BEAUTY BAR: The Lipstick's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

This summer is all about color. However, I’m not talking about delicate pastels. Bold blues, pinks and oranges are some of this season’s essential colors. Celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Beyoncé and Brittany Snow have been rocking this trend by pairing pieces like a bright pink crop top with a vibrant red skirt. However, if you aren’t feeling as adventurous as these ladies, there are still ways to incorporate color into your wardrobe without feeling as though you look like a construction worker. One of my favorite methods is to pair neutral or more mellow colored clothing with bright accessories and/or makeup.

This Fashionista is rocking this trend perfectly as she spends the afternoon exploring Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. When deciding upon her outfit for the day, she knew she wanted to look summery and colorful, but didn’t want to go too far out of her comfort zone of neutrals and light colors. Therefore, the pop of bright lipstick from her Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Mandarin Muse is the perfect way to add color to her ensemble.

What I love about this outfit is the fact that she pairs the red-orange color from the lip stain with the various shades of blue on her printed shorts. The brightness from the lip color and the calm blues from the shorts balance each other out perfectly so that the outfit appears bright and summery without being blindingly colorful. In addition, the gold aviator sunglasses pair perfectly with the red-orange color from the lip stain. They are a great addition to the look, and make this Fashionista appear cool and collected on this hot summer day.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? To incorporate this trend into your looks, find a bright lipstick color that works best for you. The red-orange tone might not work for everyone’s complexion, so experiment with the hundreds of bright lipstick colors out there to find your signature shade. Pair the lipstick with an outfit consisting of a mix of neutrals and colors that complement the lipstick shade. If you’re feeling adventurous, find a bright colored purse or pair of heels that match the lip shade. With these added pops of color to your outfit, you’ll be looking as stylish as Beyoncé.