Pucker up! Check out our step-by-step guide to bold lips



Bold lip color is totally gorgeous, but the look can be hard to pull off if you don't know how to do it right. With so many different lipsticks, liners and glosses out there, it can def be tempting to just swipe on some Chapstick and call it a day. But don't be afraid to rock that red lip! Check out our super helpful step-by-step guide on how to get stand out lippies without all the drama.


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    Primp and prep

    Wet a washcloth with warm water and scrub your lips for a few seconds. This will smooth them and get rid of any extra dead skin. Next, apply lip balm to moisturize before adding color.

    EOS Organic Lip Balm Sphere, $3,

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    Line 'em up

    Using a liner prevents your lipstick from running outside of your lip line and makes your pout look fuller. Carefully trace the pencil around the natural line of your lips, then fill in the rest of your kisser using the same liner. This base layer will help those lips stay pucker perferct all night long.

    Nyx Cosmetics Slim Lip Pencil, $4,

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    Lay on the lipstick 

    Pick a shade that complements your skin tone. If you have fair skin, look for orange-based tones. If you have medium or dark skin, go for shades with blue undertones. When in doubt, just try it out! Apply your bold lippie with a lip brush, covering the liner completely. Keep applying layers until you get the shade you crave.

    Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lipstick, $6,

    Sephora Collection Retractable Lip Brush, $10,


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    Finishing touches 

    To get rid of any imperfections after applying the lipstick, just dip the end of a Q-tip in some makeup remover and use it as an eraser. Some 'sticks can stain, so make sure you move quickly.

    Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $5,

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    Glossy girl

    If you want to make your lips look even fuller, apply some sheer gloss to get a more dramatic affect. Squeeze some onto your finger and dab it on your pout, but be careful not to smudge!

    Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss To Go, $7,


by Brittany Goers | 2/1/2016