the bright lip

the glossarie - a bright lip wardrobe

let’s not beat around the bush: my middle is swelling at an alarming rate and while i’m all for growth in the name of progress, my new size is definitely taking some getting used to. in order to feel my absolute best (aside from my afternoon snack of broccoli chips – do not ask – and hummus), i am embracing the bright lip in an extra big way. i’ve always been a fan of a bold, bright shade on the lips, especially for an event or an evening out, but these days i find myself swiping on the brightness in the morning, too. i theorize that the pop of color draws eyes up towards my face and away from the belly, and whether that’s true or not, it sure does make me feel like a million polished-and-put-together bucks.

i’ve amassed a group of six not-for-the-faint-of-heart favorites that have been in constant rotation. from left to right:

mac huggable lip color in feeling amorous, $20
(no longer available :( similar option from stila)
soft and buttery, the easiest way to wear bright color because they are so comfy!

tarte power pigment in flush, $24
punched up pigment in a sheer berry shade that
moisturizes lips and doesn’t wander.

topshop lip bullet in heartbeat, $16
embrace orange lips with this satiny coral crayon –
it’s the easiest to apply and very bright.

lorac lip luxe in hot pink, $16
velvety smooth, powerfully pigmented, with anti-aging benefits to boot.

face stockholm for j.crew in peony pink, $20
(no longer available; similar shade = smile)
this stuff is like confidence in a tube! it’s the shade that i’m wearing
in my bio picture and it always incites endless compliments.

stila stay all day vinyl lip gloss in melon vinyl, $24
a full on burst of color and shine for when i feel like a gloss.
looks like lacquer, wears like iron!

i’d love to know: what’s your go to shade when you’re feelin’ a bright lip?

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8 Comments to the bright lip

  1. Jennifer says:

    My new favorite is Nar matte pencil in Red Square, it’s that Vermillion-red orange that’s all over the mags right now. If the matte isn’t you thing their gloss style pencil is amazing. My go to is New Lover, it’s not super bright but so pretty. Bobbi Brown’s Heart is a perfect red. Classic and it stands out without looking cheap. My new, not something I’d pick out for myself colour, is Bobbi brown’s lilac lipstick. It’s creamy and full of colour but not super bright.

    Ps, my pregnancy survival go to was lemonade. I was told lemons can help with nausea.

    • lara ramos says:

      bars new lover is one of my favorites! so wearable for everyday. i have never tried red square, but it has a huge following – such a perfect bright lip. and thank you for the lemonade recc! that has definitely been my go-to drink :)

  2. Awesome picks! I love NARS’ Carthage for a hot pink lip at the moment.

  3. Courtney says:

    You picked some truly beautiful shades! A vibrant lip adds a great touch to a look!

  4. Ashleigh says:

    Vibrant lipstick has been a lifesaver for me recently, too! It’s gotten to the point where I feel naked without it. I’ve been looking for more and I love these options!

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