I've never been a bold lip kind of girl, quite frankly reds frighten me just a little bit. The gorgeous Ellie Balfe tried to teach me otherwise some time back at a Master Class but alas I'm retreated into my neutral cave, preferring to play up my eyes instead of my pout.
That's where one of my favourite lip shades comes in. Coffee, in all it's taupey, tan glory.
You can't really go wrong with a coffee coloured lip, regardless of your colouring. I like to think of it as nude but braver (Mainly because I'm a chicken). I've decided today to give you a look at three of my favourites right now.
1. First up we have Clarins' Colour Quench Lip Balm in Nude Dehli from their Summer 2012 collection (Available in June) This non sticky, super hydrating gloss/balm is shot through with gold micro shimmer and easily one of my favourite balms for daytime wear. It lasts a good two hours, even with my sucky lips and tastes/smells divine (Like chocolate pudding). You'd be hard pressed not to have kissable lips with Nude Dehli.
2. Next, one of the only lipsticks in my possesion, Sally Hansen's Sunbeam. I picked this up quite by accident in Dealz a little while back. It was in a special trio with a nail whitening pencil I wanted. (All three were €1.49)(!!). It's unscented, soft and comfortable on the lips. This gives me easily 3-4 hours wear and fades naturally as it's such a sedate colour. Not in the least bit drying and my continual saviour in the office.
3. Lastly, Maybelline's Colorsensational Cream Gloss in Coffee Kiss. This creamy delight is infused with flattering silver micro shimmer and a dream to wear for day time or a beautiful nudey lip option for night. It smells almost lemony and seriously edible but lasts on my lips for up to 2 hours. It's in Boots for €9.29 but on special at the moment (buy one product get one half price). I'm in love with the formulation and will definitely be picking up some other shades.
|L-R Coffee Kiss, Sunbeam and Nude Dehli|
What do we reckon? Are you a coffee fan (Mine's an Iced Latte if you insist) or are you a shade braver than I?
Got any coffee toned lip products you could recommend?