Style Guide: Outfit Ideas for Bold Lipstick Shades

Have you ever wanted to wear a certain lipstick shade, but decided against it because you had zero idea on what outfit to match it with? Same - it's frustrating (and a pity!), especially when you're left with a pile of gorgeous shades left in storage, or three months into putting off buying that perfect shade of mauve for a day when you're feeling bold enough to rock it.

But don't fret! In honor of National Lipstick Month, we came up with a couple of quick and easy lip-and-outfit combos for those searching for some style inspo for their fave bold lip.

Rock the classic red lip

Shop the look:
On Shaina (left): Athena Cowl Neck Cami in Ebony
On Amelia (right): Athena Cowl Neck Cami in Cherry
On Dahna (center): Natalie Button Down Coordinates in White

Lipstick really has its way of bringing your outfit up a notch, and this is especially true for our timeless fave ⁠— the red lip. While the color may be intimidating to some, there's no denying that the color exudes the strength, independence, and power.

When playing with reds, your lips are the center of attention. We greatly recommend pairing this shade with your closet classics to add a layer of sophistication and an expensive feel to your entire look. 

A bright red can brighten an all-black ensemble, just like what we did on Shaina in Careline's Matte Liquid Lipstick - In Bloom, paired with our Athena Cowl Neck Cami in Ebony

Careline's In Bloom is also a go-to for when you want to exude that classic vintage feel take it from Dahna in our Natalie Coordinates in White.

A rich red can also exude the same expensive feel, especially on Mestizas. Here, Amelia wears a mix of Careline's Upper Hand and In Bloom with our Athena Cowl Neck Cami in Cherry. Pair these shades with a medium eye and bold brows, and you're ready to strut the streets.

Experiment with your purple and blues

Shop the look:
On Shaina (right): Claudia One Shoulder Top in Black 
On Amelia (left): Angela Ruched Top with Puffed Sleeves in Black, Zola Trousers in Plaid
On Dahna (center): Zoe Round Neck Shirt in Lavender Gray, Zola Trousers in Gray Gingham

Playing with all the shades in the color spectrum is also a must,  especially for when you're feeling playful and daring. Similar to reds, when wearing striking shades — like purple, gray, or blue  your lips are the star of the show. 

When it comes to styling these, a no-fail way is to go with your blacks, whites, and basics. Take it from Shaina: working her Claudia One Shoulder Top in Black, a pair of wide-legged jeans, and Careline's Matte Liquid Lipstick in Dark Matter. The bold shade adds a layer of edge and character to the look, and can definitely do the same for a whole range of basics in your wardrobe.

This doesn't mean to go all plain and simple for your outfit entirely! Like Amelia, also wearing Careline's Dark Matter, add some texture and color to your outfit by injecting hints of analogous colors to your accessories; or in this case, by wearing a top or bottom that has traces of purple, blues, or grays in the print to keep your ensemble cohesive and balanced to your plum lip. You can still play with statement pieces in your wardrobe, like a ruched top or puffed sleeved top, but we recommend to keep the colors mum to keep full attention on your lip. 

Analogous colors keep outfits fun, but not too busy. Similar to Dahna rocking Careline's Liquid Lipstick in Wallflower, add lightness and color to your look by pairing your blue lip with purple hues. Like with every bold lip choice, the key to making this ensemble work is to make sure your outfit complements your lip, not overpower it.

Life's too short for bare and boring lips. This National Lipstick Month, play with the entire lip shade spectrum without breaking the bank with Careline's P49 SALE. Have your pick from their 16 Matte and Metallic Liquid Lipsticks all priced at P49 (from PHP195 SRP) this month in select retail stores nationwide!

Click here to see all participating stores. Promo ends on July 31, 2019.

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