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Question: What are some bright lipstick tips?

Answer: Experimenting with bright hued lips is an easy way to transition your makeup look into spring. Tangerine lips have been a huge beauty trend on the runway this spring. It’s undeniable: a dramatic lip shows confidence. With colors ranging from tangerine to fuchsia, the possibilities are endless! When trying out this trend, remember to let your lips speak. Due to the bright hue, the rest of your makeup should be subtle – we want to keep the focus on that colorful pout.

When doing a bold look of any type, it’s important to prep the lips. Beautiful soft lips make the perfect canvas for bright colors and will cause lipstick to glide on effortlessly. To ensure your lips are smooth, make sure to exfoliate and use lip balm. Allow the skin to absorb the moisture for 10 minutes and don’t forget to blot off any excess.

Next, line lips with lip liner that matches your natural skin color. Filling lips in with a pencil or concealer will help the color last. It’s important to control where the color is going, and to make sure your line isn’t too harsh – so you’ll want to apply very light pressure and draw your outer line with soft strokes.

When picking the right color for you, remember that it’s all about your skin tone. Does your skin have a cool undertone? Go for a berry hue that will pop, like Nars Lipstick in Funny Face. Do you have a warmer undertone? Tangerine and coral colors will look fabulous. We love MAC Lipstick in Morange. Be sure to experiment with any color you’re drawn to, as there are no concrete rules in makeup!

While some women love the control that comes with applying their favorite lipsticks with a brush, there is a much greater color payoff when applied right from the tube. Practice makes perfect when it comes to applying lipstick. Start by applying the color to the center of your top and bottom lip. Don’t worry about getting too close to the inner corners; we’ll get to that in a minute! Dab lightly with your middle finger to distribute color evenly and break up any severe lines. Blotting your lips with a tissue and applying another layer will help the color last. If you’re nervous about diving into a bright lipstick, try a layerable stain such as Revlon Just Bitten. This will allow you to control the amount of color.

What do you think: would you give bright lipstick a spin?