The Ultra Matte Coloupop Liquid Lipsticks come in an array of colours. One of the most popular and most talked about is the shade 'Beeper.' The versatility of Beeper is crazy! It can vary from a dark red-brown to a light pink dependant upon what lighting your in amongst other factors.
We tested out Beeper to see where the differences come from. To ensure a fair and true test we ensured the lip colour was tried to BARE LIPS. That means no lip balm, no lip liner and no foundation residue.
The picture Colourpop use on their website for Beeper is a very pale pink. Upon looking at the tube you would seem to think, how on earth did they manage that? This is because the tube would display a medium-pink. However, we found that after putting it on and snapping a picture in the sun light we replicated the colour with no problems! It is a beautiful pink, it is light and a true pink. (not the purpley type)
If you turn your back to the light you just stood in to get that light pink. You'll notice your lips now look dark! The perfect evening look. We wouldn't call it a brown although we can see that some people may think this. But on us it was a darker pink, very Kylie Jenner-esque.
As with any liquid lipstick, there are various factors that you will have to consider when examining the true colour of Beeper on you:
1) The colour of your skin - this is essentially the background to your lips. If you place a dark lamp against a white backdrop you will notice the darkness of that lamp more than if it were white on white. The paler your skin the more a dark lipstick will stand out on you. This standing out will make you notice that darkness a little bit more.
2) The colour of your lips - we all have different tones within our lips. Some people have red, some people pink and some brown. This is essentially the base to your lipstick and the colour that will be mixed with the lipstick. If you tried to paint your black wall baby blue, you would have to apply a series of base coats before you could achieve that. That is because you will have to factor in the effect the base has. Embrace this affect or play around with your colour options - the choice is yours! For this, you can apply foundation or a lipstick primer on your lips to neutralise any colour in your lip and stop it from mixing with the lipstick.
3) Your lighting - MAJOR KEY! your lighting can change the colour drastically. When we sat at a distance from the mirror with shadows in between. We looked back at our faces with a very dark lipstick. When we bought the mirror closer to our faces with no shadow/darkness between the colour was lighter! This is with all make up. You can go wrong with your foundations and contour for the same reason. This is why it is always best to do your make up in the lighting you will be in the most. If your staying indoors in a darkly lit room do your make up baring that in mind. If you will be outdoors where it is well-lit, ensure you do your make up in a similar environment so you can see all the colours as they will be seen! If your absolutely balling you can always get a ring light! These are what MUA's and celebrities alike use to replicate the flash from photography. This type of equipment is a MUST for flawless bridal make up!
4) Your lip liner - don't underestimate the difference this can have to both your application and colour. Mixing liners and lipsticks can either be your best friend or worst enemy - and that will depend on which you chose and what colour. If you are using one, ensure it doesn't affect the end result of colour too much and also that its consistency doesn't hinder the ultra matte effect! - Colourpop make liners to match their liquid lipsticks.
We love it! What other lipstick automatically changes from a day to night look so effortlessly and so beautifully? in the bright sun you will have a beautiful light day time pink and in the evening/in the shadows it will appear darker. Anywhere between the coveted Kylie Jenner Lip (long before the lip-kit days) to a almost brown.
P.S. We're selling these for £9.99 for our members!