My Favourite Lip Colours for Summer 2018

Selection of nude lipsticks

You can probably guess from the title that today I'm going to be talking about all the lipsticks/glosses I've been reaching for again and again this summer. I'm loving nude tones right now and a glossy lip which is a change for me because I've been wearing matte lipsticks for so long. 
Surprisingly we've actually had some really good weather recently in Scotland which definitely makes you want to get up, go out and do things so I don't want to be spending hours indoors applying make-up, a natural, dewy bronzed look with glossy lips is the way to go, I want something low maintenance during the day and something more glam and sophisticated if I'm going out in the evening.

MAC Satin Lipstick in the shade Myth

MAC Lipstick - Myth

This is a beautiful light nude shade in a satin formula that costs £17.50. I never use this lipstick on its own as it's quite a pale shade and alone I don't find it very flattering on my skin tone. I do love mixing this with other lip colours and applying it in the centre of the lips to give a fuller pout. It's also great to layer with a clear/shimmery gloss if you want to add some more colour, I especially love using this lipstick if I'm going out at night and have a more dramatic eye look as it tones down darker  lip colours and keeps everything very nude and simple so it doesn't compete with your eye make-up.

Essence Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick - 04 Woody Rosy

Essence Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick - 04 Woody Rosy

This is a pretty new edition to my make-up collection and the first Essence lipgloss I've ever tested out and I love it, it's another nude colour and it super smooth and glossy. This gloss costs £2.80 which is a total bargain, it's very pigmented with adorable packaging. This works great on its own or layered on top of any of the lipsticks discussed today, like MAC Myth this is great for applying in the centre of the lips and blending out for fuller looking lips. I definitely want to pick up some more Essence lip products in the future, particularly their glosses.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - 003 Mauve It Over

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - 003 Mauve It Over

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - 003 Mauve It Over
Okay, so I didn't realise when I decided to include this lipstick in my current favourites that it's actually been discontinued which breaks my heart a little. I did buy this years ago so I probably should throw it out but it doesn't look, feel or smell bad so I've just continued to use it, it's a beautiful warm nude shade that's super easy to wear and flattering. I did a quick google search to find possible alternatives and it looks like MAC - Velvet Teddy or Wet n' Wild - Bare it all are the best options but now that I know it's been discontinued I will be on the lookout for my own dupe and I'll definitely report back if I find one.

Pixi Lip Lift Max Honey Sheen

Pixi Lip Lift Max Honey Sheen

Pixi Lip Lift Max - Honey Sheen
This gloss helps to plump your pout with a cooling tingle that doesn't sting or hurt, we've all seen those crazy lip plumpers that girls can barely leave on their lips because they cause so much pain well there's none of that with this gloss! This is a sheer shimmering gloss that looks beautiful layered up over other lipsticks, the light shimmer also helps to make lips look fuller. It's a lovely refreshing lip plumper that doesn't feel sticky or unpleasant. I have this in a sample size that I received in my Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar but the full-size version costs £12 which I think is pretty reasonable given the quality.

NYX Slide On Lip Liner Nude Suede Shoes

NYX Slide On Lip Liner Nude Suede Shoes

NYX Slide On Lip Liner - Nude Suede Shoes
Okay, so I have yet another nude shade, this time in a lip pencil from NYX that costs £6. I love this lip pencil and I will actually need to pick up a new one soon. I find this shade so flattering, it's easy to apply, soft and pigmented. I apply this all over the lips without any other products if I want a more matte finish and add on a little gloss during the day when I want something a little more light and natural.

These are all the shades I'm loving at the moment and will continue to use over the next few months, of course, I do use other products but these are the top five that I've been reaching for most often.
I created a similar post last year talking about some of my favourite shades for winter and it's very interesting to see how different the shades are if you want to read that post I'll link it here.

What are your favourite lip colours for summer?


3 comments

  1. Such a beautiful collection! I was into matte lipsticks lately too, but now I think I need more glow on my lips. Currently trying the new limited edition Color Icon Lip Gloss from Wet n Wild and I love it!
    Helene // Beautiful Is My Attire

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    1. Yeah I love a matte lipstick but it's nice to mix it up a bit especially when it's hot outside I like something that feels more moisturising!

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  2. I've love to try the essence vinylicious for sure! I've been loving pink lipsticks lately from Revlon's Super Lustrous line - especially "Gentlemen Prefer Pink."

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

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