August 5, 2013

Review: TopShop Lipstick "The Damned"




Hi Lovelies,

Guess who's back in town?! :) Yes, after 3 months I am back and despite the fact that schools starting for us today - I am so happy to see Sam again! We had a very eventful day catching up and getting back into our usual selves with each other :) Anywho, onto the post!

Ps: I will have my favorites post up within the week :) ! 

I've always pondered upon the quality of Topshop makeup and I finally gave into a couple of their products earlier this month. Topshop launched their in-house makeup collection in 2010 and since then there's been hype about their nail polishes, lipsticks and their creme blushes. I managed to get my hands on their brow pencil and their lipstick and have been testing them out for about two weeks now.

I was looking at the colours that they had to offer and to my disappointment they didn't have as many colours as I hope there'd be.  I believe there are only 11 shades available in Singapore and about 8/9 in Hong Kong.

Packaging






I've always liked the simple packaging that Topshop beauty products comes with hand draw illustrations ( on their creme blushes ) and text. It just separates it from the rest of your products within your beauty drawer.

Swatches

It's definitely a buildable colour, I personally like wearing it with just single swatch on a day to day basis, but even with the heavier swatch, the colour is absolutely gorgeous and wearable! The texture is rather creamy, isn't drying and has a slight bit of sheen, no shimmer is present. If you can't already tell, I have a thing for berry/ plum shade lipsticks, I've always felt that those went well against my skin tone.

Application



In the photograph above, you can see that I've already prepped my lips with a lip balm before application, however the lipstick is decently moisturizing on its own. A very berry shade indeed and it reminds me of a slightly muted version of M.A.C's lipstick in rebel.

Overall Thoughts







I love this lipstick, it's a very versatile colour that I can wear on an every day basis as a light wash or build it up for a night out. Sadly the only downside I find to it is the lasting power. It does wash out completely after about 4 hours. There isn't a significant scent to the lipstick either, although people have claimed that it has a floral scent to it. I really like the colour and will definitely be wearing it more often.

Recommended for:
If you are starting to experiment with slightly bolder lipsticks, try this shade! Its not too overpowering but still has that pop of colour!

Would I repurchase?
yes! despite the lasting power I am a fan of the colour and Should I try out any other shades, I'll be sure to keep you all posted!

Stockist:
 Any Topshop store
HK $99 - 150 // SG $ 19.90 +

check out more of their lip products here:
http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/category/make-up-431/lips-471


Overall Rating: 7.5 / 10 
just because the colour doesn't last more than 3 hours on your lips


What's your favourite Topshop beauty item?
Let us know!
Much Love,
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Ashley
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