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Thursday, 10 July 2014



These have been my most reached for colours this summer, I've been wearing all brights recently and if I want a toned down lip I just press a little of the colour into my lips and rub it in so that it leaves a subtle stain.

I love the Revlon matte lip balms and have been loving wearing these for when I want a bold matte lip. Audacious is a bold coral orange, it's the perfect summer colour and works so well with gold and bronze tones on the eyes or cheeks. Unapologetic is a bold, matte warm pink, perfect to wear out on hazy summer evenings with lots of mascara and a shimmery champagne eyeshadow! You can see swatches on my lips here.

Revlon Sultry Samba is the perfect cool toned fuchsia/pink, it's fast becoming one of my all time favourite lipsticks. Although it's slightly matte, it feels creamy and is not at all drying on my lips, I love wearing cool toned pinks on rainy summer days with my hair thrown up into a ponytail and a cosy grey jumper. 

If I want something a bit more sheer I wear Topshop Infrared which is a lovely creamy orange lipstick, I wear this with golden eyeshadow and really push it into my lips to create a sheer pretty stain but It can also be built up to a bright red toned orange. Revlon Wild Watermelon is also a pretty sheer almost raspberry red, great for everyday wear and a perfect summer red.

Which are your favourites?


  1. Do you use studio lighting for your photos? All of your photography looks so beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! I don't have studio lighting yet, I'll post a photo of my set up on twitter soon (@sophiesmakeup) I just up the ev/brightness on my camera and I've made a light reflector out of an old birchbox and some kitchen foil! x

  2. The Topshop one is gorgeous & I agree with the above comment, you're photos are amazing !! Jealous xxx

  3. I love infrared too, such a gorgeous summer colour! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  4. Those shades are all so beautiful, your photos are amazing! I love how bright they are


  5. I love the angle of the photos! You are such a great makeup artist and photographer!

  6. This is such a good post! I love your photo's they're really artistic! I love the Revlon lip balms they're such pretty colours!

  7. I adore the Revlon lip balms, I am on a bit of mission to collect them all!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  8. Gorgeous photos! I love the Revlon balms but still haven't tried the matte one. Love the shades you picked!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  9. Sultry Samba looks so lovely!!

  10. Such pretty picks! I absolutely love brights for Summer. I have Audacious and agree, so lovely with bronzey eyes!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  11. The top shop lip sticks looks amazing :)

    Amazing blog post :) I love the design of your blog :) and the pictures are amazing :)

    I have just uploaded a summer tag and i tag everyone would mean a load if you commented my new post :)

    have a nice day

  12. I love your picks here! Summer is perfect for bright lips! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  13. Those are such gorgeous shades! I'm hesitant to try Revlon Lip Balms because I'm afraid they would just dry out my lips.. I'm actually hesitant to use anything that looks like a crayon.


  14. WOW! All the colors are absolutely gorgeous! Perfect fo summer!


  15. I love the crayon lipsticks. Great post and I love the pictures.


  16. I don't usually wear matte lip products but I also love Audacious and I bought wild watermelon last summer, you've just reminded me how much I love it. I have been loving Revlon just bitten kissable lip stain in 'lovesick' and 'smitten'. Also Maybelline's colour sensational lipstick in 'Coral Tonic' its a beautiful coral and creamy texture.

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