I am back with another lip product review. This time, it’s the Tips and Toes Starburst Lipstick in Cider.
We all know that this particular brand has been a part of our lives since the time our mommies were college goers. I have fresh childhood memories of my mother always carrying a Tips and Toes lipstick in her purse. So, when one day, I was shopping at a mall, I saw their counter and went ahead. I must tell you that this is my second Tips and Toes lipstick from this range. The first one that I had was called Fleur. I simply love that lipstick. I will review it here someday. Since I was blown over by the first one, I had to try another from this range, but this time, I was hugely disappointed.
- Inviting colors that keep your lips lustrous and gorgeous.
- Smooth and even application.
- Enriched with vitamin E to keep the lips soft and moist.
- Available in 30 dazzling shades.
My Experience with Tips and Toes Starburst Lipstick – Cider:
Firstly, the packaging is very cheap. Its golden colored plastic packaging is not very sturdy, I must say, but for the price that I paid, I was not bothered about the packaging. They don’t provide a list of ingredients also. Now, coming to the color, when I asked the SA to swatch the product before purchasing, she could not do so since they did not have any testers. So, I had to buy the product only by looking at the lipstick without any color verification. It appeared to me to be a very light, nude brown shade with little bit of shimmer, but when I came home and tried it on my lips, it turned out to be nothing of that sort.
The color pay-off is not at all good. It does not appear to be nude-ish brown, but a rather transparent shade with a gallon of shimmering sparkles. It’s very clumsy with a hell lot of sparkles in some parts of my lips and very little to no sparkles in the other parts.
The texture is very grainy and discomforting. While applying, I felt as if I am scrubbing my lips with a sand-paper. You know those sand-papers that the carpenter bhaiyas often use to scrub the old furniture 😛
Hand swatch (LEFT one swipe, RIGHT multiple swipes)
It’s not moisturizing at all. It settles into fine lines and makes my lips look and feel weird. Moreover, these shimmers will fly everywhere on the face and transfers badly. I tried it over another lipstick just to see if it works, but the problem still persists. *_*
It’s not at all handy, because on my second application it just broke off from its base.
Overall, I am very dissatisfied with the product.
See how it got transferred to my upper lip area?
Pros of Tips and Toes Starburst Lipstick – Cider:
Cons of Tips and Toes Starburst Lipstick – Cider:
Oh my God, where should I start!
- The packaging is bad and cheap.
- The lipstick itself is very flimsy, so unless handled tactfully, it is likely to break.
- Not moisturizing at all.
- The color pay-off is not good.
- This particular shade will not suit any complexion.
- Too much shimmery, not the kind that I like.
- The shimmer transfers badly everywhere.
- Settles into fine lines making the lips look very dry and patchy, even when it’s not/
- The texture of the lipstick is a turn off.
- No list of ingredients.
Do I Recommend Tips and Toes Starburst Lipstick – Cider?
Absolutely not! This shade is an epic fail. However, there are other shades from this range which are a total paisa-wasool. I will review one very soon.
Will I Repurchase Tips and Toes Starburst Lipstick – Cider?
Never. I will however buy other non-shimmery shades from this range, definitely after swatching them.
1/5 (for availability and affordability). That’s it.
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