Pillow Talk lipstick – Topshop £9
I must confess that I hadn’t given much consideration to the Topshop makeup range before now. I always feel a bit suspicious when fashion retailers branch out and introduce beauty ranges to their already brimming repertoire. When it first came out, I was rather dismissive – I was in Topshop for clothes, not lipstick. However, as the stands slowly started to dominate more and more of the floor space, it was hard not to be sucked in towards the cutesy polka-dot packaging and plethora of products. Obviously the first items I lurched towards were the lipsticks; and Pillow Talk seemed to be the obvious choice. It’s pretty, it’s pink, what more do you want?!
The consistency is lovely and velvety and gives a subtle, glossy finish to the lips. It reminds me a little bit of MAC creme cup; a soft baby-pink. It is a very easy colour to wear, nothing too daring and doesn’t require careful execution and a handy mirror to apply it. One thing I really dislike is the scent of this lipstick. I think I have been living in a sweet vanilla-y cocoon of mac lipsticks for too long – this smells a little bit over-perfumed and old-lady-like. It is a nice lipstick, but nine pounds’ worth of niceness? I am dubious.
Have you tried anything from the Topshop makeup range?