The formula is really great as it isn’t too thin so it doesn’t disappear super quickly like some sheer lipsticks do. My only gripe with this lipstick is the packaging. It comes in a super thin tube which is very handbag and pocket friendly but just doesn’t feel very sturdy. I’m sure that one of these days the lipstick is going to shake itself right out of that tube but for now at least it’s safe in my lipstick stand!
2. L’Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Aphrodite Scarlet Oh lordy, these Rouge Caresse lipsticks get me all riled up with sheer lipstick excitement. They’ve been hyped in the blogging world and for reason a’plenty. When you apply one of these Rouge Caresse Lipsticks you get the smoothest and most even wash of colour you could hope for.
The formula isn’t too thin nor too thick and it doesn’t settle into any lines in your lips. The colour doesn’t last all that long but I’m actually pretty comfortable applying these mirror-less so on the go touch-ups are super easy. The range of colours is also really excellent so if you think Aphrodite Scarlet is too bright then be reassured that they have some gorgeous neutrals (I own and love the shade Sweet Berry which I’d recommend checking out too).
3. 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Shouty This is a more recent addition to my lipstick collection but it’s pretty darn gorgeous. On the lips it’s a lot lighter than Aphrodite Scarlet, think bright, almost Barbie, pink that’s made much more wearable by how light and sheer the formula of the lipstick is. I find that this shade really brightens up my complexion and is a super easy way to add colour to my face on days when I don’t feel like wearing loads of blush or eye shadow.
I think the formula of 17’s Mirror Shine Lipsticks is just wonderful, the feel of the product on your lips is really moisturising. This is one of my absolute favourites among the bunch and when I’m tan a little bit over the summer I think I’ll be reaching for this more and more.
4. Natural Collection Sheer Natural Lipstick in Sandcastle This is the most budget friendly lipstick among the bunch, at only £1.99 I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t own one of these! Sandcastle is a really gorgeous nude and one that I reach for quite often as it’s really subtle on those with pale skin and with a slight peach, rather than brown, undertone it won’t wash you out. It doesn’t last terribly long, but alas this is most often the case with sheer lipsticks. It’s another lipstick that I apply sans-mirror and never end up with a clown face afterwards. I’d definitely recommend Sandcastle and I think the whole range is really great value for money.
5. The Body Shop Colour Glide Lipstick in Shade 11 Last up is my most worn sheer lipstick. I absolutely love the colour of this, and the formula is so glossy too- it’s just a pleasure to wear! It’s incredibly flattering on those with pale skin and is a middle ground between a nude and a peach as it’s pretty natural and neutral without being dark or brown. This is the most expensive lipstick of the bunch, with an RRP of £10, but I personally wear this enough to think that the price is justified.
A word of warning though, as much as I love Shade 11 the other shade I own (03) is a lot less lovely- shade 03 is a bit frosty and a little too glittery for me to wear during the day time. All in all, swatch before you buy and when in doubt stick with Shade 11!
So there you have it! Those are my top five sheer lipsticks. I hope you enjoyed the post and if you want to see lip swatches of any of these you can find them over on my blog. Thanks once again to Kat for letting me guest post and I hope all of you have a lovely weekend!
Kat - A big thank you for Angelica for her post. I think Shouty has just made it's way onto my wish list! Make sure you go check out her blog - One Little Vice.