ColourPop Metallic Colour Stix Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 2)

by Jeremy


ColourPop Warm-Up Metallic Colour Stix ($6.00 for 0.023 oz.) is a very light copper with moderate, warm undertones–slightly brownish–with a frosted finish. The texture had good glide without being overly emollient or too stiff to work with, though the larger sparkles made it harder to apply even when layered. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. It quickly dries down, so I recommend working one eye at a time and diffusing the edges with a fluffy synthetic brush. It wore well for seven hours before creasing slightly on me.

ColourPop Warm Up Metallic Colour Stix

Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

  • ColourPop Stargirl (LE, $6.00) is shimmery, darker, and cooler (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Gleam Girl (82) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, and cooler (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Guardian Angels (DC, $5.00) are shimmery, darker, and cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop A Little Quarky (LE, $6.00) is shimmery, darker, and warmer (95% similar).
  • Dior Mitzah #1 (PiP) is shimmery and darker (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% identical).
  • Bad Habit Sofia (PiP) is shimmery, darker, and cooler (95% similar).
  • LORAC Aurora (PiP) is shimmery and darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Don’t Be Koi! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery and darker (90% identical).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.023 oz. – $260.87 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” in “one swipe” while being “long-wearing” and “water-resistant.” There are two finishes: matte and metallic, and the initial release included two shades from each finish, so the overview is based on those four shades, which is not a ton of shades to go off of!

One of the four pencils was drier, stiffer, and prone to snapping off during application. The other three were creamier, with the metallic shades more emollient than the remaining matte shade. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade; it ranged from medium to opaque, with some being more buildable than others.

The performance was more consistent, with three shades applying comfortably with somewhat even initial layers. They didn’t feel heavy or clingy on my lids, and while they were creamy, they did not feel slippery as they were drying down, so they did not settle into fine lines or creases during the dry-down. They were blendable for five to 10 seconds before drying to a more budge-proof finish.

The shades lasted between six and eight hours before creasing on me. I could apply them directly from the pencil to my eye area. Still, I found a brush that gave me a more even application and helped me blend out the product without losing some coverage compared to an application with a fingertip.

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