There’s been some absolutely beautiful new lip products on the high street this last few months, but I wanted to look at three in particular.
It’s nice to have options, so I’ve picked out my current favourite balm, ‘gloss’ and lipstick – but these all have a gloss-finish, and light enough tones to bring a bit of sunshine or sparkle to your spring day. The products featured are all high-street (or ‘drugstore’ if you must…), so affordable as well as adorable.
All photographed in daylight, using no primer or lipliner (hence the less than perfect appearance – yeah, we’ll blame the lack of lipliner), with a light application.
1. Revlon Lip Butter – 025 Peach Parfait
|Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait. In sunlight, see the gold?|
This sparkling peachy shade feels extremely hydrating on the lips, and is subtle enough for barely-there spring makeup. When it catches the light it has glistening gold flecks, that remind me of Nars’ cult favourite Orgasm blush. Pair the two for a super-glam night look.
2. Loreal L’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick – 500 Molto Mauve
|L’oreal L’extrodinaire liquid lipstick in Molto Mauve – swatched on lightly|
Is it a gloss? Is it a lipstick? Do we care (probably not)… but L’Oreal’s recent offering is a more oily-gloss, so rather than the usual sticky texture of a lipgloss, you get a smooth balm feel from the application, but it does have the opaque colour of a lipstick when applied in more than one light coat.
As you can see in the photo, this was very lightly applied, I find the colour perfect for my complexion, and it works to top off a ‘polished’ barely-there makeup look.
3. Revlon Colorburst Laquer Balm – 130 Tease
|Revlon Colorburst Laquer Balm in Tease – a bright tomato-hued orange|
The gloss/lacquer version of the Colorburst crayons; this goes on smoothly and does a good job of hiding dry parts of the lips (unlike it’s original version!). I’d usually pair this with a lip liner as find it a bit smudgy on my mouth, but it’s a glorious tomato-orange that has great staying power.
There you have it, a trio of pink, mauve and orange lip colours that are perfect for Spring days. What do you think?
Have you got any must-have lip products this month that we need to know about?