22 January, 2015 A Lipstick For Every Season
Over the weekend I was rifling through my lipstick, gloss and balm collection, and started thinking about my favourite seasonal shades – the ones that I always reach for that suit a specific time of year, and make me feel ready for the coming change in temperature too!
My Favourite Winter Red: To me, winter months and the festive season means a strong red lip. I loved wearing bright, vivid reds last month and still occasionally rock one on a night out. MAC’s Ruby Woo is a cult classic and will always be my favourite for it’s gorgeous cool-toned hue, long-lasting coverage and matter-than-matte texture. £15.50 here.
My Favourite Spring Nude: Nude doesn’t have to mean beige. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 02 Shimmering Apricot is a beautiful, pigmented peachy gloss with the added benefits of a nourishing balm – perfect for on-the-go applications. Spring means minimal makeup and a healthy glow, so this gloss is perfect for fuss-free beauty looks. £15.80 here.
My Favourite Summer Pink: When I have a tan, I always like to experiment a bit more with lipstick shades. A bright fuchsia looks great with minimal eye makeup and sun-kissed skin, and Lipstick Queen’s Perfect Wave is a sheer, candy-coloured lipstick with incredible pigmentation and a lightweight formula that screams ‘beach holiday’. This also contains SPF15, which is handy if you want to feel made up by the pool and protect your lips at the same time. £18 here.
My Favourite Autumn Berry: 2014 saw a huge berry lip trend, and I absolutely loved it. Gold and copper shades look beautiful with a deep maroon or burgundy lipstick, and really evoke the cosiness of Autumn. Makeup Revolution’s Lip Hug in Saviour Will Come costs less than a coffee from Starbucks, and is one of the most beautiful berry shades on the market. Sheer enough for a fault-proof application but still packing a pigmented punch, this lipstick is amazing as a mid-day top up and one I’ll always have to hand. £2.50 here.
What do you think of my four seasons of lipstick, and which shades do you always reach for when the seasons change? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to tweet me @MakingItUpBlog with pictures of your favourite shades!