Bold Lip Colors

I tend to stick to the same lip colors when it comes to my everyday makeup, but lately I’ve been experimenting with some bold shades. One thing I love about a bold lip is the way it immediately grabs people’s attention. Step outside your comfort zone with these statement colors.


Valentine1Lipstick: Valentine by Sephora
Liner: Deep Ruby by Sephora

This color puts a fun twist on the classic red lip. I always love how a bold red looks against sun-kissed skin. It’s less harsh and the darker liner gives a bit of a moodier vibe. When choosing a lip liner, I always go one shade darker than my lipstick to add dimension. Tip: When rocking red lips, tone down the rest of your makeup and let the red speak for itself.


Lipstick: Juliette by NARS
Gloss: Shimmer Gloss by NARS

Nothing says fall is coming like a peachy-nude color. Juliette by NARS works well on fair skin tones and is also a great transition color to wear into the cooler months. I always wear this color with a layer of shimmer gloss over top. It adds shine and keeps you from looking washed out. Tip: If this color seems a bit too light, try lining it with a subtle reddish-orange liner to add some color.


Lipstick: Spellbound by Covergirl
Liner: Currant by MAC

I’m a bit biased when it comes to fuchsia lip colors (considering my year-round favorite is MAC Rebel), but this playful shade by Covergirl is a great pinkish-purple to pair with your favorite flirty sundress. Tip: Look for lipsticks with a satin finish to create more of a dewy look, like this one. Matte lip colors look nice but tend to dry out your lips.


Lipstick: Pink Pop by Maybelline

Girly, bold and a bit Malibu Barbie, Pink Pop by Maybelline is the perfect shade to wear when you’re feeling confident and outgoing. Tip: Ok, so this one is a little too bright for you? Try blotting your lips with a tissue after application to tone it down.

photos by: Lauren Alexandra Photography