When I'm out and about I don't want the fuss of getting out my mirror and lippy and trying to apply the perfect bold lip, I'd much rather have a lipstick I know will look good when I'm quickly applying it on the tube or on the way to meet friends. This is my little roundup of lipsticks that look good no matter what! To make this easy, I'm going to be talking about them in order of the swatches, from top to bottom!
Clinique Chubby Stick, Super Strawberry: These chubby sticks are the perfect everyday, on-the-go option. They are a sheer tinted balm which hydrates the lips and adds a nice amount of colour. You can build these to be more intense, but the beauty is you can apply it just like a balm and they look great. Super Strawberry is a pinky/berry shade, it's so lovely and great in the summer. I really want to get some more of these as they are by far the easiest things to throw on in the summer.
MAC, Patisserie: Aaah, a classic fav! This is such a gorgeous sheer pinky nude which is great if you have more going on on the eyes. This is a lustre, I love this finish, it's so nourishing on the lips and they apply super creamy and evenly. If I could only pick one nude lipstick to have in my collection it would be this one by far. The colour is very complimentary on my skin tone, and I find once you have the perfect nude your lipstick wardrobe is complete! This is my 'my lips but better' nude, and you can't go wrong with a shade like this.
MAC, Syrup: Syrup is another lustre finish, and lustre finishes as a whole are great for on the go as they're sheer but buildable, very hydrating and forgiving on the lips. This shade in particular is a lovely mauve which I personally adore for everyday. If I know I want a bit more of a statement lip, but don't want the hassle of a liquid lipstick or a lip liner, this is my go-to! If you love Plumful by MAC, this is super similar, but the sheer, subtle version.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecting Balm, 01 Rose: I love these, similarly to the Clinique, you can apply them like a balm and they will add a nice tint to the lips while upping your hydration game. This shade is very very light, so it applies like a normal balm with a bit more gloss. The smell alone will make you want these, but they're so hydrating and they feel amazing on the lips. It's the perfect fuss free lip option! I have a couple of the more bright shades which are also stunning and make a lovely glossy lip.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil, Torres Del Paine: NARS lip pencils are an amazing formula, especially the satin range. I love the pencil applicator, it makes it really easy to get a defined lip with minimal effort. This is a coral, so I had to include it as it's summer after all, it's super creamy and looks so beautiful on the lips, especially if paired with bronzy skin. There are a couple of other nude shades in this range which are stunning and so easy to apply with or without a mirror, so I would definitely recommend checking them out!