Lock down restrictions are easing, and we are slowing starting to emerge from our home-caves that we’ve stayed safe in, for the last 18 months. Weather we are returning to work, going to a friends house for a young braai or popping into a micro-wedding to celebrate love, chances are that you may be taking off your mask temporarily. The easiest way to look alive and spruce up your look, is with a complimentary lippie. A pop of velvety colour that gently compliments your skintone. These are our tried and tested variants – let us know if you’ve tried these.
Revlon Superlustrous Glass Shine Lipstick:
If you’re all about a lipstick with a showstopping shine, then this may be the lippie that appeals to you. This is a lipstick with brilliant shine and colour that instantly melts on to the lips. This lipstick has a decadently moisturising formula infused with hyaluronic spheres, aloe, rose and peptides to soften and smooth the lips. This buttery soft glass shine lipstick offers a brilliant colour, as well as a glass-like shine. This lipstick is available in 13 shades, including ‘cherries in the snow’, ‘Sparkling quartz’, and ‘toasting glasses’.
R129 from leading pharmacies and department stores nationwide.
Essence shine extreme volume lipgloss:
This lipgloss is vegan, contains no silicones, has a non-sticky texture and contains no microplastics. It is great if you want that juicy lip/ wet look that makes your lips look visibly larger. This gloss creates a voluminous looking lip, without the addition of silicones, microplastic particles, alcohol and oil. Other than it’s popular volumizing effect the range offers three other benefits for a diverse looking lip; 01 to 09 provide maximum volume, nuances 101 to 105 have an extreme plumping effect and shade 201 reacts to the individual ph-value of the lips to tint them with a natural glow. The extreme shine volume lipglosses are available in a total of 15 beautiful colours – so there’s sure to be a perfect lip booster for every make-up style! The cap of the lipgloss is made of 94% recycled plastic and also saves approximately 31 tons of new plastic per year. So whether you’re looking for a volume, plumping or glowing lipgloss, this range has you covered.
R57.95 from Clicks
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipsticks:
These matte lipsticks leave you with a velvety, smooth final look. They glide on like soft butter and leave a warm, velvet finish. They’re moisturising, unlike some matte lipsticks which dry out your lips and they have a lovely, smooth texture. They’re available in 10 shades.
R400 from Superbalist and leading stores
Essence My Power Matte Lipsticks:
Fire, water, earth and air – these powerful forces of nature are closely related to the signs of the zodiac and their characteristics. With their colours and ingredients, the lipsticks in this range are reminiscent of the power of fire, water, earth and air. This lipstick range is highly-pigmented, yet super-light and provides an intensive matt finish. It has a long-lasting formula and comes in four gorgeous shades.
R52.95 from Clicks
Maybelline Lifter Gloss:
This is the next level of lip gloss, with a creamy formula that visibly smoothes lip surfaces and enhanjces lip conyour, with high shine for hydrated, fuller looking lips. This gloss contains hyaluronic acid, for extra moisture. Available in 9 shades.
R149.95 from Clicks