The Bold and Beautiful Lip Hues

Winter is traditionally the time for the red lip, whether it be vampy or neon. For the record I do love that trend but reading a lot of Northern Hemisphere beauty blogs has me leaning towards a different hue. Lately I've found myself reaching for the bold lipsticks. Vivid pinks, corals, oranges and reds are all so vibrant.  As shallow as it sounds I find bold lipstick a real mood raiser and (sometimes) confidence boosting.

So what's made the bold and beautiful lineup? Read on..

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic* This is the purse-friendly liquid lipstick which ranges in colour from sheer nude to the bold red. These have the pigmentation of a lipstick with the texture of a lipgloss, sans stickiness. I love the doe-foot applicator these come with. It makes them nice and easy to apply. This berry-red hue is gorgeous. While it may not be as long-lasting as some of its higher end counterparts it does a darn good job. I've also ordered Stellar, the neon pink shade to add to my collection. These will definitely be popular in the Summer beach bag.

Mac Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger The cult cherry red with phenomenal staying power. That more or less sums up my favourite red. I also love that you can choose whether you want the lipstick to look more orangey-red or siren red depending on what lip pencil you pair it with. For a matte lipstick it also feels surprisingly non-drying on the lips. As always though with any matte lipstick you should apply a lip balm a little while before you apply the lipstick so it feels more comfortable on the lips.

Mac Amplified Creme Lipstick in Impassioned In the past I've been on the fence about this colour but as of now I am in love with it. This raspberry pink is so pretty. Even though it is quite a creamy lipstick it is still very long-lasting. I reapplied this once on a night out recently and it managed to more or less stay put all night long. This shade would flatter a wide range of skin tones but if you're unsure go to the Mac counter and try it on/swatch it first.

Mac Matte Lipstick in Scarlet Ibis (limited edition) I won it The true, fire-engine red. I don't have anything else like this in my collection and I love it. This is such an old Hollywood glamour shade and I hope they bring it back into collections sometime soon because it is fabulous. Like Lady Danger this is quite a creamy matte lipstick but it still lasts really well on the lips.

So that's my pick of the bold lip hues. I've got Hourglass' liquid lipstick in Riviera on my wishlist at the moment but until then my bold beauty needs are well and truly covered. 

♥ What are your favourite bold lip colours?

*PR Sample


  1. What a coincidence, I just blogged about the Rimmel Apocalips too! Twins.
    I loove it, such a great product!

    1. Agreed! They are fantastic. I agree with you in your post as well. They definitely require a steady hand. x

  2. Lancome Rouge in Love in "Midnight Rose" which is a brilliant fuscia colour and it wears so well.

    Chanel Rouge Allure in "Palpitante" Which is a shade I just absolutely love.

    And trailing behind those two is Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in "Abolute Rouge" which they describe as a perfect blue-red.

  3. Wow a really beautiful collection you've got!
    I've been enjoying the bolt look lately its fun and vibrant

    Christina xx