In an attempt to reintroduce myself after nearly a year and half of wearing (and loathing) braces, I decided to delve head first in to a shade of lipstick as dark as night with a deep red wine stain to contrast nearly every feature on my face. Instantly transformed in to someone new, I still felt like me, only more present; halted in a moment where commanding the room – the attention of everyone present – was secondary to the bold confidence I was now beginning to embrace. You see, for yours truly, the thought of a bold lipstick frightened me for some time. However, unlike my unwavering preference for black sugarless caffeine, I was now almost certain that a bold lip held reverence over the rest of my minimal makeup collection, it’s power to transform with minimal effort scoring it off the charts.

After a weekend spent reveling in Wet n Wild’s “Cherry Bomb” lipstick, I decided to include it as part of my go-to winter makeup routine, paired with bushy brows, big lashes and my ultimate wardrobe essential – a crisp white shirt. For a modern approach to wearing bold lipstick, opt for glossy waves that fall and frame the face naturally. Alternatively, wear hair in a loose low bun and have your bold lip go head-head with your ultimate statement earrings – your crisp white shirt will ease the tension and lessen the drama created by these two trending favorites.

Statement Earrings from Cotton On South Africa, White Shirt by Truworths

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