January and February aren't usually known for bright colors and vibrant fashion, but this year is entirely different – especially when it comes to makeup. Instead of hiding in your chunky sweaters and wintry hues, bust out of the gloom in a trendy bright lipstick shade.
According to Glamour magazine's beauty blog, celebrities have been all over bright lips this winter season. From Meagan Good to Kate Bosworth and Emma Roberts, poppy reds were all over the runways. Neon-like shades of red are best worn with neutral makeup, and they take a bit of preparation.
Make sure your lips are smooth and exfoliated before applying anything. Start with a lip liner like Jane Iredale – Lip Pencil in a shade that matches the natural flush of your lips. Be sure to follow your lip line! This will prevent your lipstick from straying.
Next, apply a fiery shade like Paula Dorf – Lip Color in Legend. Use a lip brush for precise application, or use a cotton swab to clean up any mistakes. Be sure to blot your lips afterwards, then apply another light layer of color. This will ensure that your bright smile will last all day and night.