Be Bold For Spring

Monday, 27 April 2015



I'm pushing the boat out on this one and pushing myself out of my comfort zone and embracing bold, bright lipsticks. Deep breaths, people! I love bright lipsticks. I do. I have a number of them in my collection and look at them longingly for the day when I can wear them, i.e. Spring. I dream of having that beautiful orange-red lip or that bright pink pout. But, I'm a massive coward and chicken out at the last minute before going out the door and I opt for a more neutral colour. Therefore in this post, I'm putting myself out there and I'm wearing those brighter lipsticks.


Here's the thing, I know that they suit me. When going through my makeup routine, I make sure that I've done everything right previously - I go with the neutral eye makeup and the subtle blush and there's no reason why I can't work that bright lip. As soon as that colour is on those lips, it seems to spark off an "OMG TOO MUCH!" alarm in my eyeballs and I have to abort.  Below are the brighter colours in my lip collection and I see how they look. 





RIMMEL MOISTURE RENEW LIPSTICK - 360 AS YOU WANT VICTORIA






RIMMEL MOISTURE RENEW LIPSTICK - 066 IN LOVE WITH GINGER






LIPSTICK QUEEN ENDLESS SUMMER LIPSTICK - ALOHA






TANYA BURR COSMETICS LIPGLOSS - EXOTIC ISLAND






BOURJOIS COLOR BOOST GLOSSY FINISH LIPSTICK - FUCHSIA LIBRE






No7 STAY PERFECT LIPSTICK - 205 POMEGRANATE*






NYX MATTE LIPSTICK - MLS20 AUDREY 






BOURJOIS ROUGE VELVET EDITION LIPSTICK - 04 PEACH CLUB


Do any of you struggle with the confidence to wear bright lip colours outdoors? I'll wear them around the house without a care in the world but I'm eternally afraid of looking too 'done up' when going out for whatever reason. I love the two Rimmel lipsticks and I'm desperate to give Audrey a test run but my confidence just isn't there. I have no bright lip game, people. I gotta be bold. That's all there is to it.




Disclaimer: the No7 lipstick was gifted to me by Boots as part of their #BeautyTimeMachine Twitter reward promotion. They asked followers to tweet them photos of our retro beauty favourites and I replied with Katharine Hepburn. They in turn gifted me several beauty related items, this lipstick was a part of that gift. I was not paid in any way to use or feature this lipstick in my blog. 

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colours! I especially love the pinkish ones. They really look amazing on you. I really want to start wearing more bright lipsticks too (I think we have talked about this before :')), but sometimes I just lack the courage. Definitely going to make an effort now though. xx

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    1. I actually went out last night with the NARS Audacious lipstick in the Lana shade on. I was soooo self-conscious for a bit but then it wore off and I felt so great about it. I loved it. At times, I think we have to tell ourselves to not care if we're going outside with a bright lip colour. Somebody may love it and ask where it's from. Life is too short to worry about what people think of our lip colour, right? Be bold!

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