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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

how to DO bright lips

how to wear bright lips how to wear bright lips

While nude lips is a classic shade and will always be classic and go to. This summer has been all about super saturated lip shades and making a fun beauty statement with your mouth. Although the punchy shades are right on trend they aren’t as apply and go as other lip shades. You want a cleaner, crisper look. With a bit of prep and a few tricks here’s my guide to pulling off the seasons brightest shades.

Prep

Make sure you keep your lips in tip top condition when opting for bolder shades. Using a good lip exfoliatior like Lush Mint Julips. It’s a sugar scrub with a menthol minty chocolate taste which gently sloughs off dead skin. Then apply a moisturising lip balm - I love anything by Lanolips. Lanolin is one of the best ingredients for repairing chapped or dry lips and a makeup bag staple.

Line ‘em Up

Lip liners are wonderful when worn under brighter shades. Apply in a matching due under the shade your using to lock in colour. Start at the cupids bow and then move around the lip. Try not to exaggerate your lip line too much as it can look a little fake. Slow and steady is the best way to line your lips. Take your time and define the shape. 

Apply it Properly

After lining the lips use a lip brush rather than applying straight from the bullet. This way you have a more controlled way of applying colour to the lips. It stops lipstick bleeding and over application which can lead to it coming off on your teeth. Start by applying the shade to the centre of your lip and then sweep outwards, blending and creating shape. Finally press your lips together for the perfect bold pout.

45 comments

  1. The pink looks stunning on you!

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  2. The pink is amazing on you! I absolutely love bold lip shades, such an orange fan at the moment! Love the tips xx

    Baby Rebel

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  3. I love wearing bright lipstick, it really can complete a look :) I always use a lip brush

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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  4. This colour looks stunning on you, Lily! :) xx

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  5. That pink looks so beautiful on you! X

    www.pollywallyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. That pink is such a beautiful colour! Great tips!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  7. These tips were great, thanks Lily! Love all these shades, especially the coral x

    www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Loving the tips, the colours are amazing <3

    LondonBeautyxx

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  9. That colour looks amazing! And such good tips, I seriously need to take better care of my lips.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  10. I always use my LUSH bubblegum lip scrub before any bright colour applications. These colours by illamasqua are beautiful.

    Thank you for the tips, I hope you have a lovely day! ♥

    *Yingcbeauty*

    X x X x X

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  11. Loving all of these colours. But especially the middle one.
    Great tips for applying bright lipsticks. I am always very careful when doing this, with the fear of ending up looking like a clown instead ahah

    x

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  12. Will definitely pay attention to these tips next time I go for a bright lip. Also I think I might have to try out the lip exfoliator you mentioned - have been looking for a new one. The colours look so great on you! xx

    www.eleanorbroome.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. really usual post!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. These are some really great tips! I'm absolutely adoring all of those amazing bright shades - perfect for the upcoming Australian summer!

    www.lioninthewild.com

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  15. Great tips, the pink really suits you, you look lovely! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  16. I love the occasional bright lip, especially matte lipsticks :) the pink shade look amazing on you!

    xx Anine
    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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  17. Great post :) I have a new post on my latest Makeup Shoot how to achieve Hot Bright Lips at www.zairacantara.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Great tip, that pink looks amazing on you! I love a bold pink lip :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I love these shades, they are so pretty xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Love this! Bright lips always look stunning x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I love bright lips but can't wait for autumn to wear more darker shades, yay!

    www.taleofmissa.wordpress.com

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  22. I fell in love with bright lipsticks this summer, especially bright pink like the one you have. It looks lovely on you! I think a bright lipstick makes a great statement since I mostly wear black, white and grey colors.

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  23. This pink colour is so pretty! xxx

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  24. Those lippies are so pretty! I love a bright lip, but I always wimp out and wipe it off after an hour!

    Sophie x

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  25. what lipsticks are these? I NEED that pink shade in my life x

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  26. I need to start using lipliner! It's one of the makeup products I can't get to grips with!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  27. The pink looks so lovely! I love wearing pink too, because my eyes are green like yours and I find it really makes them POP.

    bellachicgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  28. Great tips, these lipstick shades are so up my street! xx

    EmmiHearts

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  29. Love these colours, I cannot believe I've only just realised you have a separate beauty blog.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Gorgeous Lily!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Jealous that you can wear pink haha it always contrasts terribly with my skin tone.
    manicpixiegirl

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  32. I am soo in love with that orangey shade! So pretty. I'm pretty sure I spent my whole summer with orange lips.

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  33. This is really helpful, I'm going to start using a brush to apply my lipstick because I always suffer with is going onto the skin around my lips- ew! Great post :-)

    www.ramblesandbramblesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I love bright lips but don't have much lip liners, I need to get some to make the look more polishes :) loved the post, really useful x

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  35. Great post, love bright lips!

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. That colour in the middle is absolutely beautiful!
    www.ablogbygeena.blogspot.com

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  37. you look gorgeous! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  38. This colour gives your lips such a pop! ^ O ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  39. Great tips! You need to rock that pink lipstick more often!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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