Lip Toppers are everywhere right now with beauty brand’s moving away from matte lips and towards glossy, multi-dimensional looks. Matte Liquid Lipsticks are well known for their drying formula that last’s hours on end without budging and they have a diverse colour palette with every shade under the rainbow now available at your finger tips, but as beauty trends move towards a more glossy, multi-dimensional finish on the lips, matte lipsticks will be finding their ways to the back of our collection…or will they?
Rimmel have launched 3 Lip Art Lip Topper’s which can be worn entirely alone as a sheer gloss or patted over your much loved liquid lipsticks, incorporating your favourite shade and formula just with a new on-trend twist. I did write a post back in January about these lip topper’s however at the time I only managed to get my hands on two out of the three shade’s and as it’s just so pretty I wanted to share it with you, so this is a little update including all three lip toppers for comparison and I have topped them over different shade’s from Rimmel’s Liquid Lipstick collection.
The formulation of these lip toppers is very much like a lip gloss, they are thick and they are sticky and yes, your hair will probably be stuck to your lips at some point, the best way I’ve found to deal with this in public is to:
- make sure you’re with a friend, who will remove said rogue hair from your lips
- make sure you’re surrounded by random members of the public all waiting for the same thing (busy crowd, long queue etc)
- when friend notices stuck hair and attempts to get it for you, make a biting action towards her/his hand (friend to remain calm and nonchalant, this is totally normal behaviour **don’t actually bite their hand**)
- look up from your friends hand to realise that you have just been entertaining the queue manager (or a random member of the public) for a good few minutes and all three of you can’t stop laughing at the situation
- Well done! You’ve made a new friend!
…and that is the story of how we befriended the lovely door host/queue manager for 221b Baker Street, London aka Sherlock Holmes’ house, whilst on our latest London Adventure a few weeks ago.
Back to the lip toppers, there are 3 shades, Pearlescent (clear/white base with light yellow shimmer, pink & blue glitter reflects), Blush Gold (pink/peach base with pink shimmer and blue glitter reflects) and Gold (yellow base & yellow shimmer) all with a gloss shimmer finish. These can be paired with shade’s with similar under-tones to compliment the existing lipstick shade or laid over a shade with different under tone’s to create a contrasting look. They come in a sleek and simple clear plastic tube, with black lettering and lid with a flat, angled doe foot applicator.
The instructions are simple, apply using the doe foot applicator over the liquid lipstick, however applying the lip topper’s in this way muddied the doe foot with product from the lipstick even after hours of it being on the lips, so to prevent this I applied the gloss using my finger and patting it on to my lips, wiping away any excess on a paper tissue. The longevity of the lip toppers aren’t as long lasting or transfer-proof like our much beloved liquid lipsticks, namely because of them being a gloss formulation, but they are super pretty, easily wearable and can transform any matte lip look in a second.
For the swatches I used the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipsticks as a base in select shade’s within each colour palette to show the comparison of each lip topper’s effects ie. Nude, Red & Dark.
Nude: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick Shade Blush
Red: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick Shade Plum This Show
Dark: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick Shade Damn Hot
I think my fave’s were all of the Plum This Show combinations, Blush & Blush Gold, Damn Hot & Pearlescent, which were your fave combinations? Have you tried the Rimmel Lip Toppers?