BEAUTY BAR: Pretty Chic in Pink

As we are officially in the swing of spring, it feels like everybody is finally starting to shake off their winter wardrobes and vibrantly colored items are making their way out of hibernation. Slowly, but surely I’ve seen ensembles warm up as the weather does, with Fashionistas sporting more playful patterns and lively colors. A guaranteed way to look like a budding spring flower this season is to don a bold, flirty lip color (think coral, hot pink or fuchsia), just like this Fashionista with a fresh hot pink pout.

Successfully pulling off a bright lip requires balance from head to toe. This Fashionista exemplifies a chic way to rock a pop of pink without overthinking her style or distracting with too many colors. Her sharp outfit is based on a pair black jeans, a tailored black shirt and oh-so-versatile Dr. Martens boots, all of which provide a neutral and edgy foundation practically asking for a bright accent. An olive green faux leather jacket is the perfect final touch to counter-balance her vivid floral lipstick in both style and color, keeping the look from being too feminine while also adding another subtle layer of color for interest.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: For this look, you’ll want a matte lipstick or stain (I’m loving the Addis Ababa shade from NYX) because they provide vivid pigmentation and last all day. Keep the rest of your makeup fairly simple, with a swipe of black liner on top of the eyelids and some shimmering green liner along the lower lash line to complement the pink without distracting from the main attraction—your pout!