Colourpop Love Bug
ColourPop Love Bug is my current obsession. I know I have been mentioning my love for many lip colors lately, but this one tops the list. I tried a similar shade earlier Holly Rose from 3CE Cosmetics from their Lily MayMac Collection. These two are the closest dupes I have tried recently and both I must say are equally good.
However, ColourPop Love Bug is much richer and deeper mahogany shade than the Holy Rose. Plus, being a liquid lipstick its application is by far the most flawless and the formula is long lasting.
Both are matte lip colors if one is softer shade the other one is richer in color. So if you aren’t so hung up on packaging (3CE Lily May Mac Holy Rose packaging is one to die for!) and are looking for a deep mahogany color, then ColourPop Love Bug is for you!
And if you are anything like me who wants to try first or simply want minis so it’s easy to carry around, you definitely need to get ColourPop Cosmetics It’s Vintage Lip Color Kit. It is a set of minis and it’s fantastic to have something so cute and tiny to carry around in the handbag. Plus, you get to try other shades too!
Today, am sharing the swatches and review of ColourPop Love Bug from that mini set –
What I Love –
- Rich and deep mahogany color
- Long lasting Formula
- It applies creamy and sets as matte
- Its application is flawless
- It doesn’t transfer
- It comes as a part of a mini set and also in full size
- It is a perfect Valentine’s Day Color
What I don’t Love –
- It is very drying on lips
Price – 6$ (full size)
Buy – Love Bug
However, I observed that prepping the lips prior to the lip color application gives better results than applying as is. Using a lip scrub and a lip balm generously (am seriously considering finding an oil to use as the base for all my matte lip colors) before applying the lip color kept the color longer than usual and lips weren’t so dry either.
Plus, using a matching lip liner greatly helps. ColourPop Cosmetics has the matching lip liner with the same name which I certainly missed getting, but if you planning on purchasing this beautiful shade don’t forget to get that too. It indeed would make a perfect lip color this Valentine’s.
On a side note, invest in a good lip scrub and a lip balm.
And if you are concerned about the dry effect this lip color has, here’s a post by Temptalia where she did an amazing job of finding all the possible dupes. Definitely worth a look!
So what do you think of Colourpop Love Bug? Which color is your current obsession?