topshop lip crayon in suspect

topshop lip crayon in suspect review swatch photo
topshop lip crayon in suspect review swatch photo

topshop lip CRAYON in suspect: £7*

I've talked about these Topshop Lip Crayon's lots of times in the past, and some of my favourite lip colours include Topshop Coy and Topshop Hedonist. They are pigmented crayons that come in two finishes, matte and gloss. Topshop Suspect Lip Crayon is a brown toned purple matte lip crayon. I found it easy to apply, but you do have to be careful when running it along the lip lines. It's best to line the lips first and work inwards. I had to clean up with a cotton bud and it still looked a tad messy on application. Definitely not one to try attempting reapplying without a mirror. I actually quite like this shade. It definitely isn't my usual shade, and I don't particularly like dark berry shades on me. However with my eyes and my new blonder hair colour I think it works really well. It add's a touch of goth to a very simple eye look (even with my usual liner this felt a touch overdone, however my nude eyes &vamp lips would be perfect!) and perfect for the autumn months. The formula is a touch drying but nowhere near as powdery as some of the other Lip Crayons from Topshop.  It does have what I always refer to as "retro" matte finish, quite one dimensional without a hint of shine. This lasted about a hour or two on me before fading which was disappointing as it left me with very funny looking lips. It has it's pro's and cons, I love the colour and the depth and the finish is nice... but maybe a little TOO matte even for my tastes. None the less, this maybe this is a turning point for lipsticks for me... am I going over to the dark side?
What do you think?

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