Lipstick battle: Ulta3 vs Boe Professional

lipstick battle

top: Boe Professional perfect pout lip cream in ‘Sunset’ bottom: Ulta3 lip paint in ‘Radical red*

I was thinking of doing comparison posts of products a while ago, but I wasn’t sure what to call it…that was until Monday night, after I watched Lip Sync Battle. Hence the name ‘Lipstick Battle’.

Lipstick battle: Ulta3 Lip Paint in ‘Radical Red’ vs. Boe Professional Perfect Pout Lip Cream in ‘Sunset’

 Lipstick battle

Boe Professional perfect pout lip creams are $6.95 exclusive to Big W

Boe Professional perfect pout lip cream in ‘Sunset’

Swatch: The Boe professional perfect pout lip cream in ‘Sunset’ goes on the lips a little sheer (top pic), so I decided to try it over a lip pencil (bottom pic) and it seemed to make it a lot more opaque. I used the Essence lip liner in ’07 Cute Pink’ $2 from Priceline

Packaging: A tube with a convenient doe-foot applicator. I find you need to shake/squeeze the tube to move the product around a bit before use.

Scent: There isn’t really a detectable scent

Texture: The texture is quite creamy and non drying. It is however sheer, but that could be because of the lighter shade and it can easily be fixed with colouring in your lips with a lip liner in a similar shade.

Lipstick battle

Ulta3 Lip paints are $5.95 from selected pharmacies 

Ulta3 Lip paint in ‘Radical red’

Swatch: The Ulta3 lip paint in ‘radical red’ goes on opaque and evenly.

Packaging: A tube with a convenient doe-foot applicator. No need to squeeze the tube, as the product stays in place in the tube.

Scent: There is a very noticeably minty scent, it may be a put off for someone who is not a fan of mint or strong scents.

Texture:  A slightly stickier texture than the lip cream, but it still applies quite smoothly.  The inclusion of peppermint oil makes lips tingly when applied, but it goes away after a few minutes.

The result: Swatch: Ulta3, Packaging is a tie, Scent: Boe professional because it seems to be scent free, Texture: Ulta3 because of the opacity.


So while both products wear fairly well, this Lipstick battle goes to…Ulta3 Lip Paint in ‘Radical Red’

Have you tried either of these? what did you think?


Ulta3 Lip Paint Review + Swatches

I did intend on having this This Ulta3 Lip Paint review written, photographed for and published about a week or so ago, but unfortunately I came down with a terrible cold, so didn’t feel up to swatching the colours on my lips, photographing the swatches etc.

ulta3 Lip paint review

From Top to Bottom: Radical Red*, Loud Purple*, Expressive Fuchsia, Extreme Pink

Ulta3 kindly sent me two of the lip paint shades to review and I picked up another two shades from one of my local pharmacies.

 Lip Swatches

ulta3 lip paint reviewTop Left: Radical Red*, Top Right: Loud Purple*, Bottom Left: Expressive Fuchsia, Bottom Right: Extreme Pink

 Please excuse the red blotchy patches around my lips, I was still unwell and I broke out around my lips more than usual! I totally forgot to swatch them on my hand, but I think lip swatches shows the colours better.

Ulta3 Lip Paint Review

All of the lip paints appear to be quite pigmented, but not all of them are totally opaque on the lips. The darker shades (Fuchsia and Red) are opaque, while the lighter shades (Pink and Purple) are a little more sheer. Of course this could be improved with the use of a lipstick or lip pencil in a similar shade under them.

The texture, I would describe as more of a thicker lip gloss. My favourite shade of the four I tried (there are a total of 6 shades) is Expressive Fuchsia.

The scent smells strongly of peppermint oil, which not everyone will be a fan of, but I don’t mind it too much. I just think I might not be able to wear them all the time.

The Lip Paints are available at selected pharmacies, It’s just a matter of coming across one that stocks the brand. I picked up the additional two shades from Community Care Chemist in Belmont (Geelong), purely by chance. (didn’t know they stocked Ulta3)

Each lip paint retails for $5.95


Pros: Pigmented, Dark shades are opaque, affordable, not too sticky, easy to apply (doe-foot applicator), 6 shades to choose from
Cons: Light shades a little sheer/streaky, have to reapply after a while, strong peppermint oil scent, no real neutral shade.

Overall I was quite pleased with these lip paints. The only one I was really disappointed with, was Extreme Pink. I bought it because I loved the look of the shade in the tube, but unfortunately it was the most sheer of the four above shades. I also wish there had been a nude shade.



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