Topshop Lipstick in 'Hedonist' £7, available here.
'Hedonist' is my first venture into Topshop make-up (I know, I know, I am miles behind with the times!). An orange-red lip is my go-to when I'm feeling a bit 'meh'. I know some who think the colour should be only used by people with olive or darker skin, but I love the look of it on pale skin and have experimented with various different shades and brands over the past couple of years.
I really like the idea of lip stick pens, and whilst I have been yearning for Nars products, I've stuck to cheap and cheerful ELF Studio Matte lip pencils, coral being my favourite. The Topshop one is clearly more expensive, so I was expected a better product. First off, I prefer the packaging by a mile. I know ultimately the packaging doesn't matter if the product is rubbish, but the packaging has always drawn me to the Topshop make up lines, especially the polka dot nail varnishes! The formula is also a lot nicer with the Topshop lipstick, as it does go on creamily whereas other ones do drag my lips a bit. It does show up any dry skin on my lips which is a bit of a downfall, so I've been wearing it with a lipbalm on top, but I'm planning on buying a lip scrub asap to just sort the dry lips situation out anyway!
The colour is really beautiful, and I love the pen style of it as it's so easy to apply. I'm not entirely sure about how long it lasts on the lips as I'm really quite paranoid about those sorts of things so I'm always reapplying anyway, but I've heard greats things about it. Overall I'm really happy with the product and will hopefully get to try out the other colours soon! Do you have this? Are you a fan of Topshop make-up?