Bright Lips for Spring/Summer



beauty bright lips lipsticks swatches

Bright lipsticks are definitely my favourite type of lip colour. I don’t have many nudes, probably 2-3, but I have loads of brights or reds. It’s only in the last few years that I’ve truly embraced bright lip colours and there’s good reasons for this : they brighten up your complexion and make you feel ace. I have chronic pain and take medication, both things really takes its toll on my skin. I think the kindest way to describe my complexion is sallow. I’m also naturally very pale and a bright lip really helps to brighten everything up. I love how such a simple thing such as an amazing coloured lipstick can have an effect on your overall well-being.

Beside this it’s also really lovely to start wearing brighter colours after Winter slowly retreats. If you’re too scared to wear a bright lip colour but really want to I recommend picking a colour you really like and start wearing it as a light stain or mixing it with a lip balm and slowly building the pigment up.

In the line up above I have from left- to right:

Boots Stay Perfect in Gay Geranium (75) – A bold orange-red. This has been part of Boots No7 range since the 1950s. 

Revlon Super Lustrous in Fire and Ice (720)- A red with coral undertones (almost orangey). A perfect red for the Summer.

Rimmel Kate 110– This is a really vibrant matte coral. 

Rimmel Moisture Renew As You Want Victoria (360) This is such an interesting colour, a bright deep pink but with a gold hue to it. It’s one of my favourite colours and would look absolutely amazing on darker skin tones.

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Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish in 22– And another Rimmel! This is a bright, deep pink again, fuchsia-red I would say. A great budget lip colour. The only thing I don’t like about these lipsticks is the smell.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Frambourjoise 02– A beautiful raspberry shade. One of my favourites and really comes off as more expensive than it is.

Paul and Joe Full Pigment Lipstick in La Vie en Rose (305)– Definitely one of my favourite lipstick formulas. Long-lasting without drying the lips and packed full of beautiful colour. A vibrant light-toned fuchsia, very pretty. 

Are you a fan of a bright lip?



  1. June 11, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    I really love a bright lip, recently I've moved from a deep red to a pink/purple but now that summer is here I think I'll be getting out my vibrant reds again! I have the No7 lipstick but i'm always a bit too scared to actually wear the orange out of the house – I think this summer will be the time I try to be brave and just wear it and see x

    • June 11, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      go for it! life's too short to not wear orange lipstick in public xx

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