Friday, 3 May 2013

Bold is Beautiful! Barbie Pink Lips

Friday, 3 May 2013

Who said bright pink lips were just for blonde Barbie dolls?

For a very long time, I've been terrified of wearing, how should I put it, daring coloured lipstick.

As I've mentioned before, red lips used to be a scary thing for me. I would rarely ever wear red on my lips, for the very fact that they would draw attention to me, and I feared that for whatever reason, they wouldn't suit me, and I'd look ridiculous. How wrong I was!

My next challenge for myself? Bright pink lips. I'd admired one of my close friends for the fact she had the confidence to wear very bright lipsticks (her lippy's pinker than mine!) and I'd always thought it looked amazing on her - yet, for some reason, I doubted again what it would look like on myself.

So, I thought - you know what? I'm gonna do something new with my lips for a change. I always seem to pick out nude looking colours and clear lip-glosses for my usual make-up routine, always playing it safe and rarely being brave, but about a fortnight ago, I decided to jump out of my comfort zone. I bought the pinkiest shade I could find rummaged among the testers in the Boots aisle, and decided to take that risk of looking like a clown/barbie gone wrong..

It's safe to say I was pleasantly surprised!

I love the shade of pink, it didn't make me look like an alien, and I was even brave enough to wear it in the day!

Just to make sure I wasn't overdoing it, though, I decided to keep the rest of my face simple - understated eyes with just a little mascara. That's the general rule (I likely read somewhere) after all - if you're going for bold lips, keep the eyes basic, and vice versa for bold eyes.

But, in fairness, you wouldn't need to do much with the rest of your face anyway for a gorgeous lip colour like this - you want the focus on the lips after all, and they do the talking for you!

So, the moral of the story? Don't be afraid to try new things. You may discover a look you really love.

I used:

Be bold and get your pout on!

Are there any lipstick colours you shy away from? What do you think of the barbie pinks? Do share!

Have a gorgeous weekend m'lovelies!


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  1. I have to say, its look amazing on you, Gorgeous color. You should of wear more often Emily. I remembers, last time I worn this pretty color, when I was High school. Wishing you a very happy weekend sweetheart! Big hugs from USA. ox


    1. Hey Tanya!

      Thank you deary!:-) I think I definitely will be wearing more often from now on - it's great when you find a new lip shade you love! You should try this colour again too, I bet it'd really suit you!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a fab saturday :-)


  2. Came back to say "hello"

    oh yes, I'd love too. I hope I can find in the U.S :)

    Have an amazing weekend sweetie!


  3. Ooooh whom might this close friend be! :'D Bold really is beautiful, that shade looks fab on you! You can definitely get away with bright coloured lips, it really compliments your eyes and the ombre too I reckon :)

    1. Hahaha you of course!! ;) Awww thanks mate! It does go nice with the ombre actually :D

      Thanks for commenting!!

      Emily x


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