Make a Statement: How to Rock Your Bright Lipstick

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Statement LipstickDo you want a fresh new makeup look for this fall? How about trying a statement lip color? Bold lips are a huge trend this season, and when done right, they look great on just about everyone. A flawless bold lip not only makes a statement, but it’s an awesome way to perk up a tired makeup routine. There are so many great lipsticks out there, and there are tons of colors to choose from. You could rock a bright pink, red, burgundy, coral, or plum. Whatever color you choose, here are a few tips on how to make your lips stand out and command the attention they deserve:

1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

When you are wearing a bold lip color, the number one thing you should remember is that you want smooth and flake-free lips. This not only will make the lipstick go on more smoothly, but it will keep them from looking dry and will keep the lipstick from settling in those dry spots. One of the easiest ways to exfoliate your lips is by gently rubbing your lips with a wash cloth, or using a dry toothbrush to gently scrub them. You can also find a lip scrub or exfoliator within many different makeup or skincare brands.

2. Lip liner

Not every lip color needs a liner, but when going for a dark color, such as red or plum, it is important to use. Simply find a color that matches or compliments your lipstick of choice, gently line the outer edge of your lips, and then fill them in. Doing this before applying lipstick will not only increase its staying power, but it will keep the lipstick from feathering on the outside of your lips.

3. Simple eye makeup

When going for a statement lip, you’ll want to keep your eye makeup simple. Too much dark eye shadow combined with a bold lip color can look a tad overdone. So stick with something simple, like some pretty winged eyeliner, mascara, and maybe a light wash of a champagne or gold eye shadow.

4. Confidence is key!

Many women I’ve spoken to have mentioned that they’re scared to adventure out into the world of bright lipstick—especially red! There is a bold lip color out there for everyone, and it’s all about having the confidence to rock that color and make a statement. If you’re not used to wearing anything bright on your lips, it may take a few tries to feel comfortable with it. If you aren’t quite ready for a bright lipstick, try a bright lip gloss instead! Lip gloss tends to be sheerer than lipstick, so you can get a more subdued version of a bright lip color. But if you find a color of lipstick you love, don’t worry about it being able to pull it off—just wear it and know that you look absolutely stunning!

Statement Lipstick

There’s nothing more fun than a bold makeup statement, so put on that lipstick and rock it, girls!

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Kelsey Tomlinson
Kelsey is a beauty blogger for The You Are Project. She’s a hair stylist who has been in the beauty industry for five years, and she has also recently become a Network Educator with Bumble and Bumble. Her passion is to give women the confidence to feel and look truly beautiful. By combining her passions for both writing and beauty, she shares easy tips and tutorials on how to feel and look great every day. Check out her personal blog at