There are a couple of things I’m wary of when it comes to makeup looks. I love a winged-eyeliner look, but I’m too nervous about my eyeliner application skills to try it on the regular. The same goes for a smoky eye—whenever I try it, it doesn’t quite look right. And as much as I would like to have super-defined cheekbones, I don’t contour that much because I feel very much like a poser. So in short, I keep my makeup pretty minimal, and only every now and then will I do a full face of makeup.
But the one thing I don’t mind experimenting with, makeup-wise, is bright and bold lipstick. Because I’m a fan of the no-makeup makeup look, I really rely on a statement-making lipstick to make, well, a statement. I find that even just a swipe of a vibrant lip product can really amp up your look from zero to 100. And it’s just so easy, which is perfect for someone like me who’s kind of lazy when it comes to getting ready.
I’m really looking forward to updating my lipstick collection with some bold hues for this season. To me, summer is the perfect time to experiment with makeup. So I’m gravitating toward hot pinks, fiery reds, and cheery oranges.
For more inspiration, I tapped my Who What Wear fashion colleagues to get their favorite bright-lipstick recs. See their picks below, plus a few extras from beauty editor Courtney Higgs and me.