Summer is a time for splashing out; whether it be by the poolside, a new wardrobe and cracking open a few too many bottles of prosecco. When all is said and done, sometimes what we forget the most important part of our wardrobe to update…
Our lippy collection!
Lipstick dates back almost 5000 years ago, when ancient Sumerian men and women invented lipstick by crushing gemstones to decorate their faces, using it mainly on their lips and eyes. Fast forward a few years (or thousands to be exact), the Egyptians crushed bugs to create colour of red on their lips.
From telephone box red, through to barbie pinks and coral infused oranges, this year’s catwalk was dominated by the bold lip, no matter what shade or hue you opted for. From glossy to matte, to moisturising balm to lipglass, MAC, Clinique, Urban Decay and Laura Mercier are some of my all-time favourite beauty brands that boast a fabulous variety of lipstick shades.
2016 is all about the statement shades and maybe it’s time you push the boat out a little – perhaps, you should try switching your berries and browns to lighter hues of nude and corals to add a touch of spring to your outfit. If you’re feeling slightly more adventurous and need a lippy that will see you through the night, Bobbi Brown and Mac have a fantastic range of bold, bright and quirky lipsticks.
Here are the 2016 summer lipstick colours you should try!
I purchased my Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in the shade of ‘chunkiest chilli’. I absolutely love this chubby stick as it really does deliver a full coverage. I often find myself, disheartened when you spend more than £15 on a lipstick and the colour fades after a couple of hours of wearing it. The chubby stick has eight varieties of rich shades and unlike some high-street lipsticks, it is enriched with comforting oils and butters to ensure my lips are kept hydrated and protected from cracking.
Some would say lip gloss is so ten years ago, but when I was given this stunning Laura Mercier lip gloss at a blogging event with John Lewis Brent Cross, my world was completely changed. This lip glace has the perfect level of shine, moisture and non-stickiness that I fell in love with. The shade here is ‘Nectar’, which is a blend between orange and pink and it compliments any skin tone.
MAC became famous for its lipsticks with hundreds of hues. Their lipsticks are made to define, shade and showcase one’s lips and boy do I love their collection of colours. I purchased ‘All fired up’, a bight fuchsia matte lipstick. It is an elegant, feminine and enriching shade of pink that spices up my night out, when wearing darker, monochrome shades.
Not only do I love their lipsticks, but I am a huge fan of the chubby sticks. Already owning one from Clinique, MAC’s collaboration with Sharon Osborne was one to enjoy. MAC’s patent pink polish pencil from Sharon Osborne offers pigments of purple and pink, with a glossy finish.
Using a lip pencil has never been my forte, but my sister introduced me as to how to use it and how it works to define your lip colour even more. This ’embrace me’, vivid pink shade has a smooth and creamy texture that is easy to apply. You can use it to outline your chosen lipstick shade, as well using it as a base lipstick too.
One for my sister – she loves her bright and quirky lip shades and this time it’s one from Urban Decay. ‘Bang’, has a glossy and refined finish that stays on for hours, without a need to touch it up. It acts as a ‘lipstick’ as well as a lip pencil and you can apply it without a need to use an overlay lipglass or lipstick.