6/05/2015

The Orange Lip Edit


Left to Right: Mac Coral Bliss, Revlon Audacious, Rimmel In love with ginger, MUR Divine, MUR Luscious, Collection Fairy Cake, Essence Coral Calling

Ok, so maybe the title is a slight lie. There are quite a few coral/pinky shades in this post too so they aren't all technically orange lips, but I suppose they are all of the same colour family right? Oh well, I will talk about them anyway as they are my favourite lipsticks to wear during the summer.  I have everything from bright to sheer, from glossy to matte and from orange to coral for you today.  These are the lipsticks that I get the most use of throughout the summer months and are some of my all time favourite lip products.

If matte, bright lips are your thing, then I've got some amazing ones for you! The Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Stain in the shade 'Audacious' is a neon orange with a very subtle hint of pink.  It is the perfect colour to add a bright pop of colour and emphasise a tan, whilst also packing in one of the best matte formulas I have tried.  Long lasting colour with a matte finish that keeps lips hydrated all day without a flake in sight!  Another similar and more affordable offering is the Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Divine.  This is a slightly more coral colour and is slightly lighter than the revlon one.  The formula of this is a lot more drying than the revlon one and can tend to be slightly uncomfortable to wear if your lips have not been thoroughly moisturised before application.  This is certainly a great alternative though, at the amazing price of just £1! Lastly, we have a more velvety offering from Collection, which is their Cream Puff Lip Cream in the shade 'Fairy Cake'.   This is certainly more of a coral shade, and whilst it isn't quite as long lasting as the other 2, it lasts a good 4 hours and leaves behind a stain which prevents the need for constant reapplying.

If a bright lips that aren't completely matte, yet aren't glossy are more your type of thing, I have plenty of middle-of-the-road products for you.  My favourite shade is the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in the shade 'In Love With Ginger'.  This has been a blogger favourite for a while now and is the perfect orangey red for the summer time.  The formula is highly moisturising  which unfortunately means that it doesn't last an awfully long time, however I really do think it is worth the extra faff because it is such a beautiful shade. Next is another affordable offering, the Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in the shade Luscious.  This is just a straight up orange shade, no hints of pink, no hints of red, just a light orange.  The formula of this is slightly more long lasting than the rimmel one and packs a serious amount of pigment all for £1!  Lastly is a new favourite of mine which is the Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in the shade Coral Calling.  It does exactly what it says on the tin, it is a long-lasting coral shade! It is one of essiebutton's favourites which was what urged me to buy it too, so hopefully that will persuade you to realise that you need this in your life.

Last but not least, if you aren't brave enough for the rest and fancy something a little more subtle, sheer and glossy, then Mac have got you covered! Coral Bliss is the perfect nude with a hint of orange that really makes a tan pop and can easily be worn on a daily basis.  It is a cremation finish so it is very sheer and glossy, with a buttery texture to keep lips hydrated.  I also find this to be very long-lasting!

What are your favourite orange lip products? Which is your favourite shade for the summer?

Emily xx