Its been forever since I last did a beauty product review, I even forgot how to go about doing it. Today I’m talking my absolute favourite lipstick at the moment … If I say its my fave, you know its a goodie. This is by far my deepest and darkest shade of lipstick and a real huge leap away from my hot pinks and reds.
For my regulars, you’d know that I’ve really started loving Avon lately and I buy something out of every catalogue. Usually when I want to see if a pricey lipstick suits my complexion, I would choose a dupe out of the Avon brochure and then make my mind up. I saw a really stunning MAC lippie similar to this Avon lippie but was not prepared to fork out R215 just yet so I went with Avon’s Totally Kissable Lipstick in shade Deep Orchid.
Let me start off by saying that this lippie is so pigmented it’ll last you FOREVER. I don’t use a lip liner when I apply it, I don’t know why but I guess I just don’t feel the need to. The staying power of this lippie is out of this world! When it starts fading during the day it changes colour so you start off with a really intense deep orchid shade and end off with a fuchsia/purple shade.
I love that it has a subtle berry scent to it and a teeny tiny shimmer. To me Its extremely moisturising for a matte type lipstick. I haven’t experienced any drying effect or chapped irritated lips that required licking.
As with any lipstick, there will probably be an oopsie or two. No? Maybe the none oopsie ones are the likes of Dior or Chanel but we’re talking student budget here. There’s honestly only one thing that I didn’t like and that’s how my inner lip (where my lip line ends) didn’t fade like the rest of my lips. It left a dark line along the inner line BUT I did however learn how to fix it. Using the only gloss in my collection at the moment, I took a cotton swab and lined my inner lip with one thin layer of gloss and VOILA!
Let’s get to the budget friendly part of this, the price. To my fellow budget beauty girls, this lippie only retails for R69,99. *Squeeeeeeel* I already ordered 2 more. If this shade is not for you, there’s 9 others to choose from. Pucker Up darlings! :’)