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|
- 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?