How to Wear Blue Lips and Not Look Sick

How to Wear Blue Lips and Not Look Sick

by Lydia Lohshini on Nov 14, 2016
Why you should care

There’s a fine line between Kylie Jenner and Smurf.

Blue lipsticks are making their way past runways and into our makeup bags. It looks like this new trend is here to stay.

We clue you in on how to rock this statement colour without looking like you’ve been to the Arctic.

1 Lip Liner is Key

Always line your lips when using a bright colour. You don’t want to look like you’ve had one too many Monster candies. If you can’t find a blue shade of liner, then use a clear liner pencil.

Try out Sephora’s Universal Lip Liner.

Universal Lip Liner white


2 Pick your Hue

Deciding on the perfect shade can be quite tricky; you first need to decide if you’re going for a carefree or dramatic look. For warmer skin tones, cooler blues with violet undertones will stand out better in contrast. Electric blue hues go well with lighter skin while deep smoky navy is a universally attractive tone.

Urban Decay Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipsticks


Shop Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in Heroin Comfort, Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Liquid Lipstick in Paint, or head over to your closest M.A.C. Counter and try on their blue shades: Designer Blue, Dew and Dreampot.

Blue Shades MAC Lipstick


3 Bronzer BFF

You most definitely don’t want people thinking you’re catching a  fever, so warm up your skin with bronzer. Switch out red hues for peach and bronze hues to make the look less pasty and more alive!

Try out Too Faced’s Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer.

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer


4 Minimalistic Makeup

As blue is such a strong statement colour, it’s best to let the colour shine on its own. Wearing minimalistic makeup helps the lip pop, and steers clear of an unintentional Halloween look.

5 Take It Up a Notch

If you want to go the extra mile, try adding some sparkle like Rihanna during New York Fashion week or mix colours and sport her denim-esque lip at the River Island Launch Party.

Celebrity blue lipstick


MUA Tip: Blue shades make your teeth look whiter and tone down the yellow in your skin tone, exuding a youthful look!
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Why you should care

There’s a fine line between Kylie Jenner and Smurf.

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