Today’s lippy is part of a Ted Baker lips and tips duo set that I got from a gorgeous friend of mine for Christmas. I’ve never tried any Ted Baker makeup before today, and didn’t quite know what to expect.
I’ve always liked the look of the rose gold packaging which is very similar to Charlotte Tilbury. Apart from the pretty packaging however, I’ve been very impressed with this given that I didn’t have any real expectation.
The pigment is rich and bold, and the shade itself though red, has a tint of raspberry to it. And I do love a raspberry lip! The colour pay off is very good and it gives the lips a nice coverage with a slightly sheer finish.
Like the name suggests, this is more of a balm than a lipstick. It doesn’t have the creaminess that a rich lipstick has, but it is moisturising nonetheless and has a lovely smooth texture which feels nice to wear.
The lasting power is good, not amazing because of the balm like element, but it lasts pretty well nonetheless. I did have to reapply after eating and drinking, but I didn’t mind because of how nice it feels on.
Overall, I love both the shade and pigment and was very impressed by how well this wire during the day. Plus, I do love a nice red lip at this time of year!