How to make bright lipsticks wearable in three steps

One shade fits all


By Redzhanna Jazmin

How to make bright lipsticks wearable in three steps

Have you ever bought a lippy only to later decide that the shade is far too vibrant for you to pull off? Join the club.

It’s a phenomenon many experienced while hoarding beauty supplies during the pandemic—tester-free and virtual displays paired with a need to fill the void with makeup landed many a beauty enthusiast with boxes full of so-called “unwearable” shades.

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Fortunately, if you’re among those with too much stuff and too little occasion, you can now save your impulse buys from the landfill: We’ve found a great three-step hack that will make any and all lipstick shades wearable in no time.

As content creator Kali Ledger demonstrates below, all you’ll need is a brown lip liner and a clear gloss on-hand to pull it off.


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Here’s the step-by-step breakdown:

  1. Line your lips with a brown liner that is darker than the lipstick
  2. Apply the lipstick to the centre of your lips, blending it into the lip liner shade
  3. Top off with a clear gloss for maximum drama

Et voila! Suddenly, you can see yourself going out on the town. Take this as a sign—it’s time to break out the frosted pink and neon orange shades that are gathering dust in your vanity and have some fun!

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