Brightening Up A Busy Day

I am a huge lover of beauty and doing my make up, but there is one hurdle I always fall at: lipstick. I always have quite dry lips, so I spend my day applying lip balm rather than a lippy, which I find often dries out my lips. 

Well, until now... enter the new Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip, and let me tell you, these have seriously switched up my make up routine. For someone who is used to just applying lip balm throughout the day, and in a pretty slap dash manner, the idea of lining my lips and filling them in every morning and having to reapply throughout the day is a big no-no. Where the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip is involved, there is no lip lining or reapplication in sight. One swipe gives you high intensity pigment which does not budge throughout the day. Plus, not only are these lipsticks more nourishing than ever, they continue to work their moisturising magic the whole time you're wearing them, and even after! So no more flaky lips in sight, which deserves a big old 'hallelujah!!' 

So, the reason I can vouch for all this goodness is because I tested three shades for the day. Last week I headed to Manchester for some blog shooting and meetings, and then to Liverpool in the evening for an event. Pretty jam packed day, so the perfect time to test these babies out. 

My day started as all days should.. with coffee. Well, not exactly started. By this point I had already driven to Manchester, and quickly sat down in a café to make a few notes and prep for my meeting. Starting my day with a nude lip (Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip in Pale Mauve), it's the perfect low maintenance lip which will go with everything. The pink undertones also make it super flattering for us fair skinned gals. Worry not though, Bobbi Brown created 24 shades of the Luxe Lip, so it's safe to say they've got all skin tones covered. 

To head for my meeting I thought I could spice up my look with a brighter lippy. As I am such a minimal dresser, and am always in neutral colours, I can pretty much wear any lip shade I desire and it would go with my look. Sadly, my skin tone doesn't let me have that freedom, but a pink shade is one that I find super flattering. Now, you know how I said I usually apply my lip balm in a slap dash matter, to really see if these lippies worked for me I used these in the same way. So this pink went straight over the nude I had on before... and it still went on perfectly!

Right before setting off to Liverpool I popped by the Bobbi Brown counter to have a Make Up Lesson and some more lippy applied! This time I went for the Russian Doll shade, which is officially my fave lip ever!! The lovely lady at the counter gave me loads of info about the Luxe Lip, She told me that because this red has warm undertones it's super flattering for fair skin, hence me feeling so fab in it. It also stayed on perfectly for the journey from Manchester to Liverpool, and survived me pulling a turtleneck over my head when I got changed. Worn with an all black look and my hair tied back I felt very Parisian indeedy (always a goal of mine). We didn't get back home until about 10:30pm, and this lipstick was still firmly in place too. Very impressive indeed.

Top tip for a dark lip: keep everything neat by using a concealer around your mouth. I have been using the Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick to recover any blemishes throughout the day for a while now, and it's perfect for this job too! 

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip in Pale Mauve 

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip in Posh Pink
T.M Lewin Shirt
& Other Stories Scarf
ASOS Jeans
All Saints Coat
Acne Shoes
Saint Laurent Bag

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip in Russian Doll
Uniqlo Turtleneck
ASOS Trousers
COS Sleeveless Dress (worn as jacket)
Gianvito Rossi Heels
Saint Laurent Bag

This post has been created in collaboration with ShopStyle Collective and Bobbi Brown. All opinions are my own and completely genuine, so excuse me while I go add some more shades of these lippies onto my Christmas list.