This is again one more shade I was convinced to buy by none other than Saloni. The whole concept of a black tube turning into a gorgeous shade was fascinating to her and she passed on the excitement to me. Read on to know how this baby fared.
Price – Rs 995/- for 4gm
My Experience with The Body Shop Poppy Universal #50 Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick:
The packaging is simple plastic with twist up mechanism. This one is all black body without any color coding. Of all the shades available, only this one is all black packaging, probably to bring in the cool black lip and cheek color excitement. 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 of this shade is way better than the Poppy Coral shade.
One swipe gives a black-ish tint to the lips, which on settling down turns to a berry pink. It is on the sheer side, but it covers the lip pigmentation. I would say it is a lovely shade for the day time wear in the winters. 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 4 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.
Pros of The Body Shop Poppy Universal #50 Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick
• Twist up packaging.
• Gorgeous packaging.
• No harmful chemicals.
• Beautiful shade.
• Cruelty free.
• 2 in 1 product.
Cons of The Body Shop Poppy Universal #50 Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick:
IMBB Rating – 4.75/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend The Body Shop Poppy Universal #50 Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick?
Repurchase – yes, sure.
Recommend – if you are keen on getting one shade from the range, go for this one.
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