Thursday, 7 February 2013

Topshop Lip Crayon in Arcade



Believe it or not, I actually didn't own any Topshop make up at all up until recently, so I went along to Topshop the other day and picked some up! 

Amongst the things I brought was this Lip Crayon in the colour 'Arcade'. It is a purpley toned colour, which is rather darker than I would usually go for, but I thought I would be brave and try it out! 

As you can tell from the pictures below, it does look rather dark in the swatch. It also came out very dark on the lips. It was too dark for my liking, but after blotting the lips a little it became more of a wearable colour for me which I actually really like!

(sorry about the terrible quality, I took them once it was dark so the lighting was awful. I will update with better pictures soon)

                                   

I'm not very familiar with the idea of a Lip Crayon. I know a lot of people have said they find them easy to apply as they are just like a thick pencil, but at first I actually found it rather difficult to apply compared to a normal lipstick. I found the formula of it to be a little sticky too. I'm not sure whether this is what they are all like or if mine had melted a little though.. did any of you find that when using this kind of product? Either way, I did find it a little difficult to master at first and although I have got the hang of it now, I still find it more difficult to apply than a normal lipstick and find it that little bit messier. Maybe that's just me though!

On the plus side, it is very pigmented and is a great product for lasting a long time on the lips. I also didn't have the problem with it drying my lips out like I often do with lipstick. 

With the price tag at £7, I would say it's fairly affordable as I'm sure I will get a lot of wear out of it. Also, I think it will last a good while as it is like a pencil, so you can keep sharpening it as you use it up!

Have any of you tried these lip crayons? Do you prefer to use these or lipstick?

Emily x

29 comments:

  1. Wow that is a brave shade! It looks lovely though... Only thing that would put me off purchasing is having to sharpen it!

    I'd love that shade in a Revlon Just Bitten Kissable style twist up.

    xx

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    1. thank you! yeah that would probably be much easier :)

      xx

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  2. I would love to follow each other!
    I've been meaning to try these from topshop I've been hearing about them quite a bit lately. Xx
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    1. thank you for the comment and follow, I have checked out your blog :)

      xx

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  5. Thank you for the follow, I am following back now, :-). Great post, I am yet to try Topshop make up, I like the look of 'coy' lip crayon :) xx

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    1. no problem, thank you ! :)

      yeah that colour looks lovely too

      xx

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  6. loveeee this colour good choice! with darker colours think a pencil is so much easier than a lipstick- if you keep it sharp it's much easier to keep it neat than a blunt lipstick (: haveeee started following your blog if you wanna follow each other!xxoxooxox

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    1. yeah that's true :) thank you! I will check yours out now :)

      xx

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  7. I really want to try out these- topshop do such good but affordable makeup. Now following you blog! you could check out mine if you wantedxoxo

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    1. you should try them out :) thankyou! I will check yours out

      xx

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  8. i've never tried any topshop make up...maybe because theres no topshop anywhere around. but i really want to try the make up out.
    just came across your blog and its soooo lovely.
    xx

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    1. yeah you should try some out :) thankyou!

      xx

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  9. I sooo want to try topshop make up but never know what to to buy, I find myself standing at their make up counter, picking up numerous products then leaving with nothing! Perhaps i'll give one of these lip crayons ago :)
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    1. there's alot of choice! yeah maybe :)

      thankyou very much!

      xx

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  11. I need to try out the topshop makeup collection badly.

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  12. Need to go to Topshop soon!! :)

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    xxx

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  13. This is such a gorgeous colour, its so striking! I need to pick up a lip crayon from topshop

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    x

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    1. thankyou! yeah you should try one out :)

      xx

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  14. lovely shade, although im so pale think it would be too dark for me!

    ive just ordered a soap and glory version, so shall see how that goes x

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  15. i'm quite pale too and it's definitely too dark when I first apply it, but when I blot the lips a few times it becomes a more wearable shade which I like :)

    that sounds interesting, let me know how that goes

    xx

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  16. I am going to give this a go. I don't own any Topshop makeup either so it's worth a try!

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