It might sound crazy but my favourite moments in a day often involve applying a bold lipstick. There's something in the process of taking that moment to apply my lipstick that makes me feel confident and inspired to keep going and keep developing myself. It's a personal treat for me, something I do for myself. When I come across someone else wearing a beautiful bold lip, I see that they feel it too. Maybe there is magic in our lipsticks. Any way, here's a post dedicated to my favourite magic wands. Let's begin by keeping our lips luscious.
I don't know about you but this winter has completely dried out my skin. I'm constantly applying moisturising balms to my lips. There is no ways I would even dare wear a bold lipstick if my lips were all dry and flaky because that would just leave my lips looking pasty and one hot mess. Not cute.
One of my favourite moisturisers this winter have been Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Cream. I take this with me wherever I go. I recommend it to everyone who has never tried it. For anyone who is taking Roaccutane, I assure you this will become your best friend. It is so thick and luxurious that it stays on your lips for ages and it moisturises your lips beautifully. If you apply it before going to bed, guaranteed, you will wake up with it still on your lips in the morning. Ah-ma-zing!
Another favourite this winter has been Maybelline's Baby Lips. For starters, how cute is this packaging?! Each time I pull it out of my bag, everyone always has the same reaction: "Oooh what's that". I have only just started using these (thank you Leigh
) and I'm really so impressed. Leigh sent me the Baby Lips in Peach Kiss which has a subtle nude tint (seen above). I loved it so much that I rushed out and bought the Mint Fresh one too.
Once you have gorgeous, soft lips, you are ready to break out the colour.
2. Colour Crazed
I've been using this Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Bright Raspberry as of late. I can't help but feel the excitement I had as a child when picking up a bright pink crayon and scribbling all over my canvas. Nothing has changed other than the crayon has become a lipstick and the canvas has become my face. I have been wearing this colour non-stop. It's the most perfect raspberry shade that I have come across. It also has staying power and wont disappear unless you want it to.
If I want to gloss it up a bit, Revlon's Super Lustrous lip gloss in Fuchsia Finery is my favourite shade to compliment it (see full review here
). The two are a match made in heaven.
My final lip favourite today is another Bobbi Brown winner. This one is a Rich Lip Color in Miami Pink. It is a beautiful combination of pink and peach. It is a shade that really brightens your face and brings out your eyes which is what I love most about this colour. It has quite a creamy texture so it doesn't leave my lips feeling dry at all but rather keeps them feeling smooth all day.
What are your favourite lipsticks and shades at the moment? I'd love to try out your recommendations so please leave them in the comment section. Thanks so much for reading!