By Susan "Honey" Good
You may have noticed, darlings, that I embrace bold lipstick. Nearly every day. I love my lips. And, I'm here to say, you should love yours, too.
"They" used to say that women of a certain age should not wear bold lipstick. This old adage ended when women of a certain age told "them" what to do with their advice. I'm smiling as I write this, darlings, and I hope you are, too.
Pucker up to bold, visible lips this season! Here are some of my favorite hues...
MAC “The Matte” lipstick in All Fired Up, $17 online here.
Who doesn’t love a classic MAC lipstick? I’m loving this one called “All Fired Up,” a bright fuchsia hue. It’s inspired by the colors you may have seen at Marchesa this spring. I think this is a lovely, mature, yet vibrant way to pull off hot pink.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in “Lingerie Pink," $36 online here.
Want a lipstick that’s going to complement all of your flowy summer sundresses? Then you need this dusty pink called "Lingerie Pink." It’s the perfect combination of feminine and fun.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture 58 in “Luminous Pink,” $37 online here.
Are you adventurous enough to try a purple lipstick, darling? I am! Purple is the new trend and it actually flatters many skin tones, so try it out... after all, life is short! Pair it with light eye makeup so that you don't look overdone.
Estée Lauder “Bronze Goddess Summer Glow” Lip and Cheek color in “Peach Glow,” $34, online here.
Looking to make a statement without going too over the top? Try a pastel peach or coral. I adore this hue because it gives you three looks with just one product. One end is a high shine gloss while the other end is a vibrant color that you can wear on your lips or on your cheeks as a dewy blush.
Jouer sheer lipstick SPF 15 in “St Barths,” $24 online here.
A classic red lip is appropriate any time of the year. What makes this one perfect is that it has aloe vera and SPF 15 to keep lips smooth, pretty, and protected all summer long.