Bright Lights, Bold Lips


Guess what naturalistas?

It’s almost summer time! While many of you may be thinking of the warm weather and vacations, my mind immediately goes to fun, summer makeup looks! One of my favorite parts about summer is the emergence of bright, bold lips. In the fall and winter, most ladies put away the bright lippies for darker tones, but as soon as a hint of warmth comes, the bright colors are back!

Now for those of you who may be wondering where to start when it comes to bright lips, the key to bright lips is making sure that you exfoliate your lips. The reason for this is bright lips highlight any possible creases in your lips and exfoliation will prevent this from happening.  In terms of color, there are three universally flattering colors that are very popular this season.

1. Pink/Fuschia

This is quite possibly my favorite color of the season!  I love the range that pinks can go from.  They can range from soft, subtle pinks to bright neon.  Check out three variations of this trend:

Subtle:  Rimmel’s Airy Fairy Lipstick
Brighter:  Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense #31
Neon:  Wet ‘n Wild’s #968 (Pinkerbell) Lipstick

2. Purple

Lavender/purple lips came on the scene last summer and admittedly, I love this trend.  It tends to be a trend I choose to keep for weekend fun, but depending on your job atmosphere, you may be able to rock it anyday!  Check out three variations of this trend:

Subtle:  Wet ‘n Wild’s #916D (Ravin’ Raisin) Lipstick
Brighter:  CoverGirl’s Divine Lipstick
Neon:  Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense #15

3. Coral

Coral always tends to be one of those colors that many may admire, but find hard to find the exact shade they like.  Some are too orange while others may be too red.  Either way, this is a fun color that goes great with a summer tan!  Check out three variations of this trend:

Subtle:  CoverGirl’s Rapture Lipstick
Brighter:  Sephora’s Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in Coral Glow
Neon:  Wet ‘n Wild’s #970 (Purty Persimmon) Lipstick

So, as you step out at a cookout or summer party, give your lips some pizzazz!  These lip colors are a great way to spice up any summer outfit.  Be safe and stay beautyful!