How To: Pull Off Bright Lipstick

A hot trend among the hijabi set has been bright lipstick. It is a very bold makeup choice, but it can look too jarring (or tacky) if it is paired with a lot of other colors. For readers who are more conservative, this is a nice look to wear at home for your hubby.

Here are my tips and tricks for making the bold lip work for you:

  • Keep It Simple: For such a statement lip color, it is best for you to keep the rest of your makeup simple and in neutral colors.
  • Use Blush Or Bronzer: A key trick to avoiding a vampire look is to make sure that you have some color on your face so that the bold lip color doesn’t suck the color out of your face and make you look like a ghost. I prefer to use a pale coral blush or a nice warm bronzer to balance the lip color.
  • Balance Your Eyes: Keeping it simple doesn’t mean you skip eye makeup completely. So you don’t look too cartoonish, make sure you have some simple neutral eye makeup on.

Make sure you have fun and smile! I think that the happiest girls make the prettiest girls so rock that lip color with a nice smile. What are your tricks for rocking this look? Let me know!

PS: Here is my hot mama friend Sana with her adorable baby boy rocking the bold lip look. She recommends keeping it matte so it is longer lasting and less messy. I have to agree!

Bold lips

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