Topshop Rio Rio Lipstick | Review + Swatch

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Topshop Rio Rio lipstick

Who’s ready for a make up review?  Brace yourselves.. it’s a review of one of my favourite lipsticks – Topshop Rio Rio!

Topshop Rio Rio Lipstick

 They say:

Pucker up.

I say:

Err, thanks for that gem of wisdom Topshop… reeaaaally informative.  Nawt.

Would I be alone in visualising bare £££ clothes when someone says “Topshop”?  I would imagine not.  I’m sure everyone does the “how much?!” gasp and the “sees price > price is too much > tries to put clothes back on rail dead sly > feels embarrassed > feels poor > ends up in Boots” scenario happens far too much for my liking.  

I will admit that if it wasn’t for blogging, I wouldn’t have given the Topshop make up line a chance.  I would have dismissed it as overpriced rubbish and never, ever gone near it.  Ever.  *dramatic music*   I have to give credit where it’s due to you bloggers though, you sure know how to sell a product!  I saw nothing but glowing reviews about their lipsticks and curiosity just got the better of me, as usual.  To dip my toes into the Topshop make up water, so to speak, I opted for the Topshop Rio Rio lipstick.

Topshop Rio Rio Lipstick

I would describe this lipstick as a “cheeky and fun” red.   As I find it has a orange undertone, it can make your teeth look yellow. (Especially if you have found yourself caught up in the “Share a Coke ” marketing exercise.   Yes yes, it’s all fun and games when you find YOUR name.  *runs off and cries*)

Topshop Rio Rio lipstick

Upon application the lipstick feels creamy and does not drag.  I wouldn’t say this is a matte shade but it’s not glossy either… *puzzled at how technical lipsticks can be*  It doesn’t feel heavy on the lips and doesn’t settle into any cracks or splits; it disguises them quite nicely!  In terms of longevity it does have the potential to last if you can resist food and water.  I wouldn’t count on this lipstick to survive dancefloor to kebab shop (is that where the youths still go?!  *consults Geordie Shore*) .   I would say at most I’ve had about 2 hours of  wear before I gave into the munchies and it inevitably faded/slipped/ended up on my forehead.  Don’t ask.

My personal opinion would be that this lipstick would suit almost everyone; regardless of skin tone or ethnicity.  I think the orange undertone prevents my lipsticks looking non-existent as a pale girl, and I think it would “pop” on a tanned/olive skin tone.

For £8 I think you get exactly what you pay for in terms of quality and I am now officially a convert to Topshop lipsticks!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that another one has made it’s way into my grubby little hands…  And yes, it’s another red.

Would you try a lipstick from Topshop?  What colour would you pick?

Danniella x x x

August 27, 2013
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4 Comments

  • Reply Amy

    This looks really nice :) I’m not a huge fan of Topshop lipsticks in general. Reviews like this do make me want to try them again though :)

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

    August 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thanks Amy! It is really nice, they are so creamy :) was surprised by the quality myself :) xx

      August 29, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Kylie

    Such a great shade! i need to get some TopShop lipsticks in my life!

    September 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You really do, go get one! xx

      September 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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