July 15, 2014

How To Master The Bold Lip

Never underestimate the power of a BOLD SHADE OF LIPSTICK and what it can do for your face when you have little time (or the creativity) for anything else...










Shop My Look:
Lips : MAC "Flat Out Fabulous" | Eyes : Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown, Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (colors used - "strange" all over, "burnout" lashes to crease, "factory" in the crease only  Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara |  Skin:  Nars "Mata Hari" blush, Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse, Too Faced Primed & Poreless Primer, Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick (on tops of cheekbones and bridge of nose)



The easiest way for me to feel fancy in a split second, is to put on a look-at-me lipstick.  I can be wearing the most minimal amount of makeup and a simple slicked back ponytail (which is seriously the result of 3 days worth of no time to wash my hair) and when that bold lip color is swiped on, I immediately feel put together.  I know it seems scary if you are a minimal makeup gal, but you're probably the perfect person to pull this look off then!!

Don't doubt yourself when it comes to trying out this look.  Here are my keys to to making it work:

1.  If you are a newbie to a daring lip, go for a matte or semi matte formula (which means no shine).  A matte formula looks a bit more sophisticated on everyone when choosing a bold color which makes it a bit easier to pull off without look cheesy.
2.  Skip the lip liner, add a coat of your foundation over your lips before applying.  Keep it fresh and youthful without the stuffy perfect lip liner, who has time for that anyway!  Wiping your foundation over your lips while you're doing your skin will also help give the lipstick a clean base to make the color pop!
3.  Choose a blush with similar undertones to your bold lip choice.  I chose the Mata Hari bc it has a purple-plum base that my fuchsia lipstick also had.  They don't need to be copycat shades, just close in color.
4.  Keep the eyes very simple. This means you can skip the eyeliner, use a couple of neutral shades of shadow (feel free to make one of them a shimmer!) and load on the mascara!

Do you go for BOLD?  What is your go-to shade?

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