|Above: The Top Shop lipstick comes in a black and white metal case that is both sturdy and refreshingly lightweight.|
While at The Grove in LA with my mom this weekend, I popped into the new Top Shop store and, before I knew it, found myself buying yet another pinky-peach lip color!
Whimsical is a creamy, semi-matte pastel that is pale enough to be interesting and pigmented enough to add a brilliant swath of color to the face.
In honor of this new acquisition, I created a brief review video...after viewing, kindly scroll on for additional images and the Bottom Line!
|Above: The Top Shop lipstick retails for $16.|
|Above: I love the contrast and simplicity of the cardboard packaging...actually quite detailed for less-expensive lip color.|
|Above: Whimsical in all of its peachy-pink glory.|
|Above: A swatch of Whimsical in natural lighting.|
Below: The last three images reflect Whimsical on the lips in various lighting...
|Above: On the lips!|
Bottom Line: Whimsical's peachy-pink loveliness is a happy surprise. Initially, I considered my purchase of this lip color an experiment with the Top Shop cosmetics line...upon using this for the weekend, I couldn't be happier with the results. This lipstick is creamy, opaque, semi-matte, richly-pigmented and lasts comfortably for 3-4 hours before the need to touch up becomes exigent. It is not drying and the scent is pleasant (kind of like dried fruit) and dissipates quickly upon application. If you are a lover of peachy pinks (e.g., Illamasqua Obey, Burberry Pink Apricot and Le Metier de Beaute Two Lips etc.) as I am, I highly recommend this reasonably affordable option!
Have YOU tried any cosmetics from the Top Shop Beauty line? Thoughts?