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When the weather forecast shows thunderstorms every day into the next week, I am more bummed than shocked. I predicted this summer would be a repeat of 2011 and I’m not far off track so far. With such little of the precious sunlight I live for, I am reaching into my makeup stash for some brights to keep things cheery.
Check out this post full of fun lip swatches!
These are some of my favorite bright lipsticks:
Laura Geller Love Me Dew is a chunky pencil that has a pleasant but subtle vanilla smell. It rolls up and doesn’t need to be sharpened. I like “Watermelon Cooler” the best out of the colors I’ve tried. It’s a cool pink with a mild gloss. It stays on quite a long time for a gloss.
When cheap and fun is on the menu, I suggest checking Maybelline Colorsensational. Wet-n-Wild also makes surprisingly good lipsticks. You’re not going to catch me wearing these often. But they’re in my toy box and it’s time to play!
NYC Get It All Lipstick is right there with Maybelline in terms of price (actually it’s even cheaper). And look at the color it lays down!
Laura Geller again! Color Brilliance Lustrous Lipstick is a slim tube lipstick that promises lip conditioning. I received this as a promotional item and it’s one of those shades I would never thought of getting for myself. But for a change I like the color “Wink,” which is a warm and pearly shade. I would say it edges into the coral area but Laura Geller describes it as “Yellow Pink.”
For that once in an eon occasion when I need a glossy candy apple red lipstick, I hit up Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Pencil in “F-Bomb.” No joke, this stuff has color. Pay. Off. Don’t underestimate it.
I won’t even go into it. But Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Color is a must-try. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t know what lipstick to use. I’ve swatched and reviewed it here and here and here and here! I love “Cosmic Peony” for a bright pink pop.
vBeaute Lip Spread in Kinky. This came in a BeautyFix box a few months ago and I really started to like it. “Kinky” is a bright jelly pink with more saturation than a typical lip gloss but more slip and comfort than a lipstick.
Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Big Apple Red. I also received this as a promotional item from Laura Geller, probably because it’s such a classic. I don’t think you can go wrong with Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick. I think you’re going to love the heavy tube with a magnetic top, and the detail hatchwork on the lipstick itself. It also has a cool sculpt out tip for precise application. Why hasn’t anyone else made tips like this?
If you want a brand that dedicates itself to lips and uses top ingredients, look at Bite Beauty. And if you want a lipstick that is so saturated it may make you uncomfortable, check out Amuse Bouche. Bite Beauty Amouse Bouche Lipstick in “Radish.”
NYX Butter Lipstick seems to have a cult following. It’s one of those brands that bloggers seem to love. I am not especially partial to it, but I do like this lipstick for its creaminess and range of color options. This is “Razzle Fiesta,” a cool bright purple/pink.
Good luck on keeping your hair smooth during this wet spell.
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