Hey everyone! Colourpop has been working on the Matte X Lippie Stix formula for a while now. The Matte Xs are extra matte, containing light-diffusing powders to eliminate any shine in the finish. So far, two shades have been released: Trust Me…, a true red, and Poppin, a vibrant hot pink. Trust Me… was released around Valentine’s Day as a limited edition product, while Poppin was released as a freebie with orders of $10 or more in celebration of Colourpop reaching two million followers on Instagram.
Both shades have been in the traditional Lippie Stix packaging with a narrow, angle tip bullet. The formula of the Matte X shades remind me of the MAC Retro Matte lipsticks, but better. I have had Ruby Woo for years and I love it for it’s ultra matte appearance and long-wearing formula, but the formula is so dry that it drags hard on the lips when being applied. Both Matte X shades apply with ease. The size of the bullet makes it easy to get a precise line on the lips and in my experience, once the lipstick sets, it’s pretty much transfer-proof.
I wore Trust Me… out to a concert one evening over MAC Prep & Prime. I was out for several hours, had some drinks, and when I got home, it was still absolutely! I’m not kidding. I actually had to use a makeup wipe to remove it because it would not budge. I have not yet had the opportunity to try out Poppin in the same way, but given that the formula is identical, I’m expecting the same results.
Long story short, I’m in love with the Matte X formula! It’s exactly what I want in a matte bullet lipstick. I hope that Colourpop releases a whole line of these amazing lipsticks soon, because I’m obsessed and I need more!
Have you guys tried the Matte X formula? What did you think? Let me know in the comments ❤