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Friday, 18 September 2015

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Lipstick - Son of a Brick

As a self-confessed lipstick addict, it's always amazing to get an email from someone asking if I want to try one of their lip products. I've had Lippy Girl on my radar for quite some time now, I've been following them on Instagram for well over a year but haven't yet tried anything of theirs, so when Botanical Brands asked if I was interested in reviewing one of their popular Vegocentric Lipsticks* I couldn't say "yes" quick enough.

Lippy Girl Son of a Brick

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Lipstick Review

There are twelve shades in the Vegocentric range covering everything from nudes to a gorgeous Cadbury-esque purple, there were a few that I was umming and ahhing over, but I eventually settled on Son of a Brick. I thought it'd be a nice brick red and I don't have too many of those in my collection, however it turns out to be a dark brown-orange with a very subtle red, it's very almost terracotta. I do like the shade and have seen it look really beautiful on other people, but I don't think it suits me that well. I've paired it with a few different lip liners and glosses though and have found ways to make it work for my very pale, cool-toned skin.

The formula of this lipstick is lovely; It's very creamy and feels more like a balm than the opaque lipstick that it is. You can see in the above photo how the oils are really prominent in the ingredients, and because of this I find that it's not very long lasting at all. If I have a drink I have to touch it up, or sometimes even if I've been talking and licking my lips every now and then it'll need some attention. I don't particularly mind this and often wear high maintenance lip colours, as long as I know beforehand so can plan accordingly, there's nothing worse than wearing a lipstick that needs constant touch ups and not having it to hand.

I don't have a lip liner in a similar colour to Son of a Brick, but that's not a problem because it doesn't bleed or feather and if I want a strong lip line I usually just use a brush with the lipstick anyway. Because it's such a creamy formula, it does transfer a fair bit, so be aware of that if that's something that bothers you. Looking at the bullet I was expecting the finish to be very glossy, but I was pleasantly surprised with the satin finish of it. I do find it stains a little, though that is easily removed at the end of the day with a good cleanser, and I couldn't detect any scent or taste at all.

I'm really glad I finally got to try out a Lippy Girl lipstick, I just wish I'd done my research and chose a shade more suited to my skin tone. That being said, though, I will continue to wear Son of a Brick with different glosses over the top and plan on getting another shade very soon, because the formula really is lovely.

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Lipstick in Son of a Brick is available from Botanical Brands for £12.50.

Have you tried anything from this brand yet? If you fancy seeing what they're up to, you can follow them on Instagram.

*PR sample, you can read my full disclosure policy here.
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