30 April 2014

Playing with Bright Lips

After playing around with my eyes last week, it was about time i got back into my lips too. I really do love bright lips, and i've gotten a lot braver with it and i really enjoy wearing them now. If i'm not wearing any eyeshadow, i feel like wearing some pretty lipstick can make a boring look a little more interesting. I'm also trying to up the quality of my blog, starting with the images so i hope that you can see that i'm working on the imagery!

Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm in Provocateur | These are my probably my newest, favourite lip products. Although i am tempted by their matte sister product, despite not being a huge matte fan, the glossier finishes are always my favourite. These have a slight minty scent and a kind of cooling on the lips, and also tingle too. What i love most is that they're super moisturising, and glide onto the lips which is further aided by the pencil style applicator. The pigmentation is amazing for a drugstore lip product, and although this lip colour is glossy it doesn't contain too much glitter, like some of the other colours, it does has a slight shimmer but that just seems to enhance the bright colour. Provocateur has been described as a cherry red shade, and is a bright red leaning towards the pink undertones. This is actually really far out of my comfort zone but during the Spring and Summer i do wear a lot of red, so i thought this would look really nice paired with a lot of the things that i wear.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Grandest Grape | The Clinique Chubby Stick Intense is probably my most favourite of the chubby pencil lip products. They're super easy to apply and are also very moisturising. This particular colour, although in the bullet, looks quite dark and Wintery, on the lips it's actually a beautiful, light berry shade that i will wear all year round. It doesn't contain any glitter, or shimmer, and again although glossy it isn't too sticky or overly glossy, just a subtle shine.

Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm in Flirtatious | Another Lacquer Balm here, this time a pink shade. Flirtacious has been described as deeper, poppy toned pink and i don't particularly wear pinks all that often but this is a welcome change. I actually think it suits my skintone quite well and although bright, there's something about this that just makes it seem all the more wearable.

Seventeen Lip Crayon in Knockout | These are fairly new to me, and i came across them by chance when browsing in the Boots beauty section. The shade range isn't very big, as i think there's only about five colours in the collection and this is the one that stood out to me. It's quite similar to the Clinique Grandest Grape, but there's something about this that just makes it seem a bit brighter. Again, it's very moisturising and easy to apply but it is a little more glossy than some of the other lip products i'm showcasing. The pigmentation, although not the best, can be built up to produce this sort of shade or it can be worn as just a wash of colour too.

MAC Lipstick in Plumful | This has been on my list for so, so long and it's finely made it's way into my collection. Although this isn't the brightest, for me this was a step into the right direction. I love this shade as it's a beautiful, berry shade but it's more muted and is perfect for those days when you're not feeling quite as brave. The pigmentation is great and it is also buildable, so again it can be worn as a wash of colour or very opaque. Plumful is a Lustre, so it's not glittery and is semi-sheer. They're lightweight and have a balmy texture, with a glossy finish.

MAC Lipstick in Cockney | Another MAC Lustre lipstick here, Cockney is a bright real red shade. This was my first toe into the world of red lipsticks and i actually had a consultation with a MAC make up artist who, once knew all my skin details recommended this red for me. She told me it would suit my pale skin and undertones so i decided to go for it. When it arrived, i was a little unsure as in the bullet it seems full of gold glitter but when applied to the lips, it just looks like a beautiful bright red with some shimmer. This isn't quite as glossy as Plumful, but i think it works well with the glitter.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 19 Fuchsia in Rage | This might just be my favourite bright shade of all time. I just love that it's purple! It's definitely not as scary as it looks in the bullet, and it's quite wearable. The Rouge Volupte Shines are actually very glossy, and feel quite slippery in the bullet and when applying and on the lips, when first applied, feel very glossy and smooth but after a while it works into the lips and kind of sets. It has a lovely sheen and, although not super pigmented, they can be built up and do have a lovely colour.

What's your favourite bright lip colour?



  1. These are all such lovely colours and really suit you :) I'm loving orange atm! Really want to try some more of the revlon lip crayons :)
    Love Holly x


  2. They're all so beautiful! I love bright lip colours, especially when the sun is shining! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com


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