Corinne - January 31, 2015

Over winter, I have really been really drawn to shades of rich deep reds. So you can imagine my excitement when Pantone announced that the colour of 2015 was Marsala! 
Marsala is described as a robust and earthy wine red. One of my favourite colours to wear around this time of year, and great for makeup looks. (Is anyone else been seriously lusting over the Lime Crime Venus Palette?)

As we all probably know by now one of my favourite things to review is lipstick, so going with the Marsala theme I am going to show off Topshop’s Lipstick in shade Wicked. Wicked is a beautiful deep berry tone that is more than wearable until March i.e. the start of spring up in Scotland when all the lighter, more natural makeup looks to become more trendy. 

Left to Right: Swatch 1 – one swipe, Swatch 2 – multiple swipes

It described as a creamy finish lipstick that also moisturises lips however, it is also very pigmented. I found that it has a stain-like quality on my lips which is great for all day wear as the product shifts there is colour left underneath. I do have to reapply for the colour to stay intense. It is quite a dark colour on the bullet but applies a lot lighter on the skin but maintains that vampy burgundy look I was going for. When applying it does bleed a little so it requires a lip liner to keep it in place, as well as a couple of swipes across the lips for an even application. I wouldn’t say that this is a problem for me as I find this to be a recurring theme amongst darker lipsticks.

I really like this product and is great for those with a pale complexion like me, and want to go for a darker lip without looking like a ghost! One of the best things about this lipstick is that it has a great colour payoff and isn’t drying on my lips. Not too shabby for £8.00 at all.

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