Pucker up, pretties: it’s time to learn how to rock a bold lip! If you’ve been eyeing the vibrant, mood-lifting shades that have splashed the runways this season, it’s time to bring that vibrance to your very own vanity! No need to be intimidated by those shiny tubes; we’ve got your top three tips (and a few sultry shades suggestions) that will leave you looking anything but basic.
Prep Your Pout
In order for your favorite spicy shade to show through to its fullest potential, you should first prep your pout by exfoliating. Slough off dead skin for smooth canvas using an exfoliating scrub of sugar and coconut oil. Voila! Baby smooth lips that are ready for their close-up.
Plump the Pucker
That just bitten look of lips is timelessly alluring, and can be achieved with one simple step: a plump. To add volume and hydration that will heal the dreaded crack of parched lips, simply apply a deeply nourishing balm. Pro tip: lip balms containing Vitamin E oil is the ultimate in moisture.
Smile Between the Lines
The key to keeping a bold lip looking polished and in place is by first defining the shape of your lips. To keep lipstick from sliding, pick a lip pencil within one or two shades of your lipstick to create a barrier. Then, with short, soft strokes begin outlining the very edge of your upper lip, starting with your Cupid’s Bow and working outwards. Repeat the same process on your lower lip.
Bright is Bold….Berry is Beautiful
Bold lips don’t have to say “I took a risk.” In fact, while eye-catching and colorful, the right bold lip shade should be an accent to your ensemble, not the focus. The two biggest factors to consider are skin tone and wardrobe; warmer shades (pinks, oranges) pair better with cooler undertones, while cooler colors (berries, browns) look especially lovely against olive or caramel skin.
Spring’s bright floral patterns don’t have to mean muted or boring beauty; you can afford to add some excitement to your makeup, too! A vibrant fuchsia or a gorgeous red-orange can be a playful way to incorporate a pop of color into your favorite LBD. Still, the berry lip is no doubt the hottest for Spring 2016. This color goes well with every skin tone and gives off a combined vibe of sophistication and edge- perfection!
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