Monday, 5 November 2012

Topshop Lipstick in Rio Rio & MAC Sail Le Vile Dupe

I recently picked up a Topshop lipstick in Rio Rio and LOVE it. Topshop makeup seems to be all over the place at the moment, and I can see why. The range has such great stuff that I'm not surprised people are raving about it. I have tried a number of things from the range, and second only to the cream blushes these lipsticks are my favorites.

I have 3 shades but this is my favorite. Rio Rio is a gorgeous bright red colour that I think is the perfect summer red. It's also nearly exactly the same as a MAC lipstick. If you managed to get your hands on Sail Le Vile in the most recent MAC sailor collection you're a lucky bug! I adore mine, and I wear it a lot. But for those who didn't manage to grab one, this is the perfect dupe. There is one very slight difference and that is that the Topshop lipstick gives a little more a sheen when on the lips. The colours are identical and they wear for the same amount of time on the lips. I wish I'd found this first because it would have saved me £6 but what's done is done.

I love the packaging as well. It feels really nice, and more expensive than it is and the casing is metal rather than the cheaper feeling plastic.

It's really pigmented which I love, and unlike many reds I've tried it's not to drying. It does dry my lips out a little but it stays put so well that I just pop some balm over the top when I feel I need to. It's almost like a satin finish, with a little more sheen. 

Overall this is a brilliant lipstick, that I'm glad I've added to my collection.


  1. Replies
    1. I know! It's a beauty :) Super long lasting too

  2. That Topshop lipstick looks so gorgeous!! I need it asap :)

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