If you consider yourself a makeup risk-taker, then now’s the perfect time to try a seriously bold lip color. That’s right, we’re here to talk about blue lipstick. Whether you want to wear a red, white, and blue makeup look to show your patriotism or want to simply stand out from the crowd, we’re here to show you how to do it right. Below, a blue lipstick look for every skin tone, as well as tips for applying this dramatic hue. Once you’re ready to go, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Navy Spy—and show off your deep blue pout!
HOW TO WEAR BLUE LIPSTICK FOR EVERY SKIN TONE
Blue can look harsh on your skin if it’s not done right, which is why it’s important to make sure the rest of your makeup complements your out-there lip color. Regardless of your skin tone, it’s a good idea to keep the rest of your face pretty neutral. Stick to basics with foundation, a hint of eye shadow, ultra-thin eyeliner, and a coat of mascara. That way, your lips can be the star of the show and you won’t have to worry that you’ve veered into clown territory.
HOW TO WEAR BLUE LIPSTICK FOR LIGHT SKIN TONES
If you have a light skin tone, keep things simple. Warm up your skin tone with a hint of bronzer on your cheeks. Then draw a thin line of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party across your upper lash line and coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara.
HOW TO WEAR BLUE LIPSTICK FOR OLIVE SKIN TONES
Go nude with the rest of your makeup. Dust shades from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude onto your lids, then line your eyes with a slight flick upwards using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Black. Finish with a sweep of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush on the apples of your cheeks.
HOW TO WEAR BLUE LIPSTICK FOR WARM SKIN TONES
Again, when it comes to wearing blue lipstick, simplicity is key as far as the rest of your makeup goes—and that applies to warm skin tones too. In addition to swiping on your blue lip color, apply a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara and you’re ready to go.
HOW TO WEAR BLUE LIPSTICK FOR MEDIUM SKIN TONES
Flatter your medium skin tone by painting your lids with a bronze eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe. Use your ring finger to gently dab the color on.
HOW TO WEAR BLUE LIPSTICK FOR DARK SKIN TONES
Good news, ladies: Rich jewel tones look absolutely stunning against dark skin tones! Get a flawless base by using a full coverage foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation. Apply it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender in quick dabbing and rolling motions.
HOW TO APPLY BLUE LIPSTICK
Since blue is such a contrasting color to your skin, it can have the tendency to settle into lines and show any imperfections. The right application technique can make all the difference in how blue lipstick looks. Follow these steps to get it right:
Step 1: Exfoliate your lips
Use a lip scrub to help slough off dead skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin before you put that lipstick anywhere near your lips.
Step 2: Prime your pout
Apply a lip primer to help ensure you’re working with a smooth base. This will also help your lip look last longer. No lip primer? No problem! Just dab on a thin layer of lip balm instead.
Step 3: Break out the lip liner
Line your lips with a clear lip liner so that you won’t draw outside the lines. A clear lip liner will help create a barrier effect to prevent bleeding or feathering as well as fill in fine lines around the mouth.
Step 4: Apply your blue lipstick
It’s time to paint your lips blue! Outline your lips first, then fill them in.
Step 5: Remove it all at the end of the day
After rocking this bold makeup trend all day, we bet you don’t want to be standing over your bathroom sink scrubbing at your skin to get rid of your highly-pigmented lipstick. Instead, use a no-rinse micellar water, like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types to remove your makeup. Saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water and wipe the pad across your lips.
Want to consider another untraditional lip color? Maybe one that isn’t 100% mainstream but is still perfect for everyday wear? Sounds like you might be in the market for a purple lipstick! Here’s How to Wear Violet Lipstick.