Monday, 11 April 2011

My pick of Summer lip shades

So I visited Selfridges MAC department the other day and picked out some shades I thought would be brilliant for summer, normally I would stick with my usual nudes and pinks but seeing the latest fashion for block colours inspired me to go a bit fluorescent. Bear in mind that for summer with these shades a more matte look face along with a cream blusher goes better with these bright colours.

Kim Kardashian wearing Royal Blue jeans

Rihanna in a pair of bright red jeans

Rihanna in a pair of yellow jeans
The first shade I picked up was MAC's pink nouveau which can be described as a bright Barbie pink however not too pale and no magenta undertones. Its got a satin finish and appears quite matte on the lips but with the right lipgloss or mixture of lipsticks you can easily add more dimensions to this shade. Even though it has a satin finish it is not too drying on the lips and can be quite creamy and moisturising depending on the state of your lips when you put it on.





The next shade I picked up was MAC's impassioned lipstick which can be described as a watermelon pink, its creamy and part of their amplified creme lipstick so its quite moisturising. I personally think it looks better on warmer skin tones as it can be a bit too bright on paler skin tones and wash you out. Its really really creamy and moisturising no need for lipgloss coats when you put this on.







The last shade I picked out was Viva Glam II and this is a nude colour with a satin finish. Normally my choice of nude colour would be MAC's half and half which has pink undertones but I wanted to change it up a bit and go for something different this summer. This can be quite drying and I recommend using a lipgloss over it to add some moisture to the lips otherwise your lips could start cracking.




Im in-between NC45 and NC50 in MAC studio fix foundation or cliniques number 10 golden


Just to add a tiny bit more onto it here are 2 more MAC shades that I have heard people are interested in.

St Germain - MAC

St Germain - MAC

Lustre - MAC

Lustre - MAC

Lustre - MAC

3 comments:

  1. I love kim k's Royal Blue skinnies.. They are hot and are just the pop of colour anyone needs..

    Love your lippy haul.. Some lovely shades indeed including Impassioned.. Suits you soo nicely man.. Gwannn!!

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  2. Kim K knows how to rock them well! Perfect summer pick! And thankyou :)

    St Germain is wonderful :)

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