I’ll admit to being a bit of a Twilight fanatic – it all started in 2009 when my bff, Alex, gave me Twilight to borrow and told me I must read it. I accepted and then swiftly worked my way through each book, one by one. Since, I have seen the films in the cinema and enjoyed them, although not half as much as I relished the books.
I recently acquired two pieces of Twilight makeup which I have swatches and reviews of below!
Volturi Twilight Labyrinth Loose eye shadow in Dawn
I am a massive fan of loose pigments generally because they are always beautifully pigmented (duh!) and look beautiful in the pot. This colour ‘Dawn’ is absolutely stunning; a deep, dark chocolate, mud brown, which has silver, gold and almost blue sparkles in it.
Now as this is a loose pigment, it is quite messy and does have quite a lot of fall out when applied to the eyes, so I like to pick up some of the colour onto a dense eyeshadow brush, tap off the excess into the pot and apply onto the eyes by pressing the colour into the socket and blend afterwards. Alternatively, just get a big, fat, fluffy brush and sweep of the excess from under your eyes afterwards.
DuWop Twilight Lip Venom in ‘Red’
I have never tried any of DuWop’s lip venoms, or any other lip plumping gloss for that matter so this was a whole new kind of product for me. First things first; this smells incredible, almost identical to Big Red gum, it’s like a cinnamon mint smell which you can taste when you apply the product, which I adore. It really does tingle when you apply this to your lips and you can feel your lips plumping straight away – perfect for thin lipped girls, but not so much for me who has gigantic lips. Now I now why I have never used a lip plumper before – it hurts because my lips swell up so much, leaving me with a ridiculous trout pout.
On to the colour and formula of this product. This product in general is very very similar to The Body Shop’s ‘lip & cheek stain’. They both have the same formula, consistency and almost the same colour. This particular one is lovely because it really does leave you with ‘bitten’ lip look, perfect for vamps. I like that you can build the colour up to create your desired shade of red (I applied two layers in the photograph above). It takes a while to make the colour even on the lips because it is quite watery, but that adds even more to that ‘blood sucked’ look.
What I think – I’m always weary when looking at pieces of makeup or clothing which has been created off the back of a successful cult movie, such as Twilight, because usually the products are overpriced and of really crappy quality. However, these makeup items have surprised me. I think the products are of high quality and aren’t as tacky as I was expecting them to be. The pigment especially is a product I would have bought even without the ‘Twilight’ name behind it. I think these items are a little pricey – around £10 for the pigment and £15 for the lip venom, but are pretty little kitsch items to have sitting on my dressing table.
Do you have any Twilight makeup? What do you think of makeup ranges being born from the back of the success of a film or book – thumbs up or down?