It’s (almost) the weekend and I don’t know about you, but I really need to let loose. A girls night with a few drinks in the mix would be perfect.
When I go out with the girls I love to experiment with my makeup. What my boyfriend dismisses as OTT is complimented by the girls. My boyfriend doesn’t really like it when I wear lipstick (the inevitable kiss means that he ends up wearing it to) but there’s no such danger with the girls. They know lipstick is a necessity. To not wear it would be unthinkable. And the brighter the lipstick, the better.
Emily Blunt is my bright lip inspiration. We share pale skin and dark brown hair so what looks good on her is a good guide for me. This look sums up the perfect girl night out makeup, isn’t it perfection?
To copy this look Revlon lip Butter in ‘Sweet Tart’ ($21.95) would be my weapon of choice. However if you love Emily’s lipstick so much you must have the perfect match, her lipstick was Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in ‘Spellbound.’
The trick to a bright lip that will last through drinks is preparation. You need to lay the foundations so your lipstick has something to stick to. For this you have two choices – 1, prime your lips with a lip-stain in a matching shade, or 2, dab concealer on your lips before you apply your lipstick. I personally prefer the lip-stain option but concealer also works a treat for anchoring your lip colour.
The other thing to remember is to not overdo the rest of your makeup. Less is more.
Will you be working a bright lip this weekend?