3 Ways To Make a Bright Lipstick Work For You

by mehak on July 23, 2011

in MAC, Makeup Tutorials

It ‘s happened to all of us- the bright lip phobia. We see a blogger, or a celebrity rocking this really bright, hot lipstick and we rush out and go and buy it…only to find that we are chickening out from actually wearing such a bold lip out in public. Some are  scared about people staring at them, while others feel like it clashes against their skin tone. Well, here are three ways of making a bright lipstick work. All the pictures below have the same lipstick- Mac Crosswires. 
Mac Crosswires worn on its own

#1 : Wear it Full Power, with a neutral eye and dont care about it
Well, the easiest way to make a bright lipstick work. Throw on some attitude and just wear it. It doesn;t matter if people stare, as long as you think you are looking good , the bright lipstick can only add to your confidence. Make sure you keep your eyes on the softer side though
Mac Crosswires with Maybelline Crazy for Coffee LipGloss

 #2 : Wear it under a nude – beige lip gloss
My favourite nude lip gloss to tone down a lot of bright coral lipsticks is Maybelline Colorsensational Lip gloss in Crazy for coffee. Beige, nude lipglosses, instantly tone down the color of the lipstick. Specially if you are wearing bright corals, or undertones of pink, these work perfectly. They retain the color of the lipstick, but dont make it too scary to wear either
Mac Cross Wires Worn as a Tint
 #3 : Wear it as a tint
No matter how scary a lipstick looks in the tube, it can be made to look just like a ‘my lips but better’ lipstick if worn as a tint in the following way. Press the lipstick down on your lips in 3-4 areas  on the lips. I usually do two in the centre of the bottom lip, and one each on the extreme corner. Do not swipe it,  just press it down. Now just purse your lips and rub them together. Its become a tinted lip balm almost!

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