Ok, yes, fall is almost upon us. And yes, I will totally be one of those bloggers that is ALL about everything pumpkin related. Before I smack you in the face with my fall cheer via boots, jackets, sweaters, scarves, etc- I thought I would take a quick moment to share with you my current favorite bright lips that can help you hold on to summer for a month or two. (Heck, you could even wear these throughout autumn. Totally acceptable.) These colors also look fantastic on every skin tone because they’re so bright.
Top to bottom: Revlon ColorStay Overtime- All Night Fuchsia | Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick- bella | ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip- Succulent | ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip- Ouiji | Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick- Carina
I know a red or bright lip can be a bit daunting, so here are a few tips:
- Exfoliate first- whether that’s with a washcloth, a bit of sugar on your finger for a makeshift scrub (I apply a thick layer of lip balm and then pat sugar into it and scrub, scrub, scrub,) or even with an exfoliating lip balm. You need to do this first. Trust me.
- Moisturize. I like to put on my favorite lip balm and then rub my lips together and pat off the excess. Too much and your lip color won’t stick. Too little and your lips have a tendency to dry out with liquid lipsticks.
- Apply 2 thin coats. Apply one, let dry. Then apply the second. Blot if needed. If you try to do one thick coat, it gets gloppy and tends to peel or flake off.
- Too scared of a bright, full lip? Try using it as a stain. Apply one thicker coat, press your lips together and then immediately blot with a tissue. This will give a great color payout without the commitment to the full bold lip. Still too bright? Apply lip balm over the lipstick (this breaks it down at a molecular level) and blot with tissue. Repeat as needed to reduce the color.
For a bright, bold lip, make sure to apply concealer around edges of mouth for a crisp line. (Liquid lipsticks don’t need a lip liner- as they tend to stay put on their own, but you can always do this if you want.)
For a stain, I apply liquid lipstick to my fingertip and blot at the center of my lips and blur/blot outward. This creates more of a casual and laid back look. Lined lips tend to look more intense, so with a stain the key is to be a bit messier. (Just make sure you wash your finger immediately after- or it will stain that too!!!)
If you find liquid lips drying, I would suggest Revlon ColorStay with the balm attachment instead of the gloss. As long as you keep applying it all day, those lip will stay gorgeous and hydrated!
I hope this helps!!! Wear your bright lips proudly, ladies!