Top 5 Summer Lip Products: Review + Swatches
Summer is officially here! This gives me an excuse to bust out my bright lip colours. Here are my picks for my top 5 summer lip products. (Yes, my swatches suck. Please forgive me). D: Scroll down for swatches on the lips. :)
1. Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Chablis
Finish: Creamy with a hint of glossiness (that fades after a while)
This is my first Bite Beauty product and I am impressed with this brand! These high pigment pencils are exactly what they claim to be — they are highly pigmented and opaque in colour. They are comfortable to wear and very moisturizing, but they don’t last through eating.
On my skin tone (I’m a MAC NC35 for reference) this is one of the few shades I feel like I can get away with wearing during the day without it looking too obnoxious. The colour is a nice cross between a coral and rose shade. It’s a unique colour that’s worth adding to your collection.
Price: $28 CAD at Sephora
2. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Fuchsia Flash (865)
Said to be a dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum, this colour by Maybelline will turn heads — a bright fuchsia colour that’s fun to wear and will draw attention to your lips.
For a drugstore product, the lasting power is fantastic and it is also comfortable to wear. This colour tends to stain your lips, which can be either a good thing or a bad thing. This colour looks amazing on all skin tones.
Price: $9.99 CAD at well.ca
3. Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in 1st Night (13)
This is my first Sephora lipstick (recommended by a friend) and it won’t be my last! These are a great high-end lipstick formula at an affordable price. Some drugstore lipsticks can cost up to $9.99 and if you spend a few more dollars, you could grab one of these and score a quality product.
The staying power is great (it lasts through some meals, but nothing oily because it breaks down the lipstick) and it is comfortable on the lips. I have found it to be slightly drying after a while, but it’s not so much that it’s uncomfortable to wear (like a matte lipstick can be).
Price: $15.50 CAD at Sephora
4. The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in Passionate Pink (205)
Finish: Cream (the website claims the colour is matte, but it definitely is not!)
This is a fun, bright pink-coral shade. The formula is quite similar to the Sephora Rouge Cream lipsticks, but with more shine. This colour stains the lips as well, which again, could be a good thing or a bad thing. I don’t mind when lipsticks stain because when the lipstick fades after eating, you’re still left with a bit of colour on the lips.
Price: $13 CAD at The Body Shop
5. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore
This is a very unique lipstick formula and colour. It applies like a liquid, opaque lipgloss and dries to a matte finish. On my skin tone, this colour pops! I always receive compliments when I wear this shade. Even though this colour is more on the cool side, this shade looks very flattering on my skin tone.
Funny story about this lip product: I actually went into Sephora, with no lip brand or budget in mind, and I asked a beauty advisor to help me find my perfect pink lipstick. She swatched a bunch of colours on the back of her hand and I pointed out what I wanted to be changed: “Too bright, a little more coral, a little lighter,” etc. BLESS HER SOUL FOR HER PATIENCE. The end result was this lip product: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore.
Not only am I happy with the colour, but the formula is brilliant. I ate greasy biryani and curry with naan with this on and it did not budge. It doesn’t leave a stain on cups or mugs either.
My only gripe with this formula is that it is a pain to apply. It applies quite patchy so expect to put in some work when applying this colour (I usually apply about 5 coats and wait a few seconds in between coats), but your patience will pay off. I definitely want to pick up more shades from this line. It is the most expensive lipstick on this list, but hey, you get what you pay for!
Price: $29 CAD at Sephora
Swatches On The Lips
And that’s a wrap!
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