Last week when I was out shopping (for somebody else #grumble #moan) on the way towards the bus stop I figured I'd swing in to TK Maxx to see if they had anything half decent and free from finger swipes in their beauty section. I was sad to see that the huge area they had for beauty over Christmas had shrunk down to three stands, but let out a little makeup-addict 'squee' to spot a few tell tale, purple tubes of joy...Urban Decay lipsticks.
[[ Urban Decay lipstick tube ]]
Of course, being me and loving all things lipstick I HAD to buy one. At £5.99, it would have been rude not to! I managed to find a couple that hadn't been thoroughly molested and practically danced towards the till. Having seen the rather unique packaging previously and with this being my very first Urban Decay lipstick, I wasn't sure how well we'd get along. Fortunately even cack-handed me doesn't have to fumble with it at all.
[[ Box lid, lipstick lid, lipstick bottom ]]
I must say that I was genuinely surprised when the label actually matched the lipstick colour itself quite closely - that's a real rarity with most make-up brands. Needless to say, I find the dagger on the bottom of the lipstick strangely cute!
[[ The dagger has also been etched on to the lipstick bullet itself, along with the Urban Decay motif. ]]
[[ Urban Decay 'Jilted' lipstick swatch. ]]
The colour itself is a very hot red-pink with a generous amount of blue shimmer. The blue shimmer makes it look more of a plum shade in some lights but is only really noticeable close up. Still, the contrast between the hot pink and cool blue gives a gorgeous effect - I'd even say my lips look fuller, though that might be down to the glossy finish. I found it easy to apply, with no dragging or patchiness and full opacity in two coats.
[[ Urban Decay 'Jilted' lipstick worn ]]
Two hours, a bowl of soup, bread muffin and a brew later - it's still going strong! For me, that's a lipstick miracle. It's still comfortable on my lips and hasn't dried them out either. What a fantastic formula! I'll definitely be making my way into town soon to see if the bigger TK Maxx has any others for sale...
Regularly available from Boots, Debenhams and the ASOS website priced at £12.50 for 3g of product.
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