BEAUTY BAR: Case of the Blues

BEAUTY BAR: Case of the Blues

Blue lipstick may seem like a look reserved for the beauty pros and pop princesses—you know, the freakishly blessed likes of Rihanna, Joan Smalls, Kesha and Kylie Jenner, who have all rocked the shade on their famous pouts. If you have skipped past shades of blue in the beauty aisle because you believe the color is not for the rest of us non-famous, glam squad-less girls, then you are mistaken. Not convinced? Take a look at this Fashionista and prepare to be proven wrong.

This Fashionista shows us how we can all ease into the beauty trend that has slowly crept up on us for a few seasons, yet is still largely faced with apprehension. She looks striking in Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche lipstick in Squid Ink. The bullet is aptly named for its deep navy hue with a slight sheen. Since the lipstick is not a matte, it is more forgiving for any newbies to the dark statement pout. Just make sure to still apply it with a lip brush so it reads sleek rather than sloppy.

Aside from its wearable finish, this lipstick works with the help of some carefully (and sparingly!) applied friends. This Fashionista kept the rest of her makeup clean, accentuating her complexion with a light dusting of Too Faced Chocolate Soleil matte bronzer and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. A few coats of Buxom Lash waterproof mascara and some definition to the brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz completed the look.

With a beauty game this strong, this Fashionista’s outfit was more of an accessory than the star of attention. She perfectly complimented the punky hue with an ode to ’90s grunge, seen in her washed out denim jacket and studded Alexander Wang bag. The rest of her outfit is kept simple with a black South Moon Under romper, letting her lips steal the show. The black pieces in her ensemble and grungy details add to the edge of her daring lip look.

Going all out and embracing the rocker vibe is definitely something to consider when reaching for a blue lipstick. If such a look is not your style, don’t fret just yet. This lip color is just as lovely in sky blues, cobalts and indigos. With such a wide range of shades, an ever wider range of possible styles exists, too. No matter how you approach the blue lip trend, remember one thing: be as bold as the color painted on your mouth and know all the while that you are absolutely killing it.