topshop gloss ink in cruel review swatch photo
topshop gloss ink in cruel review swatch photo
topshop gloss ink in cruel review swatch photo


Topshop Gloss Ink's are high shine glosses combined with a stain. Think YSL Glossy stains with a much more reasonable price tag. I have the Gloss Ink in the shade Cruel which is a deep dark glossy berry red. As I'm one to shy away from glosses, I thought that I wouldn't like this so much. Yet this Topshop Glossy Ink has grown on me, and in all I really love the look it gives. A really sexy juicy pout which is perfect for winter nights on the town. My only niggle is that its SO easy to over apply these and make them look a bit too overdone (as per first photo). I had to blot my lips and reapply before getting even application, it looked like I'd applied way too much gloss. I also felt they were a teeny bit prone to bleeding, but my lips are terrible for this (hence why I generally wear matte lipsticks!), but a clear lipliner should keep this at bay.

The Skinny- Great budget dupe for the YSL Glossy stains! Other shades from the range include Sloe Gin, Sugar Rush, Smitten & Relentless
Have you tried the Topshop Gloss Inks?