Oh my… I just adore those bright fresh summer colours! They instantly lift your mood, don’t they? I can’t get enough of those gorgeous pinks, corals and fuchsias on both my lips & nails. But let’s talk only lipsticks today and my most worn shades I’m having on rotation these days.
The sheer red – Lipstick Queen in ‘Aloha’ is the perfect shade when you want to wear red lips but you either can’t be bothered with the super precise application or you’re not comfortable with wearing a full on red. Of course reds are trendy every season but Aloha looks so juicy it just screams summer. It also feels absolutely weightless and leaves an even, gorgeous stain.
The sheer pink – The Body Shop Colour Crush Shine in ’15 Fuchsia Flirt’ is another sheer, almost gel-like lipstick that melts into the lips and leaves a fresh looking wash of pink. It can also be layered to achieve an impressive opacity (as on the swatch) and has a very shiny finish. The staying power is not great but I don’t really care as I can easily reapply it even without a mirror.
The bright fuchsia – Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine in ’19 Fuchsia in Rage’ is one of the most versatile lipsticks I’ve ever seen. It can be patted into the lips to wear it like a stain or packed on for a seriously bold look. Again, not the longest lasting lipstick out there but it fades really evenly and I’m totally in love with the unique colour. (wearing here)
The raspberry pink - Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in ‘Punch Pop’, my most recent lipstick purchase, was love at first application. It’s a typical me colour – bright, a bit darker pink that looks lovely on my fair complexion. As the name suggests, the formula contains a smoothing primer that helps the lipstick glide over lip imperfection for a very nice, even finish and the staying power is awesome.
The hot coral – Mac ‘Impassioned’ is so vivid it looks almost neon. And of course I love it so much! It brightens my whole face and transforms every dull makeup look. The formula is creamy and really comfortable to wear plus it stays on place for many hours. (wearing here)