iluvsarahii x Colourpop: 951 Ultra Satin Lip & Lippie Pencil

Time to move on to the lip posts for the iluvsarahii x Colourpop collab! I’ll be starting with 951 Ultra Satin Liquid Lip, which is a liquid lipstick formula, but it doesn’t have the typical matte finish. Also in this post is the matching Lippie Pencil! 951 is one of those colors and formulas that works well for all skin tones and ages. It’s not dry and matte, but it’s also not sticky and glossy. It’s nude enough that it will work with nearly any look you create, too, plus it makes a great every day lip!

There are three lip “sets” in this collection, although each product must be purchased individually OR in the collection/set as a whole. No matter how you buy these, they’re affordable and worth every penny. I’ll go into more detail further down in this post, so keep reading!

Also, if you’d like to check out the eye shadow palettes from this collab, click the links below:

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Mamacita Ultra Matte Lip & Lippie Pencil

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip & Lippie Pencil

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: $aucey Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Chic-y Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

If you’d like to keep up with me and check out any new makeup I’m playing around with, you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, all of which are lesley_makeup. I love staying in touch with my readers, so don’t be afraid to hit me up on there if you have a product question or just want to say hi!

You can also check out iluvsarahii on YouTube.

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This is the first time I’ve purchased any lip products from Colourpop, and I’m just as impressed with these as I am with their eye shadows!

The packaging is similar to the boxes that the eye shadow palettes come in. They are the same pretty nude color with a golden, crocodile pattern printed on them and feature the “iluvsarahii x Colourpop” logo. The text printed on both the Lippie Pencil and Ultra Satin Lip components is in gold, and the Ultra Satin Lip has a golden cap and detailing, rather than Colourpop’s typical silver color. The components themselves (as in the liquid lip tube and pencil) also feature the “iluvsarahii x colourpop” text.

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The Ultra Satin Lip formula is lovely. It’s very creamy and pigmented and applies pretty easily. Unfortunately, I think the applicator could be a little more precise. I had some trouble getting a nice, clean line around the edges, so you may want to try to use steady hand and gradually build up the product if you have smaller lips, or grab a lip brush. I also noticed that this darkens a bit after it’s applied, but that happens with many liquid lip formulas, so that’s not a dealbreaker for me. Overall, I think that 951 is a great product and worth the money for sure!

The Lippie Pencils are also very pigmented and feel nice on the lips. 951 glided right on and wore pretty well, but this formula can skip a little if the pencil hasn’t recently been sharpened, which you can do with your typical sharpener even though the pencil component is a plastic type of material. Because the pencils are so creamy, they wear down and need sharpened more often than most lip liners do. I feel like I’ve used them up pretty quickly, but for the price, I can certainly afford to get a few backups! One more teeny complaint I have about my Lippie Pencils is that the caps don’t seem to want to stay in place sometimes, so be sure you cram that thing back on there before tossing it into your makeup bag or purse!

Colourpop is a cruelty-free company and both the 951 Ultra Satin Lip and Lippie Pencil are vegan.

951 Ultra Satin Lip costs only $6 and contains 3.2 g / 0.11 oz of product. It can be purchased individually from www.colourpop.com, where you can also purchase this product with the entire collaboration set for only $54. The set includes the Ultra Glossy, Ultra Satin, and Ultra Matte lips, the three matching Lippie Pencils, and both Pressed Powder Shadow Palettes. When compared to ABH’s Liquid Lipsticks, although they’re mattes, this contains the same amount of product but costs $14 less! Kylie Cosmetics’ Velvet Singles are $16 and contain the same as this Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip does, so you’re also saving $10 when compared that product.

The matching 951 Lippie Pencil sells for $5 and can be bought individually on the Colourpop website, or can be purchased in the collab/set. This pencil contains 1.0 g / 0.035 oz of product. That’s comparable to most of NYX’s Lip Pencils that cost $4 and contain 0.04 oz of product, and still WAY cheaper than higher end brands, which average $15-$20 for about the same amount of product.

