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I’m rather fond of Topshop, for fashiony high street clothing and accessories it’s the destination of choice. If I have only a small window of time in town, Topshop is where I head. Being the makeup fan that I am, I find it impossible to leave Topshop without grabbing an eyeliner or lipstick.
I like Topshop makeup for its interesting colours and formulations, they do good long lasting party makeup. Topshop’s Glow pot is a firm favourite of mine- an intensely pigmented gold highlighter.
With all this fondness for Topshop makeup that I have, you can imagine how excited I was to hear that they were releasing a line of five liquid lipsticks.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with liquid lipsticks. I love the way they last like no other lipsticks do. I’m not so keen on the way they wear. After a cheese sandwich you can end up with a strange looking nude inner lip, not a good look. Liquid Lipsticks give such a bold opaque look, it can feel like the lipstick is wearing you. On the other hand, they don’t transfer (onto your phone, baby, clothes or boyfriend) and that’s a useful quality.
Topshop Liquid Lip is a bit different. The official word goes like this-
Amazing velvet cream formula with first to market Adjustable Coverage, infused with colour boosting technology and loaded with high powered pigments. Tone the coverage up or down to suit your natural skin tone and colouring. With HHP pigments, achieve an easy to wear, totally natural effect or build an intense, bold, punchy colour – all achievable with one product! The smooth gliding and easy to apply cushiony formula feels lightweight and comfortable, packed with lip conditioning actives, leaving lips feeling soft and moisturised.
So, it applies like a regular liquid lipstick or lipgloss using a doe foot wand. Topshop liquid lip is densely pigmented, so of course, you can’t be slapdash with its application. Liquid lip has a light, silky feel to it. I found it moisturising and not at all sticky. It has a pleasant fruity scent which isn’t overpowering.
I got two shades to try, Decoy and Rascal. Rascal is a Pillar box red, I wouldn’t describe it as either cool or warm. It’s a proper siren red colour. Decoy is my favourite of the two. It’s a dark burgundy wine colour. Burgundy is so chic.
Like I say, you can apply Topshop Liquid Lip using the doe foot applicator, this gives a bold opaque look. I do find that when applied thickly it doesn’t seem to dry down and still transfers even after a couple of hours. One of the features of this product is buildable coverage, so unlike other liquid lipsticks, Topshop Liquid Lip can be applied in a thin layer. For this I just dab a bit on to the centre of my lip and blend with my fingertip. I think I prefer to use it as a sheer blended layer, it creates a natural looking stain that lasts really well.
The other great thing about Topshop Liquid Lip is that you can use it for ombré. Rascal and Decoy work particularly well together, with Decoy as a defining shade and Rascal to highlight the centre of the lips. It’s really flattering and bang on trend (that phrase!)
Topshop Liquid Lip Overview
Topshop Liquid Lip is a really interesting new lip product. Don’t expect it to dry down to a non transferable matte finish as other liquid lipsticks do, or you might be disappointed. I would describe it more as a highly pigmented gloss with a satin finish that can be used in sheer layers as a stain.
Find Topshop Liquid Lip to order online here
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