I snapped these two up on a recent foray into Topshop to look at the new releases in their makeup range… I would hazard a guess that their clothing doesn’t go up to my size, but I love their accessories and I hear many good things about their makeup. I personally thing their lipsticks and cream blushers are a bargain, so I was interested to try these new lip bullets – they come in 4 shades – a pale pink and peach, and two reds. I picked up the red shades,” Joyride”, a cherry tomato red, and “Rockabilly”, a darker more vampy shade.
These lippies look something like a cross between a traditional lipstick, and the chubby pencils which are now super popular. You do actually get a decent amount of product in these for the price, and they seem to be about the same length as a standard lipstick when rolled up, but are just thinner. In terms of pigmentation these really pack a punch – the two shades I picked up definitely need to be applied with the aid of a mirror, but the effort is well worth it.
These have a really lovely glossy finish and feel on the lips though – so glossy that I actually expected them to wear off quick, smudge and generally be a bit of a nightmare to wear. I was pleasantly surprised though, when I road tested them the other day. Despite the heat, having two drinks, and eating my meal, they stayed on well, and acted like a stain, wearing away only in the middle of the lips, which is much easier to tidy up than having to do a full re-application each time.
Above on the left is the shade “Joyride”, whilst on the right is the darker and vampier “Rockabilly”.
On the lips;
Joyride is a lovely pop of cherry, and feels like a fun shade to wear for the daytime with a neutral face. In the tube I thought this looked a bit orange, but on the lips this is more of a pinky red, which is flattering and pretty.
Rockabilly was my boyfriend’s favourite of the two shades – this is a red with edge, but not unwearable – I just found that this needed slightly better coverage on the skin and I wouldn’t wear it in hot weather as I tend to get blotchy in the heat which wouldn’t look good with this shade. This is a great night time red, which would also work well in the cooler months.
I’m really happy with both of these, and hope they expand into more shades – I’d like to see more wearable pinks and peaches, as the ones in the range at the moment are so opaque I don’t think they would work well on me.
Topshop Lipbullets are £8 each, available in store and online.
Cruelty Free? Yes, Topshop makeup is cruelty free.
Disclaimer – Purchased with my own money.