Lips are a tricky thing to play with colour on. I find that my lipstick choice is what dictates whether I will look crazy or washed out or gorgeous. When it comes to the brights, I always lean towards the more ‘normal’ shades like pinks, reds, purples, and oranges.
Let’s start with the Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balms which I have reviewed (in fact, it was one of my first ever posts) back in September. The two I have my eye on for the sunny, summer months are Unapologetic and Showy. Unapologetic is a bright, neon pink. The finish is very matte and screams summer. Showy is more of a light blue toned purple but I find it flattering on myself. It might even make me look tanned.
Another one of my go to lipstick formulas are the NYC Expert Last lipsticks. They don’t last very long as their name might suggest, but they are inexpensive, come Ina million colours, and feel amazing. The two I have here are Air Kiss and Pure Coral. Air Kiss is a pure hot pink with a glossy finish. Pure Coral is a bright coral red which I have been very obsessed with as you saw in my May Favourites.
My final two picks are a few high end options from MAC and Buxom. My MAC pick is a classic called Girl About Town. It is a slightly darker hot pink than my NYC pick and a much matter formula. Pucker Up from Buxom is a somewhat pigmented gloss in a very bright blue toned purple. This is fantastic for mixing with Showy to make an amazing lip look.
Til next time, ttfn x