We have been treated to even more sunshine, which has made me reach for bright colours in all aspects of my life. Salads are more colourful, Juices are brighter, I have even been moving away from the monochrome uniform I always go to and switching it up for some colour. With all of this, comes brighter makeup choices. Dosing my lips with balm has been switched for the little beauties that follow.
So…..today I give you my Top 3 go to lipstick colours I can not live without in Summer:
You can not go wrong with a nude lipstick! Day or night, at work or on the town, no matter what it just works! I might have mentioned this before, but when I am really run down, my bottom lip goes blue. I have no idea why, but to avoid any weird questions, I opt for one of these little gems to cover it up, without using a a super bright:
Worth the splurge: MAC Patisserie
Counting the pennies: Kiko Automatic Precision Lip Liner in 502
Tips For Picking a Nude:
Be careful you not to match it to you lips and not your skin. Matching it to you skin on your hand will make you look like you have concealer on your lips….come on ladies its not cool.
For a sudden injection of colour on my frequent slips back into monochrome land, I love to pop a bit of bright lipstick on, just to please my Summer side. This Summer I have been reaching for the Bright Pinks. This instantly gives your skin a lift, and ideal for Summer Days and Lunches:
Worth the splurge: Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Yu
Counting the pennies: Bourjois Rouge Edition in 7 Fuchsia Graffiti
Tips For Picking Brights:
Go with your instincts when it comes to brights. Its either go big or go home! The brighter you want the go the better.
I love a red lipstick. Its the Saucy Sister of The Nude. Another all day favourite that I can not live without. It’s my forever friend that follows me through all seasons, but this time of year I like to go for a slightly brighter more orange toned shade. Going for a matte shade will ensure that you don’t end up smudging your perfectly selected shade all over your morning coffee.
Worth the splurge: Nars Annabella
Counting the pennies: Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in 520 Light It Up
Tips For Picking Reds:
Always line your lips. Reds have this sneaky little habit of bleeding outside the lip line, so make sure you line your lips for the perfect edge.
So, I hope you have enjoyed a little walk through my makeup choices.
Have a great weekend lovelies xXx