Lipstick: To some, it’s the magician of makeup bags. To others, well, you might as well hand them a shake-weight (unrelated, but horrifying). Fear not! I’ve rounded up the best ways to wear lipstick now, plus helpful how-to-apply-it tips. And if you’re already a lipstick addict like me, I’ve got some new trends for you to try, because even creatures of habit need to change things up every once in a while. Read on for the best ways to rock a bold lip right now, inspired by the runway (but available at a store near you).
To avoid Barbie territory, keep the rest of your look fresh and understated. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Pink Petal, $20 at Ulta. Diane von Furstenberg runway image via Vogue.
Shiny, Deep Red
Matte isn't the only way to rock a bold lip. Try a high-shine variety to keep it modern. Guerlain Rouge de Guerlain L-Extrait Lipstick in Luxure, $49.50 at Neiman Marcus. Alice & Olivia runway photo via Marie Claire.
The lip doesn't have to be the center of attention. In fact, try dialing it back with a nude color to emphasize other features (like this Donna Karan model's smoky eye). Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere, $26 at Nars. Donna Karan runway photo via Elle.
This lip color is the perfect base, but try adding a shimmery gold eyeshadow to get this Bottega Veneta model's come-hither look. Full-Bodied Lipstick in Hooligan, $21 at Bare Escentuals. Bottega Veneta runway photo via Examiner.
Tone down a fluorescent pout by concentrating color in the center and letting the outer edges fade. Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Moscata, $28 at Sephora. Christian Dior runway photo via Style.com.
For a fresh take on the red lip, opt for an orange hue. Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Matte Lacquer in Coral, $32 at Nordstrom. Ohne Titel runway image via Style Bistro.
3.1 Phillip Lim showed us that brown lip color wasn't left in the '90s. Not ready to don a true brown shade? Try one with rosy undertones. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anita, $18 at Amazon. 3.1 Phillip Lim runway photo via Elle.
Repeat after us: Blot, blot blot. The key to achieving this look is mastering an intentionally faded pucker. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Lipstick Express in Empress, $28 at Net-A-Porter. Anthony Vaccarello runway photo via Elle.
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