The Review: Topshop Fire Cracker

There’s normally no bold lip better than a red one, well for me anyway, but an orangey/red lip? Even better! I’d passed by Fire Cracker by Topshop whilst browsing in the Topshop makeup section a handful of times before I decided to take the plunge and put it on my birthday list back in October. At first I found it quite difficult to work with, but a few weeks ago I decided to bosh this little baby out to spruce up an outfit – it has not left the lipstick pocket of my Zara city bag since.

When I say orangey/red, it sits comfortably between Lady Danger and Infrared by Topsop. If you like to get matchy-matchy it’s also a very close colour match to Essie “Meet Me At Sunset” – my favourite Essie polish EVER! 

The formula is super creamy and opaque, which is worth watching out for, as smudging it can make you look like you’ve recently wolfed down a big bowl of tomato pasta. Not a great look. However this can be easily counteracted by using a matte lipstick or lip balm underneath or, my favourite – building it up and blending it in with your fingers. This way it sticks around a little longer too.

Perfect for when you want to make it look like you’ve tried – but really haven’t – this goes everywhere with me just incase I need to spruce up super quick! It works amazing with a tan (when I say tan I mean I’ve piled on the bronzor… it is still February after all!) and I find it really brings out the eye colour of whoever it’s applied to. It’s also less than £10. That ladies is what I call as result!


  1. Dollyfaces
    26 Feb 2013 / 2:01 pm

    So pretty! x

  2. Emily
    26 Feb 2013 / 2:03 pm

    This is a gorgeous colour:) x

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  3. Maddy
    26 Feb 2013 / 2:05 pm

    This is an amazing colour and looks great on you! xxx

  4. Kelly
    26 Feb 2013 / 2:10 pm

    I haven't made the plunge into red lipsticks yet – I'm nervous! This shade looks stunning on you!

  5. nataliestubbs
    26 Feb 2013 / 2:14 pm

    I'm still trying to pluck up the courage to try a truly red lip – a reddish stain is as brave as I get at the moment. I love this on you though, it suits your skin tone perfectly!

  6. Taylor
    26 Feb 2013 / 2:14 pm

    it looks so pretty xo

  7. Trina
    26 Feb 2013 / 2:43 pm

    Beautiful! It suits you so well.

  8. Leanne Rachel
    26 Feb 2013 / 2:57 pm

    This is such a gorgeous colour on you Suzie! I really wish I could pull off red lipsticks, Topshop have some lovely ones! xx


  9. Hannah Cagney Lace
    26 Feb 2013 / 3:02 pm

    This looks beautiful on you Suzie, love the mix of red and coral tones.


  10. Alice
    26 Feb 2013 / 4:08 pm

    Infrared is one of my favourite Topshop lipsticks but this definitely needs to be added to my collection. Looks lovely xo

  11. Alexandra Miehe
    26 Feb 2013 / 6:11 pm

    I love this color!! I wish I could get topshop makeup in Montreal but I can't..

  12. Hannah Campbell
    26 Feb 2013 / 8:23 pm

    I love creamy formulas, I find them so hydrating!

    This colour really, really suits you! xx

  13. Olivia Law
    26 Feb 2013 / 8:26 pm

    The topshop makeup range is really good in general I've found – i really want to try this shade! xo

  14. Inside Beauty
    26 Feb 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Such a gorgeous shade. Love topshop lipsticks!!

  15. Paprika
    26 Feb 2013 / 8:41 pm

    I love Topshop lipsticks, they are always fantastic, and it's so easy to find the perfect one for your occasion, lovely choicexx

  16. laura-ChambrayandCurls
    26 Feb 2013 / 8:47 pm

    This is SUCH a gorgeous colour on you. I've really wanted to try a good orangey red and this looks like a winner! Know what you mean about the smudge hazards- my curls always get caught in lipstick! Its a nightmare. I love lipcote to really stop things budging

  17. AnaliseVT
    26 Feb 2013 / 9:31 pm

    I love the Topshop make up range, their lipsticks always come out true to the advertised colours!

    Really suits you!


  18. HeartsAndCrosses
    26 Feb 2013 / 10:54 pm

    Really want to pick this up, the colour is gorgeous and I still have yet to buy a topshop lipstick!

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  19. Michaela Tegg
    26 Feb 2013 / 11:17 pm

    This colour looks gorgeous on you Suzie! I love orangey-red lipsticks, particularly in summer. Love how good it looks with the simple stripes too! X

  20. Katherine xo
    26 Feb 2013 / 11:55 pm

    looks amazing on you! x

  21. Lipmunn Tang
    27 Feb 2013 / 2:05 pm

    so gorgeous 🙂 always so pretty 🙂 might have to test this out!

  22. Rachel Hood
    28 Feb 2013 / 11:29 pm

    This looks beautiful on you! I wish I had more confidence to wear red lips!

    Rachel x

  23. Claire
    04 Mar 2013 / 12:17 pm

    Such a gorgeous shade, it really suits you 🙂

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