After spending nearly all of last year wearing just lip balm and no lipstick at all, we are all totally ready to rock bold pouts this new year. If you’ve kept a tab on 2021’s makeup trends, you’d know that bold and statement lipsticks are going to be HUGE this year.
But if you are a makeup minimalist or someone who prefers a bold eye over a bold lip, then we totally understand your apprehension about jumping onto the bold lip bandwagon right away. But believe us, that’s about to change after you finish reading this article. Why, you ask? Well, we’ve put together a list of five super stylish and fun ways to rock a bold lipstick without looking too OTT. So, go ahead and be prepared to fall in love with a statement lip!
01. Glossy red
Image courtesy: @mrunalofficial2016
It’s rightly said that once you find the perfect shade of red, there’s no looking back! If you prefer a classic, timeless makeup look, then this one by Mrunal Thakur will definitely wow you. The glossy red lip with a dewy base, lots of highlighter, subtle shimmery lids and fluttery lashes look super stylish. Recreate this look for the next party, and be prepared to have compliments pouring your way!
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Plump And Shine Lip Gloss - Crimson Shine
02. Plum yum
Image courtesy: @therealkarismakapoor
Indian attire and bold lipsticks totally seem like a match made in heaven, don’t you think? Go matchy-matchy like Karisma Kapoor, and match your lipstick with your outfit for a monochrome makeup look. Define your brows and apply kohl to your upper and lower lash line to tie the look together.
BB picks: Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick - MP4 Plum Pick
03. Metallic pink
Image courtesy: @shrutzhaasan
If you prefer experimenting with different lip textures, then metallic lippies are totally in this season! If you are wearing a bold metallic lip like Shruti Haasan, be sure to keep the rest of your makeup minimal. A thin flick of eyeliner, several coats of mascara and defined brows are enough to complete your makeup look without stealing focus from the lip.
04. Dark brown
Image courtesy: @debasreee
If worn correctly, a bold dark brown lipstick can look uber stylish and take your makeup look from drab to fab instantly. This red-based brown as seen on Debasree Banerjee is something that will instantly brighten up your face without looking stark. And that’s not even the best part; brown lipsticks look super flattering on all Indian skin tones, and if you are in the mood for a little more experimenting, you can even pair it with a graphic eye, like Debasree!
BB picks: Lakme Cushion Matte Lipstick - Brown Sugar
05. Fine wine
Image courtesy: @streakhuefall
Another bold lipstick shade that really flatters all Indian skin tones is wine. Pair it with simple jeans and tee, traditional outfits or even a shimmery party dress, this lip colour is a total winner. But remember to keep your eye makeup a bit minimal like Kavya to ensure that the lipstick remains the hero of your look.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute 3D Lipstick - Wine Whisper
Main image courtesy: @shrutzhaasan
Written by Urvi Dalal on Feb 08, 2021
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!