Yesterday I popped up my High-End Spring Lipstick Picks so it’s only fair that I’m back again today with a few more affordable options. When it comes to lipsticks, I have real favourites in both high end and high street categories, some of my most worn lipsticks are from Boots – which makes me very happy. With blusher I’m definitely much more of a high-end person, whereas with foundation, most of mine are actually from the drugstore, but with lipstick, it’s a complete mix. You’ll probably recognise a few of my holy grails on here, as I always talk about them (I’m looking at you Rimmel 38) but there’s a few I haven’t mentioned that much before either, so let’s getting going!
Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 38
OK, we might as well start with this one and get it over and done with right? You all knew this would be here! I would say this is my all time favourite lipstick, not just high street but everything. I love the formula of the Rimmel Kate lipsticks, and 38 is the most perfect peachy-pink shade. In autumn and winter I do wear this, but it tends to be for evening looks paired with a smokey eye, when it comes to spring and summer this is on my lips at least twice a week. This is my perfect nude shade and I’ll never be without it!
Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 32
I always loved Rimmel 38 and when I came to buy my second tube of the stuff I couldn’t remember the number. I picked up 32 knowing it was something like that, got home and realised it was completely different. But luckily 32 has become a favourite too. It’s much more orange-toned than 38, and generally I really struggle with orange lipsticks, however, 32 is about the maximum orange level I can tolerate and actually I really like it. If you want to dip your toes into orange lipsticks without going too bold, definitely try out 32.
Rimmel Kate Lipstick in Boho Nude
This is getting a bit ridiculous, the third Rimmel lipstick in this post! But when I picked out my high street lipsticks for this post, I very quickly realised that the majority of my high street lipsticks are in fact Rimmel ones as I love them so much! The swatch below of Boho Nude is slightly darker than how it turns up on the lips, in reality it’s just a very wearable nude. I love pairing this with an orange eyeshadow look for festival-style makeup throughout spring and summer.
Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
Before I discovered my love of Rimmel lipsticks, my obsession was the Revlon Lip Butters. I occasionally go back at this old post and have a little chuckle at how out of hand that obsession really was, but actually I still really like them. They have a very creamy formula which is sheer but buildable, in fact these are the lip products that really introduced me to wearing a lip colour. All of mine are probably grossly-old now and need replacing, so I am determined to get myself down to Superdrug and pick up a few again. I’ll definitely be picking up Sweet Tart as it’s a gorgeous pink shade that’s perfect for springtime.
NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie
It was only until recently that I discovered my love for a certain high end lip gloss formula (NARS), prior to this I’ve always just shopped the high street. I have two brands here that I feel do gloss so so well, and the first is NYX. I have a couple of these butter glosses now and they are one of the most pigmentated gloss formulations I’ve tried. Vanilla Cream Pie is a very pretty light pink shade, and although it doesn’t hang around for that long, it fades pretty evenly and can easily be reapplied without a mirror.
Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Picnic in the Park
The second lip gloss formula I love is the Tanya Burr one. Maybe not as pigmented as my NYX and NARS glosses, but still absolutely gorgeous. My all time favourite shade is Picnic in the Park, which I know is pretty damn popular! Picnic in the Park is a lot warmer than Vanilla Cream Pie and actually suits the natural colouring of my lips a lot better. If you’re after a new spring gloss I’d definitely recommend this one!
What are your spring high street lipstick picks?
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