Everyone and their dog knows that here in the UK we have officially entered the spring summer season. What does that mean? That means warmer weather, brighter clothes, lighter hair, BBQ weather and of course.. A brightly coloured lipstick!
To kick off spring/summer posts, I thought I would do a post showing you the lipsticks that I currently own that I’m going to be wearing this season (when I’m not at work that is). No doubt I will buy more lipsticks this season but for now this is what I got.
L-R: delightful, 05, falling fast, macaroon, vegas volt, viva glam miley
Top – bottom: delightful, 05, falling fast, macaroon, vegas volt, viva glam miley
The first lipstick on my list is the Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Creme Lipstick in Delightful. This is a gorgeous cool toned pink shade. I love this colour for early spring season as its so easy to just chuck on and give your face a pop of colour. These Calvin Klein lipsticks are absolutely gorgeous, they have a very buttery texture and are extremely pigmented. One or two swipes and that’s it, you’re done. These lipsticks are gorgeous, this colour particularly would suit most skin tones and can be dressed up or dressed down. They last a good 4-5 hours at least and obviously need a touch up when you’ve had a meal. It says its a matte lipstick but it does have a slight sheen to it and it doesn’t dry out your lips like a normal matte lipstick. I absolutely love the applicator for this lipstick, they’re unusual and almost flat and slightly tapered at the top meaning it is a similar shape to your lip and there’s no need for fussing with a lipstick brush, even with the darker colours. I actually got 4 of these lipsticks through a Wowcher deal, 4 for £9.99 when usually they cost £13.50 each. What a bargain huh?
The next lipstick is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in the shade 05. It is a gorgeous bright pink, fuchsia colour that is almost effortless. It glides onto your lips beautifully as it has a buttery texture and is a minimal fuss application. This colour looks great with a minimal makeup look or a full face. It also takes you from dusk till dawn which I really do love. It has a good amount of pigmentation, although I know Rimmel London have got that down pretty much to a T. I love this Kate Moss collection, both the matte and this one. Plus they’re cheap so its a bonus really.
Next we have the Topshop Lips in the shade Falling Fast. I absolutely love love love this shade. It was the first Topshop lipstick I ever brought and the texture and colour pay off is not too shabby. It is a beautiful orangey/red coral colour, such a gorgeous pop of colour to brighten up your makeup or a dull outfit. This is definitely one of my favourite lipsticks I own, maybe that I’ve ever even seen. It has a pretty good lasting power 4-5 hours before needing a touch up which definitely isn’t too bad considering it is only high street makeup. Similar to the others, its a pretty no fuss application however it does cling on to dry patches so you need to make sure that you have properly conditioned your lips before hand. I like to use a Lush lip scrub and the Blistex Intensive moisturiser before I use this one. I love the packaging of the topshop lipsticks however it does get dirty rather quick which is disappointing when you have them on display.
Another Topshop lipstick, this time in the shade Macaroon. I love this shade as well, I just had to get it after falling in love with Falling Fast. It is a gorgeous pinky coral colour that looks amazing to brighten yourself up. It looks lovely with minimal makeup looks. Again you can dress this up or down and will go with most makeup looks. Again, no fuss application. (Can you tell I really love the no fuss approach with lipsticks?) It has the same creamy texture as falling fast and also clings to your dry patches on your lips so don’t forget your lip balms ladies!!
Vegas Volt by Mac is a must have for this season. As orangy corals are very in this season it fits right in. It is in an amplified finish meaning it really packs in a punch and doesn’t budge unless forced. This is a new purchase for me, I only got it last week but oh lordy I am obsessed. I love how great it looks and really helps to make a statement. It applies lovely but again this colour does draw focus onto your dry areas. If your lips are in good condition this lipstick will be your best friend. I think it looks great with paler skin tones (NW13 – TOO PALE TO CARE) but will also look stunning with olive skin tones. The packaging is beautiful as well. It lasted me a whole day of walking round Bath in the rain, plus it survived a major refuel in McDonnald’s, winner winner chicken dinner. I will love this lipstick until it dies on me, and then I’ll go and buy another one. Definitely one of my favourites this season.
My final spring summer favourite is Viva Glam Miley Cyrus by Mac. Although I’m not her hugest fan, okay I probably was when I was like 11, but I loved this colour so much that I knew I just had to get it and forget about how much I dislike her. However, how bloody beautiful does she look in the poster for this lipstick. I think I fell for her looks a little. Moving onto the lipstick, it is a very bright hot pink, again in an amplified finish. When this baby is applied, it ain’t budging. It is a very daring colour for me to go for, as I do like my orangy corals, but this. This is too good to let go. It works amazingly with my skin tone and makes me feel amazing when I wear it, which is what every girl needs from at least one lipstick right? Super super pigmented and lasts for ages. You do have to take a bit more time and care to apply it but once its on its on. Its definitely a more statement, night time lipstick but if you’re feeling brave whack it on in the day time and wear it with pride. I know that’s what I’ll be doing.
What are your favourite spring summer lipsticks? Have you tried any of these?
Please excuse my swatches, I’m having a no makeup day and I’m having a terrible break out. It looks ugly I know but focus on the lips people!!!
Disclaimer: I brought all these products myself with money I have earned, this post is not sponsered.
Pictures were taken by myself on an Iphone 5C.
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