Though summer is lurking just around the corner and trending spring glossy lips are what beauty fans crave in the warm weather months, it seems the celebrity makeup highlights at the 2014 Met Costume Institute Gala leaned toward a matte, ultra saturated bold lip color.
From mega stars to Hollywood's modern day iconic beauties, a statement lip in hues of luxe jewel tones, vibrant pink and deep reds debuted as a major makeup look among a few of Hollywood's most praised style trendsetters. Paired with muted yet defined color palettes on the eyes with groomed full eyebrows, this strong lip look is a refreshing taste of matte among the usual overly shiny lip lacquers seen on annual spring red carpets. Keep skin looking fresh by not over powdering and using just thin layers of foundation and concealer to perfect the skin.
To achieve the bold matte, lip color at home first prep lips with a hydrating lip balm about ten minutes prior to makeup application. Before color is added to the mix, blot lips with a tissue and use a small amount of concealer to highlight the corners of the mouth, top of the cupid's bow and bottom of the lower lip. The concealer with help to define and keep lips looking precise. next, fill in both lips from the center outward filling in the entire area to ensure lipstick has a smooth canvas to cling too. Next, build color intensity by using a lip brush to push lip liner into the lips almost like a stain, then add small amounts of matte lipstick straight from the lip bullet and continue to blend into the lips with a brush until desired look is achieved.
Are you a fan of the bold lip look for spring/summer seasons?