Bold Red Lip for Summer

I’ll be honest, I don’t often get creative with my makeup but sometimes it’s nice to spice things up and wear a bright, fun lip color. For summer, I really like to play with oranges and reds for my lips. I also think these colors are extremely flattering on most people, especially in the summer. Today I wanted to show you some of the products I like to use to create this easy bold red lip look.

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During the summer, I like to stay away from wearing heavy foundation if I can. I won’t pretend that I have perfectly smooth and clear skin, but I am comfortable with my skin and letting it breathe! For this look I started off using a matte primer from Ulta Beauty to keep my skin looking smooth since I’m not wearing foundation. Then I went it with the Nars Creamy Concealer under my eyes in the shade Macadamia 1.5. I set under my eyes with my Laura Mercier Translucent Powder and big fluffy brush. To finish off my face, I’m really loving this highlighter from Becca Cosmetics in Topaz on my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose. For my brows, I like to use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Ebony because it’s a little bit thicker than the Brow Wiz so it fills them in faster and a little bit messier, which I personally like. I set my brows with a clear mascara from Maybelline and then I curl my eyelashes. For mascara, I like to use two. First I’ll add the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara for the first layer and after that I’ll go in with the L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, which is an all time favorite of mine. This combination works really well for my lashes, but I do like to switch up my mascara every once in a while. Now my final step, is the bright red lip color. I love the Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in the color Bawse. These Smashbox lipsticks are my absolute favorites! They last all day long and there’s usually no need to reapply.

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This is the final look and I really like it! It’s very simple and easy but it looks fun and bold also. It’s perfect for a summer date night.

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