The Best Tips On How To Rock Bright Lipstick
If there’s one makeup product we can’t live without, it’s definitely lipstick. There’s just something about wearing a bright, bold lip color that instantly elevates your overall makeup look and even confidence! However, for those who wear lipstick frequently, you’ll know the challenges of rocking bright red lipsticks. From picking the right shade to applying the lipstick evenly, wearing bright lipstick requires some technique and skill. However, this shouldn’t put you off from trying bright lipsticks! In this article, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about wearing bright lipsticks. Keep reading to find out more!
Tip 1: Always Remember To Exfoliate
The first thing you need to take note of when wearing bright lipstick is to always prep your lips. This means exfoliating them to get rid of dead skin cells. Not exfoliating your lips is the main reason why your lipstick may appear flaky and uneven. This is because the product clings to dead skin and creases on your lips. So, to make lipstick application easier and smoother, remember to exfoliate your lips regularly. The easiest way to do so is with a sugar lip scrub such as Bliss’s Fabulips. Not only do lip scrubs get rid of excess dead skin, but they also help to promote blood circulation, making your lips plump and soft!
Tip 2: Apply Lip Primer
The next tip you should always keep in mind is to prime your lips before applying lipstick. Most people think of the eyes or face when it comes to makeup primer. However, priming your lips is equally important. This is because primer helps your makeup last longer and makes application smoother. Seeing how lipstick is notorious for rubbing off, it only makes sense to increase its lasting power by applying a primer beforehand. If you’re looking for a lip primer, we recommend Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Lip Primer which retails for $16.
Tip 3: Create An Even Base
One expert tip to keep in mind when wearing bright lipstick is to create an even color base. This way, the color of your lipstick will truly pop. To do so, you need to conceal the natural tint of your lips by applying a tinted moisturizer, concealer, or foundation that’s as close to the color of your skin. COVER | FX’s Power Play Concealer is a great product to try. You can find it on their website where it retails for $30.
Tip 4: Choose Colors Wisely
The next tip is probably the most important one on our list, and that’s to choose the right shade of lipstick. You can follow all the other steps like exfoliating, priming, and concealing to ensure clean, precise, and even application of lipstick. However, if the shade of lipstick does not flatter your skin tone, the rest of your hard work won’t make a difference. So, know which shades flatter your skin tone. Doing so also involves knowing whether you have a cool, warm, or neutral skin tone. One of the easiest ways to determine your skin tone is to look at the color of the veins on your hands under natural light. If your veins appear bluish or purple-ish, then you probably have a cool skin tone. If they look greenish, you probably have a warm skin ton. If they look both green and bluish, you may have a neutral skin tone.
If you have a cool skin tone, pink or blue shades of lipstick will look great on you. One lipstick you should consider trying is Milani’s Color Fetish Shine Lipstick in ‘Medium Pink’. On the other hand, if you have a warm skin tone, orange tones like Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in ‘Orange Gina’ will complement your skin tone perfectly.
In the shade ‘Medium Pink’, this lipstick does more than give you sheer to medium coverage. In fact, it is made with 85% nourishing oils to keep your lips moisturized.
In the shade ‘Orange-Gina’, this is one of Milani’s best-selling lipstick products. It is infused with Vitamins A and C and will have your lips looking radiant all day.
Tip 5: Line Your Lips
Celebrities like Kylie Jenner have made overlining lips popular. Though we don’t suggest going overboard when lining your lips like some of these celebrities and influencers, using a lip liner is still a great way to make your lipstick look precise and create the illusion of a bigger, plumper pout. You can choose to use a lip liner that’s a similar shade to the lipstick you’re wearing. Nowadays, many lipsticks come with a matching lip liner. For instance, you can check out Wet n Wild’s Perfect Pour Gel Lipliner.
Tip 6: Apply, Blot, And Reapply
Another way to ensure that your lipstick lasts long is to layer on your lipstick. Apply a thin layer of lipstick first, before using blotting paper to remove excess product. After doing so, apply another thin layer of lipstick until you’re happy with the color payoff. Once you’ve done, apply some translucent setting powder using a tissue or your fingers to lock in your lipstick. If you want a shiny finish, consider topping off your lipstick with some clear gloss.
Tip 7: Clean Up Edges
Applying concealer to the edges of your lips using a small flat concealer brush is a great way to make your lipstick look clean, precise, and defined. The SAEM’s Studio Concealer is great at concealing lipstick that has strayed from your natural lip line.
Tip 8: Bring Your Lipstick With You
Last but not, always bring along your lipstick with you! Even though you’ve primed your lipstick and applied finishing powder on top, there’s always a chance that your lipstick may rub off or smear during the day. As such, bring along your lipstick so you can reapply it when needed to maintain a perfect, bold, and flawless lip look.
With this, we’ve come to the end of our list of the ultimate tips to follow when wearing bright lipstick. All the tips included a simple and easy to follow so you shouldn’t face any problems the next time you choose to rock a bold lip color. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to choose your favorite bright lipstick and wear it with confidence!
|1||Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Primer|
With this colorless, lightweight primer, your lips will feel smooth and hydrated upon application; making it the ideal canvas.
|2||COVER | FX Power Play Concealer|
Boasting of 16-hour crease-free, full coverage, this is the go-to concealer if you want something that hides imperfections.
|3||Milani Color Fetish Shine Lipstick|
This lipstick does more than give you sheer to medium coverage. In fact, it is made with 85% nourishing oils for moisturization.
|4||Milani Color Statement Lipstick|
One of Milani’s best-selling lipstick products, it is infused with Vitamins A and C and will have your lips looking radiant.
|5||Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner|
With eight shades to choose from, you'll definitely find your shade. Plus, it is smooth and long-lasting for all day wear.
|6||the SAEM Studio Concealer|
Easy to apply and blend, this concealer will give you a smooth blurring effect while expertly covering up any imperfections.