Topshop Lips in Charmed & Crystal
Topshop's latest collection for Spring has been out for a while now, and it is called Sisters Of The New Moon. Sisters Of The New Moon consists of 2 lip products, a mascara, an eye liner, 4 nail polishes and nail stickers. I have only purchased 3 pieces from the collection so far, and I am still undecided as to whether I should go back for some of the nail colours.
First I want to talk about the two lip products in the collection. I think the exterior packaging is well made and eye catching. I personally adore the illustrations. I think they are fun and whimsical without being tacky or childish, and it's almost a shame to throw the boxes away to be honest.
The lipsticks are in the usual lightweight yet sturdy plastic packaging of other Topshop lipsticks, but this time dressed in silver and decorated with irregular polka dots and swirls on the base.
The Enchanted Lip Stick in Charmed is a creamy tangerine orange that, on my pigmented lips, sheers out to be a little less frighteningly bright. The Magical Lip Tint in Crystal swatches a sheer glossy pink with the odd flecks of glitter. Crystal is definitely a lipstick that depends upon the wearer; on me it eventually builds up to a hot pink, but I have read reviews by bloggers who say that Crystal didn't show up at all on their lips so YMMV. Both colours wear about average on me, Crystal has a slight staining effect so it wears a little longer, but I still need to top up after 3-4 hours.
A close up shot of Crystal. I know a few brands (Clarins and Maybelline comes to mind) have made similarly bright translucent lipstick bullets but I have yet to find ones with glitter pieces in them. Despite how chunky it looks in the bullet, the glitter pieces barely show up on the lips, and do not feel gritty or irritating in any way.
Topshop Sisters Of The New Moon Collection is available online & in stores. The two lip products costs £9 for 3.5g.
P.S I am thinking about going back to including lip swatches (as well as arm swatches) for lipstick reviews like I used to. Please let me know if you would like to see lip swatches for lip products in the future, or if it doesn't make a great deal of difference to you. I know some people find lip swatches gross to look at so if they are only going to make you feel nauseated, I would rather not waste my time on them yanno? :P