Wednesday, 9 October 2013

the beauty post | topshop lips in 'macaroon'

'macaroon' lips - £8 - topshop
over the weekend me and my dad went on a little trip to the trafford centre in manchester, and i finally bit the bullet and bought my first ever piece of topshop make up, a lipstick in the colour 'macaroon'. i first went looking for a matte orange-y shade of lipstick (possibly along the lines of 'peach sundae') when 'macaroon' caught my eye. i loved the bright coral-pink shade and when i swatched the tester on the back of my hand, i was blown away by how creamy and easy the formula was to apply. i didn't think twice and ran straight to the counter and am so glad i did, as i really love this lipstick!

in terms of the actual lipstick, the colour is a lovely punchy pink which can also look a little coral in some lights. as you can see in the close-up above of the bullet, there are a few gold speckles of glitter, but once on the lips this isn't noticeable at all and it just has a really lovely sheen. the lipstick is described as 'velvet finish' which i think describes it perfectly. it doesn't drag on the lips and is really easy to apply and is buildable depending on how bright you want it to be. 

the only negatives i have found is that the wear time isn't anything impressive, which i'm not surprised about as i find this with most lipsticks which aren't matte. you do find yourself topping up throughout the day, but it's not too often so i can't complain. i also found that it really picks up on any dry areas on my lips and clings to them. i've found that most reviews say the same thing about most lipsticks from topshop, and it isn't as clingy as the matte shades. i find i need to apply some lip balm before applying it and would definitely recommend using a lip scrub beforehand to really make application flawless.

overall i really do love this lipstick because of the shade and formula. now that i have dipped my toes into the world of topshop make up i can see myself stocking up on a lot more of their products!

'macaroon' costs £8 and can be bought here.

have you bought any lipsticks from topshop? what do you think of this particular shade?