Bold Lip: Tips and Tricks for a Statement-Making Look

1. Choose the Right Shade

Choose a dramatic lip color that complements your skin tone and is appropriate for the occasion. Reds, berries, pinks, and oranges are popular choices.

2. Prep Your Lips

Using a lip scrub or gentle toothbrush, exfoliate your lips to remove any dry, flaky skin. Follow with a moisturizing lip salve to hydrate and smooth your lips.

3. Use a Lip Liner

Outline your lips with a lip liner that matches or is slightly darker than your selected lip color. This step defines your lips, prevents feathering.

4. Apply Lipstick with Precision

Apply lipstick with a lip brush or directly from the tube, beginning in the center of your lips and proceeding outward.

5. Blot and Layer

For a more intense and long-lasting color payoff, swab your lips with a tissue after applying the initial layer of lipstick.

6. Clean Up the Edges

Use a small concealer brush or a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover to remove any smudges or errors around the perimeter of your lips.

7. Set the Lipstick

To extend the wear of your bold lip color, gently dust your lips with a translucent or matching powder. 

8. Pair with Minimal Eye Makeup

Apply a light, neutral eyeshadow, coat your lashes with mascara, and minimize or omit eyeliner.

9. Confidence is Key

Accept your brazen appearance, hold your head high, and embrace your audacity. Remember that the most essential factor is to feel confident and comfortable in your makeup.

10. Touch-Up on the Go

Carry your preferred lipstick with you for touch-ups throughout the day and night. Before reapplying lipstick, wipe your lips with a tissue to prevent congestion or clumping.