The whole lip topper trend shows no signs of slowing down, which is absolutely fine by me. I love wearing lip gloss and I feel as if my makeup look isn’t finished unless I add a layer of gloss to my lips. Shimmery and sparkly lip gloss isn’t a new thing, but brands are labelling their glosses as being lip toppers when in fact they’re just shimmery/sparkly glosses. I haven’t tried anything from the Obsession brand before but when I spotted the Obsession Lip Effects Lip Topper on sale, I thought I’d give it a try as well as Obsession as a brand. If you didn’t know already, Obsession are one of the Revolution brands but they’re stocked in Boots whereas the other Revolution brands are stocked in Superdrug – both of them though, are available on the Revolution Beauty website.
The Obsession Lip Effects Lip Topper is £4 and available in four different shades and the packaging looks so similar to the Huda Beauty Lip Strobes which I’m guessing is intentional, although the shades of the Obsession lip toppers look very similar to the Lip Strobe shades too. I chose the Obsession Lip Effects Lip Topper in the shade Daydreamer which I think is very similar to the Huda Beauty shade in Enchanting.
Obsession describes the shade as being a white lilac duo chrome, containing holographic and iridescent pigment that can be worn alone or layered over lipstick. The box has an holographic and white marble design, with a pull out drawer. The tube itself is clear, and the applicator is a long, narrow doefoot. The gloss has the most delicious caramel scent and is one of the best lip product scents I’ve tried.
Obsession Lip Effects Lip Topper Review / Swatches
So many brands call their makeup products holographic, but they are very rarely holographic, but I feel like Daydreamer is almost holographic when you move the tube around due to the lilac duo chrome shift.
I didn’t think the shift would be that noticeable on the lips as it has a white base, but I was so wrong. Even if you apply a tiny amount in the centre of your lips, and then press your lips together, the beautiful duo chrome effect is visible and the more you apply, the more dramatic the lilac shift becomes.
The formula is really nice for a lip gloss without any stickiness but it doesn’t last very well at all, but it’s the kind of lip gloss shade you can apply without a mirror and it looks pretty layered over every single lip colour. Looking at the shades, I don’t think any of the other Obsession Lip Effects Lip Topper shades are for me, but I really like Daydreamer and feel like I need to try more from Obsession this year.
Have you ever tried the Obsession brand before?
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