Friday 28 October 2011

Lipstick I love: Infrared by Topshop

Ok, so I'm a self confessed lipstick fiend. When I bought my first tube of Chanel Rouge Allure in Passion a few years back, I practically beat myself about the head for not discovering the joys of lipstick earlier. To this day, I have trouble comprehending why women don't just wear the stuff all the time! It's bloomin' amazing and leaving the house without a slick of it is akin to going out minus shoes, or your rollers still setting in your hair. Well that's a blatant exaggeration, but my point is I love lipstick - hence the name of my quaint  little site. :)

Because I'm such a lipstick menace, I thought it would be nice to review some every now and then, and first off the bat is this little gem from the Topshop makeup collection.

Topshop Lips in Infrared

I bought this one on a whim on my lunchbreak - a purchase born  out of the boredom and curiosity that only a lunch break can bring. I noticed it because of the stand out colour. I'm definitely a red lip girl but the fact that this one is a bright, orangey red was a little bit out of my comfort zone.
But I got it anyway, and I think it's rather lovely - not as scary on the lips as it looks. The colour is Infrared and it's definitely a standout.

Infared is bright but wearable
This is touted as a velvet finish lipstick that smoothes, moisturises and nourishes the lips. It does feel rather smooth and creamy, and   is definitely more hydrating than a lot of lipsticks I've tried in the past. The swatch on my arm makes it look a little more orange than it does on the lips, because lips have that natural pinkness that shines through fairly sheer lipsticks such as this one.
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about the make up range from Topshop when it first launched - kind of in the same way that I'm weary of celebrity frangrances (I still remember JLo Glow's pungent soapy stench stuck in the back of my throat as a 19 year old), but I must say that I am impressed by it so far - the only negative really is that the staying power isn't that great - but top marks for a groovy colour! The next lipstick I'm going to have a good look at is shade 01 from the Kate Moss for Rimmel. My current favourite :)

Wearing a fairly sheer slick of Infrared


  1. Hello there! What beautiful lips! I happened across your blog and loved your posts! I'd really like to read more from you. :) I'll check back for your latest posts soon.

    PS. Love the makeup posts!

  2. Hi Kendra! Thank you for the lovely comments. I hope to update daily from now. Feel free to follow me for updates :)