Hey everyone! Today I’ll be talking about my personal favourite lip colours for spring makeup looks! Usually in springtime I like to go for nudes and pinks on my lips, although it can be a little challenging to find pinks that really suit my olive skin. Any sort of pastel colours tend to make me look washed out and ill!
These are the lip colours I find myself reaching for a lot at this time of year, and that I have found are really great quality options for those of us on a smaller budget! I’ve tried to get the best natural lighting possible and left the images completely unedited so that the swatches are true to colour. I’ve included the prices as they are listed in Boots, as this is where I purchased them.
L’Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash is a lip gloss that leaves a bit of a stain on the lips, which allows it to last longer as you reapply through the day. ‘Juliet’ is a wearable orange shade that can be worn quite sheer or built up for a bold glossy lip. I’d recommend this particularly for warm or olive undertones. Price £7.99.
Revlon Super Lustrous is one of my favourite high street (drugstore) lipstick ranges. I find the formula to be smooth and easy to apply. Even the matte finishes are not drying to my lips. There’s a wide range of colours available to suit all skin tones. I have chosen the shade ‘Wild Orchid’ for my boldest spring pick. It’s not the kind of colour I usually wear as it’s on the cooler end of the spectrum, so I dithered about buying it for quite a while, but I’m glad I finally took the plunge as it’s very flattering and perfect for when I want to feel fierce! Price: £7.49.
Next is Rimmel London’s Moisture Renew lipstick, which is definitely the most moisturising lipstick I have tried, so I especially recommend this one if you suffer with dry or chapped lips. ‘Notting Hill Nude’ is my favourite nude lipstick, and I like to use it when I’m going for a dramatic eye, or just want an understated look. Price £6.49.
The next three choices are all from Nyx, probably one of my favourite budget-friendly brands. I was so, so happy when they became available to buy in the UK!
Nyx Matte Lipstick in ‘Strawberry Daiquiri’ is a non-drying matte formula that lasts well. I love the pinky-peach shade as I feel like it represents the colour that comes back to the world around springtime really beautifully! It always makes me feel happy to wear this shade. £6.50
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creme is my favourite liquid lipstick formula. It is not as long lasting as the lip lingerie formula, but I also find it less drying and I personally love the sweet smell too. ‘Stockholm’ is quite similar to my natural lip colour, just a little brighter and more pink, so it’s perfect for everyday or understated looks. It really complements the rose-toned eye looks I’ve been doing lately, so I find myself using it a lot! If I had to choose only one lip colour to wear, it would be this one as it’s so versatile. Price: £5.50
For a more muted colour, I’ve chosen the Lip Lingerie in ‘Push Up’. This is a close second for my favourite liquid lip formula. If you like the Soft Matte Lip Creme you will probably like this as well, or perhaps like it more if you prefer a fragrance-free product. It also has a matte finish, and the range is being expanded so there will be nude shades for all skin tones! Price £6.50.
Now, because my son wanted to join in when he saw me swatching, and because I thought it would be useful to see some of the shades on a different skin tone, I’ll include some swatches on his arm too! As you can see the colours look a little more muted on his slightly darker skin tone.
Before I go, I’d also like to share what I feel is a really underrated product. I don’t hear much about it at all, but I have been using it for a long time and really love it. It is Seventeen Mirror Shine Lipstick. My two favourite shades, shown below are ‘Nudist Peach’ and ‘LA’.
As you can see in the photo, they are a sheer, glossy lipstick. I really love them because I can use a quick swipe when I’m wearing no makeup, or a really minimal look, just to add a bit of moisture and tint, but I can also build them up for more colour and shine. If you are looking for a really pigmented colour, these won’t be for you, but I find them excellent for a more subtle look. They are also great for younger people or people just starting out with makeup as they won’t look too bright and don’t feel heavy or thick on the lips. Price: £4.79.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my choices for the best budget lipsticks for spring, and I’d love to hear about your favourites too! What sort of shade or formula do you favour this time of year?
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