What comes to mind when I mention Colourpop Cosmetics – their Super Shock Shadows, their Liquid Lipsticks and their Lippie Stix. I’ve been a major fan of the Lippie Stix crayons but honestly, the international shipping fees are quite a deterrent. And if you want to avail free shipping, you gotta spend a minimum of USD 50 on product! This just forces you to buy more stuff than you possibly need (yes, as a beauty blogger, sometimes I do feel that there is such a thing as too much makeup). But if you’re looking for an alternative, I may just have found something for you!
DB Cosmetics may just have the answer to some of our Colourpop woes! Well, at least to one branch of the Colourpop range – their Lippie Stix. DB Cosmetics just launched their Lip Stix lip crayons, which bear some similarities to the Colourpop Lippie Stix.
Budget Friendly lip crayons are served! If your’e on the lookout for highly pigmented lip products without the crazy price tag, then look no further than the @db_cosmetics lip crayons. These come in two finishes – matte and satin. While I’m a matte lipstick lover, I am actually impressed by how the satin lipsticks perform. They don’t smudge and move everywhere! Light weight, with an impressive colour payoff, these are definitely on my favourites list. (PR Samples) #lubzsays #prsample #crueltyfree #indieswatch #alltheindies #vegan #vegansofig #nottestedonanimals #affordablemakeup #budgetfriendly #beautyblog #makeupofig #makeupporn #beautygram #veganlipstick #veganmakeup # #instabeautyau @colourbytbn #hudabeautydesertdusk #makeupmess #beautycommunity #bbloggersau #slaytheflatlay #ausbeautybabes #skincarelover #makeupcollection #skincarediary #igbeauty #makeupflatlay
The Lip Stix are a crayon format of lip product. The outer packaging reflects the shade of the product within. One end also has a sharpener to keep things pointy.
According to the DB Cosmetics website:
“ Add a dose of gorgeous colour to your look with these lightweight lip crayons. With a highly pigmented formula for maximum colour payoff, this creamy crayon has a non-drying finish for comfortable all day wear. Use the built-in sharpener for a super precise application everytime. With a mix of matte and satin finishes, this lip crayon is slimline and will leave your pout hydrated to perfection! ”
Colour Range and Finish
There are 8 shades in the range – from nudes to pinks, even to reds and berry shades. There are two finishes – Satin and Matte. Each of the Lip Stix mention the finish too – for instance, Peach Please is called Lip Stix Creamy Satin Crayon.
Peach Please – Peachy nude
Too Nude – Rosy nude
Fire Starter – Rhubarb Red
Berry Me – Wine Red
Skinny Latte – Creamy nude
Mad for Mauve – Mauve nude
Pink Frost – Bright white pink with a hint of blue in it
Regal Rose – Red with hints of Rose
True to the claims on the DB Cosmetics website, these lipsticks certainly are highly pigmented. This is amazing for a product that is not only cruelty free but vegan too!
Similar to the Colourpop Matte X Lippie Stix, the DB Cosmetics Matte Lip Stix crayons have a slight tug during application. It has less tug as compared to the Colourpop Lippie Stix but more tug as compared to the DB Cosmetics Satin Lip Stix crayon version.
These lipsticks have mixed wear time over the day – the mattes lasted a lot longer than the ones with the satin finish. But they certainly don’t have the lasting power of a matte liquid lipstick. They do feel featherweight and comfortable throughout the day. What I do appreciate about these products is that they don’t smudge and smear. The intense pigmentation works well to achieve different styles of lip art without having to layer on tons of product. My favourite is to do an ombre lip using the shades like Peach Please in the centre of the lip and a matte product like Regal Rose on the outer perimeter. The resulting shading is absolutely cool and on trend.
I have the Colourpop Lippie Stix in the Matte X version – I own Goldie, Frenchie and Chateaux. I find that the DB Cosmetics Lip Stix Creamy Matte Crayon is quite similar in performance, feel and lasting power, but without that annoyingly super drying tug of the Colourpop Matte X products. While the shade range is definitely limited as compared to the Colourpop range, there is definitely a product in the Lip Stix crayon line to meet someone’s needs. Plus, at under A$10, I think it’s an absolute bargain!
There are some shades I probably wouldn’t wear (Pink Frost), but there are some that I’ve been using quite regularly. The stand outs for me are Berry Me, Peach Please, Regal Rose and even Skinny Latte (yes! I went in for the super pale nude lip. And I think pared with a dramatic eye, Skinny latte is going to be this stunning shade for anyone – no matter how deep your skin is.) The product is also easy to remove without having to tug and pull!
This could very well be Australia’s answer to Colourpop Lippie Stix! The texture and the featherweight feel are quite similar, as are the high pigmentation result The price matches quite well to the price point of Colourpop, especially when you consider currency conversion.
* these products were sent to me as PR samples, but this doesn’t sway my review. My posts are my own opinion.