Seventeen Lasting Fix Lipstick in New Black // Boots £4.29
I popped into Boots the other day and thought that as I am trying to build a lipstick collection I'd have a browse of the different brands. Recently I've been lusting after a deep purple toned red but couldn't find one to fit my taste. I asked the shop assistant who said she's been looking for the same and recommended this 17 lipstick 'New Black'. I had already swatched and considered it so thought 'what the hell' and bought it.
Enough of my boring anecdote - I am actually here to attempt a lipstick review (yet again). I'm going to start with the colour. I'd say this is a brown toned red rather than purple, which is what I was trying to find, but as you blot it off it becomes more of a very dark cherry red. You need a few coats for opaque coverage but it applies well and gives a very dark colour - one that I actually really like! I wanted black lipstick for a long while when it was 'in' but was never confident enough to wear it, plus a good one is hard to find on the cheap! As the name suggests this is the 'New Black' - nearly there but not as harsh, as the warmer tones suit your skin better. It certainly is a very dramatic colour for me so won't be much of an every day colour, but with minimal eye makeup it could complete the perfect vampy makeup look. Unfortunately the staying power of this lipstick isn't something I can compliment, it lasts around 2-3 hours and when it starts to come off it looks a bit like red wine lips..in a bad way, but that's just what I found, others have said that the staying power lasts 4-5 hours so don't take my word for it!
In conclusion, despite the slightly unfulfilling staying power, it is a colour that I really like and I look forward to going out of my comfort zone - plus it was under a fiver so I can't complain! Do any of you guys own this lipstick? Also if any of you have any recommendations for a deep purple lipstick I'd love to know some suggestions!
love amy x