Monday, 5 November 2012

Topshop Make Up | All About Me Lipstick



 
I recently had a little spend on some Topshop make up as a treat to myself and 'All About Me' is the lipstick that I picked up in this haul after a very heavy swatching session and a lot umming and aahing. I absolutely loveeee this little tube of pinky goodness! 'All About Me' is an extremely bright and bold shade, as the name would suggest it. It is a bright, bright pink - almost neon it's so bright. When I bought 'Brighton Rock' a few months back I thought that was vibrant.. but now I've seen this one it makes 'Brighton Rock' look pretty subdued! See the two of them side by side below for colour comparison; 'All About Me' is a lot brighter and a deeper, richer pink shade and the blue undertones within it are quite noticable.
 
It is a matte lipstick, but it's a 'moisturising matte', meaning that there is no tugging and pulling on the lips or emphasis on dry patches, but it still has the long term staying power and good colour pay off. Basically it has everything that you could ever want in a lipstick. Yesterday, I gave this lipstick the test of time, applying it at 10am and it did not need a touch up at all until around half past five. As the hours passed this lipstick gradually but evenly faded away and left a hot pink stain on the lips. I reapplied at 6pm and then ate a full roast dinner with pudding and a few cups of tea later and it was still looking good.
 
Topshop lipsticks all cost £8.00 each so are at the higher end of the drugstore price range but they're definitely worth it as they easily give brands like Mac a run for their money in terms of quality and I certainly wouldn't say that their make up is overpriced like a lot of Topshop's clothing items notoriously are. When it comes to the packaging I do think that this plays a part in the overall rating of product because if I'm going to pull something out of my bag for a touch-up, or have it sitting on my dressing table, then I want it to be visually appealing as a whole, not just when the product is applied onto my lips. At first I really loved the packaging on Topshop make up items; I thought they were 'cute' and different. But now, the novelty has worn off and I find that it makes them look a little bit immature and those lipstick tubes just don't have the durability factor to be able to withstand transport. I took one of these on just one night out in my bag and it is now disgusting to look at; it's scratched, scraped, dented, chipped and just downright grubby! So, I'd give these a thumbs down on the packaging, but other than that I think that the price, the shade, the colour pay off, the consistency and the wear time of 'All About Me' score very highly and this is one of my new favourites for a bright and bold lip colour.
 
 
 
See the other Topshop goodies that I treated myself to in my beauty haul - LINK.
Do you have any recommendations for other Topshop lipsticks I might like?

26 comments:

  1. I love Topshop lipsticks. I had Brighton Rock and then bought this and now Brighton Rock seems so dull in comparison!

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  2. I have always wanted a Topshop lipstick. Gotta go by one now. Great review and great blog also. :)

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  3. I still have never tried a topshop lipstick. This review makes me want to try one even more. x
    http://britishbeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. That's such a gorgeous colour! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. This is such an amazing colour! I haven't yet tried the Topshop Lipsticks but I definitely want to now!! xox

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  6. Great review, its such a pretty colour
    I love TopShop cosmetics
    Kiwi..x

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  7. I was just cruising around their website last night looking at lipsticks. I just couldn't decide if they were worth $16. Looks like a good color pay off though. xx

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  8. I really love Topshop lipsticks, from the packaging to the quality. This is a gorgeous shade, I need to look at some of their more vibrant shades as I only have lighter ones lol.

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

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  9. I love Topshop lipsticks, I definitely need to give this one a try! :)
    xxx

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    http://whatlaradidnext.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/liebster-blogversatile-blogger-award.html

    Lara xx

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  12. @Laddered TightsDefinitely, this puts Brighton Rock to shame as a bright lippy! x

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  13. @Lauren DoranDefinitely, they're worth the £8! Thank you lovely x

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  14. @MeganI'd definitely go in and have a look at them, they're worth the money and there's lots of choice :) x

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  15. @HannahIt really is beautiful isn't it, I would absolutely recommend trying one asap! xx

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  16. @KiwiIt is pretty isn't it :) Thank you! I love Topshop's make up too! x

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  17. @Ashley$16!! Is that the price to get them in America? They're worth the money - definitely splash out and treat yourself xx

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  18. @What Lara DidOh wow, thank you! I'll be sure to take a loook now :) xx

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  19. My friend is a VM in Topshop and she told me that all Topshop makeup is exactly the same as MAC, but with different packaging and branding. Probably why it's so good! Plus it's a much cheaper option x

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  20. This looks a lot like MAC Girl About Town! I have yet to try any Topshop lips or nails because we don't have one where I live... American girl problems :(

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  21. I love this colour & upon swatching it in topshop today just had to buy it!
    http://mollsiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
    molly x

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