Friday, 13 February 2015

Valentine's Lip Picks

As Valentine's Day is soon to be here, I thought I'd share with you my top lip choices for the day, so whether you're single or taken, your lips can get you admired!

From left to right:

 L'Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in Die For Guava
Ideal for the possibility of a smooch, Die For Guava gives a nice subtle sheen of pink that makes your lips look naturally kissable. It's a lovely balm formula that gives sheer colour without any of the sticky messiness of a gloss. 

Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Picnic In The Park (£6.99)
If the pinks and reds aren't your thing, Picnic in the Park could be the one for you. I love the colour of this gloss so much - the perfect natural peachy tone. A bit on the classic stickier gloss consistency, but that helps towards leaving the lips looking dewy and plump.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Fuchsia Graffiti 7 (£7.99)
If you want a bolder look but aren't keen on red lips, fuchsia is a good way to go. On application this lipstick is very opaque and really makes an impact. It doesn't dry the lips out and it has a bluey undertone that will leave your teeth looking whiter!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic (£7.99)
Sheer and moisturising, this is the way to go for a red lip if you're a bit scared or don't want the maintenance. It will give you enough colour for an obvious red look without being bold or harsh. It's also very versatile and buildable, and has a minty scent which I love, and I think is a good shout for Valentine's Day.

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in Vibrant Coral 110 (£5.49)
I often prefer a matte lip when I'm going for a bolder colour, and the Kate Moss lipsticks for Rimmel are my absolute favourites. While called 'Vibrant Coral' I think this shade is more of a tomato red, which can be a fresher take on red lips in Spring/Summer. Also, the matte formula means it will really stay put all day (or night!).

Make Up Academy Lipstick in Coral Flush 462 (£1)
Simple, affordable, and effective, this MUA red lip offering really gets the job done. A nice creamy formula, and despite the name, a true bright red colour. A steal at £1, you really can't go wrong.

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in Wine 107 (£5.49)
This gorgeous berry shade is a gorgeous vampy matte look for anyone feeling slightly more daring. I've worn this both during the day and evening - it's all about what you pair it with. It is fantastically long wearing, however be careful with matte lip colours that your lips are well primed with some balm in advance and perhaps a quick scrub.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion (£7.99)
In this instance, I think the name says it all. This wine coloured lip stain leaves your lips looking luscious and enviable. Do a couple of applications, blotting in between, if you really want that stain to kick in, however this really does stay put whilst not being drying on the lips at all. I sometimes like to pair it up on top of the Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in Wine if I want to guarantee it's staying power. Incredibly versatile for a wearable sheen of colour or layered up for a strong lip look.

Whatever you're up to this Valentine's Day, whether alone, with family, with friends, or your crush, I hope you have a truly lovely time!

Thanks so much for reading!


All of the products mentioned are available from Superdrug stores or online HERE.

All except Tanya Burr and MUA are available from Boots stores or online HERE.

Otherwise, be sure to check out individual brand's sites for details on where you can find them!

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