Thursday, 30 March 2017

The Spring Lipstick Menu

Spring lipsticks

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I stumbled upon a quote about Spring recently that sums up the season perfectly. The quote stated that "Spring herald's the return of the sun's warmth, the renewal of life and the reappearance of green and colour everywhere." Although the first official day of Spring was a few weeks ago it only started to feel like Spring over the weekend. The weekend brought fresh, bright sunny days and with the hour going forward we now have longer evenings. It's as if overnight the world seems more awake and vibrant, and to embrace these changes I'm switching up my lipstick wardrobe, saying goodbye to Winter reds and berry shades, and opting for light nudes, bright oranges and vibrant pinks....

If you caught my Nars lip pencil collection blog post then it'll come as no surprise that these bad boys are my favourite lipstick formulation. The matte pencils feel lightweight and comfortable to wear, and the satin formulas are quite nourishing. Ever since rewatching Gossip Girl {for the 100th time!} back in January, I've been loving my bright orange lip pencil called Iberico. In one of the episodes in the later seasons, Blair was spotted wearing an orange lipstick and since then I've been eagerly waiting to crack out this Nars option. Two peachy hues that I'll be reaching for this season are Torres Del Paine which is a light peachy coral, and Descanso which is a peachy nude shade. During the sunny weather, I like to reach for my Yu pencil which is a vibrant pink shade that's reminiscent of Spring flowers. 

Another luxurious lipstick brand in my collection is Charlotte Tilbury and Kidman's Kiss is my go-to Spring/Summer shade. This rosy pink shade with peachy undertones offers a matte but non-drying formula and the lasting power is second to none. A recent addition to my collection is Bitch Perfect - a warm peachy nude shade - which is from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range so it has a much creamier formula that provides a satin finish. It looks beautiful paired with the Pillow Talk liner {review}

Spring Lipsticks

Mac lipsticks are a classic and a renowned shade that I always reach for more frequently during the Spring/Summer months is Creme Cup - a pale baby pink shade. When I'm feeling a bit more adventurous I opt for Aim For Gorgeous {Review}, a bright fuchsia shade with blue undertones. I find this lipstick is a little less vibrant than Nars Yu so it's a bit easier to pull off. Another bright option from Mac that is always a favourite in my Spring/Summer makeup bag is Tropic Tonic, an orange-toned bright coral shade that is quite unique to any other shades in my collection. 

Last month I introduced a few new budget lipsticks into my collection. After coveting the Rimmel Kate Moss 15th Anniversary Collection for a long time I decided to finally add some to my lipstick family *insert winking emoji* I chose two nude shades: 'Boho Nude' and 'Rock N Roll Nude'. The former being a brown-toned nude whilst the latter is a pink-toned nude. I adore the formula of these, they're creamy, comfortable to wear, they're just the perfect fuss-free lipstick. 

For a liquid lipstick option, I've been reaching for the Sleek Matte Me liquid lipsticks a lot lately. I have the shade Petal which is a light pink shade and Shabby Chic which is a deep mauve shade. The formula of these are initially creamy but they set down to a matte finish, which is slightly drying unless I've prepped my lips beforehand. But the lasting power and the ease of application is what keeps me returning to them time after time. 

I don't wear lip gloss often but when I do I reach for the NYX butter glosses. They have great pigmentation for a lip gloss with a non-sticky formula. Apple Strudel and Cotton Candy* are both perfect shades for the Spring. Another NYX lip product that is well loved in my collection is the Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa*. This is another vibrant pink shade similar to Nars Yu and like all of the Soft Matte Lip Creams, it's comfortable to wear and the lasting power is good.  


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What are your favourite Spring lipsticks?

Love,
Cliona xx

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