I'm always on the hunt for a good, day time handbag lipstick: the ones which you can just apply without the need of a mirror.
This Miss Pupa lipstick from the Limited Edition Dot Shock collection is precisely such a product: a kind of hybrid between a gel, a balm and a lipstick.
On the Pupa Milano website it is described as follows:
"Smooth and sensorial gelée texture that enhances the volume of lips. With Cotton Extract, which has moisturizing and nourishing qualities, for soft and perfectly moisturized lips.
An absolutely bright and sensorial formula, for an irresistible make-up result. On the lips, an extraordinary crystal effect, an incredible semi-transparent wet finish and comfort without compare."
This Miss Pupa lipstick is dermatologist tested, and also has an SPF of 15. It comes in 4 shades, and the one I got is #003. It is a bright pink, brighter than what I thought it would be at first, given that it is more a lipbalm than a full blown lipstick. It will go especially well with tanned skin tones in summer.
Since it has a kind of gel texture, it applies extremely smoothly on the lips, with minimal effort and pressure. As it is expected though, it does not have the best longevity and it must be re-applied several times throughout the day. But as I said in the introduction, as it is quite light weight and forgiving it is can be easily applied without the need of a mirror.
It also gives a nice shine to the lips, making them appear fuller and plumper.
As expected from a balm/gel hybrid, the colour is quite sheer, but is also buildable if you want a more pigmented look. It is not at all sticky.
Just a little side note though - do make sure that your lips are properly moisturised and without any dry patches before you use this Pupa lipstick, as it tends to cling to the tiniest of dry patches on the lips.
Other gorgeous items from this collection are:
Balmy Gloss : € 9.95
Miss Pupa Lipstick: € 13.50
Eyeshadow Palette: € 15.90
Vamp Stylo Liner : € 10.90
Blush: € 15.60
Lasting Colour Gel: € 6.00
Velvet Matt Polish: € 6.00
Get this collection before it is too late from your nearest stockist in Malta and Gozo.
***Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Pupa Milano for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review. What I wrote in the review is my honest and unbiased opinion.