Lipstick is known to be an instant confidence booster. And this season the range of bold shades in ink, liquid and matte means you're spoilt for choice. If you need that extra nudge buying a new bright lip colour for summer, here it is says editor Trudi Brewer.
Editor Trudi Brewer shares her tips on finding the right shade on TV3’s The Cafe here.
Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse, $41.
In the same way, you apply eyeshadow, with a sponge-tip applicator you can press on this super soft, whipped, lip colour, that acts as a stain but leaves a matte, velvet-like finish on the lips, it’s addictive. There are eight shades, pictured here Amplify.
Max Factor Colour Elixir Cushion, $26.
A hybrid gloss that leaves a lasting, lacquer-like finish. It nourishes like a balm, thanks to vitamin E, Candelilla wax and a shiny, plasticizing polymer. So easy to use, there is no need for a mirror when applying this colour, simply squeeze the tube and the angled sponge tip applicator fills with colour, which allows you to use it on-the-go. There are six shades, pictured here Baby Star Coral.
MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick, $40.
Matte lipstick is notorious for feeling dry after a few hours wear. This new Powder Kiss offers that trend-worthy powdery-matte finish, yet it feels like a hydrating lip balm to wear. The secret the brand says are ‘moisture-coated powder pigments’ hydrating colour with the matte finish - and it tastes like vanilla mousse. There are 13 shades, pictured here Fall In Love.
Shiseido Visionary Gel Lipstick, $50.
If you’re searching for a tinted balm-like gel lipstick that melts onto the lips, and needs no touch ups before lunch, this is your go-to lip colour. It contains bold pigments whipped into a weightless, nourishing balm. For that busy woman that wants a stain of hydrating colour that lasts for hours - this is it. There are 30 shades, pictured here Cherry Festival.
Clarins Water Lip Stain, $41.
The closest look to a tattoo finish, is this ink-like stain, packed with plant ingredients, it’s long-wearing without the gooey finish of a gloss. There are four shades all summer-inspired, pictured here Water Red.
Bobbi Brown Velvet Matte Luxe Liquid Lip, $64.
Part of the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick collection is this new, matte liquid lipstick. It glides on like a gloss, but after a few minutes dries to a long-lasting, bold lipstick with great colour pay off that doesn't leave that dry feeling on the lips. There are seven shades, pictured here Starlet Scarlet.