While dark berry and mauve lips are great for winter, springtime is now here. This means you can lighten up a little in your clothes, your choice of scent and your makeup. Bright lips might seem hard to pull off, but they can actually be very simple. The secret is keeping the rest of your makeup low-key, so that the bold lip can stand out and pull it all together. Here are some great options to try out:
1. Orange Lipstick – Take a look at Scarlett Johansson for some inspiration, if you don’t believe that an orange lip can be beautiful. This lip is super bright but also softer than a similar red color would be. If you’re looking for a type to try, check out Illamsqua’s Flare color at your local Sephora. Pair it with a spring dress or romper and you’ve got an excellent bright look.
2. Bright Pink Lip Stain – I love lip stains. They’re easy to wear and, if you’re a no-fuss type of gal, you might find them less of a hassle than lipstick. Most stains last at least several hours between applications. This photo can give you an idea of how a bright pink lip looks. Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips and moisturize first before applying stain. If you’re interested in learning more makeup skills or becoming a beauty professional, check out the information at www.cosmetologyschool.net/.
3. Coral Lipstick – Coral lips are a great compromise if you’re afraid of other bright shades. Coral has just the right combo of red and orange, so you’ll be bright without feeling like a stop sign (or tangerine). Take Beyonce’s lead and make the coral lip ready for a night out with gel eyeliner. Revlon’s ColorBurst line has a great coral color for under $10. The look can also be downplayed when running errands after your courses or at the office, if you ditch the bottom eyeliner and keep it light on the blush.
Photo Source: The Gloss (2009)