Lip products often end up in my shopping basket when I pop into Boots or Superdrug for ‘essentials’. This is probably because the colour on my lips is the most frequently changed part of my make up so I can’t resist experimenting when I see the latest launch or a promotion. Personally, I think you should wear whatever colour you want whatever the season, but there are definitely those products I find myself wearing more and more as the weather gets warmer.
This range was launched last year and the colour unapologetic has been a firm favourite for me ever since. Coral is my favourite lip colour but I tend to shy away from it during the winter, favouring more vampy lips colours such as red and purple. But when the clouds start to clear and sun shows signs of shining, I go back to coral and this is definitely my most worn. It’s a bright coral, so one for lovers of a bold lip. Despite being a matte finish and really long lasting, the formula is really nourishing (probably down to the ‘Triple Butter Complex’) so no dry lips with this one. It’s worth mentioning the product has a mint scent (and I think the whole range does) which I personally love but I’ve heard some people can find that off-putting. To see it on the lips click here.
This is a more recent discovery for me when I tried out a few products from the brand (I posted a first impressions video on my You Tube channel) but I believe the range has been around for a while. The brand call these products lip creams on their website, and I think this is an accurate description. With a sweet scent as the name would suggest, it glides on really easily and feels ultra moisturising but dries to a matte finish. I’d describe the colour as a neutral pink, and think it’s perfect for day and night. Not as long lasting as your classic matte lipsticks but much more moisturising, this has definitely earned it’s place on my favourites list despite not being in my collection for very long. To see it on the lips click here.
If gloss is more your thing I can’t recommend this product highly enough. Tanya Burr released her make up range at the beginning of last year and I bought this one straight away. I have since added to my collection after loving this one so much, but exotic island is still my favourite. For a gloss, it’s highly pigmented. It’s also surprisingly ‘un-sticky’ and still has the usual gloss benefit of being easy to apply. I love the vibrancy of the colour and find it brightens up any make up look. Oh, and it smells like sweets! To see it on the lips click here.
If you have any favourite bargain lip products, do let me know in the comments below!