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I Own Over 100 Lipsticks – And These 5 Are The Ones You Have To Try Immediately!

Just because we have to wear face coverings while out and about, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give our lips the treatment they deserve. Lips should look luscious all day long, whether on show or under a face covering!

As a self-confessed lipstick-aholic – I own over 100! – I’ve been wearing lipstick most days since lockdown began, even on those days when I didn’t leave the house once. There is something empowering about having beautifully primed lips and with so many different colours available, you can pretty much try a new look every day. One day you can go for English rose look with a natural pink colour, the next you can vamp it up with a sultry dark purple pout. There are so many possibilities!

With so many products on the market, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to buying a new lippy. But don’t worry – here’s a lipstick-aholic’s guide to the best lipsticks to treat yourself to and wear with pride over summer.

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My Five Top Lipsticks Recommendations For You To Wear This Summer!

Lime Crime Matte Velvetines Lipstick

Make a bold statement with Lime Crime Matte Velvetines Lipstick. With 22 shades to choose from, why not have a different one for different outfits! It feels like silk as you glide it over your lips and is quick to set, so it won’t budge once it’s on, even after eating – perfect for those summer barbecues. Though it’s matte, it isn’t drying for your lips – all thanks to being infused with French vanilla. Plus, I’ve tried and tested this under a face covering and it really doesn’t budge. Oh and it’s vegan and cruelty-free too – another bonus!

Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip Lipstick

You can always rely on Benefit to come up with an innovative product like the Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip Lipstick. This lipstick has a unique teardrop-shaped applicator which showcases two different colours, one to line your top lip and the other to glide on the bottom lip. Therefore I love this product, as it doubles up as a lipliner as well! Once applied, press your lips together and voila – beautifully blended, fuller looking, sexy lips. Creamy yet smudge-proof, you’ll be able to get eight hours wear out of this… Watch the compliments roll in!

MAC Lipstick – Disney Cruella Collection

A red MAC lipstick is the cosmetic version of a little black dress – every woman should own one. And for a good reason too – strong shades and a highly pigmented formula make MAC lipsticks iconic. Now MAC has developed three sexy red shades as part of its Disney Cruella Collection, inspired by the new blockbuster starring Emma Stone. The shades – the plum Camden Caper, bright De Vil in the Details, and the peachy Sweet-N-Vicious – are all rich in colour and will guarantee to make an impact. The packaging is impressive too, with its black and white look designed to reflect Cruella’s famous two-tone hair. So not only will it look great on you, it’ll look great in your makeup bag as well.

Lord & Berry Maximatte Lipstick Crayon

Lip crayons are still relatively new to the makeup game but they are here to stay. Lord & Berry is top of the game when it comes to lip crayons and with its Maximatte Lipstick Crayon you can see why. Not only does it glide on easily, it also has soothing and hydrating properties which means you will have plump, kissable lips all day long. It’s also so light you will forget you’re wearing it! Keep it sharp to get the most from it – the NYX Professional Makeup Sharpener will do the job perfectly.

Barry M Cosmetics Colour Changing Lip Paint

Barry M is a brand that is never afraid to push boundaries and this Colour Changing Lip Paint is just one example of this. It works like magic – I guarantee you will be left pleasantly surprised by the amazing colour it turns to as soon as you apply it on your lips. It works by reacting with the alkaline in your lips to reveal a custom pink shade which will appear as though it has been designed just for you. Natural, flattering and also kind to your lips, your pout will feel soft and supple all day. It’s an absolute bargain too as its £4.99 price tag won’t break the bank.

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And Don’t Forget…

If you’re wearing a bold lip colour, always use lip liner first to make your pout look on point. Carefully trace a lip liner around the edge of your lips – or just above and below for a more fuller look – before applying your lipstick. I love the 3INA The Automatic Lip Pencil, which applies effortlessly thanks to its gorgeously soft formula. The tip is designed to retain its shape, so no matter how often you use it, it won’t need sharpening.

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Rachel Butler

Rachel Butler

Beauty Writer

I admit I’m a little obsessed with cosmetics, particularly lipstick - I own over 100! I also absolutely adore creating a gorgeous glow look with highlighters and bronzers. Trying new products is always super exciting, as is the payday makeup splurge I do every month. Trust me when I say I have too much makeup - I have to categorise it into labelled boxes! It’s important to look after yourself for a happy mind, and if that means buying makeup, skincare and hair products then I say go for it!


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