I’ve decided to branch out the topics I share with my readers on The Mod Little Melanin. I’ve always had a love for all things beauty related, especially makeup. I have drawers full of eyeshadow palettes, and own nearly one hundred different lipsticks. While I’d still consider myself an amateur at makeup, I often spend hours watching YouTube tutorials from my favorite beauty gurus, like Jackie Aina. So while I’m still a baby beauty guru in the making; I’ll be sharing some of my favorite makeup and beauty products, a long with a few looks with those products.
Today’s beauty review features Colourpop’s latest drop, the Sailor Moon Collection. The entire collection included a palette, two lip duos, two pressed powder blushes, and two glitters. As mentioned above, lipsticks and glosses are my favorite, so I absolutely had to share my thoughts about the Sailor Moon lip duos.
The duos are sold as a set for $15.00, or individually for $7.00. I chose to purchase both sets, for a total of four lip glosses. The Moonlight Bundle features an Ultra Blotted Lip in the shade “Bun Head” and an Ultra Glossy Lip in the shade “Sailor Moon.” The Daylight Bundle features an Ultra Blotted Lip in the shade “Usagi” and an Ultra Glossy Lip in the shade “Moon Tiara.”
- All four colors are gorgeous, but include two distinct lip gloss formulas. The Ultra Blotted Lip is to be lightly applied on the lips, and then blotted with your lips to evenly distribute the color across your lips. This formula is definitely a matte lipstick, that is buildable and lasted nearly all day with little, to no transfer. I’ve never purchased any other lipsticks from Colourpop’s Ultra Blotted Lip line, but it did seem to have a tingling sensation that is typical with a lip plumping formula. My lips are already full, so I’m unsure if it is actually a plumping lipstick, or if the ingredients just result in a tingling sensation.
The Ultra Glossy Lip is your standard lip gloss, but does not have the normal stickiness you might expect with a gloss formula. Instead of being left with sticky lips, my lips were left well moisturized, that lasted several hours. Glossy lips, with a brown lip liner are my go-to everyday lip look so these two lip glosses will definitely be heavily used.
Overall the shades are neutral, everyday shades that can be incorporated into your makeup routine for a variety of different occasions. The two Ultra Blotted Lips are two shades of pink, with Bun Head being slightly darker than Usagi. With my skin tone, I am more likely to wear Bun Head more, as I tend to avoid bright, and lighter pink lipsticks. Out of both glosses, my favorite is Sailor Moon, as it is more complimenting to my skin tone. So obviously, I prefer the Moonlight Lip Bundle over the Daylight Lip Bundle. However, one can easily adjust the color of either gloss by first applying a lip liner of your choice to your lips before applying your gloss.
To ensure your either lip gloss formula gives you luscious lips all day long, I recommend applying a lip scrub of your choice, followed by a lip primer before applying your lipstick!
The entire collection is currently sold out on Colourpop's website, but will be relaunching soon! Be sure to follow their Instagram account if you're hoping to get your hands on this collection.
- Chelsea Nicole, The Mod Little Melanin
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