Makeup wise I can’t think of anything that screams summer to me more than bright lips. I know some people would argue and say bronzer but to me (being on the paler side) it’s always bright lips.
Here are a few of my must haves which all are mattes. The main reason for this is that I find mattes always last longer and you can always add a touch of gloss if you want.
Australis newly released Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Tok-I-o which retails at a low low price of $9.95 and is a brilliant bright purple with pretty good wear without eating or drinking without a straw. Can be found at Priceline or the Australis Website.
The next two are by Stilla, Long Wear Lip colour – matte in exhilarating ($32.00) which is a fabulous almost neon pink (and looks awesome layered with Tok-I-o for an ombré effect if that’s your thing) and Stilla Stay All day liquid lipstick ($36) in carina, a bright reddy coral. Can be found at Mecca Cosmetica.
Last but not least is Lime Crimes Velvetines ($24) Red Velvet stays on so so well without drying your lips and I’m going to have to pick up the other two colours (Pink Velvet and Suedberry) ASAP! Its a gorgeous true red and is a staple in my makeup bag all year round. Can found mainly online Makeupnet are the stockists.
Disclaimer The two Stilla Lipsticks were purchased through Apothica with a Gift card.