Lip-liners are all the rage these days and whilst I adore the Rimmel line, I was interested in trying out a few more on the market. Topshop lip liners cost a mere fiver which was reason enough for me to give them a go, despite not hearing much about them (especially in comparison to the Topshop lipsticks which are well loved!). The first shade I bought did not leave me disappointed - Beestung is GORGEOUS!
Firstly lets talk about the cute packaging, I love the font of the word Lip Liner and the whole makeup packaging theme. Encased in white, the pencil is easy to find and I like how the end of the pencil is coloured matching the shade on the inside - making it easy to find. This is a typical pencil liner which needs sharpening and the formula is what really makes it special - creamy, highly pigmented and it glides on with ease. I was surprised at how rich and creamy this pencil is, filling in all the lips is super easy with absolutely no dragging or tugging and..... it doesn’t dry my lips out at all. Something that can’t be said about the majority of lipliners out there!! Well done topshop, ur winning
Alone, under-lipstick or with a gloss on top - it’s brilliant either way. It’s also dark enough to be a more sophisticated shade, without looking vampy or harsh. The main disadvantages I have found are that due to its creamy texture it’s not quite as long lasting and I do have to top-up a little more often however the comfortable formula does make it worth it! Also again, the texture of the pencil means that I have to sharpen it a little more often that I would like.
Final Verdict:Product rating: 9
Pros: Amazing velvety texture, so so creamy! However it’s not so creamy that it fails to define the lips well either. Highly pigmented, doesn’t drag on the lips, easy to fill in the lips and also very comfortable to wear. I love to wear this shade alone and under-lipstick. It’s a classy darker nude, which is so flattering on olive skintones in particular and I’ve been wearing it so often I needed to share it with you all!
Cons: When worn alone it’s not super long-lasting, it generally fades within 3-4 hours. Also due to its luxuriously creamy texture it needs to be sharpened more often than your standard lipliner.
Repurchase? I don’t know how consistent Topshop are with their lipliners so I will 100% be picking up a back up of this soon, just in-case it disappears from the shelves!
Have you tried anything from the Topshop lips range?
Thank-you for reading ♥