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Fun Lip Colors

Even though school is starting soon, it doesn’t mean that the warm temperatures are coming to an end! So I thought I’d share some of my favorite lip colors that I like to wear when it’s warm.

For some reason I feel like with warm temps it warrants fun, bright colors. And during the winter I think darker, deep colors are fun. I love makeup and creating different looks. I’m no makeup artist but I think it’s a fun way to be creative. To mix things up a bit.

Summer Lip Colors

summer lip colors

Here are the colors that I chose. And I have a lot of colors! I didn’t want to show you all the bright colors I had (because it’s a lot!) so I just went with these five. What do you think? Any of them you’d try?

summer lip colors

I love MAC colors. I just do. I also like to buy lip colors in fun places. The purple one to the left I bought in the Paris airport on my way to San Fransisco. The bright pink one I bought in the London airport on my way home for a weekend. The others aren’t as interesting – Target & beauty boxes, but they’re still pretty!

I know that not everyone is used to bright lip colors, but they’re seriously so much fun. So I’m going to start with one that is fun but not nearly as bright as the others so if you’re on the fence, start with a softer bright.

coral lipstick

This coral color I picked up at Target randomly and it worked out! This is a good way to start wearing more colorful lips. You don’t have to buy expensive makeup to find quality products. Some of my favorite lip colors are Maybelline! Just pick one and go with it!

pink-purple lipstick

This is a Julep lip crayon. I pretty much love everything about Julep. Their nail polish, their makeup, I just love it all. This came in a box and I love it because it goes on really smooth and doesn’t feel heavy. The color is really vibrant and fun! Julep is definitely worth checking out for those of you who love beauty products!

pink lipstick

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a while, you’ve probably seen me wearing this color before. Because I’ve had it for years and I absolutely love it. It’s MAC called Show Orchid but I don’t think they make it anymore. For some reason this is the epitome of a fun summer lip color!

A-Line Bridesmaid Dresses

I love this color because it’s such a mix between orange and red. This is a butter London color which also goes on very smooth and doesn’t feel cake at all. I shared this color here. This is a pretty bold color and might take some working up to, but it’s so much fun!

Here are my tips on wearing bold lips:

  • Try out a color around the mall (before purchase) or at home (if maybe you purchased at Target or something) to see how you feel. Every time you catch yourself in the mirror you will get a little more used to it. Or not and maybe that’s not your color, but at least you’re trying!
  • You might want to try a bright color from a makeup counter first as opposed to picking it yourself. That way you have a professional opinion as to what works for your skin tone.
  • Give it a chance! Don’t just try it once and write it off. Give it a couple tries! If you need to, take baby steps. Try for an hour or two and take it off. Then a date night. Then a full day. Once you’re used to it, you’ll rock it!
  • CONFIDENCE. I can’t say that enough. If you’re walking around with bold lips like you own it, guess what — you’ll own it! Know you look good and go with it!

Just so you know, I started this way too. I started by just giving it a try. I think my first was a random red I bought at Target. I didn’t even put it on the way I put it on now. Now I have purples, pinks, red, oranges — you name it! You’ve just gotta give it a try!

What’s your favorite bold lip color? Do you wear them or are you still a little nervous about it? Give them a try!

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