

    This colour lipstick is definitely your style, although I am addicted to all shades of brown lipsticks. Colour Pop is such a great brand.

  • Aimee

    Must own this!!!!!!!!!!!! I think things that look good on you will look good on me too. 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Aimee 😀 I think you’ll like it, it’s a nice shade! Hopefully it is still available!