Curvii is my personal favorite of the three lippies in the iluxsarahii x Colourpop collection, mostly because I’ve become a big fan of glosses in the past few months! I love it because it can be worn alone, with the matching liner, or over another lip liner or lipstick. It also works well with any skin tone, depending on what liner or other lip product that you pair it up with. I feel like this whole collection was made with EVERYONE of EVERY skin tone in mind, which I really appreciate and respect from a brand and collaboration.
There are three lip “sets” in this collection, and each product may be purchased individually OR in the collab/set as a whole. No matter how you buy these, they’re affordable and worth every penny. I’ll go into more detail about them further down in this post, so keep reading!
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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 on the box. The text printed on both the Lippie Pencil and Ultra Glossy Lip boxes is in gold, and the Ultra Glossy 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.
The formula of Colourpop’s Ultra Glossy Lip is really nice! I find that a great deal of glosses feel sticky or heavy, but this one melts right onto the lips and doesn’t feel terribly goopy. It’s not a runny type of gloss, but it’s not that thick, honey-like texture either. The applicator is the same doe foot type that’s found in the Ultra Satin Lip that I previously reviewed, so it doesn’t make for the most precise of applications, but I feel like that’s less of an issue when applying a gloss.
The Lippie Pencils are very pigmented and feel nice on the lips. They glide right on and wear pretty well, but can skip a little if they haven’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 pencils do. I feel like I’ve used them up pretty quickly, but it’s not a big deal, considering how affordable they are. Another minor complaint I have about these Lippie Pencils is that the caps don’t seem to want to stay on there sometimes, so be sure you put it back on tightly before tossing your Lippie Pencil into your makeup bag or purse!
Colourpop is a cruelty-free company and both the Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip and Lippie Pencil are both vegan.
Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip is priced at only $6 and contains 2.4 g / 0.085 oz of product. It can be purchased from www.colourpop.com. The price point is on par with most drugstore brands, but seems to contain less product than some of them do. On the other hand, if you compare this to higher end brands, such as Kylie Cosmetics, MAC, or ABH, it contains roughly the same amount of product (maybe a little less than some) but the price is MUCH lower! As I mentioned, you can also buy all of the products from the iluvsarahii collaboration in a “kit” for $54.
The Curvii Lippie Pencil sells for $5 and can be bought individually on the Colourpop website, or can be purchased in the collab/set with everything else. 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.
Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip: This gloss is a “sparkly light peachy nude in a crème finish”, according to Colourpop’s website… It’s a light, warm toned peachy nude with very, very fine particles of golden, peachy-pink shimmer that reflect the light beautifully, making your lips look full and luscious. It looks a little different on everyone, depending on your skin tone and the natural color of your lips, but it’s universally flattering and can be worn by anyone. If you aren’t a fan of lighter nudes, you can always layer this over a liner to deepen the color and add extra dimension.
As I mentioned earlier, the formula feels amazing. It’s creamy and honestly feels a bit moisturizing, but doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on the lips. It’s very comfortable to wear. Color payoff is good and this gloss is very well pigmented. Since it is a gloss, the coverage isn’t full, but according to the website, it’s only intended to me medium coverage anyway. I personally like that because I feel like fully opaque nude glosses can show all the lines in your lips in a not-so-flattering way! Wear time was around three hours before it began to fade a little bit in the center and around the edges of my lips, but it clung to the other areas for about 5 hours, if not a longer.
Dupes: The two most similar dupes I found for Curvii were Kim from KKW’s Creme Liquid Lipstick collection, although it lacks any micro shimmer and is more pigmented and full coverage, as opposed to Curvii being semi-sheer. The color is almost the EXACT same, though. Another decent dupe is Fenty Glow, which is Fenty Beauty by Rihanna’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. Fenty Glow has a slightly more pinky-nude undertone, much more subtle shimmer, and is also a little more sheer. I actually found that if I apply KKW’s Kim, then put Fenty Glow on top of it, it’s a VERY good match for Curvii!
Liners: Naturally, Curvii Lippie Pencil compliments this Ultra Glossy Lip perfectly, but there are many other liners that you can use with it! If you want to stick with a lighter nude, you can try MAC’s Subculture or Boldly Bare Lip Pencils, both of which are light to medium peachy, warm toned nudes. NYX’s Beige Lip Pencil is also a good light nude and is more neutral/less peachy than Subculture or Boldly Bare. For something with a more pink tone to it, MAC’s Dervish Lip Pencil and NYX’s Nude Pink Lip Pencil are good options. MAC’s Stripdown Lip Pencil is much more cool toned, but it’s nice if you want to cool down or neutralize the look of this lip overall. MAC’s Spice and NYX’s Natural Lip Pencils are medium to medium dark, warm toned nude liners that work well with Curvii, especially if you have a medium to medium dark skin tone. Last but not least, a few nice darker liners to use with Curvii are MAC’s Lip Pencils in Hover, Chestnut, or even Auburn or Mahogany. All of those but Chestnut are warm toned, peachy or reddish browns that will give you a much more natural sort of ombre blend if you have a dark to deep skin tone, or just want to create a lot more contrast.
Overall Rating: 4.6 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 4
Curvii Lippie Pencil: Curvii pencil is a “warm beige” and is a medium, warm peachy-brownish nude and shares the same creamy, satin type of finish as the 951 Lippie Pencil. It works well not only with the gloss of the same name, but with SO many other lip products too! If you’re wearing Curvii gloss and you have a dark to deep skin tone, you may opt for a different liner. Do keep in mind that this Lippie Pencil can also be used all over the lip and layered under the gloss to deepen the color of it some.
Like 951, the texture for this pencil is extremely creamy, allowing it to apply easily. Like I said before, though, you’ll want to keep it sharpened so you can get a nice, precise line. Color payoff is great, but this liner does seem to pull warmer on me when I’m more pale and not spray tanned. Coverage is opaque even when using a light hand and very little product. Same as 951 Lippie Pencil, I only got about 4 hours of wear time before I had to do a quick touchups around the edges of my lips.
Dupes: There are three liners that are VERY similar to Curvii Lippie Pencil! They are NYX’s Natural Lip Pencil, which is almost identical, perhaps with a hint more of a mauve undertone. MAC’s Spice Lip Pencil is also nearly the same color as Curvii Lippie Pencil, while MAC’s Hover is close too, but is cooler toned.
Overall Rating: 4.3 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 3
*** 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. ***