Have you ever seen someone walk by you wearing a fabulously bright coat or an eye-catching neon accessory and thought, "I wish I could pull that off"? Wearing bold and bright colors can take us out of our comfort zone, but sometimes taking the risk is all you need to get noticed. If you're not ready to make the switch to a neon wardrobe just yet, let's start small and take a look at conquering a less intimidating trend: a daytime statement lip.


1. Stand out with your pout

Whether you prefer red, pink or fuschia lips, there is a bold color out there for even the shyest of girls. Depending on what looks good with your skin tone, choose a hydrating formula lipstick that has staying power. Product Picks: Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in F Bomb; Tarte Lipsurgence in Lively

2. Minimize the eyes

When rocking a bold lip, it's essential to balance it out with your eye makeup. Minimal liner, lots of mascara and soft eyeshadow colors are a great way to complement bright lip colors and create a beautiful, streamlined look. Product Picks: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Black, Giorgio Armani Maestro Eye Quad in #7, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero

3. Use a highlighting blush

There is nothing worse than an overly streaky or too-dark blush! When wearing bold lips during the daytime, skip the heavy rouge and choose a sheer blush that will also serve as a highlighter. Blush that has a slight sparkle and sheen to it will give you just enough shimmer to accentuate your lip color without overpowering it. Cream and powder blushes are perfect for pairing with a daytime statement lip. Product picks: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Blush in #11, NARS The Multiple in Orgasm, MAC Strobe Cream

Would you wear bold lips during the day?
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