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Photo: Roxana Maria

Your lips are the field for the most non-trivial makeup experiments. Why wear casual nude lipsticks, if bold colors look so beguiling? Rich, saturated lip colors can transform both your look and your mood in a matter of seconds. Sounds tempting, isn't it? If you feel like it is time to wave goodbye to the light and pastel tones and embrace the charm of darker colors such as burgundy wine, bitter chocolate, burnt orange, and ripe plum then you are in the right place.

However, if you want to create a look that you can rock all the time, here are some tips that you should know. Things like dry flaky lips or uneven lip liner can drastically reduce the astonishing effect of your bold lip look. By following a few essential makeup tips, you'll be able to rock your lipstick all day long, and get the maximum out of it!

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#1. Pick the right color and shade

Don’t wear unflattering colors. Picking the right color is essential when it comes to bold lipsticks. It is like picking a new hair color. You have to look at your skin tone and what that color would do to it. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid experimenting with colors. For example, ladies with pale skin and dark hair can bring out that natural contrast with stronger coloring. 

Also, if you already have a lipstick color that doesn’t quite work with your skin tone, try adding a gold gloss to warm the color. For example, black and gold lips can completely revamp your look. If you have thinner lips, darker lipstick hues can make them appear even thinner. To avoid this you should go for brighter colors. 

Last year, luxurious matte lipsticks were extremely popular because the color appears richer and more vibrant. But they can also be a bit drying. Many ladies prefer that plump and moisturized look which is achieved by applying lip glosses in rich colors or a clear lip gloss for a high-shine finish. For fuller pouty lips, we recommend using lip plumper gloss which hydrates the lips and makes them visibly fuller.

close-up of lips with black and magenta lip look and a hand with magenta manicure

#2. Apply foundation or concealer

For the perfect color that will last, you should apply a little bit of your foundation or concealer on your lip line before applying the lipstick. This will help block the redness around your lip line and the color will last longer. This will also prevent your bold lip look from smudging. Furthermore, this technique creates a neutral base, which will make sure you get the color that you wanted. 

close-up of lips with pastel pink and lavender lip look

#3. Use a lip liner

If you want to go for bold colors on your lips, you should make sure that your application is clean and precise. Using a lip liner in the same color is crucial if you want precisely shaped lips. In addition, using a lip liner in the same or similar color will help the color last longer and will stop it from running over your lip line. Because lip liners are denser and drier, they are more immovable and keep the color in place all night. Filling in your lips entirely before applying the lipstick prevents them from becoming uneven or patchy during the night, too. It can also make the color you are wearing more intense. 

close-up of bold, emerald lip look

#4. Focus on the lips

When you are wearing dark lipsticks, the focus should be on your lips. This means that you should keep the rest of your look simple with minimal blush, soft colors, nude eye makeup, and mascara, so they won’t steal the spotlight from your lip color. That way, the color of your lips will pop and people will notice your lipstick and not something else. This also creates a more polished and sophisticated look.

close-up of blue glossy lip look and a hand with blue manicure

#5. Avoid color stains on your teeth

One of the main problems when wearing dark lipstick is that the color gets your white teeth. Luckily, there is one simple trick that will help you to avoid this makeup incident. Position your lips around your finger and pull it out. This will remove all of the excess lipstick from your mouth and it won’t get on your teeth. 

close-up of bold amd matte purple lip look


#6. And finally, be confident

These small tricks will help you have the perfect bold color on your lips, but the key to pulling off the look is confidence. To rock that color proudly, you need to have a good basis. Many people tend to forget how important is to prepare their skin and create a glowing, clean, and even complex. This will help the dark lip color stand out and you will wear it with confidence.

The Takeaway

A bold lip look demands certain makeup conditions to look neat and posh. First of all, the makeup foundation must look smooth and seamless, otherwise, the old lip look will only emphasize imperfections. A perfectly-shaped lip with sharpened lip liner is yet another small secret of such a lip look. Certainly, the practice makes perfect, and the more you practice your ideal bold lip makeup the better it will look.

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