Saturday, 22 August 2015

Primark p.s love velvet matte lipstick crayon- review and swatches.

When Primark does good makeup, it does good makeup. Case study: their new velvet matte lipstick crayon. It's a stonker.

primark p.s love velvet matte lipstick crayon- wine

I mean just look at it. It's only £2, but it doesn't look all that cheap at all. In fact, if it looks like it might be a dupe for Nars velvet lip pencil, that's because it really is. Similar smooth texture, similar (great) pigmentation and similar (impressive) longevity. Hell, I'm gonna go out and say it: I actually prefer this Primark offering, though obviously there's a limited shade range.

This particular shade is called 'Wine', and is every bit as rich and as deep as the name suggests. In my swatches I'm wearing one swipe, but you can easily build it more intensity. It was comfortable to wear, faded flatteringly to leave a stain, and didn't bleed. what's not to like?

primark lipstick crayon- wine

Of course, you'll need a chunky sharpener, but that's no biggie. There are a few other shades on offer, including a mauve-nude, a bright pink and a coral. If you want a comfortable, purse-friendly alternative to a matte lipstick, I highly recommend you try a shade or two.


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