I honestly think that a bright lip can really boost confidence on those days when you need it. I have paired two bright (emphasis on the BRIGHT) lip looks with the same simple eye and contour look. I kept everything very soft and neutral so as not to compete with the lip. You could always add some blush to make this look really pop but I left my face pretty simple.
What’s your pick? Pink or Orange?
I ended up choosing two Nars lip pencils for these looks; the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Yu and the Nars Matte Lip Pencil in Iberico. Iberico was limited edition, however Nars does have a Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya and although the formula won’t be the same as Iberico the color seems pretty similar.
I do have some great drugstore alternatives for both of these lip colors, because let’s be honest I know what it’s like to be a student! Revlon Colourburst Balm Stain in Lovesick is a bright pink that leaves a gorgeous stain once it wears off and is super comfortable to wear. Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love With Ginger is a fantastic bright orange, it’s not matte but it sure packs a punch.
Paired with a nice neutral top these lips really make a statement! Pull your hair back for an even stronger look. I also added a few individual lashes just to emphasize the flick. I used 5 Ardell Individuals Flare Medium Black on each eye, predominantly in the outer corners.
What’s your confidence boosting color? Please share in the comments below!