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How To Wear Bold Lipstick

We’re pulling out all the stops to wear vampy lips every single day. But really, who else is obsessed with a deep, bold lip color? If you’re not but want to learn ways to rock a bold lip without looking like a clown, we’ve got a quick little guide to help you look amazing!

1. Minimal Eye Makeup

If you’re just experimenting with bolder lips and don’t feel too confident wearing one outside your house, try to use the least amount of eye makeup. It's easier to wear a look that emphasizes one feature at a time, at least when starting out. So a sheer wash of eyeshadow and mascara can be enough. BUT don't forget to play up your brows, those are always important.

2. Big Lashes

If you're a false lashes type of girl, go ahead and wear your biggest! The flirty and fluttering look from the lashes adds a fun balance to an edgy bold lip color like dark purple, or even black. If you hate wearing falsies, just apply a few layers of mascara to add volume and length.


This is important. Without lip liner, your bold lip color can come on uneven, feather or smudge, and fade in weird patches. Lip liners will give you control and precision on where to place your lip color, especially if you're using a liquid lipstick that has a thick applicator. If you're wearing a bolder shade like blue or black, and can't find a matching liner, use an eyeliner! 

4. Conceal Any Mistakes

If you went a little too far with the liner, or one side of your lip color looks lopsided, apply a skin tone matching concealer to the areas that need cleaning up. Use a thin concealer brush for more precision.

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