How to wear a BOLD lip {Even if you’re not a lipstick person}

Whether it’s on the runways, magazines, blogs, or streets, bold bright lips are everywhere! It’s an easy way to add an instant pop of color to a look and bring brightness to the face. But if you’re not a regular lipstick wearer, a bold lip can be daunting!

Even if you’re more chapstick than lipstick, you shouldn’t shy away from this fun lip look. With the recent addition of lip tints and balms to the beauty market, bold lips can be worn by anyone!

Why I like lip tints & balms over lipstick:

  • More moisturizing to lips
  • Goes on smoother than lipstick
  • Semi-sheer color – Easily build color to go from subtle to bold, as you get more comfortable with the look

Here are three of my favorite lip tints & balms:

 taste Lipsurgence – $24 | Revlon Lip Butter – $7.50 | Clinique Cubby Stick – $16

Both the tarte Lipsurgence and Clinique chubby stick have a crayon-like tip that provide a more accurate application than a regular lipstick. All three come in a variety of shades (Revlon Lip Butter has 20!) so you will definitely find a bold lip color that looks great![pinit]

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  1. Meghan B. says:

    I have to say I wasn’t impressed with Revlon Lip Butters…They didn’t work well for me. I like using Lip Stain with chapstick over it if I’m not breaking out the lipstick.

  2. Kaitlin says:

    I have fallen in love with the bold lip colors this spring. I am wanting to try out my new coral Estee Lauder lipstick! I’m a little nervous, but I’m going to go with it ;)

    • RealGirlGlam says:

      Don’t be nervous, I’m sure it will look fabulous! It might take a little getting used too, but coral is a great color that is very flattering.

    • RealGirlGlam says:

      I totally understand how you feel. It took me a while to get used to a bold lip, especially with red (I’m still not completely used to it!) I love these alternatives because you can layer the color.

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