first up is actually a freebie with this months Glamour magazine - this gorgeous peachy Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Strip Tease. this is great for just a slick of really pale colour on the lips for a no make-up look, and the tiny glitter and shimmer particles make it super shiny, whilst still being smooth and moisturising.
i finally caved and bought myself one of the (not so) new Revlon Matte Balms and went for 240 Striking Spectaculaire, my perfect 'safe shade'. a corally red with orange undertones that i know will suit me no matter what. these are fab if you don't want as much of a bold red lip and just a nice pop of colour. plus it smells super minty and is great for popping in your handbag for any top ups.
sticking to the safe colour theme, i also picked up the Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 035 Candy Apple - a really glossy, warm red tone. again, this is fab for a more subtle red lip and great for everyday wear. i adore the formula of these lip butters as they just melt onto the lips, but still stay put on the lips.
next up, i've ended up with three of the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks in Coral Tonic, Shocking Coral and Tantalizing Taupe. Coral Tonic is a true orangey, coral shade with a slightly neon hint of colour to it, perfect for introducing more colour back into my makeup bag for the new season. Shocking Coral, i would say, isn't actually a coral, but a real vibrant and almost hot pink shade. this isn't something i would usually go for, but i thought i'd give something a bit different a whirl and take advantage of the 3 for 2 offer! initially i thought Tantalizing Taupe could potentially be a dupe for MAC's Peach Blossom, but it's actually much more coffee and nude based. this definitely has blue undertones to it, but is fab for pairing with a statement eye.
and last but not least, i have finally picked up Cheryl's Nude from the L'Oreal Collection Privee line after eyeing it up at least five times now. this is more a pink-toned nude, so it's much easier to pull off if you have pale skin than the Maybelline one. this is a classic 'your lips but better' shade, and i know i will get so much wear out of this while it quickly becomes my go-to lip colour!
if you've picked up any new bits recently, then i'd love to have a nosey! or if you have any recommendations you think i'd like based on what i've already picked up, then let me know!