Inappropriate Lipstick of the Summer: Soufflé Nude

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My lipstick of the summer seems to be a shade that’s somehow entirely inappropriate for the hotter months. Whilst the rest of the beauty world wears the hot oranges and fiery reds, enhancing their sunkissed skin and getting away with just a slick of lipstick and a pair of statement shades, I’m stuck firmly in last season. A pinkish-nude lipstick from Dior that looks amazing with a hint of pale bronzer and a slightly smokey eye, but would probably look a bit “Magda-from-Something-About-Mary” against very bronzed, beach-sexy skin.

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But I’m strictly low-maintenance this summer – I doubt a hot orange lipstick will even make it into my cosmetics bag. Dior’s Soufflé Nude (£26.50 here) is my easy, chic, no-effort option. It looks smart and pulled together and I don’t need to check my teeth every three minutes for red bits. It does require a bit of dark eyeshadow smudged into the outer corners of my eyes, just to offset the nude lips and stop my features from completely disappearing into my face, but that takes all of ten seconds to do. If you haven’t got a Real Techniques smudge brush (part of the eye set here) then grab one – I did a post on easy smokey eyes earlier on this year, give it a read if you missed it the first time around.

I’m wearing the Rouge Dior Couture Colour lipstick in Soufflé Nude in the July Favourites video here.

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