Sunday, 12 October 2014

2true Colour Drench Lipsticks Review

I'm sitting here at the laptop on a pretty dreary Essex day so I thought it would be a great time to inject a bit of colour into the blog and review the 2 True Colour Drench Lipsticks I recently received to review. When the package arrived I was quite surprised to find all 6 lipstick shades, I was expecting only one so I was a lucky reviewer.

The six shades (6--11 for 2true fans) were grouped in 2's, so there were 2 brown tones, 2 pink, and 2 red. Labelled as colour drench they promise rich colour, and are enriched with vitamin E to protect the lips. The outer casing is a stylish silver and looks a lot more classy than other lower budget lipstick brands, a bit smaller than some other cases as well so ideal for taking out for touch-ups.




I think 2True have got it right with their colour choices here, and I was initially impressed with the range of colours, offering bright, rich, and subtle in one range is good going. I was a bit wary of the darker/brighter shades though as normally I avoid bright pink and red thinking they are too loud and would just look silly with my skin tone and outfit choices. But I have gamely done a swatch on my hand, and tried all the shades and pleasantly surprised with some of the results.

These are £1.99 lipsticks though and don't glide on as effortlessly as some higher priced sticks or glosses, and there is a slight synthetic smell at first but that soon fades, and I didn't even notice it when I'd applied any of the lipsticks. The colours do last longer than expected, but at the same time will need touching up more often than some brands.



The biggest surprise was the darker and brighter shades, as I normally avoid pink and red thinking I look a bit silly, but I'd feel comfortable wearing all these colours. I'd have to play around with the bright/dark ones to achieve a tone I was happy with (blotting and reapplying), but they are more subtle shades than I was expecting and have won me over a bit on that count.

All in all I think I am still more of a lip gloss fan than lipstick, but I will have fun wearing these 2True items to brighten up the autumn/winter, and would consider buying one or 2 of in the future.



Apologies for the no make-up selfie, just wanted to show you one of the lipsticks against a natural palette so to speak!

You'll find 2True lipsticks in Superdrug stores across the country and online.

* I was kindly gifted these products for a review, but all opinions are my own.

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