A bold lip is a showstopper in itself. Wearing a strong colour on the lips instantly makes you look brighter, younger, and well rested. It’s probably one of the easiest ways to mask fatigued skin. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up, lipsticks in bright reds, oranges, and fuchsia tones should be your go-to colours. Plums, pinks, and corals do the same for warm skin tones. But the rule to remember is, if you wear bold lipsticks frequently, it might be a good idea to dial down the rest of your makeup. A bold lip looks best paired with subtle, natural-looking skin, and bare eyes. A smidge of shimmer, a minimalist cat-eye, and some mascara will open up your eyes without stealing the spotlight from your lips.
This easy 3-step tutorial will help you create the perfect eye makeup for every bold lipstick you own!
STEP 1: CONCEAL
Prep your skin with a little moisturiser. Try the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-In-Crème, which is a lightweight formula that nourishes, and revitalises, your skin. Next, cover up any blemishes using a lightweight concealer like the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer. Concealing any imperfections ensures the rest of your face is a blank canvas, which then makes sure the focus is on your lips. If you need to even out your complexion, use a matte-finish foundation like the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation that gives you even coverage, and is buildable. Next, dust your skin with the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet And Dry Compact to set your makeup.
STEP 2: POUT
Define your lips using a lip liner in a shade that’s close to the colour of your lipstick like the Lakmé 9to5 Lip Liner in Red Alert. Now, fill in your lips with the Lakmé Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color with Argan Oil in Red Velvet. This lipstick is not only highly pigmented, but it also ensures that your lips are nourished and hydrated. Make sure you blend your lipstick into your liner to achieve that perfect pout.
STEP 3: EYES
Keep your eye makeup as minimal as possible. You could apply a few coats of the Kareena Kapoor Khan By Lakmé Absolute Lash Definer in Black mascara to open up the eyes, and stop there. But if you want to add some more drama, opt for a subtle cat-eye, which looks great with a bold red lip. Use short strokes to line your eyes with the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner in Black. It comes with a unique tip that makes application super easy. If only eyeliner and mascara isn’t what you’re going for, try a subtle eyeshadow look to brighten up the eyes. Using the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Gold, define your crease with a brown shade. Next, use the gold shade and apply it on the centre of your eyelid. Finish off the look with a few coats of mascara!