Purple lipstick? Me? Yes, seriously…

Topshop lips role model
Topshop lips role model swatch

What do you think of wearing unusual coloured lipsticks on the lips, specifically your own lips? I have always loved different colours on other people but never really thought I was brave enough myself until I spotted this number from Topshop.
The Topshop Lips in Role Model is a pink toned purple. It sounds less frightening as it isn’t a dark or deep purple, but it is still pretty purple when applied to the lips, definitely one out of my comfort zone.

As to the formula, Topshop say the lipstick has a ‘matte finish,’ and that it is designed to ‘smooth, moisturise and nourish lips.’ I would say the finish is more semi-matte but it definitely doesn’t dry my lips out. It is smooth to apply, and glides on with ease.

As to the lasting time, the Topshop lips lipstick lasts roughly 2-3 hours on me before fading. Once faded it does leave a tint, just be careful if you try it, as it seems to fade slower towards the edge of the lips resulting in multi-coloured lips.

All in all I am glad I braved the purple lipstick. The Topshop Lips in Role Model was a great way to ease myself in to something a bit different, although I am still not sure I could pull of a really dark purple lip.

Do you brave unusual lipstick colours? What’s your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.