Scared Of Bright Lipstick? This Expert Tip Will Prove Helpful 6 years ago

Scared Of Bright Lipstick? This Expert Tip Will Prove Helpful

Okay so we admit it, the Her team are lipstick hoarders.

We have a lot of love for candy colours and eye-catching brights but there's no denying that it can be daunting trying out a new shade for the first time.


If (like us) you've purchased a "wow" lipstick and relegated it to the back of your makeup drawer because you're scared to wear it, celebrity make-up artist Nick Barose has a foolproof tip.

Nick, who's worked with Hollywood stars Amy Adams and Lupita N'yongo, says that contouring is the secret to mastering a bright lip.

Amy Adams
Nick has worked with A-list actress Amy Adams

All you have to do is (and it will take a few practice sessions) use a deeper version of the same colour to give your pout a contoured effect.

It might sound a little mad BUT when you think about it, mixing dark and light shades is the perfect approach to a bright colour.


The deeper lipstick goes all over your lips. Then apply a dot of the second shade on the middle of your lips before blending.

And now, we're off to try out different combinations to see what works...TOO. MUCH.FUN.

Pout perfection...

H/T  Refinery 29