One of the things I love most about summer is all the colours that emerge. Bright, joyful hues pop up in everything from what we wear to what we drink. When it comes to makeup, I’m a very simple girl. I like to play around with different shades and shadows, but I love to play up my features in a natural way… except when it comes to my lips.
I love the impact of a bright lip. Since the beginning of the summer, I’ve found myself reaching for one of the same five lip shades (truth is, you can most likely find all of them in my purse on any given day).
NARS Lip Gloss in Sixties Fan
Don’t let the dark colour fool you. This gloss is a beautiful shade of pomegranate. It goes on sheer to give you a bright pout that’s perfect for day or night. And if you aren’t familiar with NARS lip glosses, you have no idea what you are missing. These glosses are amazing (and my ultimate faves). They are moisturizing (but non sticky) with gorgeous shine and pleasant, light scent. I can’t recommend these glosses enough.
NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm
One of the most popular blushes on the planet has now become a gloss. NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss is a peachy pink gloss with a hint of shimmer. It’s the perfect shade to complete that bronzy glow look that we love so much for summer.
MAC Lipstick in Impassioned
This is one of the brightest shades that I own, and one of the most beautiful. It’s a neon pink-red with a hint of coral. It’s a cream texture which gives it an opaque finish that glides on evenly and feels moisturizing. I love this shade so much. It just adds so much life to even the simplest outfits.
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fushia
For days when I’m feeling more… pink, I reach for this vibrant fushia shade. Words can’t describe how gorgeous this shade is. The formula is rich and moisturizing and lasts for so long. No joke, I’ve only had to reapply twice during the day, usually after meals.
Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick
This lipstick is a newbie in my collection. I’ve never been drawn to orange shades before, but there was something about this one that I just fell in love with. It’s a vibrant orange with a tinge of gold shimmer. It’s long-wearing, but extremely moisturizing. In fact, it leaves a slight gloss finish (which I love). It also has a slight scent that’s not overpowering, but rather quite pleasant!
What’s your favourite summer lip shade?
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