So I promised some reviews and here is an ickle one for you.
Like many others, when the weather gets a little bit brighter and warmer I automatically think; 'Yay!! Bright lipstick time!' and this year is no exception.
I've been drooling over oranges and corals galore and have been searching Boots and Superdrug like a mad woman for an affordable bright orange that doesn't make my teeth look like they belong to a Jeremy Kyle Reject. And ee by gum I think I've found it!
It comes in the form of this Velvet Touch little boy from Gosh in Colour 153: Flirty Orange (£6.99)- even the name rocks!
The packaging is sleek and doesn't feel cheap and tacky which is always a good thing for a lipstick that cost me a fiver!
|Mind my really really dry hands|
This is a bright orange with slightly less of a yellow tone and leans a little more towards red undertones but it's still a proper orange (Jeepers I'm good at explaining colours). It is bright but I think it's wearable, I've worn it to work but I love a bright lip so if you do too this is one for you.
With oranges, the yellow base can sometimes make your teeth look yellow but I really haven't had that problem with this.
The lipstick has a nice creamy formula and isn't drying on the lips, it doesn't drag or skip and stays in that state where you can rub your lips together comfortably.
|Worn over a yellowy orange lipliner|
The super drug website say that this lipstick 'contains light reflecting pigments which gives the lips a bright and shiny look' and I say I'd have to agree with this. When first applied it has a nice shiny finish but after a while that wears off and you are left with a kind of satin finish and then eventually a nice orange stain.
The Lasting Power
This stuff claims to be 'long lasting' and I'd also agree, it lasted a good 5 hours on me before I topped it up and at that stage I didn't particularly need to but the creaminess had worn off and I wanted something on my lips.
On wearing off they don't wear off patchy and bitty but instead leave a nice orange stain like I said above.
With every lipstick I try I like to put it to the 'sausage sandwich test' i.e. where I apply, eat a sausage sarnie and see what is left after and this did hold up.
Overall I love this bad boy, I've been wearing it loads lately and it just brightens up my face and for £6.99 its a bargain. It's actually on buy one get one half price in Superdrug at the minute too.
If you want to see the lipstick applied then watch my new video here or below: