POP Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix in Cozy Crimson Review

Who doesn’t love a new lipstick? When I’m running late to work, I do a quick all-natural look and swipe on some lipstick for a pop of color before I bolt out the door. It’s arguably the easiest makeup to apply and it makes all the difference, so I’m always on the lookout for lively new colors.

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POP Beauty is a fun brand to experiment with if you’re on a budget. Prices remain reasonable for products that work hard to accentuate your best features. Their eyeshadow pallets in particular are some of my favorites in terms of getting the most bang for your buck.

The POP Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix ($16) are so pigmented they’ll blow you away. As if applying lipstick wasn’t easy enough, this velvety formula simplifies it: one swipe for a bright, evenly applied matte lip color. It can be a little drying, so I always like to start with a base of lip balm before my application to keep my lips hydrated and soft.

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The color “cozy crimson” is a perfect shade for the winter. Don’t believe the pinkish hued picture they show on the website- it’s much darker than that, but in a good way. If I had to describe the swatch, I’d say it’s a perfect mix between a dark red and a dark purple. If only the holidays hadn’t passed already, this would be a great shade for Christmas parties and standing under the mistletoe.

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So quick, before the summer begins peaking through the clouds with rainy spring showers, get this gorgeous vampy color to wear with your long winter coats and cozy scarves. Or if it’s too late and you live somewhere that’s already warming up, try out one of their lighter colors like “pink porcelain” and let me know if it’s just as awesome!

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