“I consider bold lip colors neutral because they work perfectly on every complexion, whether you have a dark, medium, or pale skin tone,” says Emirati makeup artist and photographer Saeed Khalifa. “There’s no such thing as the ‘right’ bold lip color. All of them are right,” he says, listing MAC Cosmetics Lady Danger and Dior Cloudy Matte as his beauty wardrobe staples for this season. Besides, a swipe of cheerful, colorful pigment is the easiest thing to throw on this spring for an instant beauty pick-me-up. Here are Khalifa’s tips for effortlessly rocking colorful lipstick:
1. Anchor a bold lip with a soft swirl of blush to avoid looking washed out.
2. Complement an eye-popping lipstick with an iridescent neutral eyeshadow.
Below, we round up our favorite bold and bright lipsticks to carry you through the new season and beyond.
Lip Color in Flash of Pink
Lip Chic in Mandarin
Antimatter Lipstick in Nebula
Rouge Dior in Clover Matte
Audacious Lipstick in Lana
Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Power Grab
Vice Lipstick in Vanity Kills