If you follow a lot of beauty accounts on Instagram, you’ve probably seen about a hundred photos of Colour Pop’s “Tootsi.” It’s been very popular for Spring, as everyone looks for the perfect “greige” lipstick. It’s been called a dupe for several high-end lipsticks, and at $5, it’s an affordable one.
Photo by @spencesbeautydepot:
I love unique makeup. I enjoy colors that are a bit “out there” & daring. That’s why photos like the one below, from Colour Pop’s Instagram made me obsess over this lip stick.
Unfortunately, when I finally bought Tootsi & saw it in real life, it looked nothing like it did in any of the Instagram photos. The lipstick I received is not “greige.” It’s not a dupe for Lime Crime’s Cashmere. It’s straight-up brown.
This isn’t a matter of lighting or personal perception either. Everyone I’ve showed this lipstick to agrees it is brown. I don’t look good in brown so this lipstick, for me, is a dud.
I can tell you that the formula was very good. For a matte lipstick, it’s creamy & not drying at all. I’d like to try some other Colour Pop lippies. I’m just baffled as to how this one could be SO different from all the photos I’ve seen.
What do you think? Did I get a bad lippie from a bad batch? If you bought this color, let me know. Does yours look like mine? Are you disappointed? Leave me a comment!