When I saw ColourPop restocked their Ultra Metallic Lipsticks ($6.00) a few weeks ago, I immediately ordered “Zebra” (top swatch in the image below) and “Maneater” (bottom swatch in the image below). I’ve wanted to try these colors and test the Metallic Lip formula for a while, but they were sold out every time I visited the website.
The first shade I tried was “Zebra,” a metallic bronze that I instantly fell in love with when I saw it online. This is definitely my favorite color from the collection, and easily my favorite lipstick at the moment (probably because it’s darker than “Maneater” and I love dark lipsticks).
“Maneater” was more of an impulse buy, but I’m still super happy with the color. A metallic rose gold, “Maneater” is the perfect color for a summer concert or night-out. “Maneater” is lighter than “Zebra,” but more strongly pigmented. If I want a brighter, bolder lip, I go for “Maneater.”
I’ve also found that these two colors combine really well with other lipsticks. I love wearing “Maneater” with NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Antwerp” for the perfect gold-pink (top swatch in the image below), and “Zebra” over NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Vancouver” makes a really amazing dark purple-bronze (bottom swatch in the image below).
The formula for the Metallic Lipsticks is consistent with the quality of the other ColourPop products I’ve tried. The lipsticks are highly pigmented, relatively moisturizing, and will last for a long period of time before you need to apply another coat.
Image below: “Maneater” (Left) and “Zebra” (Right)
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