A bold lip immediately draws the eye, and at New York Fashion Week in February, all eyes were on Costello Tagliapietra’s collection
. The models strutted down the runway with a classic red lip, layered in pigmented fuchsia shadow that added dimension as well as vibrancy. The look screamed high-fashion, but its fun twist on traditional lip makeup isn’t restricted to the runway. In fact, it can even brighten up a work outfit. Makeup artist Jen Brown
demonstrates the beauty of boldness by creating two looks—one natural, one dramatic—that play off of the Fall 2013 trend.
FOR A NATURAL LOOK
Bold lips don’t have to be over the top, says Jen, who gave our model Colleen a softer, peachier version of a pigmented tangerine lip. “Sheer lipsticks give a light wash of color without overpowering the look,” she explains, applying a conditioner to Colleen’s lips followed by a coat of Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti. She finishes with a touch of lip gloss at the center of the lips, lending them “a fuller appearance.”
FOR A DRAMATIC LOOK
As cooler months approach, many people shy from tangerine’s sunny hue. Not Oscar de la Renta, though. He paired it perfectly with his Fall 2013 collection
, which is full of mustard yellow, cobalt blue, and deep plum-colored fabrics.
Jen takes a similarly fearless approach to a bold tangerine lip. She delineates Colleen’s lip shape with a “really bright orange lip liner.” Next, she fills in the lines with a Make Up For Ever Aqua Rogue lipstick in Bright Orange, exclaiming that these lipsticks “are amazing
” because of their 24-hour, waterproof formula. Finally, she applies a coat of clear gloss for a polished look that pops.
To complement this trend with another, see a past tutorial on ponytails.
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