I’ve been going through a bit of a love affair with lipstick lately. I never used to be a lipstick girl. I always wore gloss. But ever since I reviewed Maybelline’s Coral Fever I’ve become a bit infatuated and invested in many new shades. One of my favourites lately is an NP Set lipstick called ‘Boston’ (RRP $22.00, 4g) which I picked up *accidentally* while looking for BB Cream. The colour is a lot darker than I’d usually wear – I tend to go for light pinks, nudes and pretty peaches, but the minute my friendly local Napoleon Perdis expert, Ellen, put it on me I was hooked.
Now NP Set don’t have a website yet, so I don’t have anything to compare my experience to. But I’ll give you the best bits. The packaging is cute and fun, the pink palm trees on the NP Set lipsticks always make me think of California, hot summer nights and holidays. The white shiny plastic tube is immediately distinguishable among my other lipsticks, which mostly have black tubes.
My favourite feature of the packaging is a little reservoir of the same colour in the top of the cap, a wonderful idea because just when you think you’re out… guess what? There’s a little more left!
The texture is oh-so-creamy and deliciously moisturising, to the point where I will actually reapply it even when it doesn’t need reapplication. My lips feel so soft and saturated every time I use it and I’ve found that the moisture seems to carry on even after the colour has worn off. It has a very slight lipstick smell, which honestly doesn’t bother me in the slightest. The colour is one I really never would have chosen for myself, but the minute it was on, I was in love. It’s a creamy, rusty, brownish pink. Quite difficult to describe without using their words actually. “Cream Ginger” is the perfect name for the colour.
Above is a swatch of the lipstick, taken with a flash indoors. It represents the colour quite accurately, I found it difficult to capture the depth of this colour without using a flash. The beautiful glossy sheen lasted about an hour for me, and the colour for around another two. It will require reapplication after you eat or drink, but thems the brakes with a gorgeous moisturising lipstick like this one. Hands up if you actually mind? Nope, I didn’t think so. And now for my favourite part… the pout.
Below is the product on my lips, shot with a flash.
There are a whole list of things I love about this lipstick, most of which I’ve already mentioned. But two that I haven’t. 1. It makes me look a lot more tan than I actually am and 2. it makes my teeth look really white!
In short, I absolutely adore this lipstick! Wear it with a tan, a smile and a bounce in your step.
NP Set Lipsticks RRP $22.00/4g are available from David Jones, Target and Napoleon Perdis salon stores.
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