Monday, April 18, 2011

Bright Lips Trend: My Product Picks

As a follow-up to my Fendi SS 2011 inspired look, I'd like to share with you some of my favorite bright lip products that won't break the bank. I've tried to include different color families, textures, finishes and pigmentation, so that everyone can find something for themselves.

Let's start with the bolder group:

Wet'n'Wild Silk Finish lipstick in 'Hot Paris Pink' is a curious hybrid between pink, coral and red - depending on your coloring and lighting conditions, it can turn a slightly different shade. It's my absolute favorite, and not only for the beautiful color: it's ridiculously cheap, silky smooth, non-drying and wearing for a decent amount of time. If there was just one bright shade you could buy this Spring/ Summer, go for this one.

Inglot Slim Gel Lipstick in no. 58 is a bold darkened fuschia with a cream finish. It wears very comfortably on the lips and looks beautiful on cooler complexions. It's a staple in my collection, you can see it paired with a simple cat eye in this post.

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze in Continuous Coral is more orange than coral, but still fabulous and wearable even against my pink undertones. I've expected this to be a lipgloss, but it's more of a liquid lipstick with tiny gold shimmers. Again, it feels very comfortable on the lips, but it smells strangely of cough syrup and I know this can be too much for some.

Now, the options for the more timid among us:

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Rose Pink is a blue-toned bright pink that applies as a sheer wash of color to the lips (or cheeks). It gives me a natural and fresh just-bitten look, but tends to cling to any dry patches.

Sleek Make-up Pout Polish in Scandal is a balmy classic red which can be applied sheer for just a touch of color or full on, as in this post. Unfortunately, I'm scatter-brained, so instead of Scandal, you're getting a lip swatch of Pink Cadillac, a neutral and super flattering pink that doesn't leave my handbag.

And, last but not least, Revlon Superlustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef. Yep, it's just as beautiful as everyone says it is: light peachy coral that feels smooth and moisturizing on the lips. Coral Reef is also neutral enough to be worn with almost any make-up look and it's definitely work appropriate.

Just to wrap everything up, some arm swatches for you:

(L-R): Inglot no.58, Wet'n'Wild Hot Paris Pink, Revlon Continuous Coral, The Body Shop Rose Pink, Sleek Scandal, Revlon Coral Reef.

What is your favorite bright lip product this season?


  1. I love the wet n wild one..

    But if you want a CRAZY bright lip.. u must check out Inglot slim lipstick in #60.. Wow.. It's blind you =P

    Great swatches =D

  2. Ooooo so much lovely lovely lip products. You know, I've lost my coral reef :( It's my fave ever lip gloss, I must replace it ASAP


  3. I'm currently obsessed with the bright coral lips look - I'm using Oriflame Cherry Garden Lipstick, cuz it's the most wearable coral shade ever :) The Revlon Mineral Glaze one looks great on your lips :)

  4. @Delyteful Speaks: I will check it out, I love this formula - thanks for the recommendation!

    @loveaudrey: Oh no, it definitely needs a replacement! x

    @Eli: It's been ages since I've tried anything from Oriflame, I might go have a look :) x

  5. Wow coral reef is gorgeous wishing I had of bought this one instead of peach petal (think it's called)

  6. Ah, gorgeous! And I've been subscribed for a while, but I just realized that you're across the pond! Cheers :) Where is our sun? It should be spring here, too. *pout*

  7. @Jadegrrrl: Peach Petal seems to be a great nude on most people, but I tend to stay away from colors like that... They make me look dead with my pale skin! x

    @Larie: I'm an expat European, and I here Spring's already there, at least in the UK and Poland. I can't wait for the warmer weather! Thanks for reading and commenting :) x

  8. there's that WnW shade again! I just saw it featured on WhoWhatWear, so it's definitely getting the attention it deserves :)

  9. I adore the REvlon shade, it's SO elegant in you :)

  10. Thanks for the swatches.:D

    I love Girl About Town by MAC.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  11. Love your post on the bright lips trend. It's gonna be huge this Spring/Summer!