Hooray for Nude Lips in a Sea of Bright, Bold Lipcolors

Posted 05/12/11 at 02:02PM by Audrey Fine





I know, I know bright lips are it this season -- fuchsia, blood orange, poppy and tangerine are having their heyday. Bully for them. As I've said in the past, lipstick -- specifically bold shades of it -- scares me.

It's not just that it inevitably gets all over your teeth or your glass (unless you adhere to the requisite lipstick laws) it's that, to me anyway, it screams "hey, look at me!"

That's why I was relieved to see that a whole bunch of celebs shunned the trend at last week's Met Gala in favor of pretty nude lips. Yep, stars like Blake Lively, Renee Zellweger and Penelope Cruz were in their fabulous finery rocking pretty, nude lips. Yippee. There is hope for me, and my pale mouth, after all. (Just look at how pretty Emma Roberts and Michelle Williams look!)

The trick to getting a really pretty nude lip look is to find the perfect shade, not too pink, not too tan (try COVERGIRL LipPerfection in Hypnotic, $6), and always dab a bit of gloss into the center of your lips. Sounds weird, but it totally adds dimension to your mouth and keeps the look from being too drab or washed out.

What's your feeling about bright bold lips? Do you feel comfortable wearing them? And, if so, what's your favorite shade?
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1-6 of 8 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 03:20pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/19/12 at 11:18am

    i am digging bright lips right now and am branching out and being bolder with my choices.

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  • Posted by taryn.romero on 10/06/11 at 11:45am

    I love nude lips with smokey eyes. You just have to find a shade that works well with your skin tones.

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  • Posted by ladyboarder9669 on 05/27/11 at 12:11pm

    I don't mind either way. I used to do the nude lip a lot but I like a little color.

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  • Posted by modinosaur on 05/19/11 at 11:28pm

    Who knew. I always thought of my grandma every time I saw a nude color lipstick

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 05/17/11 at 08:09pm

    I'm too chicken to wear a bold lip. I end up getting it on my teeth and I don't like needing to reapply it. Those longwear liquid lipsticks are about as close as I come, and I don't usually do brights. I like to stick with gloss :)

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