Monday 13 May 2013

My Top Lipsticks For Summer: Brights

Considering we're now almost half way through the month of May, I have well and truly got my 'must prepare for summer' frame of mind in place and am making all the changes from the colours in my wardrobe, to my footwear choices, to my daily make up picks, to even my breakfast decisions! - You can't eat porridge on a warm morning, it's just wrong.

As soon as the sun decides to come out and play from behind that big old black cloud then there is a handful of lip products that I know I will be gravitating towards with no doubt about it. You might sense a little bit of a theme with this post about what my favourite lip colours are, but here are my top picks for summer lips: 

 (I definitely did not originally spell 'Vegas Volt' wrong and have to correct it....)

Vegas Volt
My Mac lipstick collection is far from huge, but out of a small range of choices Vegas Volt easily comes out on top as my favourite shade. It's an amplied finish lipstick which means that the colour pay off really packs a punch with an opaquely pigmented shade but a creamy soft and long lasting formula. It's a lovely strong coral shade that can really perk up your day.

All About Me
All About Me is a moisturising matte lipstick which again means that there's a strong colour pay off that's going to last all day - that's exactly what you need on a hot and humid day, you don't want pink waxy stuff smearing all around your mouth do you? All About Me is a gorgeously bright hot pink shade with blue undertones to really bring out the pink-ness in it. It's love.

Fire Cracker
Firecracker might actually be not so much of a practical choice, based on what I just said above about a lipstick having the ability to melt off your face as this is a moisturising velvet finish which means it's a lot more creamy, i.e. more slippy and slidey! But, there's no denying that the shade is absolutely to die for. It's an extremely bright red with strong orange hues that makes a huge statement and is a nice alternative to a classic pure red.

Kate Moss Lasting Perfect - Shade 20
Hey hot pink lips. You're my favourite. You can never have too many shades of hot pink lipsticks! I think I would go as far as to say that this is my favourite lipstick that I own. It's very similar to All About Me but it leans a tad more purpley and it is the most flattering shade of bright pink that I have ever seen. 

Kate Moss Matte Finish - Shade 110
More orange?! This is another coral shade but it has a bit more of a red base to it than any of the other coral shades that I own, and for such a bright colour I think that this is one of the easiest ones to wear and is definitely one of my most worn lipsticks, ever. Also the semi-matte finish of it means that it stands the test of time, even in the hottest weather.

Okay, so the running theme of this was post was that I love hot pink and bright coral lipsticks. I hope that you enjoyed my top 5 choices for summer lip products!
Which is your favourite?

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  1. It's definitely time I tried some Topshop make-up - these colours are gorgeous!!

  2. These are so bright, they're great!!!

    Love Vegas Volt ♥

    Stevie Hearts Makeup

    Stevie xxx

  3. I really want to try some Kate moss lipsticks! I've heard there really nice. oooo some nice colours you've got goin awn hahh! x

  4. Great post, I love the look of MAC vegas volt! Love your blog

  5. I love them all! You've picked some beautiful shades, all of which are going on my wishlist now :) xx

  6. I recently persuaded my friend to buy All About Me because she said she wanted a bright pink. This way I can see if I like it before purchasing myself.. mwa ha ha!
    Loving your choices. I did a similar post last week too :)

  7. I really love the look of Vegas Volt.. what a gorgeous shade. I might have to try this next time I'm in a MAC store xx

    Gemma | ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. Gorgeous colours, I need to try some of the Kate moss lipsticks! Xx

  9. So pretty. The Topshop "All About Me" looks stunning!

  10. Great choices, love them all! I love the look of Firecracker, I always fine orange tones suit me better than the bright pinks, despite how pretty they are! Been wanting to try Vegas Volt for ages x

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

  11. I need that Topshop, all about me x

  12. All About Me looks a lot like MAC's Girl About Town. My absolute favorite! I really want the Kate Moss in 20! Looks so good

  13. In love with Topshop 'Firecracker'!
    Jilly, ox.

  14. i love the colour of topshop firecracker! it's such a statement colour :) love your blog, i'm your newest follower

  15. Love the Rimmel (Shade 20) and Topshop's "All About Me"... clearly, there's a lack of fuchsia in my life!

    Jillicious Cosmetics

  16. Wow Topshop Firecracker looks AMAZING! I have to get that!

  17. I LOVEEE the two kate ones, so bright and gorgeous :) x

  18. You've picked some brilliant bright shades, I love them!! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

  19. Great post - vegas volt looks gorgeous! x

  20. I love bright lipsticks I'm even trying to venture into the bright purples/oranges! xxx

  21. Such nice shades! Vegas Volt's been on my wishlist for ages :) x

  22. Topshop all about me looks so gorgeous! Lovely shades you've chosen.



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