5 Reasons Why We Love Bold Lips | Clozette

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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.



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We owe so much to the genius who invented the concealer because it's the most versatile makeup product--ever! Aside from concealing, it also functions as a substitute for other products and define certain areas of your face. And just like the foundation, it comes in various forms we can play around with.

So maximise your concealer's potential with these 5 hacks!


Define Your Face Shape

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You usually buy a concealer one shade lighter and one shade darker, right? How about adding another shade to your list, like 3-4 shades darker so it functions are your contour base? No need to look for an expensive cream contour shades and palettes. You just have to find the right shade that will complement your skin and use it as your contour product, defining your cheek bones, nose bridge, and jawline. Just remember to blend it well to prevent any streaks or harsh lines on your face.

Act As Eyelid Primer

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If you're not into buying an extra primer for your eyelids, your concealer is there to save the day!  Prevent your eyeshadow from fading through the day by blend the concealer on your whole eyelid up to where your brows starts. It'll ensure that your eyeshadow colour shows up better and stays on the whole day. 

Highlight Your Features

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Another famous trick makeup artists use is to conceal the under eye area with a lighter shade so it also acts as a highlighter. Draw an inverted triangle under your eye, with the point toward your cheek. It's a great makeup trick to give your face the illusion of lift and brightness.  

Make Your Lips Look Plumper

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If your lips need a bit more plumpness to it, dab concealer on the middle section of both your lower and upper lips. It creates the illusion of bigger lips as it highlights that area, making it stand-out and look plump. Blend it well and finish of with a nude lip gloss.

Clean Up Your Mess

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Messed up your makeup? No problem! Your instant saviour is none other than your concealer. You can use it to fix the mistakes of your winged eyeliner, overlined brows, and messy lipstick application. It saves you from the hassle of removing it altogether and starting over. Plus, it also sharpens the edges while erasing the mistakes. Genius!



The new Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion is the latest in lip innovation by Estée Lauder, which features a lightweight formula that has the benefits, colour intensity and plush comfort of a lipstick, lip gloss and lip balm all rolled into one!

I really adore this product – it gives my thin lips a more voluminous and curvaceous look and most importantly features long-wearing and rich colour-maintaining properties for as long as up to 8 hours! Thanks to Estée Lauder’s Advanced True Vision Technology, the Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion contains ‘Concentrated Liquid’ structural pigments that create rich color, definition and volume on every application. 

With it’s new, slanted and curved tip applicator, application has never been easier and more precised! It’s sleek elongated and seductive packaging with the brand’s signature navy and gold-tone is completed with a rectangular window that frames each shade’s colour for simplified shade selection.

I like that each respective tube of Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion is also equipped with Time Release Encapsulated Moisture Complex with Hyaluronic Acid to help boost our lips’ ability to attract, capture and seal-in continuous hydration!

Transform your looks for the different styles with the different shades of Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion!

With a wide variety of shades flattering all skin tones – from nudes to browns, corals to reds, pinks to berries and mauves to plums; I can assure you there is bound to be not one nor two, but at least a few shades that you would love to have to express yourself through multiple styles!

I would love to pick all shades of Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion to incorporate into my lifestyle  - every single shade is simply too alluring and I can literally find an outfit or mood to match the respective shades with!

Experimenting with the shades that would suit my overall lifestyle better, I picked these 3 shades :

Naked Ambition (Nude shade) #01

Cold Fire (Pinkish-Coral shade) #05 

Quiet Riot (Bright red shade) #10

I am a Piano Teacher so I have to portray a more serious side of myself towards my students and their parents – I have to look professional as first impression counts a lot as a teacher and a role model!

I would normally dress myself in a plain-coloured long maxi dress, wear very minimal and light makeup with my to-go shade for lips in nude colour.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in NAKED AMBITION #01 would fit this bill perfectly – not to mention it’s super hydrating and lasting properties that can last me very well throughout the entire busy day!

When I’m off work, you will spot me getting busy maintaining my social networks account.

Yes I am a part-time blogger too! Having a keen interest to share about my fashion insights and lifestyle wonders – I love (and NEED) to travel.

I don’t particularly love the idea of wearing makeup while taking my flights to and fro countries, but for the sake of good-looking selfies and portraiture shots I have to – all girls have to!

To overcome this irony, I would choose to just wear BB cream and a more vivid coloured lippie to help brighten up my entire face to look camera-ready throughout my flights and trips! 

For this, the shade COLD FIRE #05 from Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lip Potion range would be my top pick for an overall effortless look!

Weekends are for dressing up! You are most likely to spot me in town when it’s everyone’s favourite days of the week. 

All spruced up and date-ready, my MOTD would be more sassy and I will be very plausibly wearing a bright red lippie looking like I’m ready to conquer the world/any OOTD shots (oops!).

My favourite? No doubt it would be the Estée Lauder Pure Envy Lip Potion QUIET RIOT#10 shade to help complete my date-night look!

All spruced up and ready to go! The New Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion will be available at Estée Lauder counters including ION Orchard Boutique from August 2015!

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