The Body Shop launched their poppy range recently. A few makeup products were launched but the one that caught my attention was the “Lip and cheek velvet stick” in a universal shade. It’s black in colour but adapts to the pH of your skin turning it into your perfect poppy hue. Generally I’m very fussy about colours but I think the selling point was the adaptive colour.
A dual purpose product that can be used on both lips and cheeks also makes it a winner. I did try it on my cheeks it didn’t do much for me.
It turned out to be a rosy pink shade on me.
Coverage and texture
As the name suggests it’s velvety soft in texture. Product info says it gives a matte finish but I feel it’s not totally matte. I think it’s more of a creamy texture. The coverage is medium but you can build the colour on your lips. Reapplication is necessary throughout the day though.
I really like the texture but I feel you need to prep your lips before if you do gave flaky or dry lips. Once it was on I liked the texture and it kept my lips nourished. It’s a very natural looking subtle shade and nice if it’s something you need to put on while you on the go. It’s also nice to wear when layering differentl lipsticks.
Rating – 4/5
If you’re a bit iffy about the mystery shade there are other shades on offer.