Today I have a review of Colour Pop's Ultra Matte Lip in Notion.
(Not my images, images taken from here.)
According to Colour Pop:
"We are pretty positive you are going to love this rich red violet"
This is a gorgeous colour!! I found it tricky to get right on my lips so I used both the doe foot applicator along with a lip brush. This does dry fast though, so it can make using a lip brush a bit trickier.
As I used a light box, the image of the tube looks brighter than it does in regular room lighting. I adjusted one of the photos online to try to get it a bit closer to how the tube looks in my bedroom without the lightbox:
I did find that this dried darker on my lips than expected. The photos below were taken at night indoors, either with bedroom, bathroom or reflected light box light.
Apologies for the blurry photos, my phone's front camera doesn't always take the clearest photos indoors.
To me it looks like there is more brown in this when it's on the lips (I also find that several of the Colour Pop colours dry darker than they look in the tubes, but I've noticed that acrylic paints can dry down darker too).
The last image in this post looks like there is either a bit of staining around the corners of my mouth or my skin is red from rubbing off extra pigment. Reds can be a bit tenacious, but with a good oil cleanser it comes off pretty well.
I really recommend Colour Pop's lip products. I do find these drying, and normally I dislike drying lip products but these are still great. I find lip liner more drying on my lips, and the colours, pigment densities and near smudge-proofiness of these make them a pleasure to wear.
Thank you again to my sister for the Colour Pop gifts!!!!! :D
Have a wonderful night! :D