BEAUTY BAR: Cupid's Bow

July 15th, 2015 at 2:00am

The summer heat and humidity can often be overbearing; this should not deter Fashionistas/os from taking a stab at a bold lip or a hair accessory you’ve adored. Bold red lips can be worn by everyone during any season, as long as you learn how to apply it correctly to your look. Celebrities and designers are boldly choosing red as the new go-to lipstick this summer—why shouldn’t you, as well?

While en route to class, I stumbled upon this Fashionista revealing a matte red lip along with a lovely feminine hair accessory. Her matte red lip paired with a black and white dress added a pop of color and excitement to the look. The use of an oversized bow in her hair added a feminine touch and proved to be on trend this season.

We all know that accessories make an outfit, but very few pay attention to the importance of hair accessories to make a hairstyle chicer and extraordinary. Oversized hair bows are a spring/summer 2015 hair accessory trend as shown by Moschino and Betsey Johnson. These bows create a girly or festive look to complement any outfit. Not all oversized bows are created equal; this must-have trend can be found in a variety of colors and prints.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? To complete this look, you’ll need to find a red lipstick that complements your complexion and is within your budget. This Fashionista’s favorite would have to be the NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, which is a matte scarlet red. There are various ways to tackle the bold red lip—the choice is up to you. A bright red lip offers bold and vibrant color with a touch of gloss to top it off, similar to one of Taylor Swift’s favorite lip shade COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot. A red with pastel softens an intense lip color with a pastel outfit or accessory; the contrast in the colors proves to be quite pleasant. My must-have, a matte red, offers a matte finish and a modern way to wear red lipstick. An oldie-but-goodie lip color, MAC lipstick in Russian Red, which has had a cult following since launched in the ‘80s, is an iconic lip product with an intense matte bluish red. Oversized bows can be used to add femininity to any outfit; these bows can be bought in neutral tones, bright colors, pastels and prints.