There’s not really a better time to share some gorgeous lip products with you than Valentines, because who doesn’t want a luscious pout on this day? In a relationship or not, these lip picks are perfect for this occasion. I’ve got a whole load for you, so grab a cuppa and a biscuit.
My favourite lip of them all has to be a nude. I feel most confident in it, and for Valentines dates it’s so wearable if you’re going for drinks or food… or who knows, smooching? My top picks are all drugstore with that quality feel and are as good as high end products I use. First up is NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi, a beautiful soft true brown nude. These soft matte lip creams are super soft and never leave that drying matte finish. They are a little slow with pigmentation but I love to add a liner underneath for a fuller effect lip look, I usually use MAC in Nice’n’Spicy. For a true matte finish and super full on pigmentation is their Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt, how Valentines appropriate is the name. It’s a soft pink nude that is really flattering on the lips and will last you throughout the entire night without having to touch up. Last up in the nudes category is the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in Trendsetter, my favourite shade out of their latest range. The lipstick itself is highly pigmented and long lasting, it just needs a liner to go with it because of its rounded tip. This shade is the perfect nude brown.
To add some ‘girliness’ to a look, you can’t go wrong with a pink lipstick. My favourite right now and perfectly suited to the theme is Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, this is a new and exclusive shade to the range and it’s to die for. This shade is a pink nude, but a lot more on the pink side than say Bedtime Flirt by NYX. It’s a warm shade that adds that perfect pop of dusky pink to any look. For a darker more mauve pink we have MAC Brave, this is an old favourite of mine and always makes a come back this time of year. It has a matte-satin finish and isn’t drying at all.
You can’t have Valentines without some reds can you? amoxil us I’ve got the perfect bunch of shades for you, all of which I find super pretty and flattering. Another NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is being mentioned because I just love the formula, its Monte Carlo, a gorgeous deep true red. This shade is the most wearable out of them all, as its daytime appropriate and really comfortable. For a brighter red I go for Kylie’s Lip Kit in Mary Jo K. This kit is a true matte finish, but as I’ve said before I love the formula. You need one swipe of the product for intense pigmentation and they don’t flake or crumble. If you want to go deeper and more daring then I love ColourPop’s Ultra Matte in LAX. This shade is a deep brown red, again with a matte finish; this would look stunning with a simple eye look for a date.
For those who love berry lips, I have some goodies in store. In this catergory my favourite is a muted but bright pop of berry pink, which is ColourPop’s Ultra Matte in Teeny Tiny. This is more of a brown shade of pink; a little lighter than the rest but it has berry tones and is so pretty. Another Ultra Matte in this category is Thursday. This is a raspberry pink shade, one that is really flattering on many skin tones. I find this shade really unique and I don’t have any in my collection like it. A deeper shade of berry has to be Kylie’s Lip Kit in Spice; this is my go to for a darker pink lip. It has a slight deep purple twist to it that is so gorgeous with minimal makeup.
To add a bit of flirtacious shine and to also add some plumpness to any lip colour it has to be Nars Lipgloss in Gold Digger. I have this in a mini size and I wear this a lot. You can pop this over the top of any lip colour to give a golden glow effect. To add some red sparkle on top of those flirty red lips I use Jouer Cosmetics Lipstick in Cranberry, this can be used on its own and it has great stand alone pigmentation, but I love this on top of any shade of red for a metallic finish.
What shade will you be going for on the 14th?
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