Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2 | Review, Photos, Swatches

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2 - A dusty mauve pink. This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leave...

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2 - A dusty mauve pink. This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra matte look. It's very long wearing and completely kiss proof! We suggest storing these babies upright and shaking before application! Retail: $6 | 3.2g - via colourpop.com
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Hey there guys. TGIF! Let's get the party started with another lipstick from Colourpop. I have collected a number of these liquid lipsticks over these past few months and I'm really enjoying using these. I like how Colourpop offer unique shades and also collaborate with several beauty personalities for well-thought collections.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Lumiere 2 is part of Kathleen Lights' collaboration with the company. The original Lumiere was a Lippie Stix while Lumiere 2 is the liquid lipstick version. They also have reformulated their formula so I'm testing out how this fares against the older ones (Trap, Tulle, and Solow).
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Lumiere 2 can be described as a medium pinky mauve with slightly cooler undertones and a flat matte finish. Despite having worn this shade several times, I'm still on the fence if I like this on me. It looks more purple-y and darker on me vs what I see on the tube. Also, compared to color of  the original Lumiere, this one is less pink.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
The formula definitely has improved since this is less drying on the lips and applies better. The one one tend to dry up and crack, leaving you with unsightly peeling/cracking lips. This one has a better wear and feels more comfortable, without the drying feeling.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2 swatch
Swatch: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2 (No Flash)
Swatch: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2 (With Flash)
Pigmentation is still superb and you only need one layer for full and opaque coverage. It packs a lot of pigment. This applies glossy but will dry to a matte finish. I observed that the dry down is longer (around 5-10 minutes). That means two things: (1) you get more time to apply and play with it so you can get a perfect outline and (2) your lips gets less dry and you prevent cracks and uneven patches.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
The formula is still lightweight and comfortable on the lips. It wasn't too watery nor too thick. The creamy gel-like texture applied smooth, evenly, and streak-free. This felt comfortable on the lips but you still need to prep well before application so you can avoid any dryness and peeling. As mentioned, I didn't notice any cracks developing over the course of me wearing it, so that is quite a good improvement.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Wear time is above average with the color looking good as new after eight hours despite eating a good, hearty meal. The color stayed on my lips the whole day and still looked decent even before I have to remove it using micellar water.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
 I noticed though that this is not as transfer-proof as the older formula. I can feel some tackiness even after the initial dry down. When I drink from a glass of water, I can see a bit of my lip outline transferred on the glass. I guess it still a compromise between drying + transfer-proof versus less drying + budge-proof. I would certainly take the latter choice
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Pros:
- Unique shade will look different on a lot of people
- Opaque and very pigmented
- Smooth, even texture
- Lightweight formula
- Somewhat transfer-proof
- Feels comfortable (non-drying) on lips
- Long-wearing
- No discernible smell
- Affordable vs other liquid lipsticks

Cons:
- None
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips in Lumiere 2

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