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Review: Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in Pink Shock

You know when you pick something up at random in Boots to see what it is and it ends up coming home with you? Well that happened to me this week.

Anyway, the product I was bought was Collection's Lasting Colour Lipstick in the shade Pink Shock. What struck me when I saw it was how similar in colour it is to the MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum so I was looking forward to giving this a try. Pink Shock is a matte, bright magenta pink lipstick with slight blue undertones. I didn't realise it was matte until I applied it and was a bit disappointed to see that it clung to every single dry patch of skin on the lips so applying balm and exfoliating beforehand is an absolute must. Usually when I apply lipstick I swipe it onto the lips then rub it in with my finger just to tone it down a little but because this lipstick is so dry and matte that this isn't really possible.

I found that once it was on the lips it didn't feel too uncomfortable like I thought it was going to be which was surprising. Even more surprisingly is that it lasted quite a while on the lips before showing signs of wear - around 4 hours - and even then it left a soft pink tint to the lips so I didn't feel the need to re-apply it.
Overall I am really happy with this lipstick. It looks incredibly similar to MAC Candy Yum Yum and is an incredibly pigmented, striking colour. Yes it is drying and you will need to exfoliate and apply lip balm beforehand but it's totally worth it. 


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