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951 Lippie Pencil + Ultra Satin Lip photographed indoors using natural, indirect sunlight + a ring light.

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Photograph taken in natural, indirect sunlight. Products swatched on MAC NC20 skin.

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951 Ultra Satin Lip:   On Colourpop’s website, this is described as a “mid-tone, warm nude”. It’s a medium, warm toned brownish-mauve nude with what Colourpop calls a “satin-matte” finish. Even though it’s a liquid lipstick, it dries down to have a subtle shine to it rather than being completely matte. It doesn’t seem to emphasize the lines in my lips so much as true matte liquid lipsticks do, so I like that about this formula. I love this color too because it works for just about any skin tone, even dark to deep skin tones if you pair it with a slightly deeper liner.

The texture is creamy, but not too thick and not too liquidy, so it applies well and feels very comfortable on the lips, even once it dries down and sets. Color payoff is great but it can darken a little once it’s applied to the lips. You can even tell in the swatch that the mauve undertone became more apparent once it had set on my skin. Coverage is full without having to use a ton of product. The applicator doesn’t hold much, though, so even on my lips I had to dip into the tube once for the top lip and once for the bottom. Wear time was 5 to 6 hours before I noticed any fading, with most of it being in the center of the lip at first.

Dupes:   Dose of Colors’ Matte Liquid Lipstick in Truffle and MAC’s Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor are both incredibly similar to 951. Even though they’re matte, they still have a softer type of matte finish that’s a lot like 951’s finish once they set. Morphe’s Jealousy Liquid Lipstick is close too, but it’s more matte and a little darker. Jealousy also has more of a mauve undertone.

Liners:   951 Lippie Pencil is obviously a great liner to use with 951 Ultra Satin Lip, but there are a couple of other liners I like to use with it too. Pretty much all of the liners I found are MAC Lip Pencils, so let’s get into those first! Stripdown and Chestnut are great but are cooler toned and more brown, which can help you tone down the warmth of 951 if desired. Chestnut is beautiful if you have a dark to deep skin tone, btw. Whirl is lovely too because it’s close to a natural lip color for most people and will give you definition without much contrast;  it is more pinky/mauve, though. Auburn and Mahogany are both darker and more reddish-brown to rusty toned, but can help you create an ombre type of look, especially for those of you with a medium dark to deep skin tone. If you want to stick with a more neutral liner that’s closer to 951 in color, Spice and Hover are nice since they’re both medium, warm toned brownish-nudes. For a cheaper drug store alternative, you can also use NYX’s Natural Lip Pencil.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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951 Lippie Pencil:   This is described as a “mid-tone warm nude, slightly darker than 951 Ultra Satin Lip to define the lip and create an ombre look”, which is exactly what it is and what it does! It has the same warm, medium brownish-mauve nude tone, but it’s definitely darker than the Ultra Satin Lip version of 951 so it adds the perfect amount of contrast and dimension to the lip, no matter what your skin tone may be. The finish of this liner is not matte, though… It’s more of a natural satin type of finish. This can be used with all sorts of lipsticks and glosses, too, so it’s a great liner to keep on hand. As I mentioned earlier, if you have a dark to deep skin tone, this liner may be a little too light to create the perfect ombre look if you’re using 951 Ultra Satin Lip, and will appear more nude on you.

This liner feels SUPER creamy and glides onto the lips easily, but does lose it’s shape and definition after one or two applications, so be sure to keep this sharpened so you can get a perfect line for your lips without it looking wonky or uneven. Color payoff looks just like it does in the pencil without any darkening once applied. Coverage is full and even, since it’s VERY pigmented. Wear time was only about 4 hours before I noticed some fading around the edges of my lips.

Dupes:   MAC’s Lip Pencils in Hover and Spice are SUPER close to 951 Lippie Pencil and if you mixed the two, they would literally create 951. NYX’s Natural Lip Pencil is also a very good dupe, but it has the tiniest bit of a mauve hue to it. However, the mauve tone is barely noticeable once applied to the lips.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   4

 

*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review. ***

 

 

 

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