For as long as I’ve been into make up, I swore that I would never wear a true nude lipstick. That is, until yesterday, when a strange force took over my brain (and wallet) in Superdrug and I ended up buying the GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in Darling #134.
My friends and I had always commented on how much we hated the ‘no lips’ look, preferring bolder pinks and reds, especially for nights out. But as I stood pondering in Superdrug, I thought: “WHY can’t I do both?”. Yes, I love bold lip colours, but if I have super bold black eye make up on, surely a nude lip isn’t going to look as bad as I think? Heck, I might even LIKE it! So, on this basis, I decided to pop it in my basket.
When I first opened the lipstick (despite the fact that I had swatched it in the shop) I was a little scared at HOW nude it really was. I knew that if I was going to blank out my lips, this was going to be the product for it. When I was getting ready for the night out, and had done my Avril Lavigne-esque black eye make up, I took the plunge and applied Darling to my lips.
I.Bloody.Love.It! I absolutely cannot believe that I’m saying I love nude lips after all the times I assumed I hated them. Every now and again you try a make up look and just think, “yep, that suits me” and this was one such occasion.
In terms of the product review itself: The lipstick lives up to its namesake, and feels gorgeously like velvet when applying. It’s creamy and non-drying, which is a must for my very dry lips. I’ve said it before, but I really love the GOSH lipstick tubes, as they’re quite heavy and make you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth.
The lipstick retails for £6.49, which I think is an absolute bargain, especially considering the quality. Whilst on my night out, I re-applied it a few times due to it coming off on my glass when drinking, but to be honest it was much less than I usually would. I absolutely think that this is going to become one of my staple lipsticks, and I’m even tempted to start wearing it lightly in the day!
Thumbs up all round for GOSH – you’ve done it again!