This lipstick was not something I would normally have bought. Sure, it’s a lovely shade and very much my sort of colour, but I already have loads of similar products and so wouldn’t normally choose this. However, L’Oreal and Boots had a great offer over Christmas 2012 in which if you spent over £15 on L’Oreal cosmetics you received a gift box with mascara, nail varnish, lipstick and two sachets of skin products. Excellent for me, as I was going to be spending at least £15 anyway.
Sadly, my gift box, though sealed, had no sachets inside (come on L’Oreal, buck up your ideas!) The mascara is great and I may well write a review in the future about that, the nail varnish is also pretty, but here I’m going to focus on the lipstick.
The shade itself is 325 Feeric Fuschia – a deep pinkly red which, as we’ve already established, is just the kind of colour I like. (Slight digression – I googled feeric to see what it means and all I can find is that it means ‘fairy-like or enchanting in Romanian.) What sets this one apart is the sparkly ingredient, giving a luscious eye-catching gloss to your lips.
I’ve worn it several times now and I must say it has great staying power. For this reason, it has joined the collection of about 7 lipsticks which I always carry everywhere with me(hmmm, maybe this collection will form the basis of a future post…) This is normally a problem with bright colours, they fade away, especially if you’re having a few drinks, leaving only a horrible, cheap looking line around the lips, bleurghh!
This lipstick doesn’t do that, hurrah! It stays put, exactly as it should. So I would definitely recommend this lippy for those days when you just need a bit of extra sparkle in your life.