Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tips for Rocking Bright Lips

I love wearing bright lips but I know most people are deathly afraid of bright lipsticks, so I wanted to give my tips for pulling off bold lips. There definitely was a learning curve for me but honestly I think everyone is able to wear bright lips, they just have to find the right shades and balance the rest of their makeup.

First, I had to get used to actually seeing myself wearing bright lips. If you have never really worn bright lips before it takes some getting used to so try wearing it around the house. Then try wearing it out, you'll be surprised by all of the compliments you get on it!

That leads to the number one key to rocking bright lipstick -- CONFIDENCE! And don't forget to smile :)

Now for some makeup tips to balancing red or bright lips (for beginners):
  • Keep the rest of your look simple, but you'll need a full face to balance the lips
  • Even, natural skin is really important -- use foundation to even out your skin and undereye concealer helps brighten up your face
  •  Fill in your brows. It is SO essential to define the rest of your face to balance the strong lips. 
  • Use a very natural/neutral blush. I LOVE Tarte Exposed for this, I also like a soft pink like Rock & Republic Call Me, and you could even use just bronzer to be extra safe (bronzer looks really good with red lipstick)
  • Soft highlighting on tops of cheekbones, down the nose, and in the center of the forehead will make you glow. Don't go overboard though!
  • Keep eye makeup simple -- I stick to a sheer wash of eyeshadow, black winged liner, and mascara
Continue reading to see more photos and the products I used!

Revlon Raspberry Bite
Products I used:
  • Face: MUFE F&B foundation, Revlon Age Defying concealer, Coty Airspun powder, R&R Call Me blush, Fyrinnae Center Stage highlighter
  • Eyes: UDPP, WnW Walking on Eggshells eyeshadow (eyelid shade), NYX Nude Pearl pigment (pressed), Clinique creme eyeliner, CG Lashexact wp mascara, WnW creme liner to fill in brows
  • Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Raspberry Bite lipstick
    Do you wear bright lipstick? What are your favorites? If you don't wear bright lipstick, do you think you'll ever try?


    1. You look GORGEOUS! Your skin looks flawless and I'm in love with Raspberry Bite. I think I need it now! :)

    2. Thank you! It's a beautiful color that would look amazing on most skin tones, you should try it out! :)

    3. you know how we always apply eye makeup first? I always go a bit heavy with eye makeup accidentally even bearing in mind that I want brighter lips! LOL haha

    4. Second the flawless skin comment! I agree!
      Great post!!

    5. @Daphne -- I always apply eye makeup first but when I decide to wear bright lipstick I usually am in that "bright lippie" mood so I go easy on the eyeshadow. But there's definitely been times I've wanted to wear bright lippies but my eyeshadow is already too strong! :(

      @Tali -- Thank you! I'd love to see you post more fotds with bright lips :)

    6. Your skin is perfect! Love the post, and you really rock bright lips :)

    7. I agree with the previous commenter, your skin is flawless! My favorite red lipped are Burberry's Brick Red and Chanel's L'Fascinate. Thanks for your blush tip, I'll try the bronzer next time.

      1. I've never tried those but I'm always willing to try more Chanel lipsticks ;) Burberry lipsticks look beautiful too!

    8. this makeup looking is gorgeous on you! your skin is amazingggg :)

    9. This lipstick looks so amazing on you and these are all really great tips for balancing the bright lip look

    10. You look SO amazing! :D I love Raspberry Bite! I have something very similar from Revlon, but a tad bit darker. Yours is gorgeous and you look amazing. I know I said it once already! haha

    11. What shade MUFE foundation did you use? It looks quite dark in the bottle but on the skin look perfect. I'm about your colouring so I'd love to try it out for myself!

    12. I love the way you write and share your niche! Very interesting and different! Keep it coming!
      Red lips


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