The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick Poppy Universal-50 (Universal Shade) Review

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The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick Poppy Universal-50 (Universal Shade)

Hi girls!

How is your makeup going 😛 Our love for makeup is undying and sometimes I feel that it gives us the most happiness 😀 I love the idea of lip and cheek stains. Though we can always use our lipsticks to stain our cheeks, something specifically designed for the purpose has to be better. The liquid lip and cheek stains from TBS are quite popular and when they launched the stains in stick form, I rushed to check them out.

the body shop velvet stick universal

About The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick in Poppy Universal

Our Universal Lip & Cheek Velvet stick adapts to the unique pH of your skin to create your own individual poppy shade. This transforming shade gives you a colour sensation with an exquisite matte finish. Matte finish Adapts to individual pH of skin for unique poppy shade Luxurious velvet texture

Price- INR 995 for 4 g

How to use- Smooth fully onto lips & dab lightly onto cheeks. Blend well.

Ingredients- Not mentioned either on packaging or on Indian TBS website. I have taken these from US website of The Body Shop . Octyldodecanol, Silica, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire microcristalline, Mica, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Alumina, Aroma/Flavor, Lactic Acid, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Tocopherol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citric Acid. [+/- CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850/Red 7 Lake, CI 73360/Red 30 Lake, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 45410/Red 28 Lake, CI 45410/Red 27, CI 77491/Iron Oxides].

My Experience with The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick in Poppy Universal-50

Packaging- The Body Shop has jumped onto the chubby stick wagon. The pencil is small and thick. It has a twist-up mechanism. The stain-stick is also quite chubby. The cap shuts well but still I will suggest being careful when the velvet stick is in your purse. I like the glossy black packaging.

the body shop velvet stick universal tip

Shade and Texture- The bullet is a muddy grey in color and looks weird to say the least. On my hands it comes out as a deep berry shade. It is not very pigmented though.

the body shop velvet stick universal shade

The texture is smooth and velvety on application. It’s a bit waxy but nothing bothersome. It has a spicy kind of fragrance which is not overpowering.

My Take- These velvet sticks are available in 6 beautiful shades. I found two of them suitable for me but got this one as its claims to be ‘universal’ appealed to me. TBS says that the color shows up as per the body pH. I don’t know about that but I think that as this is so lightly pigmented, it will look different on different skin tones regardless of the pH. Also girls, the usual pH of skin is 5.5 which I don’t think varies too much.

When I apply it on my lips, it comes out as a berry shade. It looks like the stain that MAC viva glam 3 lipstick leaves on my lips but this TBS stain is less pigmented than even that stain. It cannot hide my two toned lips but still gives a beautiful flush of color. I like the natural look. It stays on for about 5 hours if you just drink during the period. It also transfers a bit and so becomes lighter gradually. The stain vanishes if you take a full meal.

It does not make my lips feel dry at any point but I don’t think that it hydrates either. I find a lot of contradictory properties in it somehow.

On my cheeks, it is a berry shade but again not too deep. It gives a very natural looking flush to cheeks. On cheeks too it lasts for just about 5 hours but yes my skin is oily. It does not make my skin greasy though. It can be blended easily with fingers and obviously with brush too.

I like to use it for a simple natural look on both lips and cheeks. You can use it on cheeks for any time of the day but it is not the best thing for evening events especially if you have two-toned lips like me.

the body shop velvet stick universal swatch

What I like about The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick in Poppy Universal-50?

  • The berry shade will suit all skin tones
  • It is neither drying nor greasy
  • Easy to blend
  • Easily available
  • Beautiful packaging
  • Lasts for about 5 hours

What I don’t like about The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick in Poppy Universal-50?

  • Not very pigmented but that’s why it will suit multiple skin tones

Rating– 3/5

Do I recommend? It’s not a must have but still a good product to try. Contradiction again 😀

Have you used The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick in Poppy Universal-50 (Universal Shade) before?

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7 COMMENTS

  1. This reminds me so much of my Maybelline Electro pops in berry bomb when swatched using 5-6 swipes! 😛
    i bought it at just 165 bucks! i bet you’ll find the resembelance!
    It looks like a balm to me!

      • I am trying so hard to get my Pink Shock, but it is always out of stock! it is nine on ten the same!
        and i say so because unlike regular maybelline balms, this one is not very balmy, but has a decent berry pay-off for a lip balm!
        very comparable, if seen from my point of view! :/

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