I recently reviewed a couple of bits from the Burberry Make-Up range including the rather gorgeous ‘Hibiscus’ lipstick – a deep red with berry tones. When I was doing this I realised that I had a very similar (I’m not going to use the ‘D’ word here quite yet) version also in my collection of things still to try out. A lovely mineral lipstick from ‘Bloom’ a brand available in Superdrug which has caught my attention before, but I’ve never quite gone as far as buying anything.
So when given the chance to try a few bits out I was very curious – I haven’t read much on the old blogging world about the range, so didn’t know what to expect.
I was sent a lipstick in the shade Ragtime – the name and colour both perfectly evoke a real vintage, 1950’s style of image. Whilst I wouldn’t wear this on a regular basis it’s good to have this sort of shade somewhere in the collection – never know when you might want to amp up the glamour, go a bit vintage vixen or just make a real impact.
So the lipstick is lovely – very pigmented, rich and non-drying. Below is a swatch of it, next to the Burberry shade that I think is quite similar? What do you think?
The Burberry lipstick is more pigmented (the Bloom is swiped a couple of times above) and the packaging isn’t as glamorous as the Burberry. But this is to be expected – Burberry is high end, Bloom is drugstore.
The Burberry is a slightly pinker shade, they aren’t identical but but it’s pretty close.
That being said, the Bloom lippie is £10, so not as cheap as I would expect for a ‘drugstore’ product but still, a lot cheaper than the Burberry version at £22. An affordable version of the lush Burberry perhaps??
Bloom is available from Superdrug
**The Small Print**
The Bloom lippie was sent as a PR sample for review.