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?