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Monday, September 02, 2013

Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La Review

Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La


Believe it or not Ohh La La is my first proper Topshop lipstick, I have in the past dabbled with their lip crayons but never their lipstick line which is surprising given the amazing write up's they have had in the blog-o-sphere. I finally took the plunge around a fortnight ago and came home with the amazingly bright coral shade that is Ohh La La.

Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La
Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La
Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La

Okay, okay packaging isn't everything but I rather loathe the matte white plastic that the majority of Topshop make-up comes presented in. Why? Because it gets grubby like no other and unlike a black surface even after you wipe it down it still looks worse for wear as the white stains. Ugh! Other than that everything seems well enough made and I guess given the price point I can't complain too much.

Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La
Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La
Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La

At the moment on the Topshop website there is 18 shades of lipstick to choose from but I am sure there is a few more options in store as I also bought Pillow Talk and it is no-where to be seen on the site. Basically there is a huge colour range and at £8 (on par with Revlon, Bourjois et al) you are not going to feel to bad should you walk away with more than shade especially if you have a student discount card! My first choice was of course Ohh La La which is listed as a coral blush but is certainly more of an almost neon orange tinged coral. It reminds me a lot of Illamasqua's Over lipstick but not as chalk or as stark in finish for that matter. 

Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La
Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La
Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La
Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La

Despite being hailed as a velvet finish lipstick I have found that Topshop's velvet formula is creamy, soft, light and very comfortable to wear. It glides on to the lips delivering full opaque coverage in one quite swipe without feeling waxy or clinging to any dry areas nor does it bleed or feather throughout the course of wear. 
Speaking of wear each application (including eating and drinking) typically wore for around two hours which in my opinion is fairly average. Again despite the velvety claims this doesn't have a matte finish rather it provides a light glossy sheen that is not sticky in the slightest.

As far as high street make-up offerings go I truly do feel Topshop have hit the nail on the head with their lipstick line creamy, pigmented, a great range of shades at an affordable price. Let the collection of the lipstick line commence...

Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Ohh La La £8 via Topshop - link
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32 comments:

  1. I love Topshop lippies and THAT is my sorta shade, love it :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  2. Ive always wondered about Topshops lippy. Great blog will have to give it a try!

    Mariah

    starlasays.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxo

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  3. These Polkas packaging is interesting and shades are good too. I wish these were available in India too
    http://dressnmakeup.blogspot.in/

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  4. This is a pretty coral shade. I love corals.

    Kate | Sparkle Dust x

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  5. I lovvvve that shade! I have a fair few Topshop lipsticks and love them all (except for Depth, it's a bit awkward to apply) but I NEED this shade!
    www.lost-in-wonderland.co.uk

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  6. This looks like a gorgeous shade! I need to buy more Topshop lipsticks.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  7. Love the Topshop lippies! This one is a particularly lovely shade though! xx

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  8. I love Topshop lipstick, this shade is lovely :) xx

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  9. Best shade!! Love it

    www.beautyfrontline.com

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  10. Oh, I love the colour!! Like the velvet finish too!

    http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

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  11. the colour and finish looks amazing!Xxx

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  12. I love the shade! Topshop cosmetics packaging is so cute! I need to try it xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  13. I really want to try Topshop makeup as I've heard such good things about it. I like the packaging but can see how it would get grubby quickly. I think this is a gorgeous shade, and will defo look at it next time I'm in store!

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

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  14. I've tried a lot of Topshop makeup but never the lipstick, this colour is gorgeous though :)

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  15. Such a gorgeous colour, looks best in the last photo!

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back.

    www.frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.uk

    Frankie xXx

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  16. I still have yet to purchase a topshop lipstick! I think you may have won me over this time though... a shopping trip is on the cards tomorrow xx

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  17. I just bought this now, I've considered it but the shade looked way to bright but it looked good in the swatches :) xx
    http://custombug.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I only own Topshop blush. I really have to try the lipsticks x

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  19. Topshop lipsticks are really great quality and i do love swatching them in store. I always want to buy the 'pillow talk' shade because it's so pretty! However, like you said, i really dislike the packaging and i am a sucker for packaging therefore up until this date, i still haven't made my purchase yet.

    Thanks for reviewing and the swatch, have a lovely day <3

    * Yingcbeauty *
    X x X x X

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  20. That looks like such a nice colour! I bought my first topshop lipstick in 'innocent' a couple of weeks ago and I also love mine but I did look at this one and almost got it! I thought it was a little too bright for me in the shop but it looks so lovely in your photos! xxx

    http://daisychainsintherain.wordpress.com/

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  21. I really love the look of this colour! Must get my hands on some topshop lipstick now!!!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  22. I've tried their highlighter (love it) and nail polishes, am tempted to try the lipsticks on loan day!

    JaynieShannon | UK Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle (I Follow back)

    xx

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  23. Never tried a Topshop lipstick, but I think I'll buy one the next time I go shopping! The colour is gorgeous!

    http://georgiamegan.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the Topshop lippies; this one has been on my next to buy list for a while now :)

    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  25. This is a lovely shade!

    I'm holding a giveaway of a MAC Lipstick of your choice on my blog if you'd like to enter!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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  26. I have never tried Topshop lipsticks but everyone seems to love them! I shall have to look into them. Great review and gorgeous colour of lipstick!

    http://normollieee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Ive been eyeing this up recently after i tried the brighton rock shade, love the formula of them!x

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  28. What a beautiful coral! The shade is right up my alley and the formula sounds great :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  29. This looks so lovely! Can't wait to get my hands on it :)

    Layla

    athousandandonemoons.blogspot.com

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  30. I love that coral shade! I prefer longer lasting lipsticks to be honest

    themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. This is gorgeous, I really fancy their shade 'Brighton Rock', have to love the Topshop makeup range :) Great post X

    abubbleofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. That is such a beautiful lipstick! I've never tried Topshop lipsticks (not a fan of the packaging either) but will definitely buy one soon :D

    britishheartsxo.blogspot.com

    x

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