Playing Coy: Topshop Coy Lipstick/Pencil

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hey Lovelies!

I am quite a fan of Topshop make up and I am currently going through a phase of LOVING their cream blushes. Flush is my current favourite which is a bright barbie pink but when browsing the make up stand in my local Topshop the other day (which is never a good thing because you just get tempted) I came across Coy lipstick/ lip pencil. I've seen this on many of my favourite blogs mainly Anna and Laura's, and after seeing it on Laura quite recently I made a mental note of needing it in my life at some point. After swatching it, I dashed to checkout and before I knew it the bad boy Coy was mine!

Coy is ultimately a lipstick but it comes in the form of a pencil which is a little odd for a lip pencil colour newbie like myself, the colour is a peachy pink which just screams spring time but it's very matte and quite drying. I find that I have to take a good five minutes applying this as if you rush it I find it doesn't look great. My lips don't get particularly dry or chapped but even so Coy manages to high light any flaw, so I always prep my lips before with a little lip balm and then put a gloss/lip balm over the top to avoid the chalky matte look. Difficult application aside I am loving Coy, it's such a pretty colour that can be toned down or applied quite heavily for quite a bright look. I've been loving pairing it with my Sweet Kiss Love Heart lip balm from MUA and keeping my eye make up quite simple so that my lips do all the talking. I was sure I'd heard this was being discontinued but it's still online, so worth getting if you like bright lips but not too bright if you get me. I also love the fact that this colour stays on your lips for quite a few hours, probably due to the formula. Yesterday when shopping I just kept applying lip balm over the top for a pretty muted peach look. This is also looks great with a tan so I can't wait to wear this in the summer :)

I've been pairing Coy with a peachy pink blush, in these pictures it's Topshop's Cream Blush Flush with Maybelline dream matte mousse blusher in Peach. 

Overall £7.00 well spent and a new staple in my lip department. You can get Coy from topshop online here and it's half price delivery at the moment too :) What's your favourite spring lip colour?

I hope you all have a great Friday, I need to get off my bum and tidy my flat as it's doing my head in! I hope your Friday evenings are a lot more exciting :)

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