How To Wear Bright Lipstick On Thin Lips

 

Pink lippie on the way home from the beach

Pink lippie on the way home from the beach

One style blog I am a little obsessed with is by awesome fashionista Fox in Flats. In December she ran a series of daily dares called DAREcemeber. I was keen to join in but when I saw that the fox had put down hot pink lipstick for day one, I panicked. Could I wear fuchsia lipstick from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed? Hell to the no.

Due to my thin lips, I suffer from serious lipstick phobia. Make-up experts have told me that ladyfolk with thin lips should stick to gloss and that’s what I have been happily doing for the past fifteen years or so. Phwoar, am I really that old?

The last time I put on bright pink lippie I was a 14-year-old troublemaker who wore it to the last day of school because I knew they couldn’t suspend me. I dyed my hair hot pink too. Those were the days – when I embraced being bold. Well, it is time to bring back the rebellious Emma. Rules are made to be broken and I’m gonna try and rock it out with fuchsia – yeah baby.

Me and Kate as punk kids

Emma and Kate as punk kids

How I got hot pink lips

1) Add a lipliner

Brand: Australis lipliner

Colour: Kiss Me Quick

Price: I got it on sale at Priceline for $5.95 but it’s usually $8.95. You can also get it online for $8.95.

Verdict (Yay or Nay): A fun colour and very smooth. You might need to go nuts on the lip balm the day after wearing it though – it’s a bit drying. Yay!

2) Whack on some lippie

Brand: Australis: colour me inject mineral lipstick

Colour: Flamenco

Price: on sale at Priceline for $9.95 but it’s usually $12.95. You can also get it online for $12.95.

Verdict (Yay or Nay): Moisturising – win. It needs to be reapplied ever hour or so. Yay!

3) Blot with tissue, reapply lippie, blot again and off you go 

Before

Before

After

After

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Here’s a good tutorial on how to wear lipstick on thin lips.

If any readers feel their lips are too much on the petite side for bright lipstick, let these rocking chicks inspire you.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Leigh Sales

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