I continue exploring the world of The Body Shop makeup and today I would love to present you the lipsticks from the Colour Crush range. As far as I like the brand’s face products I was thinking that I might also like the lip products as well. I have chosen three lipsticks that I hope I will be wearing this summer a lot and here are my thoughts on this range.
The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick ( £10.00 or $12.50) is a luscious lipstick that gives a stunning pop of colour and rich moisture, infused with a subtle rose scent.
All of the lipsticks are packaged in quite simple yet very informative and nice plastic packaging. The cap os each lipstick reflects the color family of the shade inside – it’s either pink, orange or mauve. The bottom of the lipstick has a sticker with the number of the shade, but all shades also have names that you can easily find of The Body Shop website. All of the lipsticks have balmy texture and light application but quite biuldable to fully opaque color in several layers.
The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in 140 Make My Heart Gleam is a beautiful peachy color with strong orange undertones and tons of gold glitter and shimmery finish. The shimmer is quite visibly that makes the shade look more orangey-gold than peachy when swatched but on the lips it appears to be very subtle peachy shade with gold sheen.
It has a very creamy texture and it’s hard to feel any glitter particles when applied. It is quite moisturizing and reminds me a lot of The Body Shop lip balms in a stick form.
The wear time is limited due to skin care abilities and the lipstick sinks in the lips is about three hours leaving the golden finish in the lips due to glitter. It does not have the rose scent as advertised – it slightly smells like peach that is awesome anyway and the scent doesn’t linger to the lips and you can’t feel it afterwards.
The next lipstick I’ve chosen is The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in 245 Pink Luxe. It is a very sparkly peachy-pink shade with the same amount of gold glitter in its consistency as in the previous lipstick. It has the same shimmery finish, but subtler.
It comes off a little sheer in comparison with the 140 and you will need several layer to build the color up but it is very biuldable. It looks quite gentle on the lips and the gold shimmer adds a bit of the luminosity to the color and as a result volume to the lips.
It has the same wear time as the previous lipstick and is very moisturizing and comfortable to wear. As it is a very shimmery shade it looks beautiful in the direct sun light when shimmer plays and sparkles on the lips. Even though the base color is quite cool-toned it leans neutral because of the gold glitter that is still visible on the lips. Smells like peach and the scent doesn’t bother at all as it doesn’t linger to the lips.
And finally I also wanted to have something from the mauve part of the range and I got The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in 325 Darling Blush. This is a true mauve shade with cooled toned darkened pink base and fine pink glitter. It has very nice gentle glossy metallic finish and the shimmer is not noticeable.
This one is my favorite of the bunch because of the very nice finish. This lipstick applies very evenly and looks quite alluring on the lips. The finest gold shimmer in its texture adds a lot of dimension to the lipstick and makes it look gentle and pretty on the lips.
You can apply this shade very lightly using you finger tips and get just a wash of color or you can apply it directly from the stick and get full opacity in one stroke. Either way it looks beautiful on the lips and is very forgiving on chapped lips due to its balmy consistency. It is as moisturizing as the two mentioned above and stays on glossy and colorful for about three to four hours.
Overall these are nice lipsticks if you want something shimmery and hydrating for you lips. The majority of shades have subtle shimmer as in Darling Blush and it’s not that visible on the lips. The best part of these lipsticks is that these are very hydrating and comfortable to wear. Matte and satin lipsticks tend to be drying and you cannot wear any of these finishes when you lips are chapped. With this lipsticks it is alright as The Body Shop Colour Crush lipsticks do take care of your lips and add some color as well. I love the fact that I can vary the intensity of color and that all colors are biuldable. But the shade range seems to be quite similar so you do not need all of the lipsticks but one or two from each color family if you do really like them. I can recommend these lipsticks to everyone who likes hydrating products and wants something sparkly and shiny for this summer.
I hope this review was interesting and useful for you! If you have any questions – please leave them in the comments down below and I will try to do my best to provide you with thorough answers.
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