Life is too short for a subtle lip. A trend that’s withstood the test of time, beauty gurus everywhere recommend a bold lip to bring intrigue to the face, adding a dramatic and glamorous difference to your overall look. There are so many gorgeous products on the market right now, inspiring us to shake up our lip routines and try something bolder. Get creative and have a little fun with our tips on going bold with your lip, below! —Julia Dumbrell
If you’re going to go bold, you’ll need to start with the perfect pencil. Look no further than the iconic MAC Lip Pencil ($27). MAC has got you covered with a wide range of pencil colours designed for shaping, lining or filling in lips. While you’re at it, stay bold with a MAC Pencil Sharpener, helping you sharpen your pencil to draw your lip lines precisely ($12).
Two toned lip looks are one of the hottest makeup trends, and the Smooth Whip Matte Lip Creams from NYX Professional Makeup make it so easy to achieve ($12). To get the look, pick your two shades, applying on the outer edges of your lips, followed by the second shade in the centre of your lips. This style is simple and adds an unforgettable dimension to your overall look.
No one does a bold lip quite like Too Faced, proved by their Lady Bold Cream Lipstick ($37). This lipstick has a lightweight, comfortable texture for bold, fully loaded colour.
We swear by the Burt’s Bees Squeezy Tinted Lip Balm, available at Shoppers Drug Mart in four delicious shades ($10). From Sweet Peach to Juicy Watermelon, their balms offer a hint of colour to nourish your lips, so you can taste fruity with 100% natural ingredients.
A longstanding go-to gloss, go bold with the Buxom Full-on Plumping Lip Matte ($33). This product is a visibly pout-plumping, pigment-rich lip colour that glides on like a gloss and sets to a velvety smooth, matte finish.
The Shine On Lip Jelly Non-Sticky Gloss by Tower28 Beauty is viral for good reason ($21)! This bestselling gloss comes in twelve bold shades, made with high-quality ingredients including Apricot Kernel Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil and Rosehip Oil.