Newbie’s Guide to Brights

As you’ll know if you’ve read this blog before that I really shy away when it comes to bright lip colours. To try and get more out of my comfort zone I’ve been experimenting with different colours and if you’re like me and want to test the waters in the bright lip pool then look no further than this handy little guide.

The Entry Level Bright- The first ever lipstick I bought last year was the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 28. I have no idea why I went for such a bright, bubblegum pink but I wore it everyday for three months until I bought my first nude. It’s like a matte finish but not so drying and with a bit of a shine and can be worn bold or just patted onto the lips. I’ve chosen this as an entry level option for the fact that the shade of pink and the different options to wear it bold or not means that you can really test it out and see if bright lips are for you.

The Option For Bold- This Revlon Colour Burst Lip Butter in Tutti Fruitti is one of the best lip formulas to produce a bold lip. The fact that this colour is orange makes it different from the standard nude or pink but isn’t as harsh as a red. Like the Kate Moss lipstick, it’s easily build able, even more so, and the glossy finish means it’s easy to wear and not scary to someone who is still a nude lover.

The Bold Nude- This is my most recent purchase in the lip department and I’ve fallen in love. I chose it as a spring colour and I feel that although it is quite a dark peachy pink, it’s still not too over whelming for us newbies. It applies very opaque and has a really good staying power on the lips but isn’t uncomfortable to wear. It transfers as very bright and pink on the lips but still doesn’t look too in your face and more soft, I really like it and I’ve been wearing it a lot recently.

Punch up of the Palettes

Today is not just any face fight, it’s a special birthday face fight! If you didn’t guess my birthday is today and I thought that because palettes are my all time favourite thing this is what I’d put head to head to see who comes out on top. First palette on the list is my Virgin Vie Palette. It is nearly an all matte palette with just one shimmer shade. When I first received this palette I used it not stop, mainly the oranges and the browns. My favourite shade is the shimmer shade and reminds me a little of amber lights from Mac. The most used shade is the light brown as this is what I use to do my eyebrows, it’s a good colour that’d not too light or too dark. Next up is the Sleek Brights Palette. I bought this purely for the fact that I thought this would make a great addition to my fancy dress wardrobe. The pigmentation is insane and there is a good mixture of colours so, especially for fancy dress, you can really do anything. The Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette is next and as you can tell from my multiple posts about it in recent weeks I am in love with this thing! The mix of mattes and shimmers, the shade range and the insane pigmentation. My favourite shade is Sonic, it’s different and colourful but not OTT that you couldn’t wear it everyday. The Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette is one of my most used. It’s a really handy travel size and the mix of mattes and shimmers makes it perfect for everyday or a night out. My favourite shade is push up, it’s a rosy copper which is stunning all over the lid and also works in the crease. Finally it’s the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. My first ‘proper palette purchase’ and it was a goody. Good for a natural day look and even though I’ve had it over a year I’m dying to use it on a night out and see how it turns out. My favourite shade is liar because in some lights it turns from a shimmery brown to a stunning plum/ purple shade. My most used shade is strange, the perfect highlight colour. I can’t pick a favourite but as I said before my most used is Too Faced, but not Vice 3 is making a catch up!

Natural Eyes, Naked 3
Virgin Vie, Sleek, Vice 3