Anyone who knows me will know I love a bit of lippy and won’t go anywhere without one!
I’m a big fan of natural looking makeup and for that reason I never stray far from a nude lip.
My natural lip colour is quite pale (which I hate!) but this works to my advantage as it means I don’t need a lot of colour to make a difference to my look.
I always, without fail, use a lip liner to make my lips appear fuller. My absolute favourite is a liner by Barry M in the shade Toast . It is only £2.99 and it’s amazing! It’s long lasting and just one liner lasts me around 6 months. I’ve brought many a lip liner from MAC, Clinique, Laura mercier and many other brands but I really rate this one. Considering the price, I think this is a real bargain (I can near enough buy 5 of these liners for the price of 1 MAC liner!) and it is available to buy from Superdrug.
I don’t tend to use one particular makeup brand as I like experimenting with the varying shades and finishes that you find across lots of different brands. Below I have listed my two favourite looks and which lip products I have used to achieve them.
Everyday glossy lip
Clinique long last lipstick in Creamy Nude – this is a gorgeous colour and has a fresh glossy finish perfect for everyday wear. In the picture below I have lined my lips with ‘Toast’ Barry M lip liner, I have put Clinique ‘Creamy nude’ across my top and bottom lip with a small lick of NXY butter gloss in colour ‘Madeleine’ (available in Boots) in the centre of my lips. As the day goes on the gloss works it’s way across your entire lip and gives off a subtle shine. This is my every day lip –
Evening Matte lip
Revlon ultra HD matte lip colour in ‘Embrace’ – this lipstick is amazing and stays on all day. I often get asked if I’ve had my lips done when I wear this lipstick so it’s a winner from me! It smells as though you could eat it and goes really well with the ‘toast’ Barry M lip liner. This is completely matte and is more of an intense peachy nude that I would wear as part of an evening makeup look. Here I am wearing it with the Barry M lip liner –