The packaging of this lipstick and the smell are nothing to rave about, but the lippie was only £2.99 which I couldn't complain about. The texture is quite matte, but doesn't highlight dry lips and can be patted on for a soft colour, or lashed on for a really deep, sultry berry shade.
It's a warm red with hints of blue so flattering to most skintones including very pale. cold-toned me. I was scared it would be too intense of my pale, blonde features but it really pops and I am in love! I wore it to my best friend's Christmas party this week (picture below) and have been wearing it most days!
Gross close-up. Don't know why people would want this photo.
I think for anyone wanting to try a daring berry lip, this is the perfect answer. At under £3 it doesn't cost a lot to experiment with, and I think it's a suits-all shade. There is a certain level of bleed with this colour so a lipliner would be good, but it's not necessary and the colour is quite easy to apply without a lip brush. It has great lasting power so is perfect for those Christmas and New Year parties coming up. I think one to splash your Christmas cash on.