July 11, 2013

The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick

We are all about our lipstick here at Viva Adonis, and have become increasingly fussy about them as our knowledge about beauty has increased with writing the blog. The Body Shop have recently overhauled their line of lipsticks, bringing in a new range of Colour Crush* shades, and we've three to show you today.

The Colour Crush line definitely lives up to its name; the formula is really pigmented, a real swipe and go lipstick. We've seen this a thousand times before from other brands, but it is really good to see the Body Shop continue to overhaul their range of make-up, which honestly to me seems a bit stagnant apart from the excellent Honey Bronze range.

The three colours I was sent are 305*, a deep shimmery taupe, 201*, a bright, blue-toned fuschia, and 315*, a wearable peachy nude. Now, I think it's fair to say that I am not into 305 and neither will most of the population of Ireland - unless you have a very deep skintone, you will not be pulling this off! Or have the likes of Rimmel Heather Shimmer come back into fashion without me noticing?!

It will come as no surprise to most of you that I am all over the fuschia colour. I already own many variations of this shade, my favourite being MAC's Girl About Town, and I never tire of this kind of colour. It's the kind of lipstick you can slap on with just mascara and a bit of blusher, and you'll immediately look more awake and pulled together. This has been on heavy rotation in my make-up bag since I received it, and the formula is great. A little slippy and not extremely longlasting, but it is so comfortable to wear that I can totally forgive it.

I was surprised at how much I liked 315 - I have stated over and over how much I dislike nude lipstick, because they usually look so wrong on me. However, this is warm-toned enough for me to wear without looking dead, and I have really enjoyed wearing it to work. I am usually too busy to be concerned about re-applying lippie when working and this wears off in a very subtle way, and feels like a balm on the lips.

A good quality, pigmented lipstick is not hard to come by for cheap these days; if you are on a strict budget, I would point you in the direction of the Kate Moss Rimmel line, or the NYC Expert Last range.These are a bit middle-of-the-road at €12.95 - not wallet-busting but not exactly budget-friendly either. Being a bit of a lipstick snob, I am most likely to shell out the extra fiver for MAC. The formula of these can't be faulted, though, and I would recommend for you to check them out if you are a Body Shop fan!


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