Tuesday, 6 May 2014

3 Affordable Plum Lipsticks

I have been taking major inspiration recently from the whole 'dark lips, 90's' kind of vibe . Maybe I've been watching too much Mindy Project, where Mindy is mostly sporting a dark lip colour of some kind, but it's made me a little bit obsessed with the stuff. So I wanted to dip my toe in Plum lipsticks, without paying through the nose for something, that might not suit me/be out of my comfort zone, and then invest in a higher end product if i do end up wearing it. Here are my options:
I love Topshop make-up, the cutesy packaging and in the drugstore price ranges, you get seriously good stuff. This Topshop polish in Truffle, caught my eye as it wasn't in the typical...well, anything for a lip product to be honest. Its like a brown toned/purple colour with a more of a sheer texture and glossy finish. As it is more of a balm it's moisturizing and makes your lips look nice and plump. But one thing I didn't expect, is great lasting power and this balm lasted all day! It is unbelievably easy to apply and it comes with a little mirror. All these little bonus' seriously add up to make this little underdog a bit of a staple in my makeup bag. £4.99. It is not available anymore but there are so many other similar products (Sleek pout polish for example)
8.5/10

I think the first plum actual lipstick i ever bought was the Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Black Cherry. I saw a similar colour on a girl in Glamour magazine and loved it, so naturally tried to find a colour similar. Everything about it seriously feels high end. From the Tom Ford-esque colour packaging, to the finish. It is
an opaque coverage and lasts seriously well with it being a more matte lipstick on the lips and would probably last forever with a lip liner. But the Real show stealer is the colour; a deep, true plum colour which would suit literally every skin tone. £7.49
9/10

Last but not least is The Beauty UK Lipstick in Plumalicious No. 17 which i like to wear with the Beauty UK clear gloss, which are both seriously good for the price (I think the gloss is around £3.49, bargain!). More of a pinky tone purple lipstick this one but equally pretty. I think this is great either with a few opaque coats or dabbed on the lips for a wash of this colour. This too is a very sheeny lipstick and lasts to say it is so. I'd recommend this lipstick to someone with a dark/olive skin-tone or dabbed on the lips/mix it with a darker colour if you are more on the paler side. I'm really glad I bought this Lipstick, it's very affordable, nice packaging (i like how you can see the shade at the top), gorgeous colour, good staying power. I will be buying a lot more from Beauty UK as I have loved everything I have from them so far. Recommend. £3.49
8/10


Tip.
As with most lipsticks you need to have a smooth service to apply them onto and it makes all the difference. Use a lip scrub and lip balm before wiping them both off then applying your lipstick! (LUSH Bubblegum lip scrub)
Some of my lipsticks match my inspiration for this post!




H xx











3 comments:

  1. Love this post--and your blog! Im obsessed with the color plum :) I just wish I could pull the color off as fabulous as your inspiration icons ;)
    The topshop one is my favorite!
    Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday!!xx

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  2. I love each one, especially the revlon one!

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  3. Gorgeous colours! I love Lily Collins lippy xx


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