I’m not really a huge fan of really bright, bold lipstick (save those reds you see me rocking,) but I got my hands on this hue at a Maybelline event and sort of fell madly in love. This — and the other Vivids— are Bold Lip Colors For People Who Don’t Like Bold Lip Color. They’re a great pop without packing a punch. They’re outstanding but not offensive, tremendous but not tawdry. In short, they’re perfect for summer.
I wore the shade for a long day of meetings and got a slew of compliments. I even got a wolf whistle and a “Nice lips!’ Thanks, man. Now, back to work.
I think the reason I like amped-up everyday hues like this is, well, it’s sort of cheating. You don’t have to think too hard on your jewelry, any basic outfit will do, etc. Your hair can be back, up, wet, dry….whatever. Sunnies, sunscreen and you’re done, gal. Consider yourself Glam Enough To Leave The House.
If you’re not really into bold lip color, maybe try a vivid shade instead. There’s a wide array of hues, so take a moment to turn on the brights this season.
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