One of the things I love about wearing neutrals is the endless options of lipstick. It’s one of my favorite makeup items and probably the thing I’m most brave about trying.
But on the rare occasion I wear a bright color, there are a few rules I follow for coordinating lip color.
Mainly, if I’m wearing a neutral, I can go as bright and poppy as I want with lipstick, and conversely, if I’m wearing a bright color, I don’t want the lipstick to compete with the shirt.
Orange is the most statement color I would wear, and since it’s so bright I stick to subtle or nude lips. I can’t go full-on nude because I look deceased, but a nude with just a hint of pink in it is perfect for a bright shirt that does all the talking.
Pink, whether a deep rosy pink or a bright baby pink, I think it’s fun to coordinate a pink lip. If your top is bold, go lighter on the lip shade, but if it’s a baby pink, it could be fun to pair it with a bright pink lip!
For some reason I always want to pair something glossy with purple, I think it feels the most glam to me. A sheer, deep shade of plum or something completely clear could both work in my opinion.