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6.20.2010

Another Bright Idea

Color explodes in summer!
Bright hair/rich reds and vibrant coppers.
Bright eye liner, mascara, and shadow/aquas, purples, and yellows.
Bright polish/neon greens, cool blues and hot pinks.

But what about the trend with bold lips? Orange? Fuchsia? Magenta? Coral? These colors may not seem like an option but they ARE all the rage.





Take this tips to heart the next time you want to make a statement.

The Perfect Prep:
You want your mouth as smooth and supple as possible. Gently buff lips with a damp washcloth. Dab on lip balm, rub lips together and blot off excess.

Add a layer of clear liner or base lips with a stain close to your shade of lipstick to deposit color all over.

Use a lip brush to apply the shade. Bright shades are usually heavily pigmented. Gently tap your finger over your mouth -- ensures the look is soft.

Keep the rest of your makeup simple...outline eyes with liner, add mascara and a light blush.

Recommendations:

A rule of thumb for orange lips: A blood orange shade looks great on all! But the darker your complexion, the more vibrant you can go. Looking for a fun fuchsia, try MAC's Girl About Town/$14. If you've gone mad for magenta, try MILANI's Rose Hip/$3.50 at drugstores.

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