Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Lipstick Hoarder #3 - TOPSHOP LIP BULLETS, HOT OR NOT?

When I first got these I couldn't wait to finally be able to use them. Topshop Beauty Mini Lip Bullets were originally designed as a holiday special, a treat for your Christmas tree and so they stayed on the tree until January 2nd. When I said goodbye to the tree, I said hello to my new lipsticks :) Two weeks in and I have to admit, I'm surprised. If you'd like to know more, check out my full review :) 



Where to buy?

Priced at £5.00 each, available in stores and on Topshop website during holiday season. Currently unaivaible in mini sizes, but available full size for £8.00 each.

Packaging:

Off white matte plastic with grey writing and clear plastic cups. 1g of product per bullet.

Formula:

Available in satin (in my opinion semi matte) and matte, both creamy and sit surprisingly comfortable on the lip. May dry them a little with continuous use. Lip prep necessarily in my opinion. Lasting power 4-5 hrs .with light eating and drinking,2-3 hours for satin formula. They don't bleed out, no lip liner necessarily, however if you want to ensure you're lips are lined to perfection, lip liner and lip brush application needed, especially with darker colours. They transfer quite a bit onto mugs etc. Formula is very similar to MAC matte lipsticks, however I prefer them in terms of wear. They seem to sit more comfortably. Available in 6 shades.

Shades:

From left: Motel, Get Me Bodied and Joyride
Get Me Bodied
Matte, muted yet rich dark purple with a hint of red and brown. The formula is quite drying but stays on really well. Will need a touch up during the day. Ensure lips are prep before application. Pigmentation is great. It needs two coats on the lip to get it to it's full potential. 


Joyride
Satin, vibrant red. Sits comfortably on the lip, satin finish disasters quite easily and dries to semi matte. Transfers quite easily, doesn't bleed though. Will need touch ups during a day. Great pigmentation. Apply with lip brush for best results. 1-2 coats.


Motel
Satin, cool toned brown nude. As with Joyride dries to semi matte. Transfers less than darker colours, but transfers nevertheless. Doesn't bleed. Great daytime colour, will suit any skin tone, even the palest. My personal favourite of the bunch. Great every day lip colour. Needs 1 coat.


Overview:

I'm very impressed with Topshop Bullet Lipsticks. I like the formula and even full size they come at nearly 50% of the MAC prices, with slightly more comfortable to wear formula. They transfer a lot, so if that's a con for you, you may not like them. Pigmentation is excellent, they apply easily. Definitely a 4+* product for me (out of 5). I may pick up few more shades, as I'm really impressed with the ones I have. My personal favourite has been a huge surprise to me. It's extremely hard to find a brown nude to suit pale complexion with pink undertones, yet Motel hits all the right spots. Matte formula ca be drying so don't skip the lip prep.

Thank you for reading,
Love

Dorota x

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6 comments

  1. They do look fab! I just bought similar colours from MAC and I find them a little drying

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. As with any matte formula I guess but I find that lately my lips are super dry so, as much as it pains me, I'm trying to wear less matte (and I miss it so much !!!)

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  2. They sound great and I love the shades you have! I haven't tried any Topshop makeup but heard lots of good things about their lip products so definitely need to try them. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I've seen it on YT over and over, but I really wanted to get something makeup related for my Christmas Tree this year so these were perfect. Although, I have to be honest, it was hard not to take them out before tree went down lol :) I really like this nude colour. Willbe buying full size soon, as I keep wearing it, forgetting about my reds lol x

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  3. Beautiful shades! I love all three. I haven't bought any makeup from Topshop because they seem very pricey here in the US for the packaging etc. I'm glad to hear the quality of the lipsticks is good.

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    1. Yes, they aren't the cheapest and packaging doesn't look too great ut it feels better than it looks. And I personally quite like it for its originality :) Quality is surprisingly good and I will be trying more from their range, that's for sure :)

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