The first thing that impressed me was the packaging. A box within a box, filled with tissue paper and topped with a bow? Obviously, this was going to be good!
I've been eyeing up these for a while, but never quite got around to buying one, so I couldn't wait to try it out. The colour was perfect for me - my skin tone really doesn't lend itself well to pale colours, so this bright red was a brilliant option.
As always, I applied a lip balm first to soften the lips before application and to stop the colour from blending into the lip lines. The colour was strong, and appeared the same on my lips as on my hand. I wore it on NYE with a simple black dress (and my new Kurt Gieger heels - eeeeeekkk!!), and it jazzed up the outfit instantly, and lasted up to the new year, survived my midnight kiss, and beyond!