Lipsticks are by far my favourite makeup item and the most numerous item in my collection. I have tried many brands of lippies, but never any by The Body Shop. Normally I associate TBS with skincare, so when I received one of their new lipstick colours and after reading all the great reviews, I was very curious to see how this one wore.
There are 26 different shades in the Colour Crush line and all of them promise to give you luscious, moist lips with bright, natural color. The available shades are pretty standard and stick to the pinks and plums family. No yellows or purples here! Each lipstick also comes in a variety of finishes, with some being matte, while others have increasing amounts of shimmer.
The shade I'm trying out today is *I think* Innocent Pink. This is just a guesstimate as I'm going solely by the swatch color online! Unfortunately, there is no label on the tube.
The primary ingredients in this lipstick are:
- Triisostearin - an emollient that helps lock in moisture
- Hydrogenated Polydecene - another emollient
- Isocetyl Stearate - a conditioning ingredient that also helps your lipstick apply smoothly
- Mica - improves the color opacity of your lipstick
Price & Packaging
A typical sized tube will cost you $13. TBS usually has sales though, so odds are good that you could grab it for cheaper. The packaging is pretty slick, with a shiny metal outer and see-through lid. I love the see-through lid as it's always a pain to have to open the tube to see the true colour inside.
Texture and Wear
In my experience, most lipsticks choose between colour payoff or moisture/glossiness. I think for the Colour Crush lipsticks, TBS chose the latter. You really have to layer the color on to get any real stain on your lips. It does feel very slick and moist though, sorta like a tinted lipbalm. Because it is so moist, this lipstick needs to be reapplied fairly often.
I also wasn't a huge fan of the shape of the lipstick with its very pointed tip. The slant was too steep for how I usually wear my lipsticks down, although the tip is kinda handy for precise application along your cupid's bow.
Buy - this lipstick is great for everyday, no-brainer wear.