Adding a bright lipstick to an otherwise understated outfit can bring it to life. A bright red can make your lips pop and instantly inject an element of glamour; a bold pink can channel your inner girlie girl while making you bang on-trend; a juicy orange can lift an outfit into summer and make it a little more rock n roll. It's a subtle secret that the celebrities and stylists often use to jazz up a look, or make simple basics red carpet appropriate - the outfits above would be pretty dull without the bold lip shade bringing all the elements together. Denim and lipstick are a matched made in heaven, so we should all dust off those colours hiding at the back of our makeup drawer and be courageous enough to model them.
I have a huge love for lipsticks and how they can totally lift an otherwise simple outfit. It's also a really lazy trick to use if you don't have time for makeup - a slick of lipstick makes your pout the focus of attention, so you can afford to not bother with creating a strong eye look or putting on fifteen layers of mascara. These are some of my favourite lip colours and ones I frequently fashion when I want to make a bold statement; you don't have to spend a fortune on a lipstick either as there are some great affordable products that can help transform your look as much as an expensive one. Jemma Kidd and Gold by Giles both do really affordable bold shades enriched with moisture so they're easy to wear. YSL offer up their beautifully bold colours in a gold casing fit for a Queen, while Tom Ford brings elegance and detail to a lipstick you'll treasure down to the very last application.
How do you wear lipstick? Are you bold enough to give it a whirl and upgrade your look?
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