Everyday Bright Lip

It seems quite ironic that I am writing this post from my sick bed, in a onesie with a cold, because I’m telling you now I do not look like the above picture today! I currently resemble a paler, drier, flakier, snottier version of myself. Luverly. However a few days ago I decided to rock out a new lip purchase of mine and embraced a bright lip! It’s not very often that I do this, so I thought it was definitely blog worthy.

I kept the base of my makeup pretty standard – Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation in 03, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand, Sleek Contour Kid in Light, you know the drill by now. I did pop some Clinique Blushing Blush Powder in Aglow over my cheeks (this was my first ever ‘high-end’ blush purchase actually!), which gives a nice sunkissed, and subtly coral sheen. I ran a bit of MAC Espresso eyeshadow through my brows, and then curled my lashes with my Shu Uemura eyelash curlers before giving them a coat of the L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara and use the MAC Chromographic Pencil in NC15/NW20 on my waterline. On a side-note, a few people have asked me if I have tried the new Telescopic False Lash mascara, yes I have and although it gave super volume it did not hold a curl, so it gets a thumbs down from me ladies.

Now for the lips I used a new addition to my collection that I picked up from IMAT’s last weekend, it’s the OCC Lip Tar in Divine. I have to admit I ended up grabbing it on a whim as Milly purchased it and it looked gorgeous! OCC describe it as a ‘true flamingo pink’, and I don’t think they could be more right; it’s a quite a neutral based pink, so I don’t find it too cool for my skintone and I can see me getting loads of wear out of this in the summer months. When it comes to liquid lip colour people are always going to compare these to the Sleek Pout Paints and I have to say the OCC Lip Tars win hands down. They go on much less streaky (I tend to apply with a lip brush), and are also less drying on the lips. They are priced a little higher, at £8.99 and more difficult to find (they are stocked on Love Makeup), but if you can be bothered to root around I highly recommend them!


  • Victoria Street

    Doll the MAC Chromographic Pencil in NC15/NW20 did you say you had to be a mac pro card holder to purchase this or can i just order over the phone like as i live down south and my nearest mac counter is brighton which is a good few miles away 🙁 xx

  • this looks gorgeous 🙂

  • Anonymous

    How do you get your lips in such perfect condition to be able to wear such lipstick! my lips are quite dry at times and cracked as I spend alot of time outdoors! I bought one of your recommended barry M lipsticks and it just looked horrid although I love the colour! Help!!! what lipstick would be more suited for me??

  • Nicky

    Beautiful! Great for everyday wear. I hope you feel better soon 🙂

  • Rebecca Marano

    This is a nice shade and it really suits you!  I am also a paler, drier, flakier, snotty version of myself as well 🙁 Hope you get well soon! 

  • Sarah S.

    Sorry you’re ill but at least you look gorgeous in this photo! I am so in love with flamingo pink lippies right now and this pic of you is the gold standard <3 Lovely!

  • Jo

    You look gorgeous, as usual! xx

  • xoxpinkypwincessxox

    wow. I want some of these. 🙂

  • Clay

    This shade looks so pretty on you ! Hope you feel better soon ! xx

  • Amy Treasure

    You look really pretty but our ideas of a ‘bright lip’ must be very different, you would probably keel over if you saw mine, I’m talking Mac ‘Impassioned’ or something as bright as that hehe! Love it all the same, you look gorg! Feel better 🙂

  • Always wanted to try the OCC lip tars, they seem to work well on everyone and the colour looks fab on you =)

  • This is such a pretty shade!! I want it!! Pity you can’t get products from this brand easily. xx

  • Milly (Pearls & Poodles)

    aaah it looks gorgeous on you Anna. It is such a lush colour, I have been wearing mine lots too! Thank you so much for the mention. I hope you feel better soon lovely x

  • Gorgeous colour! I hope you feel better soon xx

  • Eva

    You’re skin is looking so fresh and glowy! Gorgeous xx

  • cute cute! hope you feel better

  • Such a beautiful lip color! Feel better soon!

  • niks_123

    This colour looks so pretty on you! Love it, get well soon.

  • Gem

    The colour on your lips really suits you!!!

    Gem x

  • Ayesha’s beauty room

    I haven’t tried any of the OCC lip tars but this lush pink has swayed me to go and check out some of their stuff 🙂
    Super post!

  • Aw get well soon! The lip tar looks gorgeous on you 🙂

  • Hodo Yusuf

    That lip colour looks so gorgeous on you! X

  • charlotte_queen

    Lip colour is beautiful | Charlotte Couture Blog

  • Katie Ann

    That looks lovely on you!! xx

  • Nicola

    Looks great on you hope you get better aswell, know how you feel im the same atm 🙁 

  • rebecca..

    this looks lovely on you!
    can you do an imats haul?xx

  • Charlottemma

    This looks lovely! What a gorgeous pink x

  • Horselvr

    How do you get the Loreal waterproof mascara off at night?

  • Anonymous

    the clinique blush was my first high end purchase as well… strange, love the lips 😀 x

  • Myriam M. B.

    Wow the lip tars are so expensive here!!

  • Matilda

    The lip tar colour and consistency are an almost exact dupe for Topshop’s Macaroon! 🙂