Beauty | Summer Lipstick Haul & Swatches
June was the month of lipstick purchases because that's just what you want before a giant British Summertime heatwave - right?
Gerard Cosmetics Underground
As Gerard Cosmetics frequently post so many discount codes over on their instagram, I thought I'd snag this unique shade for 45% off (Read: you must go follow them!). It reminds me a lot of the instahype surrounding Lime Crime's Cashmere. It's a bit of purple, a bit of brown and a bit of grey all rolled into one and feels almost waxy on the lips. It's quite unusual both in colour and texture and lasts a long time without being drying.
GOSH Flirty Orange
Recently I have been obsessed with the matching lip liner so I just had to get this and though I can say I honestly don't love it as much due to it's sheen, it looks great over either an orange liner for a true pop of colour or atop a red lip liner for a fully customisable red-orange shade. Both of which I think are perfect for summer.
Revlon Really Red (Matte)
Also known as the perfect MAC Russian Red dupe (see also Sleek's Russian Roulette). A classic red that just lasts on the lips. I also really like Revlon's packaging as it feels solid and luxurious. Plus, as a beauty blogger it's always handy when you can see the colour through the top of the bullet!
Revlon Black Cherry (Creme)
This is the lipstick everyone was raving about in A/W 2014. Though I prefer the matte formulation of these lipsticks, this one certainly has its place as one of my favourite summer berries. YES, you did read that right! It can either be dabbed on for a light wash of colour or applied all over for that opaque and vampy finish we all know and love.