3 Rules For Rocking a Bold Lip
Apple Streusel Cinnamon Bread
Really these aren’t RULES as much as basic suggestions. Wear a bold lip color in whatever way you feel most comfortable, okay? In case you are new to it, or aren’t sure quite how to pull off that look, I’ll share 3 “rules” I stick by when choosing a bold lip color.
- Keep the rest of the makeup simple. You’ll never find me with a dark, smokey eye and a super bold lip. It’s too much. If you know you are wearing a brighter lip color, keep the rest of your makeup soft and neutral. That doesn’t mean light or minimal, though that always looks good too, it just means stick with browns or soft greys in the eyes instead of stronger colors.
- Choose the most nude blush, or just use a touch of bronzer. You don’t want the tone of your lipstick competing with the tone of your blush. And you don’t want too much color on your face in general because it can start to look a little clown-like. Whenever I’m wearing a strong lip color, especially in the orange family, I skip blush and just go slightly heavier on bronzer in my cheek area.
- Don’t make your outfit compete with your lipstick. A simple, classic top goes best with a bold lip because it doesn’t take away from it! In fact, it highlights it a bit which makes it even more fun! Nothing is better than a white dress, or white blouse, and a bright pink lip in my mind. So choose a simple top, and classic jewelry to go with your statement lip.
ps. Speaking of lipstick, if you’re looking for a fun new lipstick shade to try (perfect for warmer weather) try my new lip color with Birchbox, Playful!