Sunday, 3 May 2015

Bright Lips for Spring/Summer



beauty bright lips lipsticks swatches

Bright lipsticks are definitely my favourite type of lip colour. I don’t have many nudes, probably 2-3, but I have loads of brights or reds. It’s only in the last few years that I’ve truly embraced bright lip colours and there’s good reasons for this : they brighten up your complexion and make you feel ace. I have chronic pain and take medication, both things really takes its toll on my skin. I think the kindest way to describe my complexion is sallow. I’m also naturally very pale and a bright lip really helps to brighten everything up. I love how such a simple thing such as an amazing coloured lipstick can have an effect on your overall well-being.

Beside this it’s also really lovely to start wearing brighter colours after Winter slowly retreats. If you’re too scared to wear a bright lip colour but really want to I recommend picking a colour you really like and start wearing it as a light stain or mixing it with a lip balm and slowly building the pigment up.

In the line up above I have from left- to right:

Boots Stay Perfect in Gay Geranium (75) - A bold orange-red. This has been part of Boots No7 range since the 1950s. 

Revlon Super Lustrous in Fire and Ice (720)- A red with coral undertones (almost orangey). A perfect red for the Summer.

Rimmel Kate 110- This is a really vibrant matte coral. 

Rimmel Moisture Renew As You Want Victoria (360) This is such an interesting colour, a bright deep pink but with a gold hue to it. It’s one of my favourite colours and would look absolutely amazing on darker skin tones.

Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish in 22- And another Rimmel! This is a bright, deep pink again, fuchsia-red I would say. A great budget lip colour. The only thing I don’t like about these lipsticks is the smell.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Frambourjoise 02- A beautiful raspberry shade. One of my favourites and really comes off as more expensive than it is.

Paul and Joe Full Pigment Lipstick in La Vie en Rose (305)- Definitely one of my favourite lipstick formulas. Long-lasting without drying the lips and packed full of beautiful colour. A vibrant light-toned fuchsia, very pretty. 

Are you a fan of a bright lip?



  1. I really love a bright lip, recently I've moved from a deep red to a pink/purple but now that summer is here I think I'll be getting out my vibrant reds again! I have the No7 lipstick but i'm always a bit too scared to actually wear the orange out of the house - I think this summer will be the time I try to be brave and just wear it and see x

    1. go for it! life's too short to not wear orange lipstick in public xx


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