Beauty Makeup

Lip Haul: Topshop Lipsticks & Favourite Lip Balm Ever

July 25, 2015

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I recently did a spot of online shopping and took advantage of a 20% off sale on feelunique.com – one of my favourite sites for beauty products. I first discovered it back in 2011 when I lived in Australia and the words “worldwide shipping” were more than usually satisfying. It’s free when you spend more than $20 USD (not hard) and I’ve never paid duties on any orders (either in Australia or Canada). They have deals and discounts quite often and the shipping speed is pretty good.

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The best thing in this little parcel is the Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm – this is special edition packaging celebrating 20 years of moisturized lips. It’s my favourite lip balm of all time and it’s a workhorse. I keep one of these on my bedside table, one in my purse and – I’ll admit it – a back up in the cupboard so I’m never without. I apply it before bed and in the morning it’s still on. I’ve never tried another lip balm with such staying power. For that reason, it’s also perfect to wear for a run or workout. I use this all year but wintertime is when it really shines. Last December I was in Banff, Alberta to try snowboarding for the first time. It was -39 and this stuff didn’t disappoint. The box says it’s been “tested in extremely cold conditions in Canada” and I can now say the same: tested and verified. Canadians can also find this at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

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I was really excited to see that Feelunique now stocks Topshop beauty products! I love the Topshop line of lipsticks: great pigmentation, long lasting, fairly priced. My local Topshop (I say those three words gratefully after having none for. so. long.) barely stocks the beauty range and I’ve never seen these two particular colours: Rio Rio and Whimsical.  I’ve had an eye on them for a couple of years after seeing them on Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. Doesn’t a brand new tube of lipstick just look amazing? There’s something about the blunt cut of it straight out of the bullet that’s so nice. It’s as if the lipstick is saying, “Well, I can look this good on my own. Let’s see if your face can improve me.”

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Rio Rio is a gorgeous orangey red shade that I thought would be great for summer (well, anytime, but that helped me justify the purchase…). I think this intense colour will brighten my pale complexion. If nothing else, bright lips help distract from tired eyes.

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Whimsical is much less in your face. To me, it’s a nod to the kind of 60s mod look that you’d pair with a flick of black liquid liner. I’ll have to be careful to wear this with blush or bronzer so it doesn’t wash me right out.

Have you tried any Topshop lipsticks? What’s your go to shade?

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6 Comments

  • Reply Kate July 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Um…I will be buying this lip balm asap.

    • Reply eileen July 28, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Yaaaaay! It’s seriously good 🙂 I’d love to hear how you like it!

  • Reply Dyson August 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I also really want to try some Topshop lipsticks but I always get overwhelmed with the colour selection when I go! Rimmel\46#39;s Kate Moss lipsticks are definitely my favourite; i love the formula and i find that they are very moisturising on the lips !

    • Reply eileen August 18, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Ooh such a good suggestion! I’ve only tried one of the Kate Moss lipsticks but loved it! I will have to try more based on your recommendation! Let me know if you try a Topshop lipstick if you like it 🙂

  • Reply Lizzie September 22, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Great tip about the lip balm! I used to be a Vaseline girl, but I can no longer support products with Mineral Oil. I will definitely be heading to Shopper’s today!

    • Reply eileen September 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      I know what you mean about Vaseline. I’m so excited for you to try this one! Be prepared for a thicker texture than most lip balms. I hope you enjoy it!

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