A secret to a bright smile may just be in your makeup bag. I love a nude lip but a bold lip seems to light up a smile. Some colors seem to make teeth look a full shade lighter. Blue-based undertones found in pinks, reds and berries can amplify the brightness of teeth. For fair skin, select a lip stain and for darker skin, a deep burgundy is perfect.
Try NARS Red Lizard Lipstick/$24 -- pigment packed moisturizing formula with a semi-matte finish. A retro red that's truly stunning.
I also like URBAN DECAY Lip Love in Lolita/$12. One of the prettiest hot pink glosses around. A honey-infused see through tint with Vitamin C and Apricot Kernel Seed Oil replenish moisture and feels (and tastes) oh so good. Perfect for this season.
Tip: With the focus on your pout, go for unfussy makeup.