Spring sure took its time but it's officially skirt weather in the UK! Speaking of spring, when seasons change I'm all up for a make-up bag update and rotating products that work better for the warmer months ahead. This S/S16 is all about the fresh-faced complexion, natural-looking and radiant make-up look, who doesn't love that? Apart from the obvious liquid highlighter for that spring glow, I wanted a few lip shades that screamed "ready for spring" and I found 5 pink lipsticks that needed to make their way to my make-up bag! Nothing says "spring-ready" more perfectly than a gorgeous pinky shade on the lips; pink is perfectly girly and fun, they brighten up your look as well as your mood so to match the beautiful blossoms out there why not go with a gorgeous pink shade?
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood (£26.99) is a new member to the family and I'm in love already. The shade is light-medium peach with a hint of pink and an ultra matte finish. I shy away from matte lipsticks during the winter given my lips get so dry, but come spring I'm happy to get them out again. This is particularly matte, so matte that it can be on the drying side so I always make sure to exfoliate and moisturise well before application. This shade looks stunning against my pale complexion and lasts around 6 hours, which isn't much given its price tag but the colour is so pretty I can totally overlook that.
Sleek MakeUp Matte Me Petal (£4.99) is a pale pastel pink that is very flattering and discreet. I love how it gives me a "my lips but better" look and works extremely well for my skin tone. As with the above, prep is a MUST (which I didn't do for the swatch above and you can see how it cracked) and whilst application is streaky at first, once dried it seems the formula levels out. At a fraction of its friend's price tag above, this is a great budget option for the whole matte lipstick craze.
Sleek MakeUp Matte Me Brink Pink (£4.99) is a gorgeous neon pink that is so vivid it is not for the faint-hearted; hands down my favourite! It is literally neon and doesn't look streaky at all making application rather easy. The colour is so great that despite being rather bold, paired with a neutral eye and bronzed checks it looks nothing short than amazing for when you are feeling a little more adventurous. Review of the entire Matte Me collection here.
MAC Candy Yum Yum (£15.50) is a vibrant, hot and bright shade of pink with neon blue-based undertones. Whenever I wear this out, it becomes show-stopping and that is how bold this shade is. It yields a matte finish that is not too hydrating but not at all drying either, and lasting power is around 6 to 8 hours which is pretty decent. I love this shade and I will even say it's amongst my favourite MAC shades of all time, and despite not getting much use out of it during autumn and winter, I'm sure I will be reaching for it this season a whole lot more.
MAC Flat Out Fabulous (£15.50) is described as a brightened, medium-dark magenta pink with a matte finish. The coverage is mostly opaque and whilst the formula is a tad more drying than Candy Yum Yum, this wears for hours without budging or bleeding into lip lines. This shade flatters most skin tones and is one I always reach for an evening outing and when I want to feel nothing but flat out fabulous!
|Left to right: Pure Hollywood, Petal, Brink Pink, Candy Yum Yum & Flat out Fabulous|
What is your favourite pink lipstick? What other colours do you wear during spring?
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Thanks for reading beauties and I hope everyone enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend! Let the week commence...