Thursday, 26 June 2014

S/S Lips: The Reds

bourjois rouge edition 05

You know what makes me really excited these days? You got it. Summertime. And the beauty products that come with summertime - the vivid colors, the bright lips and golden eyelids. But today we're focusing on my favourite color for both summer and winter - red, and two options for wearing it - the bright berry-ish red, and the muted down brownish red.

l'oreal color riche 327
Unfortunately, they don't pick up quite right on camera next to each other.

1. The bright, vivid red lip That would be the L'Oreal Color Riche in 376 Cassis Passion. It's a limited edition (the collection that has lipcolors for blonder, brunettes, light brunettes etc.) but I think you can still find them in Boots or any other drugstore. The color payoff of this is great, so opaque and intense, perfect for a night out. The finish is velvety, almost matte but a bit creamier and it has a bit of sheen to it. Paired with graphic liner it's really retro, and I think it would be great for a festival look. Unfortunately the way it's picked up on camera doesn't do it justice, it's much brighter in real life.

2. The muted down brownish red lip Here we have the Bourjois Roughe Edition lipstick in 05 Brune Boheme. I wore this lipstick to my prom and I must tell you the staying power of this is quite good. It lasted almost my whole prom (and I was eating and drinking and stuff). But back on the color itself, it's a toned down brwonish red with a hint of coral in it. The texture is very creamy and the finish is a bit shiny and glossy, but it's not slippery and it almost doesn't transfer. But if you want to make sure it will stay in place, do wear a lipliner underneath.

So, with just these two lipsticks (or similar ones in color) you could achieve so many looks, from daytime to date-night, from festival look to a prom one. It's all up to you. That's pretty much my take on summer lips. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love red lips for summer and much prefer red to coral or fuschia.

What's your favourite summery colored lipstick?


  1. Lovely shades! My fave summer lipstick is Mac Morange!
    xprincessjas | xx

  2. they both look like beautiful shades!

    from helen at

  3. My favourite summery lipsticks are light pink shade, perfect for everyday wear. xx


  4. I wish I could wear red lipstick, it just doesn't suit me. I usually wear light pink shades :)



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