Prestige Lipstick in Romantic Red

For the first time I handed over the reigns of this post to a tweetmate Viv Smith. I got this lipstick and thought ooh red, one of the hot colours for this season. But it really wasn’t my shade at all. I know that Viv loves lipstick so I enlisted her help on this one. Here’s her review:

Prestige Lipstick in Romantic Red

I was a little horrified when I received the lipstick I was to review. Red is not a colour I wear or feel I carry off particularly well, but I had agreed to review it, so in the name of science I braved the red.

As a busy mum of two, I have little time to keep topping up my lippy. Usually I apply lipstick before I leave the house and then never get chance to check it as the day goes on, let alone reapply! However, on test day I did ensure I had a mirror and did sneak a peak several times during the day.

When drinking, I did leave lipstick marks on the cup/glass, but I’m pleased to report that my lips still had a good coverage of colour. Maybe not as deep as when freshly applied, but a good amount of colour (in fact I liked the colour as it softened with wear/transfer). A cup of tea, teeth brushing and a coffee and it was still evident that I was wearing ‘Romantic red’ lipstick.

The lipstick didn’t hold up so well to eating and after my sandwich and a blueberry muffin (about half a muffin as my little boy took a shine to it!), I did need to reapply. But, the reapplication was nearly 4 hours since I’d first coated my lips, which I think is fair.

To my surprise the colour actually grew on me and I’m thinking it’d be a lovely shade for a party or with some bright summery outfits – planning ahead! The lipstick stayed put well, but I do prefer a more moisturising feel and would in future add a dab of clear gloss or Vaseline to the lipstick, which would no doubt lessen the sticking power of this lipstick.

I think it looks gorgeous on Viv, much better shade for her than me!

Prestige Colour Treat Lipsticks are available from Boots Stores Nationwide and Gordon in Northern Ireland RRP £6.49