Hello my lovelies!
Hope you're all keeping well and that you've had a lovely weekend? Now usually I do get a case of the "Sunday Blues" but actually I've had a lovely Sunday, and I'm feeling pretty relaxed ahead of my six day week. I know I've been a little quiet on the blog, but the past week I've been pretty unwell, as well as going through a really busy spell at work. We are heading into our event season and it's all systems go! Anyhoo, today I'm going to be talking about some of my favourite lipsticks for Spring/Summer and I've included a combination of brights and nudes, as I know bright shades aren't for everyone. I hope you enjoy this post my loves and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Don't forget you can also contact me via my social media icons to the right hand side!
First up we have the Lancome Juicy Shakers and you may have seen my recent review on these little cuties, but I'm totally obsessed by them. I have the shade Apricute; a dark Orange and Freedom of Peach; a neon Pinky/Peach shade. They both have a light colour pay off, but as they're lip oils they help to keep your lips hydrated whilst adding a touch of sass too! Plus how cute is the cocktail shaker esque packaging, They're just made for Summer. Moijito please!
Matte Magenta by Clinique is a gorgeous bright pink that is blue toned. It's honestly the most comfortable Matte formula that I have tried so far. It's a pretty out there shade in the bullet, but not so much that it's hard to pull off or wear during the day! I love bright Pink shades during the summer, as they're super fun and a great way to pick up a subtle look or outfit.
The Pinky/Nude/Peach shade of dreams. Bitch Perfect has definitely made a name for itself in the beauty world and for good reason too! Aside from it's sassy name, it's actually a gorgeous Summer shade that can be worn with ANY look. Light-diffusing pigments give the lips a luminous, plump and multi-dimensional look, as well as having a lovely smooth and buildable formula. If you use liner and gloss with Bitch Perfect, you can easily transform it into an evening shade too! It's so versatile.
I think this is up there with the Chanel VA Foundation, in terms of how many times I've mentioned it on my blog and social media (sorry), but believe me it's that good. If you're looking for a vivid Orange toned Red then "Lana" is your lady. Everything from texture to staying power, and the super satisfying clicky magnetic packaging make this Lipstick a total summer siren!
I would say this is the shade I'm pretty much always reaching for at the moment. It's a pretty Nudey Peach, with a gorgeous oil and pigment blend. I find this shade to be pretty hydrating and a great option for a more traditional peachy/bronze summertime look!
Penelope Pink may not be an obvious choice for summer, but it's slightly dusky and brownish Pink tones make it a very pretty and flattering shade for the nude lovers amongst us. Like Bitch Perfect it has a dreamy formula and instantly makes your lips look plumper, with its light enhancing pigments. It also works really well in the evening against dusky eye makeup, it would be great for an evening party or a low maintenance shade for a summer BBQ!
I would say that Cecile is best described as being a pretty Rosewood shade, that defintiely makes greeny/blue eyes pop! With a beautiful texture and medium colour pay off, I would say that this is one of the most comfortable formula's I own. I love wearing this shade with natural make-up, it's so pretty if you want to emphasise your eye colour.
I was introduced to Laqa & Co. when I subscribed to Birchbox briefly and it's become a real go to lip/cheek product for me. I travel a lot, so sometimes its nice to condense down my collection and take products with me that have dual use! "Humble Brag" is a mid toned Berry pink, which I find really flattering and a great option for a more subtle pink, if i'm not feeling quite so "Matte Magenta"
I hope you've enjoyed this post lovelies! You know I love to have a good old chat about lipsticks, so I would love to hear all about your summertime favourites? Are you bright or nude?
Lots of love