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:
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And here is how to create a simple face to compliment a bold lip
Are you brave enough to rock a bright lip?
What are your favorite bold lip colors that you wear in the summer?