One of my recent beauty addictions last term has been lipsticks. Previously it was lip glosses, and the term before that, eye shadows. In any case, I probably don't need to mention the fun of shopping for different brands and colours. Nor do I need to emphasise the importance of colour choice - a classic red lipstick on a bare face lends instant glamour, nude transfers the attention to the eyes, shimmer adds vitality and plum conveys sophistication. Wow, what a hard-working beauty product! No wonder lipsticks are recession-proof.
I was in London for a short weekend break recently and forgot to pack a lipstick in my general haze of outfit plans. So I popped into a small, but convenient Boots store. There weren’t too many brands or choices available, so I opted for the Boots-own brand 17. I have never tried their lipsticks before and the phrase ‘mirror shine’ caught my eye. Plus it was only £4.49.
|A nice flurescnt pink with a hint of coral. Plus the packaging's pretty cute!|
There are a total of 10 colours available and online, the description says ‘Get ultra glam, slick colour that creates the illusion of fuller, luscious lips’.
My lips are naturally pigmented and pale colours does not suit – the palest I own is Mac’s Viva Glam Gaga and even then, I slather on a darker shade lip gloss to make it look natural. Therefore, I chose Peace.
I was initially skeptical about the quality of the formula as the lipstick was broken in the tester tube, but the one in my possession have yet to snap. On my hands, it is possible to see the colour is sheer and glossy.