I’m a sucker for subtle nude lips most of the time. However if you caught up on my ‘Makeup Trends I Wouldn’t Normally Try‘ series last month, you might have seen this post where I challenged myself to try out bold lips – and actually, I quite like the idea of wearing bolder lips now!
As spring is now in full swing (see what I did there?) pink lips are everywhere, and I’m loving it! Some of my favourite all-time lipsticks are actually pink so it’s no surprise that I’ve been sporting pink lips quite a lot lately.
I was recently sent a couple of lipsticks from Joan Collins Beauty – a brand that I hadn’t really tried before. The first lipstick I got sent was the Divine Lips Lipstick in ‘Bella’ – a soft pretty pink with cool undertones, as well as the Divine Lips Lipstick in ‘Fontaine‘ – a bright hot pink shade.
Out of the two shades, ‘Bella’, above, is the one I would be most likely to wear on a daily basis. It’s very pretty, and although the finish is quite opaque when applied straight from the bullet, you can get a more subtle effect by dabbing this gently on the lips. I think this shade looks gorgeous with a natural spring makeup look – I love how it looks with a shimmery champagne eyeshadow shade and dewy skin. The formula itself is very creamy and it has been designed to fill in fine lines and hydrate the lips, which is great if you suffer from dry lips.
‘Fontaine’ is a super bold bright hot pink shade that I would have steered away from in the past, however I love this kind of shade now! This has the same gorgeous creamy and hydrating formula as ‘Bella’ and it is also very opaque when applied on the lips. Although this is creamy, the shade also lasts pretty well throughout the day as it leaves a pink stain on the lips.
The lipsticks come in beautiful gold packaging and have a bit of a weight to them, giving them a very luxurious feel, similar to the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks.
The Joan Collins Divine Lips Lipsticks are available for £18 each online, as well as from M&S and Urban Retreat.
What do you prefer? Subtle or Bold?
*This post contains PR samples.*