Summer Lip Favourites

2017, June

Summer has well and truly landed here in the UK which means it’s time for a little make-up reggig. I’m switching up some colour options to make my looks more season appropriate and these are my current lip product favourites:

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Sleek True Colour Lipstick in #Amped (£4.99) – a bright light cool toned pink shade that’s perfect for the warmer months. I wouldn’t really brave this colour any other time of the year but with a bit of tan in summer it looks great. It’s a matte formula but it applies very creamy and it isn’t overly drying. It lasts longer than you would expect but I would recommend checking whether it needs a touch-up every now and then especially if you’re having food. It’s a very pigmented and noticeable colour so you really want it to look perfect. And I can’t not mention the packaging – it’s such a cute little thing that will fit the smallest of handbags.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in #Frambourjoise (£8.99) – I love, love, love this shade. It’s a cool toned red with a slight hint of berry. The finish is velvety (as the name would suggest) so it’s a soft look. You only need a thin layer and it wears very comfortably. Unlike the Sleek’s offering this is something I would also wear to work/in an office setting. Yes, it’s a bold look but it’s also very classic and chic. Another reason why this is a great everyday option is the lasting power – this lasts and lasts, I had to rub a cotton pad soaked in micellar water over my lips quite vigorously to get this stuff off at the end of a long day. It’s great if you’ve got a busy day ahead of you and no time for touch-ups.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #08 Pink in Confidence (£26.00) – very different from the bright colours I’ve mentioned above, this is a very light traditional pink. It doesn’t sound like much but it really looks so nice on the lips. It’s not super pigmented so it looks very natural and it gives lips beautiful shine and brightness. And, of course, it’s one of the most beautiful lipstick packagings out there. A real treat that always gives me so much joy to pull it out of my make-up bag.

What are your favourite lip products this summer?

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