I’ve been #ShoppingMyStash recently and I’ve rediscovered The Body Shop’s Lip and Cheek Velvet Stick in the Universal Shade. The universal shade turns into various shades of pink depending on the pH of your skin. On me, it’s a deep purple pink, which is perfect because it’s like the shade of my lips naturally, but just a little bit darker.
The formula is amazing. It’s matte, long-wearing, and best of all, it stains, which means that even after the initial colour wears off, there’s still something left on my lips. I like using this even as a base for lipstick. The ingredients include waxes and silicone so it makes your lips smooth and soft making it a great primer for any lipstick. It’s not moisturizing, but use it as a long-wearing option before you go out and you’re set.