|Topshop Whimsical Lipstick. (£8)|
I have been putting a generous amount of the Figs & Rouge Rambling Rose lip balm ♦ on a couple of minutes before applying Topshop Whimsical lipstick and this allows the colour to glide on super easily and evenly. I then blot slightly before applying another layer of Whimsical to give a slightly more matte finish to the lips & to really get the full intensity of the colour. As the lip balm sinks into my lips, the true velvet/matte finish to the lipstick becomes more apparent without clinging to dry areas and looking patchy.
This is one of those shades very much in the same colour family as Barry M Lip Paint in 147 & Illamasqua Obey lipstick. The Barry M shade is slightly darker and more coral toned but the formula of Topshop Whimsical is so much nicer and easier to apply. If you're after a shade like Illamasqua Obey but slightly lighter then Whimsical is definitely the shade for you. Whimsical also isn't as matte as Obey is so it could be easier to work with if you have especially dry lips like I do!
Topshop make up is so affordable for the quality, and with it being Topshop, they have some beautiful on trend colours in stock all of the time. I have no qualms in saying that this lipstick is easily on par with the quality of the MAC lipsticks that I have tried, but the best part is that it's only £8! I have no doubt that I'll be going back to Topshop very soon to pick up some more shades!
Have you ever tried anything from the Topshop make up line before? If you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments because I have completely fallen in love with the range!