Have you been experimenting with new lip colors this summer? I have. And I have to say my choices have been pretty bold!
I’m normally a soft pink, coral or nude lip gloss girl. This summer, though, I have been trying brighter colors and lots of lipsticks!
My favorites are below — fun lipsticks by Lipstick Queen that turn a different color on your lips than in the stick, shimmery, pretty lipsticks from Cargo and bright affordable lipsticks and glossed from MUA Makeup Academy.
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince ($25 USD) — Get heads turning with Frog Prince, a remarkable lilypad green lipstick that transforms lips into a pretty rosebud pink. Don’t be fooled by the deep green hue of this semi-sheer lipstick. The green reacts with the warmth of your lips turning them an intense, fairy tale rose while vitamin E and shea butter keep lips soft, hydrated and deliciously kissable. And just like true love itself, this enchanting shade was made to last. Lips remain their blissful pink all day long from just one lingering, magical Frog Prince kiss.
Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor ($25 USD) — Turn the blackberry lip trend on its head with this ultra-modern, navy blue sheer lipstick. In a nod to the nautical, Hello Sailor tints lips in a cool, berry tone with a hint of deep sapphire. The sheer blue pigment is suspended in a protective vitamin E treatment that can be worn alone as a nourishing lip tint or teamed with its Berry sisters in Saint or Sinner, to add a topaz glint to your berry lips.
What I think: I was so excited to try both of these and I LOVE them! My favorite is Hello Sailor. It is very moisturizing and leaves a soft berry tint on my lips. It is more like a colored balm, but it lasts a long time. Frog Prince turns my lips a pretty pink and is really fun to use. It is also very hydrating.
Available now at http://www.lipstickqueen.com, spacenk.com and Space NK Stores nationwide.
Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Summer 2015 Gel Lip Colors ($20 USD) — Lightweight, gel texture lipstick glides on like silk. The smooth formula moisturizes and protects lips, feels comfortable and never drying. Semi-sheer coverage with subtle shine. Available in 4 easy to wear, always flattering shades.
What I think: These are so pretty. The colors are sheer and shimmery. They all look perfect with a tan! My favorite is SOHO a pretty coral. I think it would look great on all skin tones.
MUA High Shine Lipstick ($8 USD) — Extreme shine, hydrating and bold. Vitamins A and E blended with beautiful pigment and Shea butter deliver luscious saturated color.
MUA Luminizing Lip Gloss ($8 USD) — Hydrating, moisturizing, ultra-creamy high shine gloss imparts intense shine in a range of shades from nude to deep corals and plums. Natural peppermint oil adds a cool and soothing finish.
MUA Moisture Balm — Packed with Vitamins A and E, this moisturizing tinted lip balm hydrates and quenches all day long.
What I think: These are all such good quality and are really affordable. I usually don’t wear red, but the lipstick was so hydrating and pretty on! The lip gloss is awesome, I do like a nude, non-sticky lip gloss! And the balm is sheer and perfect for everyday wear, while hydrating lips.
Rimmel Keep Calm and Lip Balms ($2.50 USD) — nourishing balm with a fresh hint of a tint for an alluring just-bitten effect. When lips are lacking luscious care and color, don’t panic—Keep Calm and Lip Balm, the latest lip-loving product from Rimmel London. Available in six shades that are packed with personality, this longwear balm is enriched with is enriched with moisturizing oils to help heal dry and cracked lips. The unique formula locks in moisture while softening and nurturing lips.
- Keep Calm and Shop: clear
- Keep Calm and Kiss: pink blush
- Keep Calm and Rock: berry blush
- Keep Calm and Play: rose blush
- Keep Calm and Party: violet blush
What I think: These are so fun! They are a combo lip balm and stain. The color stays on for a long time and the moisture stays too! The color is sheer, so it’s perfect for everyday.
Available at mass market retailers. Learn more at us.rimmellondon.com
What is your favorite lip product this summer? Leave a comment and let me know!