It’s no secret that I’m partial to a bold lip or that I’m a fan of Primark make up. And I really do like these Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayons, so much so that I wish they did more colours. The range is pretty limited.

I felt like a change today so thought I would try this. I’ve not been having much luck with lip products lately so made sure that I used my NYX lip primer first. It’s one of my favourite primers and really helps to improve the look of lipstick – especially matte lipsticks.

NYX Lip Primer

I was so excited to try the Velvet Matte Lip Crayon in Midnight as I absolutely love the Pillar Box Red version – so much so that it’s one of my February Favourites. Midnight is a lovely dark purple colour, and it looks  similar to MAC’s Vivia Glam Ariana Lipstick on me.

Swatch of Primark Midnight

All the things that I loved about Pillar Box Red, I love about Midnight. It goes on smoothly and lasts quite a long time. Midnight is not quite as pigmented as Pillar Box Red and I definitely needed to use just a bit more to get the colour that I wanted, but it’s still an amazing bargain at only £2!

Primark Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon In Midnight  The last time I tried a new lip product, the lip colour didn’t quite look the same in the tube as it did on me which disappointed me. Not the case here. I was quite impressed with this but I do quite like this shade on me anyway!

Wearing MidnightUnlike some other matte lipsticks, the Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon is comfortable to wear. With or without primer it wasn’t drying at all. In fact, it was so moisturising that I kept forgetting that I was wearing it until I got comments from people or caught a glimpse in the mirror. I like it and still can’t believe it’s only £2!

I can’t stop raving about this product, and I would definitely recommend this. I am getting a bit tempted to head to Primark now to see what other shades they have…


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Primark Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon in Midnight Review



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