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The Body Shop Colour Crush Shine Lipstick – First Impression, Review and Swatch (shade no 18)

While I’m an eternal lover of red lipstick and also darker shades of red like burgundy, I keep coming back to pink lips. Nothing like a bright pink lip to brighten up your day and liven up your face. I go through phases where I wear pink lips every day and then I have a phase when I divert my attention to  oranges and nudes; red is always a staple. These days I’m in my pink lips phase, and I possibly came back to it thanks to Tina, the protagonist of Love, Whatever That Means, the book I just finished, and loved.


Tina loves pink lipstick, and expresses so quite often in this fun book! Having rediscovered my love for pink lips, I decided to try this beautiful pinky coral shade by The Body Shop from their Colour Crush range.


Product Description by the brand: This irresistible lipstick gives a sheer wash of color with a sorbet-fresh shine. Each moisture-rich lipstick is infused with a delicate rose fragrance. – Finely-crushed pigments for fresh, bright color – Conditions and moisturizes lips – 10 shades – Delicate rose fragrance.


Here are my thoughts.

The color is absolutely gorgeous and would suit most people. It is a subtle wash of pink. As far as the formula goes, it is buttery smooth and soft. It kinda reminds me of the Revlon lip butters but this is sheerer. The lipstick glides on the lips like a lip balm. I did notice that it tends to settle in the creases, so I would urge you to make sure your lips are in great condition before you wear this.

Most of the time, I do prefer lipsticks that are highly pigmented and give great color payoff. But there are days when I just want a hint of color and for such days The Body Shop Colour Crush Shine is perfect.
What I liked:

  • The texture is super smooth and soft.
  • The color is pretty!
  • Devoid of any parabens and nasty things.

What I didn’t like:

  • The color payoff might be disappointing for some.
  • Doesn’t last long; also transfers.

All in all, this is a good range for days when you want a hint of color and lots of shine.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipsticks are priced at Rs. 895 and you get 3.5 g of product.



Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Lipsticks Swatch and Review

As you probably know, Maybelline recently launched the Rebel Bouquet collection as part of their Spring Summer 2015 line. One of the major attractions in the collection is their range of Rebel Bouquet lipsticks. I tried out two shades: Reb02 and Reb04. Here’s my review.

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Lipstick Reb02

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Lipstick Reb04

The lipsticks in the collection are moist, soft and the colors are vibrant pastels. That explains the name. Bouquet because pastel and Rebel because poppy, bright pastels.

On first application, the lipsticks glide on very smoothly. However, I was slightly disappointed by the pigmentation. I thought these would be highly pigmented. Nevertheless, you can achieve the desired strength of the color with multiple swipes. One swipe would give you a sheer wash of color while three would give a nice and opaque finish.

While both colors are lovely, I am really in love with Reb04. I think it really brightens up my face. It’ll be great for most complexions. Also, I think they could have given interesting names to the shades.

I was pretty impressed with the staying power. Since these lipsticks are not super matte, I was not expecting them to be long lasting. But they surprised me. They last a good 3-4 hours on the lips, not counting meals of course. However, because of the creamy texture, they do tend to bleed so I would suggest using a lip liner underneath to counter that. All in all, the lipsticks are pretty good and for the price you pay (Rs 450 for 3.9 gm), they’re definitely worth it.

Have you tried them out? Let me know your thoughts!

*The product was sent in by the brand for consideration.