Thursday, 17 March 2011
Neon Kisses - Boots Spring Make-up Trends
As soon as I delved into my copy of Stylist on the train on Wednesday morning, I got quite excited about the Boots Spring Beauty Trends event I was going to at the Charlotte Street Hotel that night. The front cover beamed the mantra 'Happiness is ... A pair of very bright lips', and as a lipstick junkie, I couldn't agree more.
Bright, bold lips were seen all over the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalks, from Jil Sanders' punchy pink (pictured above) to Fendi's brilliant orange, lips were the main beauty focus. I predicted I'd see lots of this trend at the Boots event, and I wasn't disappointed. As soon as I walked in I found the 'Casual Glamour' look that was all about making a bright pink lip work day-to-day.
As well as a detailed step-by-step guide and a list of the products you'd need, there were also make-up artists on hand to help out if someone was unsure how to wear a new style, or if anyone needed to shake things up for S/S.
While I'm by no means a newbie when it comes to bold lips (I'm an addict when it comes to my Illamasqua 'Ignite' lipstick that I first tried at an asos bloggers event), but I do tend to stick to red. So I was thrilled to find a *bright* pink lipstick in my goody bag last night.
The 17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Power Pink (which is only £4.29) is fantastic. It goes on smoothly, doesn't feather (even without lip liner), isn't drying, doesn't flake and stays on even after eating and drinking (!) I am very impressed. My only gripe is that the packaging is a bit nondescript and I'm a sucker for beautiful looking lipstick, but I would definitely recommend this lipstick.
While this picture doesn't quite do justice to how bright this shade is, you can at least see the really good coverage. I like to wear bold lips with minimal make-up, so today I'm wearing mineral make-up by Lily Lolo in Blondie, Coralista blusher by Benefit (only apply a tiny amount), 17 Va Va Voom mascara in black and CID I-line in black.
If you've never tried a 'bold lip' look, now is the time. But I will warn you, it's seriously addictive!