I bought two more Colourpop liquid lipsticks, Stingraye and Limbo, in my last order. They’re pretty safe colors, and I’ll freely admit I can honestly never have too many neutrals. I’ve been dying to get Limbo since the line first launched, but Stingraye is a relatively new shade that caught my eye because I dig mauves.
Limbo is a “deep chocolate brown.” True chocolate brown lipsticks are pretty hard to find, especially in liquid lipstick lines, so I knew pretty much immediately that I needed to get my hands on this eventually.
Stingraye is a “cool-toned mauve brown.” It was a collaboration with the gorgeous beauty Youtuber ItsmyRayeRaye, so that combined with how stunning the color is motivated me to add this to my order on impulse. It looks more pink than brown on me, but at least that means that it’s something a little more unique to add to my hoard.
The formula is where it gets a bit interesting. Limbo is the “classic” Colourpop formula (see: Tulle), but Stingraye got a revamped formula, and it is wonderful.
To recap, the original Ultra Matte formula is thin but opaque and for the most part applies pretty evenly. It’s generally unforgiving and doesn’t take too well to reapplication, but it’s pretty long-wearing (more or less 8 hours as long as you don’t eat anything oily or greasy) so touchups usually aren’t necessary. It feels dry pretty much as soon as it sets, but it doesn’t become uncomfortable until a few hours in. A lip liner definitely helps the dryness aspect.
The revamped formula used for Stingraye has improved significantly upon the original, however! It’s much more forgiving and feels more comfortable once it dries down. It still is as transfer- and life-proof as the original formula, but much of the dryness has been taken away. Think of it as a moister and more comfortable incarnation of the original formula.
Limbo and Stingraye are both available for $6. You can buy them here.