Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Review: TopShop Rio Rio Lipstick

"All the birds of a feather, do what we love most of all... lalala"
Have you guys seen the movie Rio? Yes, the one with the animated birds and they sing and frolic in Brazil during Carnival! Such a cute movie, especially when Jesse Eisenberg's birdie drinks the hot chocolate, haha! Why do I mention Rio? It's because I needed an awesome segway. Today I have for you all my first ever lipstick, my baby, my bright red-teeth whitening lipstick from TopShop called RioRio. It retails for $16 and technically my best friend bought it for me. I wanted the lipstick and she wanted an eye liner and they were both the same price. We couldn't justify buying it ourselves so we bought them as "gifts" for each other. Make sense? Yeah, I thought not.
Anywhosville, RioRio is a brilliant bright, in your face red. Not a professional with these colors so I'm not sure if it's blue based or yellow based, looks a little blue but who am I to know, yeah? I love wearing this color anytime of the year. It goes amazingly well with my porcelain complexion which is like a 10x plus in my book! The finish of this is matte and it's a really dandy matte as it doesn't stick too much to the lines on your lips. I would recommend exfoliating your lips before using this, but who has the time these days, right? It stills looks pretty darn brilliant even if you don't. The above lip swatch is without exfoliated lips. Pretty awesome outcome if I do say so myself! I love this color so much that I'm actually tooth smiling in the swatch. Couldn't help myself! I'd say this color is really similar to TopShop Infrared but Infrared is a touch more orange. I still want it though. And oh, before I forget; TopShop lipsticks all have this wondrous scent to them. I catch myself in class just sniffing the open lipstick. 

So what's my consensus? I love RioRio and I realize it shan't be everyone's cup of tea, but come on, have a little fun! It's such a gorgeous modern take on a classic red that you can't not have it in your collection! I'm pretty sure it's universally flattering, but maybe it's because I just want to spread the RioRio joy! 

What do you lovelies think? Too much? Too little? Haha! Or just perfectly brilliant and you need to buy it now!

14 comments:

  1. I love it, but I'm not sure that I would be able to pull it off!
    :)

    Andrea and the Beauty Blog

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    1. Give it a go, you never know! *oups didn't mean to rhyme :)

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  2. This looks gorgeous on you. Your teeth are so white! x

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  3. i love that color!!
    oh, and i now follow your blog..
    if you like, check out mine!
    anillla.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to take a look :)

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  4. What a lovely colour, and a really easy red lip to wear. xx

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    1. So easy! I always think it won't work with what I'm wearing but it somehow does :)

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  5. Your first lippie? I can't remember which was mine!
    I love that movie! :) x

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    1. Haha, yeah make up is a recent obsession of mine :)

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  6. You have such beautiful teeth! I think I actually noticed it before the lipstick haha. They're so straight and lovely and white! The lipstick's also nice ;) x

    http://melissaknowsbest.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. LOL should have reviewed my orthodontist then? haha thank you! :)

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  7. This colour looks lovely on you! Love red lips :) So timeless.

    would love if you could check my blog out and follow back if you like it! :)
    http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/

    I will also be having a giveaway when i hit 50 followers!!

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  8. Love this color! Topshop always puts out the prettiest range!

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