I'd never really noticed that Top shop had their own make up range and as soon as I noticed I was dying to give some products a try. So with it being my birthday I was unsure what to get so asked my sister to get this lipstick for me in the colour Mink as when I was browsing it stood out to me I was in love with the colour its looks like a deep brown however when applied its more of a lighter colour but comes out very well. the packaging is a plain white tube with top shop stamped too it - just plain and simple. Perfect to pop in your bag if your going out and like topping it up during the day. So the main reason why I like this lipstick is that it goes on so well its so smooth and the colour instantly shows - I normally do about 2 strokes on the bottom lip and to on the top. It leaves my lips feeling silky smooth where as other brands I have tried tend to feel rough and tacky. This is now within my top 10 products and will defiantly be purchasing more in different colours.
When I first found out that Topshop were planning on bringing out a makeup range, I was ridiculously excited although to be honest my expectations weren't particullary high, as Topshop is a clothes store, not a makeup brand! I was pleasantly suprised though and upon trying their lipsticks fell in love, and as a result I stocked up on every shade available. Don't get me wrong, the quality isn't the best ever, it is obviously no match for MAC lipsticks, however for the price, and consdering it's a lipstick from a clothes store, I do think the quality is very good. Topshop have a variety of shades of lipstick so there is a shade to suit everyone. When it comes to lipstick (and most other makeup!) though I go a little demented so I ended up with all of the shades! There is a shade to suit everyone, and the shades are as follows:
All about me - This looks like a deep pink when I swatch it however on my lips it's a bright, almost flamingo pink which I would say is almost neon. The colour is very vibrant, girly and playful and it's ideal for summer time - it completes my whole 'look' when I wear a floral/summery dress, heels and have my hair styled to the minimal. I usually wear quite discreet eye make up when wearing this lip stick as I think with heavy eye makeup it could come across a bit 'barbie doll' if that makes sense! It really adds a gorgeous vibrant pop of colour to a simplistic outfit but I would only reccomend it if you're not shy as it is certiannly eye catching!!
Mischief and rio rio - These are both red, rio rio is a deeper shade and quite vampy, while mischief is a bright red. I usually wear rio rio when i'm going for an extra sexy look - dark eyes, big hair, false lashes - looks amazing! Mischief looks nice with minimal makeup as it really brings a bit of edge to the overall makeup look without looking over the top or too try hard, it is a bright red but not too eye catching. Navada and hazzard - These are more for darker skin tones but when it comes to makeup all logic flies out the window and I ended up purchasing them anyway! Navada is a light cappacino type colour with tones of baby pink, while hazzard is a black red type of shade, very very deep and it is much too over the top for my pale skin tone. * Infared and ohh lala - These shades are both orange based with infared been a deep shade of coral while ohh lala is a lovely pastel colour, nude orange which looks nicer than it sounds haha.
There are a few newer shades out which have only just been released and are special addition. The shade that I am reviewing is lips on the town. This is a baby pink, barbie type of shade with lilac tones to it. I am very pale but as I enjoy experimenting with makeup I purchased it anyway. The lipstick comes packaged in a lovely black cardboard box with a white sketched on picture of a lipstick tube. The lipstick tube itself is white with black stripes on the body of it and 'Lips Topshop' written on the lid in Topshop's usual font. The lid pulls off to reveal the nib of the lipstick which can be exposed by twisting the body of the tube - I am sure you all know how a lipstick works! The lipstick looks well pigmented and it has the usual slanted edge making application extremely easy.
The formula of the lipstick is smooth and it has a slight moisture to it. It unfortunately has quite a thick and heavy texture (not creamy though), as well as a 'crayon' kind of smell, however it goes onto my lips with ease and it goes on evenly too without highlighting dry or cracked parts of my lips. Once I have applied the lipstick onto my lips I can see a noticeable difference in my face, if that makes sense. I look instantly different with pale lips and although it makes me look a little washed out, with the help of some colourful eyeshadow, some blush and mascara my makeup look is complete. It doesn't make me look like I have white lips at all and the tones of lilac are really pretty. It's a lovely delicate colour and the lipstick has a lovely velvet finish to it meaning it's matte but still moisturising. Topshop claim that this lipstick is nourishing, which I find quite a strange thing to say about a lipstick, however I don't doubt this as it doesn't dry my lips out and it keeps my lips feeling suprisingly moist without feeling greasy. I also love that the lipstick has a pleasant vanilla type smell to it, but I would prefer it if the formula was more lightweight - apart from that I love it.
Overall I reccomend the Topshop lipsticks and lips on the town is certiannly one of my favourite shades. It is quite affordable at £8 and it's long lasting too - it lasts all day as long as I top up every now and again and the pigmentation is flawless. I give this lipstick 4/5 stars - it would be 5/5 if the texture wasn't quite as heavy feeling and if it had a slightly more pleasant scent.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT: Described as a 'satin matte finish lipstick to smooth, hydrate and nourish lips. Apply for fabulous colour and moisturised, matte finish, wear alone or with gloss for a shiny finish'.
PACKAGING: Looks great - it comes in a very stylish white tube with black 'zebra stripes' around the bottom. Incredibly distinctive - it certainly won't get lost in your makeup bag.
MY EXPERIENCE: I bought this in the shade 'All About Me', a pretty pink/red that would suit most skintones. The lipstick itself is easy to apply and goes on smoothly. The tip is also angled into quite a point, which makes it a doddle to draw in a perfect cupid's bow. It certainly didn't feel hydrating though and seemed to sit on the lips.
