Topshop Lipstick Review for Coral & Red Shades

Today I thought I would review 2 of my recent purchases: the Topshop Lipsticks in Ooh La La and Rio Rio.

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I haven’t really dabbled in Topshop make up before, but I recently watched a make up tutorial that convinced me to go and try their highlighter pot. Alas, my local Topshop was out of stock, but while I was browsing I convinced myself to try out a new lipstick brand.

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I definitely need to wear more lipsticks. I tend to get quite dry lips when I wear them so I’m always looking for a moisture rich formula without being crazy glossy.

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Firstly, the packaging is just so pretty (and ‘on fleek’ I believe is the current hip phrase…? Back me up here.) it’s the prettiest rose gold colour and the contrast of the black box and white tube really appealed to me. I dunno, I like packaging. I’m the weird packaging girl who likes to buy pointless pretty things because I like the packaging. I can’t be the only one?!

I’ve actually got on with the Topshop Lipsticks surprisingly well – I like the feel of them and they’re really pigmented.

They’re probably a bit brighter than I tend to go for, but hey, I’m being brave these days.

Ooh La La

First up, Ooh La La is the lighter of the shades. It looks like quite a strong red on the colour sticker on the bottom, but actually it’s not at all red and it’s much more of an orange/peachy shade.

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When I swatched it in store compared with applying it for the first time, I was a bit shocked at how neon-peach it appeared, but after blending it into my lips it’s a very pretty peach shade but buildable as well if you want a stronger lip. I tend to just blend it in with my finger to tone it down as I really like the muted down colour.

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I think this is a really pretty lip shade for Autumn and will go really well with all the Autumn outfits I’ve been reviving from the depths of my wardrobe!

Rio Rio

This colour packs a punch. It’s bright, vibrant, and a gorgeous shade of red. It’s a typical pillar box red with an orange undertone, rather than a pink undertone, which is my favourite kind of red and means you get a really vibrant colour when applying.

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Again, it’s a bit brighter than I would normally go for, I tend to go for darker cherry reds, but this is a really refreshing change.

I tend to wear a lot of black (like every girl ever), so I think this shade looks bad ass with an all black outfit and heels. Sandy, eat your heart out. (minus the perm).

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I’m definitely going to try other shades in the Topshop range as I really like the shades, how they feel on my lips and the wearbility. I would say they definitely need to be swatched because the colours on the bottom are nothing like the actual end result!

What’s your favourite Topshop shade?

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6 Comments

  1. Velvet Blush
    15th October 2015 / 9:53 pm

    I haven’t tried any Topshop lipsticks yet, although I really feel like I need to! Rio Rio sounds great and it looks incredibly flattering on you 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • 15th October 2015 / 10:31 pm

      That’s how I felt too! Super glad I tried them and definitely going to get more shades 🙂 thank you for the love lady! X

    • 15th October 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks for the love Toby 🙂 love your blog too! Xxx

  2. 16th October 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Both shades look beautiful on you! Glad to know they work out quite well. I never know how makeup is going to turn out when clothing stores start carrying them (i.e., Forever 21, H&M), but I’m happy to hear that this worked out! Definitely going to keep an eye out for them.

    Amy | http://amypham.me

    • 16th October 2015 / 4:12 pm

      They’re really lovely to use Amy, I’d really recommend them! I know I was a bit dubious too… I’ve heard quite a few good things about the new H&M make up too… Might have to try it now! X

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