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.
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