THE 'BEWARE' BIT: I am a huge cosmetics fan and, at 39 years old, there's probably not a brand I haven't tried. During this time, I have never had a reaction to a product. However, a few months ago, my lips flared up - they were dry, itchy and no matter what I put on them, I couldn't fix them (this problem coincided exactly with my purchase of this lipstick). I went to see my GP twice who wasn't sure what it was. During this time, I totally stopped using lipstick and slathered them in Pawpaw instead. Eventually, the problem abated but it took around three months. I then started using a very lubricating MAC lipstick and stuck to that. Being back to normal, I got out my Topshop lipstick again last week and, within the space of a day, my lips had flared up again. Whilst I can't definitively prove it was this lipstick, it seems more than coincidental that the initial problem coincided with first trying this lipstick - and that a second flare-up has come hot on the heels of using it again. I don't have especially sensitive skin and all my other lipsticks are tried and tested brands that have never caused me a problem in years of use. As such, I would warn those people who are maybe prone to skin issues to avoid this lipstick. And if anyone else has experienced a similar problem, I'd be very interested to hear about it. I'm currently trying to find out a list of ingredients this brand uses and, once I find out, will probably go for an allergy test.
I got this free ( haha lots of freebies for me recently! ) and my first reaction was kind of like ' A lipstick from a clothes shop? dont think this will be the best..'
Expensive! I really do think Topshop selling a lipstick, like thats not even what they are known for, they are known for clothes, not make up, so I think charging £8.00 is a little bit daft! But still, if you can afford it go for it!
The lipstick is my favourite packaging for a lipstick, ever.
Its just so fashionable ( no surprise i guess since its from Topshop! ) and its just unique and different to others which are on the shelves!
The usual lipstick just comes in a black case with a few details on it, this comes in a white little case, with a kind of zebra print going around the bottom in a kind of light black/darker grey colour, it looks fabulous I have to be honest.
On the front it has the Topshop logo along with 'LIPS' which tells us what its for, we knew this Topshop!
If you open it up the lipstick is in a little black twist up case.
Overall, 10/10 favourite lipstick design ever.
I have used lots of lipsticks, and I was lucky this came in the colour which I normally would go for, 'Innocent' which is a light pink colour.
There are also other colours available from Topshop, the make up part is usually at the back of the store next to accessories. They also have lip tint and lipgloss available.
The lipstick colours come out very nicely on the lips, it also feels quite moisturising and it gives off a fairly good shine.
It also smells like raspberries! It smells lovely and you can really taste and the smell wafts up to your nose when its on your lips.
The texture is quite thick and creamy, so when you use if its for casually in the day, I would suggest not being so hard on the lips when putting on, being lighter gives a much more natural and softer look on the lips, but if your going on a night and want to have lips which look great and quite expensive press away!
I also have noticed with this lipstick that it isn't really catching and transfers like I have noticed with others, so I guess thats a good point too.
After a few hours of being on the lipstick doesn't really fade off your lips and I notice that my lips dont go all dry, the lipstick keeps my lips moisturised.
Overall, I like this but I also have got the same results with a lipstick I usually use for around £4.00, so I would rather go with that, buts it nice to have and I like the smell.
I only realised that Topshop did their own range of make up yesterday, as I don't go into Topshop very often, but did yesterday and was amazed by the range of make up, and just had to treat myself with a Topshop lipstick, and as Lilac is so in fashion right now, decided to try the Lips in On the Town, and wanted to see if the Topshop make up was as good as their clothes.
The Topshop lipstick comes in a black cardboard box, which has an artistic drawing on the lipstick, which is done to look like it is white chalk, which looks really different and attractive, defiantly appealing for new customers. The lipstick is exactly the same as any other lipstick, it has a lid, which you just pull off, and a twist bottom, which enables the user to extend the lipstick. The packaging of the lipstick case is white, with on the bottom half of the case having 3 black lines across the case, which is also designed to look lip chalk. On the lip it just simply has "Lips" and "Topshop" written on it. The lipstick is part of Topshop's Edited range, which also consists of clothes and shoes.
Applying the lipstick was really easy and like any other lipstick, but the one thing I noticed about the Topshop lipstick was that the top of the lipstick, the point is much sharper, which makes it very easy to get into the corners of your lips, which is a real bonus, as some lipsticks make it impossible to get in to the corners. The texture of the lipstick is quite creamy, which makes it easier to get an all over, smooth coverage, but also makes applying the lipstick feel really nice to apply for the lips!
The colour of the lipstick before you apply is a Lilac colour, but it does have hints of a pink tone, which makes it slightly more wearable and closer tone to the lips. The colours of the lipstick when applied to the lips was a much more subtle purple colour, it had a pinky tone to it as well. Although it looks slightly pink, the lipstick is quite daring, because of the colour, so not for the faint hearted! The Lilac colour goes well with pale skin tone, but also goes really well with a black skin tone, green eyes and perfect for brunettes, but I think anyone could wear the lipstick and would look good on them.
The effects of wearing the lipstick was obvious, everyone was commenting on my lips, saying the colour was really nice, but I have to say I felt abit self conscious wearing it, as I thought I looked stupid, but I did get used to wearing it eventually, but I wouldn't wear it everyday, as it's too daring for work, great for a night out though! And the lipstick does have really good staying power and it lasts most of the night, and I didn't reapply, which is a real advantage for party goers!
I would recommend the Topshop lipstick for the more daring among us, as the colour is quite different and wouldn't suit everyone, and if I'm honest I wouldn't wear it that much, I feel to stupid wearing it and it really doesn't suit my personality. I you do choose the lipstick, it is really nice to wear, so soft and creamy for the lips, and also the staying power is amazing! If the colour was pink, it would be a perfect lipstick!
The Lips in on The Town Topshop lipstick is available at Topshop stores and online (www.topshop.com) and costs £8.