It’s been awhile, but The Bandits are back, just in time for the new season. ‘Summer Brights,’ our Bandit chief instructed, and as always, we’re here to deliver.
Pink, to me, is as summery as it gets. It can be 30 degrees and raining outside, but as long as I have bright pink lipstick and some floral sunglasses on, the world seems sunnier. I’m certainly not encouraging you to join in my deluded pastimes, but as far as summery lipstick goes, just take my advice and buy yourself something eye-searingly pink.
I’ve never talked about Milani lipsticks on Makeup Morsels before, maybe because there’s simply too much makeup to blog about and not enough time, but they are fantastic. Some of the shades are misses, but more often than not, they have wonderfully pigmented colors. And this pink, I was pleasantly surprised at finding something such a bright pink creme at the drugstore.
Everyone, Meet Milani Rose Hip:
*By the way? The amount of time it took me to get that black line to go all the way down the middle, only to discover there was a scratch on the side of the lipstick…ridonkulous.
I’m wearing it sheered out in the first image, but as you can see from the swatch, it definitely fits the ‘summer brights’ bill. Perfect with a wash of gold eyeshadow, it’s equally pretty with clean skin and winged liner. Or, if you’re lazy like me, just swipe some on over your lip balm, and pair it with oversize sunglasses.
left: Rose Hip in natural light, right: flash
and one more below:
One tube will cost you a mere $5 at the drugstore, meaning you have permission to try this without feeling guilty. I will warn you ahead of time that it smells strongly of sweet tea or something equally sugary. Sensitive noses may want to steer clear, although I’ve become strangely addicted to the scent. As for the texture, it goes on smooth and opaque. The color lasts for hours, and doesn’t dry out my lips as long as I’m wearing balm underneath (I will add that my lips are never without some sort of lipbalm anyways).
What’s your favorite bright summer shade? If you’re in need of more enabling (and I say you are), take a look at my fellow bandits’ picks below: