Love Lipstick, Love Matte Brights: Give Your Pout the Wow Factor

Fans of neutrals look away now.  If you'd be lost without your nude lipgloss or that "my-lips-but-better" lipstick you wear every day, this may not be the trend for you.

There's no denying that the bright matte lip is everywhere right now. Think of those hot summer colours – the fuschias, corals, oranges, with a matte finish to bring them bang up to date.


Seen on the likes of Emma Stone, Kelly Osbourne and Rihanna, there will definitely be a shade to suit your skin tone. As all three ladies demonstrate, the look is best worn with a neutral eye or with a flick of liner so don’t go throwing your Naked palette away just yet.  Keep the look simple and uncluttered with the WOW factor firmly on the pout and you'll be away.

Practically every brand has a matte range out now so finding one you like should be a doddle with any budget.

Here are some of my top picks.


1. Diego Dalla Palma are an Italian brand new to Ireland and available in Marks and Spencer Beauty Halls. This bright orange is ‘95’ from their Mat Lipstick range and will set you back €23.50.

2. Nars’ sleek lipstick tubes never go out of style and for €26 you could possess one. I am in love with this fuschia shade ‘Carthage’ but there fifteen other shades if that one doesn’t tickle you pink.

3. Finally the lipstick that needs no introduction – Mac’s Lady Danger. We’re paying €17.50 for these black bullet-shaped…well, bullets, but this bright coral red is one that will suit most skin tones.

And try this tip if your pockets are feeling a little light this month: why not apply a little translucent powder over your existing favourite shade to emulate the finish?

So tell me ladies, are you brave enough to bring your look up to date with a bright lip and what’s your pick of the colours?


Thank you Dani for this Guest Post

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