"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!