25 January 2013

The Perfect Bold Lip

Ok, so perfect may be a little strong, but this is basically how I accommodate a bright lip and it seems to work well for me! Up until a few months ago I hated the idea of wearing bold bright lipstick, I just really didn't think it suited me and was never brave enough to wear it. Now I find any excuse to slap on a bright pink, coral or red - and I'm still searching for the perfect berry!

What I find really important when sporting a bold lip is preperation. I get quite dry lips and the last thing I want is to have bold flakes all over my lips. Not attractive. So I always start with an exfoliator, my favourite being Lush's Bubblegum Lip Scrub. It's incredibly yummy and gets rid of all the dead flakes. Scrummy yummy. Then I moisturise and revitalise, the one I am loving at the moment is Nivea's Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose. It's a gorgeous lip balm that softens instantly and tastes amazing.

Then I get my colour on. My two favourite bold lips at the moment are Rimmel's Kate Matte Lipstick in shade 107 (review here) and Rimmel's Moisture Renew in Lily Extase (review here). Both really bold and gorgeous colours that I keep reaching for and both totally different from the other. I love both of these and would highly recommend them both. (Don't ask me why the two pictures are different tones - my camera was obviously doing something weird).

So really, my main tip for a bold lip is preparation! Make sure your lips are in the best condition as bold colours highlight everything. And make sure you're confident in the colour you're wearing, otherwise it'll be completely lost in a face of uncertainty.

Hope you liked this post! Little bit different but definitely something I want to keep doing so let me know if you'd like any more how to's etc.!

What's your tip for the perfect bold lip?


  1. I think my top tip is to be really confident with it, you can't let other people see that you're unsure about new things or they'll grasp onto it as well x

  2. Argh I almost bought the Kate 107 lipstick in Topshop yesterday, and changed my mind on the way to the check out. I think I'm going to have to go back and pick it up now, it looks amazing on you!

    http://www.danielleyc.com/ xx


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