The Bold Lip Edit

NARS Niagara – £19.50 from Space NK: This pink based coral is a new addition to my makeup stash but boy is it a good’un! This satin lipstick glides on with semi-glossy texture and imparts an opaque wash of colour with one swipe! They don’t smell funky either, which is always a bonus! This lipstick is easily one of my favourites, I don’t find it too glossy, which is a good for a matte lover like me. Paired with fresh eyes and cheeks this shade offers up an easy pop of bright colour that instantly brightens the face. Lasting time, we’re looking at 4 to 5 hours which is not as long as some of the others but.. I can deal with it for a colour this good!

Lipstick Queen Sunny Rouge Sinner – £20.00 from Space NK: All colour and no shimmer, just the way I like it! This long-lasting moisturising full coverage lipstick is a gorgeous coral red colour which is a much darker and richer pink than NARS Niagara but is equally as beautiful. I need to try more of the LQ offerings, because if they’re all like this… I guess i’m hooked!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love With Ginger – £6.49 from Superdrug: The colour pigmentation is really strong with this vivid coral orange, they apply beautifully and glide on like butter. They’re super moisturising and last quite well for a drugstore gloss lipstick. I found that this occasionally clung to dry patches on the lips, but thats nothing a little scrub couldn’t fix. Overall this is a beautiful colour and will look great for the summer!

MAC Viva Glam III – £15.00 from MAC: A muted brownish-plum, a nostalgic purchase – the story of this one can be read about here. A dark pinky brown red, it’s perfect for a vampy dark bold lip and lasts forever! Seriously, the lasting time on this one is easily 5+ hours. This stuff does not budge! Top marks.

When a bold lip comes into play I think it’s super important that you make sure it stays put. Because nothing says chic like a patchy pout…. So to stop this from happening I call on the MAC Prep and Prime Lip – £12.50: this colour-free base is perfect under lipsticks, adding moisture all whilst smoothing and refining the lips, and improving the appearance of applied lip products. I never wear a bold lip without it!


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