Ok you got me, I'm not actually going to be talking about lipgloss, however I do love this song by Lil Mama. Yeah It's gonna take me about an hour or so to write this post cos I'll be going back to youtube and watching the video. I've never really been a lipstick fan - I tend to put on lipbalm once I've done my make up and thats me. My lips are naturally quite dark, so unless I want to do a statement lip, then I tend not to bother. Last year when I was needing a new red lipstick, I bought Hazard from Topshop. I found that it was a really strong colour, and lasted for ages. Fast forward a year, and I was wanting to update my make-up kit, I thought some Topshop lipsticks might be the answer. I am usually a fan of darker shades, so I went for some brighter pinks and a coral shade to get me in the mood for spring.
The first I tested was Innocent (£8.00, Topshop). This one is one of my favourites, as it applied to well. I built up the colour using a lip brush, but I didn't use a lot of product. This is a 'velvet finish moisturising' lipstick, but I found it applies very well. Unlike the other lipsticks in a similar finish, but we'll move on to those later. The colour is quite nice, and natural for my lip colour. The only thing I would say is it kind of reminds me of the episode of Family Guy where Peter goes blind and Lois stops wearing make up, as her lips are this colour. That sounds weird but it is just what it reminded me of. I do still really like this lipstick despite the Family Guy connection.
The next lipstick I tested was Macaroon (£8.00, Topshop). I loved the colour of this in the tube, however when I applied it, the colour didn't really pop the same way that Innocent did. I applied it the same way I did with Innocent, but it was a lot less pigmented. I found that is highlighted any dry skin (sorry guys but it's winter and my lips do tend to dry up a bit when I don't have balm on them). Also my natural lip colour shone through a wee bit. This is a nice alternative to a gloss I would say, but not really lipstick coverage as I would imagine from a lipstick.
The next one was Charmed (£8.00, Topshop), this is described as a peach colour on the website, but I would say it is more of a coral shade. This one for me, also had the same problem as Macaroon, I seemed to have to apply loads to get a decent colour on my lips. It is a nice warm colour that works quite nicely with my Scottish gingery tones.
And the winner is....dun dun dun...oh wait it's not a competition. But with All About Me (£8.00, Topshop there is no competition between this and the other colours. I've never worn a bright pink lipstick before, but this is beautiful. It is a matt finish which is the same as Hazard, which I love. The colour is so bright, with a slight blue tint, which is really flattering. I think you can tell from the photo I love it!!
So there we go, my thoughts on a selection of Topshop lipsticks. Now let's all leave this place, and have a good lol about the fact I mentioned each lipstick came from Topshop - like duh.