Saturday, 14 December 2013

Collection's Gothic Glam Lipsticks

I'd never tried any of Collection's lipsticks before but when I came across their Gothic Glam collection in Boots I knew I had to try them out. The packaging is one thing that I really don't like about Collection's lipsticks, it looks so cheap and isn't exactly exciting. However, trying not to judge it on what it looks like I picked up the shades 'Seduction' and 'Scorned'. The formula can be quite drying on the lips but if applied over a lip balm it doesn't dry out your lips.

The two shades I chose really appealed to me as they are very winter esque and are different from any lipsticks I own. 'Seduction' which is my favourite of the two is the perfect shade for Christmas time. If you're like me and find it hard sometimes to pull off a bold red lip this is the perfect alternative. It's a very pink toned red that is very pigmented and looks so gorgeous on.

It was very adventurous for me to pick up 'Scorned' as I tend to avoid very dark colours which this definitely is. To be honest, this shade didn't really do it for me, it wasn't as bold on as I expected it to be and looked like I'd just smeared dirt on my lips. I think that when buying a darker lipstick it has to be very moisturizing which this sadly was not. It's annoying because I was really looking forward to trying something different but it looked horrific.

On the whole, I have mixed feelings towards Collection's lipsticks. 'Seduction' is such a lovely colour and has been a staple in my winter makeup routine but 'Scorned' really disappointed me. I wasn't expecting much as they were around £3 each but I can't help but compare them to my higher end lipsticks such as MAC which they don't really stand a chance against. I probably won't purchase a Collection lipstick again but it was nice to try them out.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Faith x


  1. The darkest shade looks absolutely amazing! So vampy :)

    xo Mel
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  2. These colours are gorgeous! I love Winter shades :) x


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