Red, purple, pink, blue… There are so many ways to create a bold lip! I love this new trend and I think it makes doing your makeup even more fun and creative. Here are some tips for creating the perfect bold lip.
Treat Your Lips
Nothing is worse than applying a bright lipstick onto dry, cracked lips. Make sure your lips are pigment-ready with a lip scrub and lip balm. I like Fresh’s Sugar Lip Polish and Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy.
A trick to getting a really powerful statement lip is to apply concealer around your lips. Just outline your lips with your favorite concealer and blend it in to get a nice, crisp line. The doe foot applicator on Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer is perfect for this technique!
Line Your Lips
Another way to maintain that really crisp lip line is to use a lip liner before applying your lipstick. This will stop the lipstick from bleeding and allow you to accurately apply the lipstick to fit your lip shape. Revlon’s ColorStay Lip Liner is my absolute favorite!
Use a Lip Brush
If you’re nervous about taking that lipstick bullet to your lips, don’t worry, just use a lip brush! This makes the color easier to work with and you’ll be able to get a more accurate application. My favorite lip brush is the Real Techniques Retractable Lip Brush.
Blot, and Repeat
A secret to getting your bold lip to last all day long is to blot. Grab a tissue and, just like your momma taught you, squeeze it between your lips. Then, reapply some of the color directly from the bullet. Do this a few more times. This will make the lipstick act more like a stain and you’ll have gorgeous color all day!