Colour Pop Staying Up Lux Gloss ($8.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a shiny, cream finish. The texture was smooth, fluid, and like a creamy gel, so it was comfortable to apply and to wear. It seemed to soften some of my deeper lip lines, too. It had medium coverage in a single layer, which stayed on well for four hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Too Faced Peach Tease (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Pat McGrath Twilo (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar).
- Chanel Super Coral (157) (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar).
- Urban Decay Snitch (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Hourglass Horizon (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
- Colour Pop Secret Weapon (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Colour Pop JJ (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar).
- NARS District (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
$8.00/0.16 oz. – $50.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have “shine” with a “cushiony soft” texture that “hydrates lips.” The brand isn’t clear on how pigmented or how sheer the formula is intended to be; they instead they have the “perfect amount of colour all in one.” Based on what I can infer from promotional images, their marketing, and typical lip gloss claims (in the industry), gloss is typically sheerer coverage rather than opaque, so based on that, I will be rating on the expectation of medium coverage.
The formula has a smooth consistency that was more like a gel-cream, as it felt denser (“cushiony”) without being heavy or tacky. I didn’t feel like they were the most forgiving, though, as most shades settled into my lip lines to a small degree. The coverage was sheer to semi-sheer, which resulted in the shades looking more similar on than they looked in the tubes (the initial line-up could have been much more diverse as a result). They lasted between two and three hours and were moisturizing to wear.
There was no discernible taste, and they had a sweet, sugary scent.
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Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Ethylene/propylene/styrene Copolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (castor) Seed Oil, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Papaver Somniferum Seed Extract, Copaifera Officinalis (balsam Copaiba) Resin, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Aluerites Moluccanus Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (carnauba) Wax, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyethylene, Glycine Soja (soybean) Oil, Flavor, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Tocopherol, Saccharin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Triisostearin, Propylene Carbonate, Butylene/ethylene/styrene Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Hydrated Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides ( CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).