Beauty How-To: Bold Coloured Lips

If there is one trend you have to have a go at, it’s this. The bold, bright lip is becoming ever popular and the perfect trend to add a bit of fun to your look this summer. Boring outfit? Add some popping colour to your lips and you’ll look instantly trendier. The trick is to keep it simple with the rest of your make up of course- completely avoid colour on your eyes and even cheeks- stick to a perfect, flawless looking base and darken your eyes with some mascara and eyeliner if need be.

We’ve set it all out for you here- from products to tutorials and shots of celebs working the look. Hot pinks, tangerine, purples and classic reds are best, however if neon colour isn’t for you, opt for a sexy plum colour.  

1,2,3,4.  M.A.C lipsticks in Girl About Town, Impassioned, Morange and Odyssey all AU$35.00 at  5. Chanel Allure Lipstick in Fatale AU$37.00 at   6. Kit Cosmetics Lipstick in Showstopper, AU$24.95 at 7. NARS Lipstick AU$58 at 8.  M.A.C Dare to Wear Lipglass, all $43 at

Honestly, you’ve got to have some guts to try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar- but if you do get it right, it’s our pick of the bunch for this look. They’re only US$12.50 each, available online and in some retailers over Australia. You can’t beat the range of colours they have and the end look you get.

Our tips:


2. Build- don’t pack it on with your first layer- it will never dry and you’ll have to be extremely careful you don’t smudge it or get it anywhere but your lips. Start light, then wait until it dries before you go for round two.

3. Slow and steady wins the race! Take your time putting it on- if you make a mistake, it’s hard to correct because it is so sticky.

4. Don’t be afraid to mix colour!

5. Our faves, pictured left to right: Demure, Hoochie, Plum, Safety Orange and NSFW. Get them at

We love Lisa Eldridge’s make-up tutorials- check out her guide to getting the look right and what products thinks work best.

Trend muses: Rihanna, Alexis Bledel, Katy Perry, Agyness Deyn, Ashley Olsen, Jessica Alba.



  • Reply Celeb Beauty Trend: Red Lipstick | BreakfastWithAudrey Saturday 15th June, 2013 at 11:41 am

    […] if reds not your thing, you can always try a bright bold lip colour or solid matte lipstick to highlight you pretty pout. […]

  • Reply dj23249 Saturday 9th March, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Love MAC lipsticks, so colourful and vibrant

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 11:55 am

    …and I prefer the brighter look, generally.

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Can be challenging to get this right.

  • Reply Stensen Saturday 12th January, 2013 at 3:20 am

    I love rocking a bold red lip myself!

  • Reply sonzie Friday 19th October, 2012 at 12:17 am

    i love red!

  • Reply lizzie77 Sunday 27th November, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Reply darling Wednesday 26th October, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I Heart Ashley Olsen, she is soo stylish & super cute

  • lexandthecity
    Reply lexandthecity Tuesday 25th October, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I rate ‘girl about town’ by mac. the colour is gorgeous.

  • Reply youisntal Monday 10th October, 2011 at 12:35 am

    I still prefer lip gloss!

    Reply LOUISE-ANNE Saturday 17th September, 2011 at 6:17 am

    I love the lipstick colour Ashley Olsen is wearing.

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