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5 Reasons Why We Love Bold Lips

Because it's all about that pout

(cover photo from Aggylow)

We've all had one of those days: we wake up, feel completely out of it, and somehow are in no mood to get ourselves looking fabulous and glam. But if there's one thing that life has taught us, it's that no matter how poorly you may feel or whatever life may throw your way, a good bold lip will always be around to be your amazing BFF. It's that one makeup secret we've learned along that way: one swipe of a striking bold lippie and we suddenly feel like we can take on the world.

So if you've yet to jump on the bold lip wagon, here are 5 reasons why we love bold lips and why you should too!


It's a huge confidence boost

When you've got a bright, bold lip on, something magical happens and you suddenly feel like your confidence has been given quite a boost. Your face looks brighter, your smile wider, and people are sitting up to notice you. After all, bold, striking colours are known to invoke attention and are emotionally invigorating. It takes guts to wear a bold lip and just swiping it on makes you feel like "hey, if I can rock this bold lip, I can do anything!"

For a fun, vibrant red that's easy to pair with any look, go for Estée Lauder's Pure Envy Lip Potion in Lethal Red #6.
Creates a stunning MOTD in seconds

If you only literally have minutes to get your MOTD on-point, then all you really need is a bold lip to finish off your look. For a quick-yet-stunning MOTD, first mattify your face with a powder foundation (it's easier to apply and blend that liquids or creams), quickly line your eyes with liquid liner, then add two coats of mascara. Then grab a bold lippie such as Estée Lauder's Pure Envy Lip Potion in Quiet Riot #10. With its rich, moisturising formula, it glides on smoothly on your lips with a bold pop of colour to complete your MOTD.

It's a scene-stealer

You don't need to steal the scene wherever you go; but if you're attending an event and truly want to make a lasting impression, it's the perfect time to be a scene-stealer. A bold lip is your go-to makeup item for such a moment. Pair it with a striking outfit, such as this slim-cut red mini dress, faux leather jacket, and a killer booties. Swipe on a bright bold lip--either in a rich, vibrant red or a stand-out vampy purple for a scene-stealing pout.

Puts the focus on your smile

We like to think of the bold lip as a frame to a stunning smile. After all, with everyone's attention instantly zooming onto your lips, a striking bold lip puts the focus back on your pretty smile. So don't shy away or hide your smile behind a nude lip. A quick swipe of a bold lip instantly brightens and widens your smile, adding a pop of sunshine and happiness to any day.
Effortlessly completes any outfit

Sometimes, you get that feeling that your outfit needs one more little thing to be complete. Accessories? Nope. Fancier shoes? Nope. A funky hairstyle? Nope. You've tried them all, mix-and-matching your closet and yet you still feel like your look is missing a little something. What does it need? Simple: a bold lip. 

Whether you're into monochrome, or love floral, or are into the sporty luxe look--there's no denying that sometimes you just need a bright pop of colour to complete the look. Much like this sporty monochrome ensemble from Clozette Ambassador HLRYYS, a look that she topped off with a bright red lip.

What do you love most about the bold lip trend? Share it with us in the comment box below!

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