Tuesday, 29 July 2014

My Favourite Bright Summer Lipsticks


Happy National Lipstick Day! I hope you've all been taking advantage of the Debenhams offer today - I know I have! One of my favourite makeup looks during the summer is to wear a very simple eye and team it with a bright lipstick. So, to celebrate this wonderful day (for beauty lovers anyway!), I thought I'd share with you my five favourite bright lipsticks to wear in the summer.


l-r: MAC Chatterbox, MAC Vegas Volt, Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic, Rimmel Moisture Renew in In Love With Ginger & Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong
First up we have MAC's Chatterbox. This is probably the most wearable of the five for a more everyday look. It's a lovely bright pink, but is muted down a little to make it more wearable. This was actually my first ever MAC lipstick purchase and would be a good choice for someone just venturing out into brighter lipsticks, as it's not too OTT.

Another pick from my MAC collection is Vegas Volt. This is a peach-toned coral - basically a brighter version of one of my favourite spring shades, Coral Bliss. The photo below really doesn't do it much justice, as it looks a lot brighter in person - the arm swatch is actually a better indicator of what it looks like! This lipstick looks really good with a tan, so I wore it a lot when I first got back from my holiday.

I had a bit of an obsession with the Revlon Matte Balms when they first came out, and bought pretty much the entire collection within the space of a few weeks! There's some gorgeous colours in there - quite a lot of summer appropriate shades - but my favourite for the warmer months has to be Unapologetic, a really vibrant pink-toned coral. I love the formula of these, as they're quite moisturising for a matte lip product, so they are so comfortable to wear.

A new favourite of mine is Rimmel's Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love With Ginger. This is a gorgeous red-orange colour. I much prefer my reds to have more of an orange tone to them, especially in the summer, and this one is lovely. As you'd suspect from the name, it's very moisturising, and has more of a glossy finish to it than the other lipsticks I've chosen, but the staying power is still very good.

Finally, one of my favourite makeup launches of the year, the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong. A lot of the shades in this range are very bright or bold (I also have a very nice deep red colour - possibly a favourite for winter?!). My favourite of the bunch, Pink Pong, is a super bright fuchsia pink. These lipsticks are so long lasting, you can wear it for a night out and not have to worry about touch ups!

Left: Chatterbox & Vegas Volt, Right: Unapologetic, In Love With Ginger & Pink Pong
What are your favourite summer bright lipsticks?

18 comments :

  1. You have some gorgeous shades, i love them all!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  2. I've been looking at the Revlon matte balms for a while now, and definitely want to get one! Just have to decide which colour now!

    Seren x
    http://www.terriblethrills.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. There are so many lovely ones to choose from. My favourites are Unapologetic, Elusive & Striking xx

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  3. You just can't beat MAC sometimes, although they all look lovely on you. If there is one thing I am rubbish with, its bright lips!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Thank you hun, MAC lipsticks are great - I bought some more in the Debenhams offer! xx

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  4. Ooh the Revlon is stunning - I'd rather by a few of those than fork out on a Mac!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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    1. There are so many nice shades in the Revlon range too xx

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  5. I really love the Rimmel Moisture Renew's, they're so pretty and have a fantastic shade range! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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    1. They do, I really like As You Want Victoria too xx

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  6. O my goodness you have chosen some amazing colours!
    Vegas volt looks beautiful :)
    Melissa x
    http://melissazia.blogspot.com

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  7. I received the Bourjois lippy in a beauty exchange and I LOVE it! It's a great formula and pretty color!
    Gwenayfer | PeacockBeauty.net

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    1. I love the formula, I can't wait to get the new shades xx

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  8. So pigmented! I love it! I'd have to agree that I love the Rimmel one the most. I'm from twitter chats!

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh these shades are gorgeous! Vegas Volt really needs to go on my wish list - it's definitely my sort of shade :)
    Love your blog btw going to hit follow, thanks for sending your link lovely. xx
    www.natashaparisblog.co.uk

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