Lipstick addicts, look away now. This is going to hurt your purse; they’re the full £30. The only salve I can offer is that John Lewis, at the time of writing, is doing a 10% price match which brings them down to £27. Now that mattes are so mainstream, the battle between brands isn’t for the finish, it’s for the comfort and much as I’m personally not a matte fan, I cannot knock the comfort here.
I need to say that I think my lighting is skewing the shades to a fraction lighter than they are. So, when it comes to lip feel, they’re not the light, silky textures that we’ve seen quite a lot of lately. These are properly weighted lipsticks that feel creamy and present on the lip. The colours are beautifully intense, so you’ll need only one pass of the bullet to be completely and fully dressed. They’re also wonderfully light on fragrance… I can’t smell anything at all. The shades above are 403 (Lucky Red), 102 (Androgino), 201 (Nightberry) and 502 (Kimono).
The swatches are as listed above in the same order. These really do feel like treats (so they should) and the last is good so perhaps, on a cost per wear (I read somewhere the average number of wears from a lipstick is 293) it’s not quite so painful. They’re HERE.
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