Easy Bold Lip Trends To Try This Summer

If you're one of those people who feels like bright lip colors just don't suit you right, we're here to prove you wrong. A traffic-stopping shade is actually the easiest and best way to update your look (short of purchasing a new wardrobe), and it's not as terrifying as it sounds. All you need to do is tone down the eyeshadow, and skip the contour (if you're not into a full-face of makeup).

To show you how easy it is to pull off a statement lip, we teamed up with Sephora Collection for Episode 4 of the The Beauty Lab, "Bold Lips 101." This week is all about the brightest, boldest colors out there. See below for a sneak peek of our favorite products and what we learned.

The Beauty Lab is an Instagram Stories series presented by Bustle & Sephora Collection, available only on @Bustle. Each Friday, Irma Elezovic, Bustle's branded beauty editor, will join Helen Phillips, the National Artist for Sephora Collection, to demystify the latest beauty trends.

Here's What We Tried:

We played with Rouge Gel Lip Liner (1), Colorful Gloss Balm (2), and Cream Lip Stain (3).

Here's What We Learned:

1. Apply A Lip Liner First & Then A Gloss

If you're into customization, then you'll love this. I first applied the Rouge Gel Lip Liner in a red shade, and then topped it off with Colorful Gloss Balm in blue. The combo created a bold, shiny purple lip that was perfect for day or night.

2. There's A Shade For Everyone — Seriously.

Red? Orange-red? Pink-red? PURPLE? All three Sephora Collection products come in over 25 shades (Cream Lip Stain has 40!), so it's impossible to not find a color that works for you.

3. Comfortable, Non-Drying Matte Lipsticks DO Exist

The last thing anybody wants on their lips is a super-drying lipstick. Cream Lip Stain not only delivers serious pigment, but it also feels great and does not budge.

Photos: Lauren Perlstein; Hair & Makeup: Ashleigh Ciucci

This post is sponsored by Sephora Collection.