Popping Pouts: The Bright Lipstick Trend Is A Summer Staple

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Sometimes, subtlety is overrated

The bright lipstick trend isn’t going anywhere fast and summer is the perfect time to experiment with new lipstick shades. Fire engine red, orchid purple and neon orange are just a few of the hues you should be embracing. Not sure where to begin? Take inspiration from the spring/summer 18 runways where MSGM sent models down the catwalk with statement-making fuchsia lips and Sonia Rykiel opted for a cheerful orange lip.

The key to wearing a bright lip is all in the prep work. With such standout shades, all the attention will be on your lips so it’s important to make them as flawless as possible. First, exfoliate to remove flakiness and then apply a primer to give your lip colour something to adhere to. For precise application, use a lip pencil to trace the outline of your lips before applying your lipstick and then blot with a tissue to remove excess pigment.

Bright Lipstick Trend

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Le Fuchsia

Bright Lipstick Trend

MAC Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger

Bright Lipstick Trend

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Pandemonium