Sheer Summer Lipsticks

I love sheer lipsticks. They’re my on-the-go essentials, as they’re great for fuss free touch ups, and I especially love wearing them during hot summer days, when my makeup goes down the au naturel road. Wearing bold lipsticks while your face is melting off? No, thank you. A recipe for disaster. So, without further ado, here are my favourite sheeries – yup, made up a word again – for this time of the year, following the order of the swatches below, from left to right. 

Maybelline Baby Lips ‘Pink Shock’ Lip Balm: I totally followed the hype of these and bought tons of them while visiting California last year. Before even trying them out first, haha. I gave a lot of them away in my giveaways, but kept four of them for myself. You know, one for every season. And yes, I’m serious. The summery one, Pink Shock, is very moisturizing and offers quite a bit of coverage. It functions perfectly as a shiny fuschsia pop of colour on your lips. 

Clinique ‘Woppin’ Watermelon’ Chubby Stick: Lovely light pink shade. I bought it as a part of the three for two offer on my flight back from Dubai two years ago and have been wearing it ever since. I remember I was dying to get my hands on some Clinique Chubby Sticks. They just took the blogging world by storm and were without any drugstore competitors. Of course, there’s now plenty of chubby sticks on the market, but the Clinique ones are still my favourite. They are extremely buttery, have a buildable coverage, and just feel and look lovely on my lips. Unfortunatelly, I’m running low on the Woppin’ Watermelon, which means that this will be my last summer with it. Oh, well. This just gives me another excuse to pick up a new shade at duty free next week. 😀

Makeup Academy ‘Shade 4’ Lipstick: This baby is the sheerest one in the bunch. I put it on when I want my lips to look only slightly more pink than my natural lip colour. I don’t think it works best with my summer tan, so it’s usually reserved for late spring/eary summer days, but I thought I would mention it anyways, because it’s a total bargain! It costs only one pound, despite having the formula comparable to much more expensive lipsticks.

L’Oreal Caresse ‘Dating Coral’ Lipstick: My current favourite lipstick. I rediscovered it in my drawer about a month ago and I now carry it everywhere with me. I feel like it really compliments my skintone at the moment, and I just love pairing it with the coraly pink blush from the Makeup Revolution ‘Sugar & Spice’ Palette I’ve been obsessing over recently. By the way, the lipsticks from the L’Oreal Caresse line are the bomb, so if you haven’t checked them out yet, I would highly suggest you do. They feel like butter on your lips! I have four of them.

Revlon ‘Juicy Papaya’ Lip Butter: The main reason why I love this one is because it’s the only peachy shade that actually suits me. I have a very prominent yellow skin undertone that ‘comes out’ especially when my skin turns darker, and a lot of light (peachy) shades end up looking terrible on me. This lipstick is again one of those I prefer wearing when I’m a bit paler, but it also looks great with a tan. 

Are you a fan of sheer lipsticks as well? Which are your faves?


  1. Pretty Purple
    July 25, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    Lepi odtenki :)) svincnik od clinique mi je ful usec

    • Sandra
      July 25, 2014 / 1:56 pm

      Res je super. 🙂

  2. daisy walters
    July 25, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I don't think the MUA lipsticks are meant to be sheer, I think their just not very good quality haha! I have a YSL sheer lipstick and its my fave <3xxx | daisydaisyxxoEnter my giveaway here!!

    • Sandra
      July 25, 2014 / 1:58 pm

      I have three other, darker shades from MUA and none of them are sheer, so I wouldn't agree. The quality is amazing for the price, as they feel and look lovely.

  3. NicNacks Nails
    July 25, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Lovely shades! I have Revlon's 'Juicy Papaya' Lip Butter on right now 🙂

  4. Taya
    July 25, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Jaz sicer obožujem pigmentirane šminke, ampak so mi sheer tudi super za poletje, sploh ker po večini takrat ne nosim makeupa (žal ful švicam in gre vse dol), pa na srečo take šminke ne izgledajo čudno, če jih nosim brez pudra. So mi pa všeč tvoje izbire.:)

  5. Shadow
    July 25, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    Dating coral is such a pretty shade! Is it available in dm and Muller?? I want it so badly haha :DI love sheer lipsticks as well 🙂

  6. Adjusting Beauty
    July 25, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    Juicy Papaya mi je zelo všeč:) Ne vem zakaj je še nisem kupila. Sama nimam preveč rada takih šmink, ker se mi zdi, da se mi te še bolj čudno topijo in brišejo kot če imam kakšno bolj pigmentirano mat, ki se bolje oprime ustnic:) Je pa občutek teh vlažilnih veliko boljši za poletje:)

  7. Inês
    July 26, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    Such amazing shades, perfect for summer time! Pinks and corals are definitely a must-have for this season!Inês

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