Sunday, 8 September 2013

Summer Roundup #4: My Top 5 Summer Lip Colours

Hi, everyone! Time for the next installment of my Summer Roundup series, where I share with you my ultimate favourite goodies from this past summer. The products that I haven't been able to live without since the warmer weather emerged. We all know I'm a bit of a lipstick fiend, so it's no surprise that today's post is all about lips!


The summer months always lead me to gravitate towards lip colours that are reminiscent of tropical coral, juicy citrus, and cherry popsicles. Summertime is my favourite time of year to sport uber-vibrant shades, but I also tend to choose formulas that are lightweight and comfortable on the lips.

This Summer's picks include a mix of lip butters, lip glosses, and balm stains, in addition to traditional lipsticks. They truly run the whole gamut of formulas! It was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to 5 picks, but the ultimate edit led to this:

Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous
Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Flirty Fuchsia and
YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Luscious Cherry
Yes, Revlon is strongly represented here, but I feel they deserve it! Their lip products have always been top-notch and they have so many lovely summery shades! I was happy to see that 4 out of 5 picks on my list were highly affordable options and that the one luxe offering among them is beyond beautiful, both in terms of shade and packaging (thanks, YSL). So worth a splurge!

Here's a peek at them, uncapped:

(L-R): Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Flirty Fuchsia, YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Luscious Cherry

And swatches!

In Sunlight
(L-R): Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Flirty Fuchsia, YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Luscious Cherry

Under Artificial Lighting

Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya: Just the name of this one makes me think about summer! Ripe fruit, mmmm... This was one of the new Lip Butter releases for Summer 2013 and I'm so glad I picked it up! It's a subtle pinky coral that's a few notches above nude, but still neutral enough to wear with just about anything, including a smokey eye. The finish is semi-sheer (but can be built up) and the formula is moisturizing with a touch of shine. Perfect for a no-fuss summery makeup look!

Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya


Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef: I apologize in advance if this feature makes you fall in love with this gloss, as it's been discontinued. Makeup sadness. Revlon has re-launched their Super Lustrous Lip Gloss line, completely overhauling the shade range (including a new and admittedly lovely colour, Coral Kiss), leaving Coral Reef in the dust. I was lucky enough to grab a backup of this before the old line was taken out of stock, as this truly is my favourite summer lip gloss ever! It's a sheer peachy coral that leaves lips looking shiny and full. Though the shade is no longer, I had to mention it here (if only as a tribute) because I wore it tons this year!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef


Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous: This may not be the most versatile Balm Stain (Honey might take that title), but it's definitely my most-worn, especially during the Spring and Summer. Overall, I find the Balm Stains to be incredible for summer- they hold up to the humid weather without any hint of heaviness, stickiness, or dryness. Rendezvous is a bold, but wearable orange coral shade that leaves a flattering slightly glossy finish. I chose to wear it on my sister's wedding day (wanted a lip shade that had personality without being overpowering), which is saying a lot!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous


Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Luscious Cherry: Although I first purchased this during the wintertime, I didn't find it to be a regular in my rotation until Summer rolled around. This is a sheer, shiny cherry shade with subtle shimmer that can be built up to a bold red and leaves a flattering pinky stain as it wears off. It smells like sweet fruit and the packaging just can't be beat. It's my go-to when I want a bold lip without committing to a heavy, opaque formula. 

YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Luscious Cherry


Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Flirty Fuchsia: A summer lipstick favourites list would not be complete without a bold fuchsia shade, my favourite! Though I own quite a few bright pink lipsticks (see header pic above for evidence), it was Milani Flirty Fuchsia that stood out the most this summer. It was a complete steal (around $5 at Walgreens), has sleek packaging, and a fresh watermelon scent reminiscent of a refreshing summer snack. The shade itself is a bold, blue-based fuchsia with a satin finish. Although the formula is fully opaque, it feels incredibly light and comfortable on the lips and is long-wearing, even on the hottest days! If applied lightly, it mimics the coveted cherry popsicle-stained  effect. What says summer more than that?

Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Flirty Fuchsia

And one more shot of Flirty Fuchsia, since it's so lovely!



And that's it! Hope you enjoyed taking a peek at the shades that left my lips feeling fun and summery over the past few months. While I'm looking forward to sporting richer, deeper hues for Fall, these cheery colours will always be in my arsenal when I want to channel a warm weather feel. 



Have you tried any of the lip products I featured here? What were your must-have summer lip shades this year?

Thanks for reading! :)

66 comments:

  1. Lovely shades! Juicy Papaya looks great on you!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

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    1. Thanks, Des! Juicy Papaya was a pleasant surprise- I wore it tons!

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    1. Thanks, Marta! I'm definitely a sucker for a bright pink lipstick :)

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  3. You're lucky in that you suit so many different shades. You look gorgeous in all of them but I especially love the YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Luscious Cherry.

