ThisThatBeauty Tutorial – How To Wear A Bright Summer Lip

The heat is upon us all and for some, makeup application has come to a halt. Horrifying, I know. It is just too hot to worry about layering eye shadows, highlighting the cheekbone, or contouring the face.  For me – all summer makeup roads lead to the bright lip.  Polished, professional, versatile and all around awesome.  Fear not my fair skinned beauties, I am proof positive that  this look is not only reserved for those who bronze in the summer (and let’s not give them the stink-eye)– a punch of color on the lips is for everyone.  The ease of this look is why I keep it as a summer staple – knowing that only the lips need to be the star and the rest of the face can take a breather – literally – it’s scorching out!

My go to the past few weeks has been Youngblood’s Tangelo – a bright but sheer tangerine perfect for work and weekends.  And when wearing such a bright lip – keep the rest of the face simple – a light base or tinted moisturizer with SPF, defined brows, full lashes (a must for this look), a nude eyeshadow (optional) and a subtle hint of color on the cheeks (either cream or powder).  Here is a swatch of  the Youngblood lipstick I have been fancying and the final look:

Youngblood Tangelo Lipstick

Swatch of Youngblood Tangelo

Bright lip - natural face - Simple!

Purchase Youngblood lipsticks at Suggested retail price $19.00

And here is how to create a simple face to compliment a bold lip

 1. Boscia BB Cream

2. NARS EyeShadow in Biarritz

3. Stila Convertible Color in Petunia

4. Laura Mercier Loose Powder

5. MUFE Eye Brow Corrector

6. Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Are you brave enough to rock a bright lip?

What are your favorite bold lip colors that you wear in the summer?

Maree About Maree

Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.


  1. BrandalynFulton says:

    Omg…gorgeous! “Bury me in a bold lip” is my motto!


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