I’ve already shared my nude and natural lipstick shades of choice and today I’m going to review and share my most-worn brights. As I’ve mentioned in more than one feature, my absolute favourite is Shu Uemura Rouge Couture in shade 355 (a hot pink/coral) which is indeed spectacularly beautiful but at £20.00 definitely falls into the luxe category.
These five lovelies are all under a tenner and are just as wearable. We’ve even photographed them on some “real life” lips so you can really get an idea of the exact hue (that you once again Alice!).
I used to reserve bold, fruity colours for the summer months but I find they really brighten up my fair complexion, in winter, autumn or indeed spring.
Avon Ultra Colour in “Hibiscus” £7.50
This is Lauren’s favourite – a hot pink with sheen. I’ll admit to being a bit scared of it in the tube but it looks lush on Alice who is as fair as me.
Look out for super-generous Avon offers and discounts – at the time of writing this you can buy Hibiscus for £4.00!!!
Gosh Velvet Touch in “Kitten Pink” £6.49
Ok so this is cheating (a bit) as I’d say Kitten Pink is a halfway house between a bright and a natural, and is the perfect option when you need to look like you have made the effort without making a full-on statement.
This is one of those shades that magically suits everyone – several of my friends have gone out to purchase after seeing it on me. I would say it is a peach pink coral (I know – sorry!) and as the name suggests it has a lovely velvet finish.
Gosh is available at Superdrug
Topshop Lips in “Macaroon” £8.00
Not a million miles away from the above it terms of texture and wearability but is more coral with slightly orange undertones. This is my favourite I think, it looks very pretty with a peachy blush and champagne gold on the eye.
I’ve not really bought much else from the Topshop make-up range except lipsticks, is there anything fabulous I should try?
Limited Collection Lipstick in “Candy” £4.00
I tried to buy this a few times and it was always sold out, which just goes to show it’s a popular hue.
A richly-pigmented genuine hot pink with a glossy finish, this is an absolute bargain for the price, there are often 3 for 2 offers too!
Limited Collection is available exclusively at Marks & Spencers.
Avon Perfect Kiss in “Caressing Coral” £8.50
This is another one of Lauren’s Avon picks, and although the name makes me laugh (a lot) this was also Alice’s favourite of the five. A delicate orangey-coral this is like a ray of sunshine for your face.
So folks, anything take your fancy?
Care to share your go-to bright for lips?