You’re scared of bright lip colors, huh? More comfortable with a simple balm or sheer gloss? Well, you should get over it. Here’s why:
- Wearing bright lipstick is like putting on a pair of hot stilletos — it might be out of your comfort zone, but it gives you a little extra spring in your step.
- You will get compliments. Unless you’re someone who wears bright colors on a very regular basis, people WILL notice this change. And I can almost promise they’re going to tell you they love it.
- Eyes are a little tired looking? Didn’t have time to accessorize before heading out the door? With bright red or fuchsia lips, no one will notice.
- People will think you’re fearless. Shrinking violets don’t tend to go for bold colors, so a bright lip sends a subconscious message that you’re a badass.
Now that we’ve all agreed that you should try a bold lip if you’re not already, let’s talk products. I told you a few months ago about my new Dior lipstick, which I’m still loving. My day-to-day favorite is my Nars gloss pencil in Luxembourg. And whichever color I’m wearing, I use a base of Dior lip pencil in 999 Rouge Dior — a must for long-lasting coverage that goes with either reds or pinks.
I also put together a roundup of products — with the help of some of the lovely ladies in my office — that covers a range of shades and price points, so there should be something there for (almost) anyone!
I’ve got a two-part question for you: First, do you wear bright lip colors? If you do, what’s your go-to shade or product?