By Lauren Pardee, Writing Intern for Carrie Ann’s Bridal Magazine
Right now, one of my absolute favorite ways to complete any look is with the perfect lipstick! Lipstick is back and better than ever with an endless variety of colors and strength. It is the perfect way to grab someone’s attention and impress anyone with your bold, trendy look. Red, plum, pink and nude are four popular looks that all come in different brands and tints, but what truly looks good and is worth the money?
This is such a classic style that is perfect for a more formal event or night out. Red’s iconic and sexy persona makes it perfect to attract the attention you would want. This red velvet look is often times intimidating to women but as long as you apply it right you shouldn’t be afraid to rock it! For a great red lipstick I recommend using Revlon’s Super Lustrous Shine, with its Liquisilk formula lips are not only amazingly soft but have magnificent color.
For a twist on a sexy nightlife look, apply a rich purple color. Often times this is subtler then an eye-popping red but still has that girly, feminine look. CoverGirl’s moisture rich formula, Continuous Color Lipstick comes in the shade Vintage Wine 425. Apply this lip to accompany a sophisticated going out ensemble and a killer heel and you will feel unstoppable.
For a daytime look a pink lipstick is perfect. Pink is a little less formal, meant for more of a spring day at the park or any sunny event. NYX’s Paris lipstick is a really great pink shade that will help you avoid the bubble gum look. (Bubble Gum pink is not the most flattering color when picking a pink lip color). This lipstick is more of a rose color, which is complimentary on any woman’s face.
A nude lip is best when you are wearing an over the top outfit or have a dramatic eye. This way the lip is played down but still polished. By applying a nude lip you are not drawing attention away from the statements you are making in other parts of your ensemble, you are just complimenting what is already there. One of the best drug store options for this look is Revlon’s Color Burst Lipstick in Soft Nude 070. Often times you can find a nude lip on red carpets when celebrities have a Smokey eye or over the top eye makeup.
All of these shades can look amazing on you, and switching up which lip stick you wear each day keeps your’ look interesting. You can rock an iconic red lip or a nude, but no matter what you chose you are bound to wow! So ladies, step out of the boxes and try something new. Instead of thinking what outfit should I wear, try what would look good with a bold lip? No one will be able to resist your luscious makeup risk.
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