December 7, 2016

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix Review & Swatches

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Let’s Play and Konnichiwa are two of three limited edition Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix that launched with Colourpop’s new Hello Kitty collaboration. Picking this up for myself was pretty much a no brainer! I mean really, Hello Kitty makeup? How could I not?

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Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix launched in three limited edition shades each of which is $5 each. These are 0.04 oz in size and come housed in a black and red metallic box featuring Hello Kitty’s bows decorating the box. The actually Lippie Stix is a slick white slimline barrel that has the same cute bow print on the cap and “Colourpop x Hello Kitty” splashed across the bottom portion of the barrel. It’s a cute presentation that I think Hello Kitty fans will be pleased with.

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Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix Swatches (Konnichiwa and Let's Play)

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix Swatches (Konnichiwa and Let’s Play)

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Let’s Play Lippie Stix is a very nice festive ruby red that has pretty sparkle laced through it. This looks incredible with clear gloss on top of it. It’s the Satin Luxe formula which I find a bit drier on my already dry lips. I fear I have a love/hate relationship with Lippie Stix and I don’t always get the hype that surrounds them as outside of the Sheer Lippie Stix formula, I really don’t love how drying the formula is and how much it tugs during application. But who could resist a sparkly ruby red lipstick that’s five bucks with a nod to Hello Kitty? I know I couldn’t! Lucky enough the color applied smoothly for me with minimal tugging and thankfully didn’t fall into my natural lip lines (which Lippie Stix are prone to do). It does feel a bit dry to me but clear gloss goes a long way in aiding with that. Although this has prominent sparkle laced through the lipstick, I didn’t feel it made the texture gritty. It wears for a solid six hours and didn’t transfer in the least during that time. It does leave behind a red stain with sparkle once it begins to fade.

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix in Let's Play

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix in Let’s Play

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Colourpop x Hello Kitty Konnichiwa Lippie Stix is a delightful medium pink that reminds me of the shade Frida. It’s a lovely my lips but better lipstick with a cream finish. This is one of the formulas that tends to accentuate every little hint of dryness on my lips. It’s also a shade that tends to fall into my natural lip lines. I wish it was smoother. It applies easily enough with some tugging but looks best with clear gloss on top as along it looks a bit dry on my already dry lips. It wore for a solid five hours without migrating or feather.

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix in Konnichiwa

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix in Konnichiwa

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Both shades had excellent pigmentation and wore extremely well.

I’m totally one to rant about the Lippie Stick formula but I’ll completely contradict myself as these are shades I’d happily buy again. They are truly beautiful! I do wish though that the Lippie Stix formula had a little more give during application and smoothness. Something slicker would wear considerably better on my drier lips that’s for sure.

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix are a mere five bucks each and available now at colourpop.com.

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