Ohh la la & Secret Admirer
Whilst browsing Topshop the other day, I bought these two lipsticks on a whim. I remember seeing Zoe's blog posts and how much she liked them so I decided to give them a whirl. First up, the packaging. I do love the white body and scribble style writing on it but I wonder how long this will survive, without getting dirty and smothered in eyeliner or some sort.
Second comes the performance, which I like but I won't be singing my praises. They are priced at £8, which means it's definitely not high end, similar to the pricing of Revlon and Loreal but distinctly more expensive than one of my favourite lipstick brands, Rimmel. I picked up two colours, one a muted dusky pink and the other, a bright and pretty coral. Now, I suffer from dry lips, the flakey type, YUK I know and these lipsticks only tend to enhance it, especially the pink shade. The moisture factor is next to zero. The colour pay off? not great unfortunately, it took some layering to reach the desired marketed colour or maybe I am being too analytical by comparing it to the colour pay off you would encounter from a MAC lipstick? Maybe?
All in all, I don't rate these. £8 is not a great deal for a lipstick but for that £8, you can probably find better, like Rimmel which comes in around the £5 mark. To compare these to MAC? not comparable, MAC is way ahead in terms of colour, formulation and lasting power. I WILL be using these however as I do find the colours rather pretty, but I certainly won't be running back to purchase another. Maybe I will purchase another cream blush next time, I do rather love those!
What do you think about these lipsticks? Have you tried them?