I was not very keen about picking up the Lip & Cheek colors from Body Shop but when Saloni convinced me, I gave in and got home 2 shades from the range. Here is the review on the shade Poppy Coral.
Price – Rs 995/- for 4gm
My Experience with The Body Shop Poppy Coral #35 Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick:
The packaging is simple plastic with twist up mechanism. The base is color coded and is of the same color as that of the product. The cap does not shut with a click but is tight enough, not to get opened in the pouch. There is no tip sharpener, after the tip gets blunt, it is slightly difficult to draw the edges.
The texture is very smooth and glides on lips like dream. Pre exfoliation is necessary as the texture is not forgiving, dry patches will show up, if any. The pigmentation is low and multiple swipes do not help to build the shade. It remains sheer and to such an extent that my pigmented lips show through it.
The shade is a beautiful light coral, perfect for everyday wear. It is on the sheer side, I would recommend it to people with no pigmentation on lips. As a blush it is again super sheer and hence suitable to be worn on day to day basis. Very dry lips need a balm beneath but otherwise direct application, post exfoliation will keep the lips moisturized for long.
The lip color stays on for 3 hours maximum after which it starts to fade. The stick when used as blush stays on the cheeks for 3-4 hours depending on the base makeup. With foundation beneath the staying power improves to 5 hours minimum. Since it is a 2 in 1 product I find it very suitable for busy office-going women and short trips. But the shade does not really show up. If you are okay with the look of a tinted lip balm then go for it.
Pros of The Body Shop 35 Poppy Coral Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick:
• Twist up packaging.
• Color coded base.
• No harmful chemicals.
• Cruelty free.
• 2 in 1 product.
Cons of The Body Shop 35 Poppy Coral Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick:
• Very sheer.
IMBB Rating – 4/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend The Body Shop 35 Poppy Coral Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick?
Repurchase – in other shade, yes.
Recommend – only if you like sheer colors for everyday lip and cheek makeup.
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