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11/26/13

TOPSHOP Velvet Lips Swatches ~ Velveteen Ribbon, Plush

Have you ever wondered if there'll ever be a matte lipstick that would stay on your lips like wall paint? A lipstick that won't smear your coffee cup? A lipstick your long hair cannot stick to? A lipstick that won't land on your fingertips when you do flying kisses? {The last one when you pretend you won an Oscar, and the kisses are flying to James Cameron. Of course you won Best Actress in Titanic!}
Well, that lipstick is what I expected Topshop Velvet Lips to be....
 "Part of The Damned collection: a highly pigmented lip cream with a powdery soft, ultimate matte finish. Wear alone or with lip liner for a truly opaque, high colour finish." ~ Topshop.
These could be Lime Crime Velvetines, but not sure coz I have not tried those. 

Topshop Velvet Lips are available in 3 shades - the third being a black shades called Raven. Had I seen it when I first saw these, I probably would have picked it over the red.
Velveteen Ribbon ~ A true blue-based red. When layered, it looks darker on the edges and more vampy.
Plush ~ Purple with teeny tiny purpley shimmer mixed in. I failed to notice them the first few times I wore it, and when I did, I liked it a little bit more.

Swatches ~ Velveteen Ribbon, Plush

Velveteen Ribbon
Plush ~ With shimmer

*Sorry my skin looks so pale and corpse-like. It was just so gloomy when I took the pics.
The Good: They dry to an opaque, transfer-proof, matte finish. You can kiss a white shirt with them without leaving any stain (not that we do that!) They don't come off easily with just a tissue, you'll need a wipe or makeup remover. They are fragrance-free.
The Bad: They are DRY, and can make your lips feel very stiff, and also looking patchy, especially when you layer 2-3 coats. The texture feels powdery. The worst part, they crack and then peel off they come in contact with saliva, water & lip balm. You kiss your date with these lipsticks, you'll see red or purple bits between his teeth when he grins at you later. That is, if he didn't run away.
I just couldn't wear them for a long time. I found myself wiping it all off within an hour. I wish the texture was more comfortable.
 
Overall, I see these as "fashion" lipsticks because they look striking & unusual, but I don't really see them being staples for people who want comfortable lippies they can smile with in a non-robotic way....and who fear what I said above. 
I realized I forgot to click pics of the applicator. It's just a regular doe-foot applicator like that of lipglosses.


Price ~  £10 | Rs.1011
My Rating:
3/5
 

What do you think of Velvet Lips? Favorite of the two?






31 comments:

  1. You are no less than a *super model* ♥

    AS♥

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    1. That's a very generous compliment! :D I'm 1 feet and some inches less....but thank you :) <3

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  2. Red one <3 super cool.. Pretty shades ^_^

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  3. the red one is awesome.. :) n u r really looking like a vampire wid d pale skin...

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  4. Did you know sephora has cream lipstain which is to die for? Its matte, doesnt dry your lips and super opaque! Love!!

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  5. The texture seems like a lip job gone wrong! Robotic :P

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  6. The red one it's very similar to the Essence Stay Matte, which I have!
    I agree with you the "fashion use" of these products...In fact, I wear mine under a red lipstick, to avoid empty spaces when it leave. :)
    Kisses!

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  7. They definitely don't look like everyday lip products. I can totally imagine them being used for a dark-themed runway show though!

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  8. Plush looks more dry..I hate these drying kinds..which stick to your lips and make them stiff :/

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  9. Whatever the texture is the red looks super nice on you!

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  10. That looks very dry. What do you wear the purple lips with?

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    1. Pink eyeshadow on lids, purple e/s smudged on bottom lash line, winged black eyeliner. Pink Blush (MAC Pink Swoon)

      I think! :)

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  11. Drying and peeling definitely don't sound good! I own both the Lime Crime velvetines which definitely perform better than these and feel light! Easily staying for a good few hours before getting all patchy!

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  12. Ohemgee! These shades are stunning. So sad their formula isn't that good. x

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade

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  13. The colors are great but they have such drying and uncofirtable formula + peeling coming in contact with saliva.. isshhhhh!! Definitely not worth a try!!

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  15. dey do look a lil dry
    by da it ll sound a lil cheezyy but u hav lips tat can make a lipstick look great... ;) ;) ;D

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  16. ribbon looks good... you can make any lipshade look beautiful :)

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  17. LOL, it sounds like a nightmare. "kiss your date and you can see the bits of chapped flakes between his teeth"

    God, that would be the worst nightmare ever! Nice review.

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  18. wow! what an amazing blog you have!<3 If we could follow eachother on GFC, that would mean a world to me:) Thank you so much for a such an inspirational blog!<3 xx peach

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  19. Super Pretty Swatches!!

    Btw, Your Search Box is Not Working.. Hpnd with Mine Too..Plz Check It :)

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    1. Ya, I was wondering why the other day...will try to fix it. Thanks! :)

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  20. red one looks nice.... though there is no denying it does look very dry!!

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  21. wow both the colors are so opaque and pretty !

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  22. they r so perfect...please send them to India...

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  23. These look amazing :D, shame that the formula sounds so difficult :(. Thanks for the review:)

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  24. The velveteen ribbon looks stunning on you! Too bad the formula isn't comfortable at all. Is it the dupe for Lime Crime Velvetines Wicked?

    xoxo,
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