Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Accessorize Lipstick in Smitten - Review

While browsing my local Superdrug I stumbled across the new lipsticks by Accessorize
and the first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful packaging that is very Accessorize in style -
butterflies, floral print with a cute little owl all set on a navy back ground, 
the first thing that came to mind was mid summer night's dream theme - anyone else?

While we are on the topic of packaging each shade comes with a little clip off compartment 
of separate lipstick that is the same shade as the bullet so you get more bang for your buck
in terms of product, it is very similar in terms of design to the MUA lipsticks
as is the scent which leads me to believe they may be manufactured by the same company?

I'm unsure to just how many shades there is in the line but i'll hazard a guess and say around six shades
and Smitten is the most coral of the bunch and the shade I automatically picked up.
Although it appears coral in bullet form but when applied it becomes more of a yellow toned pink
that is mid toned and very much matte in finish.
As it is neutral it will suit most complexions and as it is a mid range pink again this will suit most.
I'm sure there is a shade in the MUA lip booms that is almost identical to this if truthful.

The formula is a little bit of a let down it feels waxy and thick on the lips
if slicked straight on from the tube rather than dabbed on which is my preferred application method.
I found the lipstick a little too heavy to fully be comfortable worn alone but paired with a lip gloss
I did find it more wearable as there was added moisture and the gloss seemed to cancel out the waxy
sensation that I strongly disliked!
That aside in terms of pigmentation I have no grumbles as it does pack a punch as far as colour pay off goes.
In terms of wear I found the lipstick to wear for around four hours but worn alone it did dry out my lips
and left a stain behind which isn't always a bad thing especially if the shade fades evenly - which it did.

Product Summary 
Round Up - A mid toned neutral pink matte lipstick that has good colour pay off but is a little
uncomfortable to wear alone.
Best For - Teaming up with a lip gloss or lip balm for the comfort factor.
Pigmentation - (8/10) No qualms about the colour pay off level.
Availability - Selected Superdrug stores for £4.99

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  1. The packaging on this is so pretty :)

  2. I love the packaging! Not so sure on the shade, I don't think it would really suit me, but I definitely need to check out their other shades!
    Seems quite pricey though if it is that similar to the MUA lipsticks!!


  3. I never realised that there was the tiny tub of the shade at the end of the tube!
    How cute!!

    I love this shade and the packaging is adorable.


  4. These look really cute! I have a couple of their older lipsticks, I posted about them awhile ago here :)


  5. That packaging is divine like japanese kimono material, the colour is very pretty too. xx

  6. Aw the packaging sways me everytime with this brand. I know a matte formula will look awful on me, I just know it, yet I STILL want this thanks to the pretty flowers


  7. the shade and the texture might be a let down but the packaging is totally making up for it. wow
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  8. What a pretty shade!! I haven't tried accessorize make up yet.. I think it's time! ;)

  9. I am marketed to so easily, some pretty package and I am have way to Superdrug already! I think I'll be checking out these lippies at least to see the different colours. I could always use it as decoration!

  10. I literally was eye-ing this up earlier today just because the packaging is absolutely beautiful but I'm kinda glad I didn't pick this up as I hate waxy drying lip products. great review Hun. - for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts


  11. Ah so it is cheaper to get the MUA eh? Strange, they probably are the same manufacturer though as you said haha!

  12. I work for Accessorize and haven't even seen these yet! We're due the new range in store soon, so I guess Superdrug got sent them before my store. The packaging is so sweet!

  13. I really wish the formula were better :( I have yet to see these lipsticks yet!!

    Fab post, keep it up.
    xo, Madison

  14. Oh yes this colour suits you right down to a tee - gorgeous!

  15. Love the packaging and the shade! Beautiful.

  16. prettttty packaging, sucks it feels weird on. looks like Athens by buxom lips


  17. The formula is a bummer, but I do love the packaging! :)

  18. I really love the packaging. I have never really explored in the accessorize cosmetic products but after reading this post, i may have to try them out in store. The colour is really nice and it's just something that i will personally choose with the balm that is very handy for dry lips! Thanks so much for sharing~x

  19. How gorgeous is that lipstick?!? I would definitely buy it for the packaging alone!

  20. This reminds me of a L'Oreal lipstick... I forget which one but...blah.Looks like it'd be heckon dry lips.

  21. I am very tempted to try this after reading this review! I am addicted to this lipstick.


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