I find that pairing a bright fuchsia lip with dramatic black liner is a simple and fool-proof way to instantly create a bit of drama and edginess without having to slave over a smokey eye or contend with a high-maintenance red lipstick. I turn to any of the lovely shades below when I want to let my lips to the talking (since that's what lips do best!).
Here they are:
Some closer-up views of the lipsticks:
|(L-R): MAC Amplified Lipstick in Chatterbox, Anna Sui Lip Rouge V #361, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Impassioned|
|(L-R): Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Believe, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Lickable, NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap|
|(L-R): NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap (also in last photo), Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Passionate, YSL Rouge Volpute in Rose Culte|
Closeups of the swatches:
|(L-R): MAC Amplified Lipstick in Chatterbox, Anna Sui Lip Rouge V #361, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Impassioned, Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Believe|
|(L-R): MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Lickable, NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap, Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Passionate, YSL Rouge Volupte in Rose Culte|
Amazingly, I've featured 7 of the 8 lipstick shades from this post in previous blog entries, so I've linked them after the reviews!
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Chatterbox is a perky bubblegum pink with a nearly-opaque, semi-matte finish. It's just yellow-toned enough that it avoids the dreaded silvery-icy-pink look. Quite fresh and pretty! You can see a review and photos of it here.
Anna Sui Lip Rouge V #361 is a semi-sheer, yet vibrant warm pink that really brightens up the face. You can see a review of it here!
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Impassioned is among my favourite MAC lipsticks. It's a yellow-toned hot pink with excellent pigmentation. The perfect bright summer shade that's not for the feint of heart! See a review and pictures of it here.
Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Believe is a warm, vivid red-toned pink that offers an intesne colour payoff and long wear. I picked this up recently and am so glad I did!
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Lickable is a shade that I bought years ago and has been a mainstay in my collection since. It's a slightly cool-toned cherry fuchsia with great pigmentation and a slightly shiny finish. Yummy! You can see me wearing it here.
NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap is such an iconic shade. Its semi-matte finish and cool, violet-toned fuchsia hue make it truly unique! Edgy, but uber feminine. See my "ode" to it, here!
Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Passionate is a full-fledged, deep, cool fuchsia that packs a serious punch of colour. The longest-wearing of all the hot pink lipsticks I've featured, by far. You can see me wearing it (plus read my initial impressions of the Emotional Brilliance line) here!
YSL Rouge Volupte in Rose Culte is a deep, berry-toned shade that is just bright enough that it fell in the hot pink category, rather than being nestled in with the vampy shades. It offers opaque, but shiny colour that feels great on the lips. You can see a review and photos of it here!
And here is a photo of me wearing Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Believe, the only shade I haven't linked above. It's the newest addition to my collection of bright pinks and I quite like it. Vibrant, indeed!
|Me wearing Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Believe|
And finally, a couple extra-large shots of the lipsticks and the corresponding swatches:
There it is! This was really a fun post to put together, since bright pinks, fuchsias, and berries have a special place in my collection. They're an instant pick-me up!
Do you have and love (or hate?) any of the shades I've featured here? Any other all-time favourite, must-have hot pink shades in your own collection?
Thanks for reading :)