Finally, what looks like Summer has arrived here this past week, after what felt like a 9 months long Fall.
And for us Lipstick Bandits, Summer calls for a completely different repertoire of lip colors!
Although I have been known to wear pretty much any color at any time of the year, these first weeks of Summer where the temperatures get really hot just work better with some bright shades than, say, with a classic red - at least in my opinion.
I know everyone is thinking of coral as the ultimate Summer color - and I do love one good Coral lipstick on a sunny day. But for me, nothing beats a blue based bright pink. Magenta for the win!
So here's one of my colors of choice : Illamasqua Atomic.
So many good things to say about this lipstick: it is so pigmented that you just have to put on one layer of it to stain your lips in the whole day. And it will fade elegantly - so it's definitely a good choice if you're spending a day outside in the sun.
The texture is matte but there are some duochrome bluey reflects in this gorgeous pink color, so it doesn't look flat at all on the lips.
Bonus: it does make your teeth look whiter.
With this kind of shade, you don't really need much else on the face, blush and mascara will be perfect, liner if you feel in the mood for it (a bright blue would be perfection), or just a wash of shimmery cream shadow.
Seriously, what's not to like? Illamasqua Atomic is definitely one of my favorite Summer brights!
Find out what the other Lipstick Bandits are wearing for Summer!