The Secret To Pulling off Hot Pink Lipstick

Love bright lip color but not sure it’s for you? No worries: celebrity makeup artists have an awesome trick that makes wearing a pop of color incredibly easy to wear. Aside from nailing the application, and keeping your eye makeup look simple, you can pull off the boldest hues by simply matching your blush to your lips. It’s a subtle nuance that acts as the glue between your complexion and the bright color.

Case in point: Kate Bosworth at a fete for Jimmy Choo in Los Angeles earlier this month. Makeup artist Pati Dubroff mixed two lip colors, and two blush colors, to make a combination that is perfectly in sync.

Dubroff used Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24) in Dragon Girl to line Bosworth’s pout, then layered the brand's 413 BLKR all over her lips for the perfect shade of bright pink. Then, Dubroff applied a combination of the two pink hues in Kevyn Aucoin’s The Creamy Glow Duo ($28) in No. 2 Pravella/Janella to the actress’ cheeks.