Your lipstick diary: sheer and shine lip colours for every day of the week

Lipstick is pretty powerful stuff.

In a single swipe, a sheer red can make you feel more confident, a shiny pink can put you in the mood for romance, and a soft coral can bathe your whole complexion in warmth. It pays to have a wardrobe of shades that fit your vibe from day to day, and the new Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick is the perfect summer pick.

There are six gorgeous shades to pick from, spanning from a light and luminous buff to a punchy fuchsia pink, and each one coats your lips in a sheer kiss of colour with a dose of juicy shine. Think of these lipsticks as a treatment gloss in a stick, as they glide on with the texture of a balm, and coat your pout in SPF 20 and a blend of vitamins that hydrate on-the-go.

Monday

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Red-y, Set, Go (#500)

Make the most of your fresh, post-weekend skin with a punchy crimson pout, which will help your teeth look whiter and give the appearance of glowy skin. Throw in the fact that red feels like an instant confidence booster, and you’ve got all you need to face that manic Monday head-on.  

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Red-y, Set, Go (#500), £6.49

Tuesday

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Red-y, Set, Go (#500)

You’re settling into the swing of the week, but that manic Monday we mentioned may have worn your skin out. So, lift it up and add luminosity with a glowy pink that’s just perfect for spring. Paired with a matching shade on your cheeks and two coats of a curling mascara, no one will guess you stayed up late last night watching Made In Chelsea repeats.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Glow-rious Pink (#200),  £6.49

Wednesday

Happy hump day! With the emphasis on happy if you wear a coral lipstick, as it cheats the effect of a tawny glow, and pairs particularly well with a sweep of bronzer. Want extra compliments? Add a second, sheer layer for an ultra shiny pout that lends teeth a pretty sparkle.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Spin All Spring(#600), £6.49

Thursday

Everyone knows that Thursday is the new Friday, so wear a lipstick that glows in the daytime, but can be layered up for a glam effect come evening. This dusty mauve looks soft and sweet when you first swipe it over lips, while a second coat intensifies the colour for a perfect partner to a smoky eye.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Good Mauve (#400), £6.49

Friday

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Red-y, Set, Go (#500)

It’s Fri-YAY! Channel those end-of-week vibes with fuchsia lips and a fun attitude. Then give yourself a pat on the back for getting through the week. It’s been a long one, so that shot of shine is needed for perking up your tired skin, while the blue undertone in the pink shade helps to enhance the whites of your eyes. Win-win.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Pink Rules (#300), £6.49

The Weekend

Want a lipstick that’s perfect for brunch and dinner with the girls? A nude ticks every weekend box, depending on what you wear it with. By day, buff on a BB cream and keep your eyelids neutral, then amp things up on Saturday night with a feline flick and the work of a sculpting palette.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine in Better & Brighter (#700), £6.49

Now, if that doesn’t sound like the perfect week for your lips, we don’t know what does.