MAC lipglass in riviera life | estee lauder water shimmer gloss in shimmering melon | rimmel by kate lasting finish lipstick in 12 | revlon colourburst lipgloss in papaya | NYX butter gloss in peach cobbler | revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in rendezvous |
i've always been a red lipstick girl, from bright blue-reds to deep burgundys, i have the full spectrum of red lipsticks pretty thoroughly covered, but as you can see my orange obsession has branched out into lip products, so here are some of my favourites. straight away i have to mention the revlon kissable balm stain and revlon lip butter, i'd say these two are my picks of the bunch. they're great for easing into wearing oranges because they're quite sheer when you first apply them but they can be built up to a really deep, pigmented colour. they also both last really well and are much more moisturising than a lipstick, and not to mention lower maintenance. i have lots of shades from both lines of products and i can't recommend them highly enough.
i'm a big fan of rimmel lipsticks, i think they're really good quality for the price, they have a great colour range and you can find them anywhere. so when i saw this shade i knew i'd have to pick it up. it's a bright, slightly pink-toned orange and although i haven't gotten a lot of wear out of it yet (most of my outfit choices usually mean red or pink are more suitable) i really like it. as for the lip glosses, i'll mention them in order of pigmentation so first up has to be the MAC lipglass. if you've ever used one of their lipglasses before you'll know how pigmented they are and this is no exception. unfortunately the formula is also pretty sticky, so if you really hate that then i'd steer clear.
next up is the revlon colourburst gloss which is great because it's pigmented enough to give you a decent wash of colour without the maintenance of lipstick, i often wear it on its own if i'm feeling lazy. i think this colour may be discontinued but it's worth keeping an eye out for it. as for NYX, i just have to say along with their blushes i LOVE their lip products. i have several of their xtreme lip creams and i also love the soft matte lip creams, and this butter gloss is lovely too. much sheerer than the other two offerings which are more like liquid lipsticks, this one gives a little bit of colour but is perfect if you want a more natural look. the paul & joe and estee lauder offerings are both very sheer but they look great over a lipstick, and of course paul & joe have the prettiest packaging of all time!