Topshop Lipstick: Powder Room

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I bought this whilst perusing Oxford Street with Lauren last weekend, after pondering at the makeup section for a bit longer than is deemed polite I finally settled on Powder Room with my only reasoning being that it’s a step away from the usual blue toned muted pinks I usually go for. Instead I was drawn to the peachy pink and the fact that it seemed to stay on my hand without budging.
So in the hope of finding a lovely colour that would withstand the test of time I rebelled against the golden rule I always follow with lipstick, “Do not buy anything matte and you have dry lips and it’ll look rubbish”, and happily handed over my pounds to the perfectly made up sales assistant….I should have stuck to my rule. On application Powder Room is everything I wanted it to be, it glides on smoothly and there’s even a hint of creaminess in the texture that’ll allow you to do some pretty serious lip smacking (what an awful phrase) to spread the product evenly, the colour is complimentary to my skin tone and I actually looked in the mirror and thought to myself in an American accent “not baaayyud”.
Unfortunately about 50 minutes later I noticed that the formula seemed to have changed from creamy to chalky which is fine for staying power but not good for dry lipped Larrys like me, the product clung to the wrong places and gave the effect of pretty much every other matte lipstick I’ve ever tried. However mixing with a bit of clear lipbalm worked wonders and gave the oh so nice colour a lovely finish whilst saving it from a life at the back of a drawer.

21 comments

  1. This is such a gorgeous colour, it looks lovely on you!xx

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  2. Ooooh nice! I've been eyeing up the new Topshop cosmetic range myself!

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  3. Love it! Really suits you, I too seem to stay at the makeup counter far toooo long! What can you do!

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  4. Matte lip products are fun, I actually think they make lips look much fuller compared to shiny lipglosses- at least on me, they do. The whole Topshop makeup range looks so nice!
    xx

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  5. Oh it's a very pretty colour! It's rubbish that it accentuated your dry lips, however, at least you figured a remedy for it, so the pretty lipstick shall not go to waste! x
    Sirens and Bells

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  6. Oooh, such a pretty colour! I must check this out (: So glad you thought of a fix to the issue! ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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  7. This is such a pretty colour. I always avoid these lip crayons because I think they'll dry my lips out, but it was good idea you had to mix it with lip balm :) xx

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  8. I keep meaning to try this, I'll have to remember next time I'm in a store where they do their makeup! As everyone else has said, it looks lovely :) xx

    glittercave.blogspot.com

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  9. Oooh that colour looks so pretty on you! :) x

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  10. This shade looks really pretty :) and i love the topshop make-up range, i always spend forever at their counter, swatching and pondering which products to buy. It is such a shame that it is drying after a while and you have to use lip-balm which is such a hassle~ I think i like the topshop blushers the most, they are amazing. Thanks for sharing xx

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  11. It looks lovely on you, I had the same problem with this lipstick so might try your lip balm trick :)

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  12. This looks lovely on you! I really want to try topshop makeup
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  13. Ooohhh, really wanted to try one of these out but was wary of the matte lip thing being a 'dry-lipped Larry' like you -ahaa- but thanks to your balm tip I shall defo give it a go!
    Smashing post!! xoxo

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  14. Love the peachy pink !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  15. I just got the Topshop lipstick in Coy a couple of weeks ago, it's slightly more peach than Powder room, but exactly the same thing happened to me! I'll have to try it with some lipbalm over, I was afraid it might go streaky haha!
    Eleanor x

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  16. This is my favourite colour, it's so annoying that it's becames chalky. I normally but a bit of lip balm on top. x

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