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December 7, 2014

Mastering A Bold Lipstick Look In 5 Easy Steps

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Mastering A Bold Lipstick Look In 5 Easy Steps, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

Trying BOLD lipsticks can sometimes be a bit scary.  But with Christmas right around the corner, these bold colors fit right in.  So why not give it a try, beauties? Test on as many as you like and if you don’t like it…try another, and did I mention for FREE? Yes, that is right.  You can test all the lipsticks you want from the convenience of your iPhone or IPAD.  With GlamST iOS App; the first virtual makeup tester app, it’s a lipsticks lover’s dream come true.  Simply snap a selfie and upload it, choose your style and try on all the bold lipsticks you want!

Below are two virtual looks that I was able to create with GlamST.  The impressive thing about this program is you can purchase the makeup you use in the app.  You can get the two lipsticks I used by clicking on them below.  Clinique Superbalm Moistering Gloss in Red Love 324.  And the GUERLAIN Kiss Kiss Shaping Cream in Black Honey. 
Mastering A Bold Lipstick Look With GlamST. App by Barbie's Beauty Bits

Want to sport your BOLD LIPSTICK in real life?  Well, now you can by following my few steps below to mastering the bold lipstick.  I will take you from boring balm to bold and beautiful in 5 easy steps!

Step 1:  Prep your lips, with exfoliation and moisturizer:  Dry, chapped lips are not attractive, and bold colors will intensify them.  So to remove the excess dead skin you want to exfoliate your lips.  You can do this with tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant. This skin-softening scrub sloughs away dryness and replenishes providing instant hydration.

Step 2:  A lip primer: You can use a concealer for this instead of going out and purchasing yet another primer.   You want to use a brightening concealer on your lips.  This will help to brighten the area, as well as to make some of the lines less noticeable.  Furthermore, it will help intensive the color and help it to last longer.  If you are in a pinch, you can also use foundation. However, you’ll be missing the brightening aspect. The product I like, and it is only $1 is e.l.f essential Shimmering Facial Whip.

Step 3: Lipliner:  Yeah, I know when you hear this, you think of the 80’s.  But they are great,  as lip liners intensify the color, making it more durable. How To Use:  Apply the lip liner in the cupids bow area by creating an X and work outwards tracing the outer parts of your mouth. Finish by blending it into the entire lip.  You want to make sure that the heaviest area is in the center of the lips.   You are building a base for your bold lipstick. In the image above I, used a Nars lipliner.

Step 4:  Application: For Bold lipstick, you want to make sure that select the right type. I prefer to have a creamy lipstick that has some moisturizer when doing a bold lip.  So how to apply? The way to get the best look is to apply with a lipstick brush. Using a brush will penetrate the lip color deeper into the lip helping to build and achieve a pigmented application.

Step 5: Blot: This is one of my LIPtastic tricks! When you go to blot your lips you need to use oil blotting papers, not a tissue!   When to blot? You want to start right after you apply the first layer of lipstick, as this is going to help to remove any excess oils from all the stuff you’ve applied to your lips.  Leaving you with just the pigment (Kind of like a lip stain)…then apply the second coat.

Wanna try before you buy? Download the GlamST app today! It will be liptastic!


  1. You are so about selecting the right type for bold lipsticks.. Creamy lipsticks are great but I prefer the finish to be matte with bold lips... Nice post.. :)

  2. I am a big fan of bold lips and agree with all the steps above!! :) I just loove those dark colors!
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

  3. i used to be so scared of bold colours but now I absolutely love them! Great tips - I also like using a lip brush to get a super precise lip :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  4. I wish I could pull off a bold lip! great tips!

  5. I am a big fan of bold lips, but too scared to attempt to pull it off x

  6. Not a problem for me as I don't have to wear it, but I have seen some bright lips in my time.

  7. Great tips! Really recommend all of these, especially blotting and layering the colour up! x


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