I had been thinking about purchasing a new lipstick for a couple of weeks. I wanted my new lipstick to be sophisticated, but also bold. I wear red a lot,and wanted something a bit different.
Initially I went into TopShop to buy the 'Rumour Has It' lipstick from the Autumn collection 'Smoke and Mirrors' that I reviewed here. I really loved the idea and the branding of the collection, and felt 'Rumour Has It' would be the lipstick to fulfil my search, plus I preferred the packaging of this in comparison to the white with sketchy polkadots and stripes of the core collection.
Annoyingly, it had sold out. A week later I returned, it still wasn't there (sad face). I had to reconsider my options...
I bought from the core collection. 'Mink' was pound cheaper than 'Rumour Has It' and seemed like a similar colour match.
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The texture is so easy to apply, a lip balm underneath is a definate must to avoid cracks (it can be quite dry) and reapplication is necessary, but only every few hours. The colour is what I determine as a dusty pink but with peach/brown/lilac undertones. I find it is really wearable, it applies neither completely matte nor too shiny, a perfect inbetween and doesn't leak or smudge easily.
If it is worn with brown shades on the eyelid, or dramatically dark eyes it looks gothic (same goes if paired with a neutral, brown toned blush). It can also look really 90's- I'm not saying this is a bad thing, I'm the 1990's biggest fan (I'm sure there's a post coming up on how much I love the 90's..)
For a more modern, contemporary look wear this lipstick with whites, creams, peaches and other nude colours on the eyelid (bright eyes!). Pink blush also compliments this look well, so do sparkly/highighted cheekbones :-)
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I'd recommend this lipstick because it is affordable, pretty 'on trend', autumnal, wearable, subtle yet different.
Do you use TopShop lipsticks? What shades are your favourite at the moment?