Susan Posnick Color Essential Moisturising Lipstick in Shanghai | Swatch & Review

I’m all for the bold lip these days but sometimes I don’t feel like slapping it on first thing in the morning, or if I’m just having a casual one. Sadly though I have quite pale lips, so without anything on I look like the living dead from the nose down! Normally I slap on a bit of tinted lip balm and go, but recently I’ve really been loving this ever so subtle Moisturising Lipstick by Susan Posnick*.

With a bit more oomph than a tinted balm but not as much fire power as a highly pigmented lipstick, this tube seems to do it all. It feels like a lip balm with the way is moisturises and sits on the lips but leaves behind a lovely pretty pink pigment that brightens up even the palest lips like mine without completely taking over your makeup look. It’s one of those clever colours that adapts to your skin tone giving you a perfect personal shade for your complexion. Finish-wise it’s a little shiny (like a tinted lip balm) but not glossy so it just about squeezes into my matte lippy loving books and as the colour is nice and subtle it fades evenly avoiding that nasty 90’s lip lining. It doesn’t last forever but that’s ok, because every time you reapply it gives you another moisture boost and the packaging is clever too with a magnetic lid meaning it won’t colour-in your handbag when left unattended – excellent feature Susan!

I love this lippy and it’s really pulled me over to the subtle side too. I’ll certainly be investing in some more balmy lippys for my collection over the next few weeks for those mornings when I don’t feel like being too bold in the lip department.

You can find this pretty pink Shanghai shade and others in the Color Essential range on the Susan Posnick website HERE (and HERE for the UK bods) for around £17!

Have you tried any Susan Posnick products? What do you think of her Color Essential lippys?

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