A rapidly growing trend we’ve seen has been the bright lip, whether it’s red, coral, or even purple. More and more celebrities and everyday women have been embracing the bright colors of this season. Now this is something not everyone will be comfortable with, but there are different varieties of this look that women can tweak to make it work for them. And I’ve personally tried all three so I know they work!
The Red Lip
The first and most obvious choice is a red lip, this is definitely the most daring and the biggest statement. The best thing about the red lip is it can be paired with pretty much any look, whether it’s more of an edgy style like we’ve seen Miley Cyrus
do or wanting to stay more classic like Rita Ora (above) this can be transformed into anything. This makeup look is one of my favorites with a ripped pair of jeans and a simple white tee. When doing this, be sure to keep the rest of your makeup simple, with minimal eye makeup because the red lip should be the thing that draws all the attention. My recommendation for this lip is the MAC Viva La Glam
The Pink Lip
If you think red is way too much of a statement for you, then try a pink or fuchsia lip and top it off with a clear lip gloss. This look will give you the funky edge you want without being over-the-top. Also, this lip color is perfect for every woman who loves bright neons and it works for both days and nights. My preference for this lip is to wear it only at night, but paired with the right outfit you can definitely rock it in daylight. Similar to the red lip, having this bright color reduces the need for a lot of eye makeup so try to use a mineral nude shadow, a medium brown for the crease and a deep brown for the corners. For this color, MAC Impassioned lipstick
is a great option.
Bright Lip Balm
For those of you who are a little reluctant to trying something as bold as a red or pink lip, there is a more subtle option for you to ease into these other colors or for your daytime look. Using a moisture stick or lip balm in a brighter color will give the same effect without being over the top. The best thing for me about this option is that it allows you to do a more smoky eye, that will allow it to work for a nighttime look as well. Recommendation for this is the Clinique Chubby Stick
, it comes it a great red and pink color that will give you a less drastic bright lip.