21 Jun 2015

My 'Go To' Summer lipsticks


Summer lipstick shades | Little Miss Fii

My lipstick collection is not that large. I'm a fan of a year-round shades, something that looks good in the depth of winter and not too shabby when I remember to finish off a look in the summer. But I do have a couple that I tend to use more often than others during the warmer months, you may have seen a couple of these pop up before because they are super faves, but I thought I'd share a couple of my go to colours. 



Summer lipstick shades | Little Miss Fii


I'll start off with the ultimates. Etude House's collaboration with Minnie Mouse: Minnie XOXO Kissing lips in bubble pink. I've talked about this lipstick before, so it's probably no surprise that it's featured yet again, since I absolutely love the colour and the texture. Unfortunately it was a limited edition release for the end of 2013... and not even eBay sleuthing turned up any of these to buy :(

Next is the VDL Festival Lipstick (Love Mark), in the orange shade: 604 Colin . I absolutely adore this lipstick as it definitely isn't your average. It's also a favourite of mine to mix with other colours, as it give a really nice tone to some of my lesser worn reds. It's another creamy formula, slightly scented with the VDL rosette on the bullet.

Both these shades are quite bright, so I prefer to use the 'gradient lip' effect for a more subtle daytime look - put the colour in the centre of the lip and blend out.

XOXO minnie VDL love mark swatches


I also really love lip tints during summer. Makeup Revolution have a really good selection in their #Liphug range, and one of them is a fairly good western dupe for my next favourite product, the The Face Shop lip tint stick in Sweet Cherry. Because it's a tint stick, the colour is really buildable, so it's perfect for summer looks with pretty, barely there makeup.



Straying away from the bright colours lands me in the more 'burgundy hued nudes' area. And I think I've actually discovered a nearly-almost dupe for the Burberry Kisses Sepia No.85 shade. It isn't exact, since the Burberry version is a tad more red, but Rimmel London's Lasting Finish in shade 077/Asia isn't too far off.  What do you guys think? Yes? No?

I love both of these shades, and think that they look really sweet with all kinds of summer outfits. They make a nice change from the bubblegum shades that usually pop up a lot over summer, a little more sultry without being vampy, or having to break out the reds. 

Burberry Kisses no.85 rimmel asia swatches



I'm hoping to expand my collection over summer, so I'd really loveeeee to hear what shades are your go to for this season? Or what your favourite colours are in general. 

Hope you've had an awesome week! 




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19 comments

  1. You know that if you have a lipstick to always come to your homegirl ;) I am super super jealous of the Minnie Mouse one because, well, Minnie Mouse! I also l o v e orange lipsticks because of how different they are!

    Chantel || Bonnie Blondie
    xo

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    1. i might 'borrow' some of yours... because you know ur shades boo.

      ;) xo

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  2. Love the sound of Rimmel Asia, those are lovely lipstick shades :) I have a Cherry Red in my collection I Love Ruby Woo from Mac and also pink plaid a lovely subtle bubblegum pink perfect for the summer! :)

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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    1. Oooh I've been wanting Ruby Woo for a while now, and pink plaid sounds divine!

      xo

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  3. I can't tell you how brave you are to pull off an orange lip, although i've seen your post on it on my way to this one and it looks fab on you! That Burberry one looks right up my street though, may have to make a little investment, be rude not to really! haha
    have a fab day sweetie, kim x
    And On That Note She Wrote|Bloglovin

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    1. Ahh thank you! It's such a lovely shade I really recommend it :) :)

      xo

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  4. Really pretty colors :)

    http://terramcd.blogspot.com

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    1. They really are :D perfect for summerrr

      xo

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  5. The vibrant orange is sooo gorgeous! Love the color for summer so much!

    Love, Colli
    www.tobeyoutiful.com

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    1. It's so pretty, haven't found anything quite like it yet!

      xo

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  6. That orange lipstick is all kinds of perfect. Like I actually swooned. *heart eye emoji*
    I love an orange lip a little too much. xo
    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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    1. it's such a cute colour I suggest ALL THE ORANGE LIPSTICKS

      xo

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  7. Ooh that Burberry one is gorgeous!

    Harriet Rosie | www.harrietrosie.com

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  8. Well, that orange lipstick needs to be in my life!! Such a stunning colour, bet it looks amazing on you lovely lady :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Awh thank you gorgeous! It is a seriously brilliant shade - the other colours they do are equally amazing to be honest!

      xo

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  9. I've been obsessed with orange lipstick and was thinking of buying MAC Morange! I have the Burberry kisses sample in Sepia as well and I really like it although Asia looks pretty as well :)
    Dalal x monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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