Monday, August 8, 2011

Favorite Lip Colors of Summer

Summer means tanned skin, bronzer, Sunnies, and a bright lipstick!

Summer seems to be the season people are more adventerous with their lip colors, and bright lips are in!

I wear sunglasses everyday so I dont even bother wearing mascara or liner some days, but a quick swipe of one of these is the only statement I need to make!


My favorites for brights are MAC. Can you tell? I am not in love with MAC lipstick formula's but when I have an itch for a nice new bright pick me up color, I head straight on over. They certainly do have some nice choices in shades!

Two in particular


My first two MAC lipsticks were brights. I have no idea what pocessed me to buy these the first time I went, but there you go. I was pretty much in a noobie trance.

My first MAC lipstick ever was Trimming Talk - which I believe was a Limited Edition but seems to be a more toned down version of Girl About Town
Why I bought a purple/magenta shade is beyond my memory but I know this color gets alot of love in the summer.
My second MAC lipstick ever was Impassioned. This color got quite a bit of spotlight last year? It's a pretty bold and loud color but not impossible

My go to MAC colors for summer - I think Nostaligia kicks in each time

If you want a bright lipstick but dont want to make an investment on something you would only wear for 1 season, Revlon's Siren lipstick in 667 looks like it would fit the bill nicely

Revlon Super Lustrous - Creme - Lipstick, Siren - .15 oz

Another bright lipstick on my Wish list is Shiseido's Day Lilly, look at it! Isnt it amazing?

Shiseido - Perfect Rouge - OR418 Day Lily (4g/0.14oz) (Shiseido)


Swatches L-R

Trimming Talk ( LE) Girl About Town, Vegas Volt, Morange, Costa Chic, Impassioned, CG Fairy Tale








Trimming Talk: Light Magenta
Girl About Town: Mix of magenta and fuscia
Vegas Volt: Pink leaning towards orange
Morange: Red leaning towards orange
Costa Chic: Perfect Coral
Impassioned: Super Bright Coral
Cover Girl's Fairy Tale: Bright Coral -Review found here!

-Wow the descriptions got very creative towards the end...


What are your favorite brights to wear in the summer?

35 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the pretty swatches. I think I only have one MAC lippie, Lady Gaga. I think red lipstick and sunglasses are timeless and chic! :) Morange looks great for the summer.

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  2. Love your picks! I could never spend $$$ on bright shades... perhaps I'll look into revlon for that perfect bright red. The MAC cherry red (lip liner)red and Russian seems like a popular choice - it wouldn't be a bad idea to invest on a nice red. I'm loving the coral / orange hues right now!

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  3. I really like those Cover Girl lipsticks, too! Fairy Tale is almost too much for me, but I really love Temptress and I'm still wearing MAC Ever Hip a couple times a week.

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  4. welcome! i have lady gaga too but it is a bit too blue toned for me so i need to put a warm gloss over =\

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  5. awww thanks for reading =) that revlon color is on my lips it looks so good! I have both Cherry and Russian Red too! haha i like Cherry but Russian Red is incredibly drying on my lips!!

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  6. Ohh sounds nice! Fairy Tale in the day can be pretty intense but once i pressed it into my lips like a stain ( 1 layer) on the bottom lip and rubbed together I thought it was perfect for the weekend! Temptress was very pretty too in the store!

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  7. Vegas Volt is one of my favorites! I find it's still really wearable even though it's bright coral!

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  8. Great swatches! You are brave wearing colours like this! :)

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  9. Love these! My go-to summer brights have been Beauté Flouron and MAC Vegas Volt. Flouron never fails to get attention and I love wearing Vegas Volt to the beach to add a little zest when I'm not wearing much else for makeup. I am dying to get my hands on Impassioned!

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  10. They really are! have you tried any? I hope the review helped you see something you like! =)

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  11. Summer is the best time to bang it out! the color is amazing

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  12. Haha, thanks! as long as the rest of the face looks pretty bare, you can get away with it! Try it out ;)

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  13. oh so lucky about Beauté Flouron which looks INCREDIBLE!!!! Vegas Volt seems to be a huge hit amoung beauty bloggers!! Impassioned is so COOL haha

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  14. I love how the soft quality of your first picture is punctuated by all those brights! The thought of wearing bright lips has me running for the woods, but I love seeing them on everyone else! I love the idea of red-oranges like MAC Morange or NARS Heat Wave.

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  15. awww thanks so much for such a sweet comment!! Haha usually i stay away from brights too but since i wear so much spf ( all my tan comes from bronzer) i think a nice bold lip color really perks up the face and is summer appropriate! u should try a red orange and wear it like a stain lightly for the day to get a feel for it, i think u will feel great! Ok first 5 min will feel weird, then u get over it, and greatness!

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  16. I like Maybelline coral lustre very very much, a great orange-coral (it was coral) but now every brands does it) is hard to fnd in the drugstore. I am curious how shiseido day lily would look on other people because that s--- looks scary on me.

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  17. I'm on the fence about Costa Chic and Impassioned, I can't decide if I want them! I love bright lipsticks in the summer x

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  18. haha great descriptions =P No really very helpful post.. I wanna get Costa Chic! It's so pretty..

    For brights, I've been really enjoying my Inlgot lipstick in 106 which is very similar to Costa Chic but is slightly more peach than pink..

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  19. Did it? Aw man I really want to try it!! It looks amazing in the tube, it's like calling me!!

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  20. Costa chic is more wearable, impassioned is more statement but wither of them u can wear amped up or down with a darker or nude gloss. I wear impassioned more though for that pop effect

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  21. Oh that ingot lipstick sounds soooo pretty I really have to get my butt over there!! It always escapes my mind!

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  22. LOVE! Bright lippies in the summer are my fav! I do the same thing, since I wear sunglasses most of the time I don't need anything else on except a bright orange or coral lipstick to feel like a million bucks. Trimming Talk looks so gorg, wish it wasn't LE! lol

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  23. It's just like a muted Girl About Town I can never blv that was my first MAC lip stick! i guess something more wild in me wanted to come out!!!

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  24. I bought Revlon's Siren lipstick for the exact reason you mentioned. I have an obsession with coral lipsticks though, so your swatches are making me want to go try those all out!! :)

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  25. I just added each of those lipsticks to my wish list, thanks! Haha! I really want to give Costa Chic and Vegas Volt a try - they are so popular on the blogs and your swatches make me NEED them!

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  26. Ahhh I want Siren lipstick!!! it looks like it would be perfect with this lil collection! glad you are liking my swatches, rock that color girl!!

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  27. Glad I could be of assistance! Yes, after I posted, I noticed alot of Vegas Volt fans!!! and Costa Chic, cmon, you just got to have it!

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  28. Love those poppin' brights! I've been wanting Morange for a long time. My fav brights for summer are NARS Heat Wave, Illamasqua Ignite, MAC See Sheer.

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  29. Love these pretties!! I've enjoyed MAC's Hibiscus lip stick and MAC's Pink Poodle lipglass. Worn separately of course. :-)

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