Rock A Bold Lip At Any Price Point
By Kennison Lay
A bright bold lip is the perfect makeup look for the sweltering summer months, when heavy foundation and dramatic liner may be difficult to keep from smearing and smudging all over your face in the heat.
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Luckily, a good bold lip can be all you need to be look and feel fresh and fierce this season, without the hassle of constantly wandering over to the nearest reflective surface to swipe under your eyes or powder your nose.
The right bold lip, paired with just a little tinted moisturizer and perhaps a bit of blush, can bring color to your entire face and help you look wide awake and ready to take on the world.
Ready to give a bold lip a try? Check out one of these for a bold lip for any budget!
The Best Bold Lip Picks For Your Budget
CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm, Ruby Twist 245 ($7.19)
These sticks are so wonderfully blendable and forgiving that I frequently put mine on without even using a mirror — I honestly use them like lip balm! Of course, unlike a sheer lip balm, they leave behind a surprisingly vibrant shock of color that you can continue to swipe back on throughout the day while on the go. They’re great for chucking in your purse and throwing on before an important presentation, a first date, or any other time you could use a little extra confidence and flair.
Benefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint ($30)
Benefit’s cheek and lip stains are amazingly versatile products. The original color “Benetint” is, of course, a classic, but I really love this orange-y coral shade for a bold lip stain that will keep color on your lips for the entire day, not requiring a single touchup. Even better, you can swipe on multiple layers, leaving a minute or two in-between coats to dry, in order to control just how dramatic and opaque you want your color to be.
Tom Ford Lip Color, Cherry Lush ($50)
Tom Ford lipsticks are certainly an investment item, but there’s good reason for their rather steep price. The Tom Ford formulation is without a doubt the best I’ve ever tried — it’s moisturizing, the perfect sweet spot between matte and shine, and it STAYS PUT, even while eating and drinking! This color is a particularly great, universal red that’s flattering on just about any skin tone.
Pucker up, beauties!