Accessorize Intense Colour Lipstick in Smitten

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A couple of weeks ago I was in Accessorize looking for a keyring for my brand new car keys, and the gorgeous packaging of the make up next to the till caught my eye. I’d promised myself that I wouldn’t buy anything else because I don’t really need it, but how can anyone resist these beautiful floral patterns?!

I knew a lipstick was the way to go and, after seeing that they only cost £5, I was convinced I needed one. I swatched the available shades and decided on the coral shade named Smitten. I was so, so excited to try it out. The shade was quite similar to an Yves Saint Laurent lipstick I have, but is softer and more light pink in its tone.

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I’ve had an awful experience with my lipstick. When applying it for the first time, the entire bullet broke away from the packaging, making it entirely useless (unless I want to apply it by holding it between my fingers and I’m not a fan of lipstick brushes). But I tried my best to see if it would be worth repurchasing one that could actually be used. As far as I can tell, it is quite thick when applied so even if I hadn’t have been working with a massacred lipstick then it would have been very difficult to work with.

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On the other hand, it has very good pigmentation and the colour is beautiful. It has a nice matte finish that I’m a massive fan of lately. I haven’t been able to properly wear it because of the state it’s in so I can’t really comment on how long lasting it is but because of its thickness I can imagine it to get everywhere easily.

As for the packaging, after my initial attraction to its beautiful pattern, its really flimsy (proven by the lipstick actually making a break for it) and it’s also made of cardboard so I imagine it would get very grubby quickly.

If it hadn’t have broken I think I still would have loved it because of how nice the colour is. But, in truth, I’m gutted I’ve wasted £5 on it. I’m also fuming with Accessorize. Nice work guys.

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