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    1. Thanks so much, Izzy! Luscious Cherry really is fantastic :)

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  4. lovely post! i like the shades esp the purple-ish milani one.


    xoxo;
    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

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    1. Thanks! The Milani lipsticks really are fantastic and Flirty Fuchsia is extra pretty :)

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  5. YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Luscious Cherry is lovely!!! So pretty!

    YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Luscious Cherry

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    1. Thanks, Kimberley! YSL make fantastic lipsticks and Luscious Cherry is a real winner :)

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  6. lovelyyyy color!
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  7. Rendezvous is my most worn shade this Summer too - I absolutely love it :D
    That last one is so beautiful on you too <3

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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    1. Thanks! Isn't Rendezvous great?! Glad you're loving it too :)

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  8. Lucious Cherry looks amazing on you!!! As for me, my most worn lipstick shades were Dior Addict Extreme Lucky and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Pygmalion :)

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    1. Aww thanks, Anne! Thanks for the recommendations- I remember Pygmalion being such a pretty shade :)

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  9. Love the Revlon lipgloss, it's the one that really stands out for me! :) xx

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    1. Thanks! The Revlon gloss is one of my favourites for sure! xo

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  10. Great shades! I love the Milani lipsticks.

    Laura
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    1. Thanks, Laura! So glad I discovered the Milani lipsticks- they're fantastic :)

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  11. So helpful! I love that you adore lip products!! These are gorgeous colors too :D xo Kelly chicnstylishblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I really do adore them :)

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  12. Flirty Fuchsia is stunning! I finally got Juicy Papaya from Revlon. It's sheerer than I'd like but still a beautiful shade xx

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    1. Thanks, Coco! Flirty Fuchsia was such a pleasant surprise :)

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  13. you look so pretty

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  14. great post my dear! Follow each other on GFC and fb? let me know!

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    1. Thanks, Rakel! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  15. You look gorgeous with every shade here :)! Loving it. I think the YSL one would be my pick out of these beauties.
    So sad the summer is ending, I want more of it :)!!

    xx
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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Gita! Luscious Cherry really is stunning :)

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  16. I love Juicy Papaya on you! I have it too :-)

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    1. Aww, thanks! I wore it tons this summer :)

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  17. I'm so glad I nabbed the Revlon Coral Reef gloss before they discontinued it!

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    1. Oh good! I was bummed to see it go- glad you snagged one too :)

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  18. That fuscia one is my absolute favorite! i always forget that i have fun colors until, what do you know it, the summer starts coming to an end, haha. I'm thinking I'll slick on my orange lipstick today ;)

    xo Marlen
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    1. Ooh, love orange lipstick! And yeah, the fuchsia Milani shade is pretty great :) Thanks for stopping by, Marlen!

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  19. Ooooo cute colors! The flirty fuchsia is my favorite!

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    1. Thanks! It's one of my faves too :)

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  20. I love the colors, they look great on you!

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  21. Love your review! The revlon coral reef gloss has to be one of my favorites! Really great quality and long lasting!

    -Tugba
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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you're loving Coral Reef too :)

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  22. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous looks amazing on you!
    Great post!
    TarteTanya

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    1. Thanks so much! Rendezvous really is a fantastic shade! xo

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    1. Haha, they're definitely all worth checking out! Thanks for stopping by, Marta :)

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  24. These shades are all so pretty! Love YSL lipsticks.

    Christina | Passion Obsession - Currently hosting a beauty hamper giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! YSL lippies really are fantastic! xo

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  25. so pretty colors! Great choice!

    <3
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    1. Thanks! Was hard to choose, but these were my most-worn for sure :)

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  26. Hello Flirty Fuchsia! Love them all but this is my favorite. Goes without saying that you look a doll in every single one :) And these are indeed adorable shades for Summer!

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Sandra- you are too sweet :) Flirty Fuchsia really is amazing :)

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  27. OMG, that Juicy Papaya is too good. Like, I need to have it right now. I think it would work perfect as an everyday look too!

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    1. Ha! Glad I've inspired you to give it a go. It's really great! xo

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  28. thanks for your amazing comment dear!
    Milani and YSL look perfect on you :D

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    1. Thanks so much! Always love stopping by your blog :)

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  29. Great Picks! Flirty Fuchsia and Rendezvous are my favorites on you but they're all gorgeous shades! :-)

    ~Christal~
    LipstickAndPonytails.com

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    1. Thanks, Christal! Flirty Fuchsia and Rendezvous are both super special :)

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  30. I think all the lip colors look amazing on you! The one from YSL and the fuchsia one is the best in my opinion! :D

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    cassandra xx
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    1. Thanks, Cassandra! Can't go wrong with YSL or Milani lipsticks :)

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  31. Hello dear,
    would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

    Best wishes,
    Gabriella
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  32. Hola!! Preciosa!!

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  33. I love this post the best I keep coming back! haha I just started blogging and I hope someday I could have a blog like yours! <3

    Wish me luck! :)
    Chloe
    212iknowright.com

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