The lip creams look powdery and rather like eyeshadow, but when massaged with your index finger they actually produce a really lightweight creamy formula that glides onto lips. Although the lilac tone isn't a colour I'd normally opt for, on the lips it's a very pale tone that enhances lips rather than covers them completely - just be aware of dry lips as the texture does have a tendency to cling to every flake or fine line. (Top tip: buff lips with a dry toothbrush or little bit of sugar before application to ensure a flawless finish.) The red tone is actually really flattering thanks to the warmness of the colour; I'd happily wear this alone under a balm or gloss for just a touch of colour. However, the magic happens when both colours are combined...
The best way to create the ombre look is to apply a base of the red colour using a lip brush for a precise result; it's quite tricky to apply perfectly using your finger as the product is really lightweight and hard to get just right. Add a touch of purple to the inner part of both upper and lower lips, blending delicately with a brush for a finish that's really wearable; the result not only makes lips look fuller, but it provides a really wearable twist on the lipstick trend which isn't going anywhere. I really love how lightweight this feels on lips, making it perfect for those of you who don't really like a heavy lipstick - it feels like a matte cream that can be transformed into a glossy finish with just a touch of balm over the surface. Although it's not incredibly long-lasting, this is fun, modern and a great way to spend a few quid this spring.
Are you excited to try the lip ombre trend? Would you give these little palettes a go?
The Topshop 'Lip Ombre' palettes are available in four colours, priced £9.00 each, in store this week.