Review: The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in Red Siren

26 September 2013

I've always wanted a pin-up girl lipstick. You know, that true red that makes lips look like juicy and ripe strawberries? Glamorous, bold, and dramatic red? That red. I've always put off getting one though because I feel like it's too harsh for my personality skin tone. Next best solution? Look for something a little more subtle and not too "look at me!" red.

A couple of weeks ago, The Body Shop sent me some of their newest products to try. This red lipstick from the new Colour Crush line jumped out at me - The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in Red Siren.

I refused to let myself be intimidated by a tube of lipstick so I tried it on after taking some photos...

... and fell in love.

What I didn't like:
- I'm not sure if it's just the lipstick I tried, but it tastes and smells very slightly like roses. I don't mind it at all but I understand it can put some people off.
- The sticker at the bottom of the tube tells only the shade number and not the name, which is on the sticker label that is removed when you take it off its plastic packaging.
- Some branches might not carry all 18 shades so it's best to call and check first.

What I loved:
- Excellent pigmentation. The color stayed put for more than three hours even without the swipe-blot-swipe-blot-pat with powder technique.
- Better formulation than the Colourglide line that it replaced. I found this lipstick to be more pigmented and more moisturizing than the other Colourglide lipsticks I've tried.
- The packaging makes it easy for me to know what color family the lipstick belongs to: reds, pinks, or nudes.
- As with all other The Body Shop products, we are guaranteed these are 100% Cruelty Free and contribute to the Community Fair Trade.
- Affordable at only P695 a pop. Real value for money, too, as the color payoff is really great and lasts a long time.

To show you just how attention-grabbing this lipstick is, let me show you some outfit photos from last week taken by my friend/ officemate Gerick. Please note that I applied the lipstick on before attending a lunch event while the photos were taken at almost 3 PM.

Not quite right...
Not quite right...
THERE'S a proper outfit shot!
Necklace - Swanlake Accessories | Bart Simpson top - Hey Jaimie Girl
Skirt - Freeway | Sneakers - Bree

See how bright and amplified the color remained? Do my lips look like juicy and ripe strawberries to you? Because they sure look like it to me. LOL. I'd like to try the other colors, too!

It is now my go-to red lipstick because it's great for casual shirt-and-jeans days yet can be dressed up a little bit more for more formal occasions. My pin-up girl lipstick. ♥

Disclosure: The product was sent to me for free by The Body Shop but all opinions are my own.

1 comment

  1. Your lips look as yummy as strawberries. :D Ganda!


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