April 22, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Hair and Beauty, Style, Trend Watch

Trend Watch | The Bright Lip

yellow blazer, striped shirt,

yellow blazer, striped top, skinny jeans, leopard heels

yellow blazer, striped shirt

Yellow blazer, Alex and Ani bracelets

yellow blazer, striped shirt, skinny jeans, leopard heels

[Jacket:  The Limited/Shirt:  Similar/Jeans:  Forever 21/Necklace:  c/o Heather Belle Co./Earrings:  c/o C. Wonder/Bangles:  c/o Alex and Ani/Sunnies:  Michael Kors/Shoes:  Guess/Lips:  Kate Spade]


Bright lips are everywhere this spring.  I hate to admit it but I’ve been kind of dragging my feet on this trend.  After all, I was a 90’s girl when dark lipsticks were all the rage.  Those colors must have traumatized me because I’ve been a pink and beige glossy girl ever since.

But I’m on board with the trend now and absolutely love it.  The three big lipstick trends for spring are bright red, pink and orange.  Here are some of my faves in each.

And yes, these are some of the higher end brands, but I believe every woman deserves a little luxury and lipstick is an affordable way to get it!


Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick

[Kate Spade – Supercalifragilipstick]


YSL Bright Pink Hibiscus Lipstick

[Yves Saint Laurent – Bright Hibiscus Pink]


[Tarte – Glamazon in Bright Coral]

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It’s Your Turn:  Are you on board with the bright lip trend?  If so, what’s your favorite color?

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  • Alison! I’ve never worn a bright lip. Like, never. I have never worn red lipstick. ALWAYS pinky tones and nude glosses for me. Do I dare?!?

  • Saxon

    I love the trend, but wasn’t sure it was for me. After all, all the blogs for ladies of a certain age (I’ll be 55 next month) say not to wear it. I got a coupon in the mail a few weeks back for a free Clinique lipstick. I went to pick it up and the color is called “All Heart”. It is bright without being in-you-face bright. I love it. I’m going to look for a pink, too. I think I’ll check into the Yves Saint Laurent. 😉

  • The coral shade of the Tarte Glamazon is beautiful!! I had the red from a recent Glossybox and my sister took it from me, it may be time to buy another!

  • Bright lips, bright blazer…..I couldn’t ask for more loveliness!!!!


  • I’m scared! To try a bright lip, that is. (I, too, went through the 90’s wearing dark. At one point I wore a chocolate brown that I’m sure was anything but sweet on me.) I think I can hear my mom cheering from heaven; she was ALWAYS telling me to put on some lipstick! In honor of mom and the current trend, perhaps today is the day! xoxo jules

  • Alright, so I totally need to shop Forever21. So many fabulous things & I always feel like it’s a juniors store. I love the bright blazer and I’m wearing that same necklace! Love it. You look lovely.

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  • The lip is fantastic and so is the yellow blazer. What a fun spring look.


  • Love the red lipstick and your blazer. I’ve never worn red lipstick, but maybe I’ll give it a try.

  • Fabulous look! all of a sudden, I can’t get enough of pink lipstick. Thanks for sharing your look and your tips with Visible Monday.

  • I love it especially the yellow blazer!

  • I’m not sure if I can pull off bright lips, been doing nude or barely there most of the time.. maybe I can try at the counter first 🙂


  • I do wear bright lipstick! Not everyday, but I love to add it for a pop! Great jacket!

  • Such a cute look, Alison! Sorry to keep saying you’re cute, but you are! Okay, beautiful! You just look so young…..
    As for lipstick, I love how the bold colors look on other beauties, but I’m a wimp. Never been brave enough to wear anything but barely pink. Oh well….some trends just aren’t meant for me. 🙁
    Have a super week!

  • took me a long time to realize how great red lips can be. once ya get started……. 🙂 looks fab on ya!

  • That color is perfect for you. I need to update my lipstick badly.

  • Loving that bright yellow blazer! So pretty!


  • I’m loving the bright lips! You pull it off well. I’ve never been bold enough to try it!! One of these days I might just have to give it a shot. Your outfit is great, too!

  • I love sporting a bright lip- even if my Mother tells me it looks terrible 😉

  • orange is my favorite for bright lips! I love what you’re wearing here, and especially that necklace of yours!

  • You look super chic, love that lipstick.

  • This lipstick is perfect for you, Alison. You seem to have a bit of a nice sun tan already and the yellow blazer probably adds to it as well.
    I love the coral lipstick you showed.

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  • love that blazer. have the necklace and wear it with almost every outfit!

    xo Andrea

  • You always look so fabulous! I love it 🙂 The YSL lipstick is really pretty!

  • I can’t tell you how awesome you look in this look. FABULOUS.


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  • Seriously you look amazing! That striped top and blazer were meant for each other!

    Pearls & Paws

  • I am all for bright lips, and I need to get myself a coral color!
    Love your yellow blazer too, just as bright and fun!

  • Love your outfit and i totally agree once you get on board with this trend you will love. I’m doing a post about this later on this week. I have always been a neutral girl but this Christmas i went crazy and bought a berry lip stain and a bright red lip stick and i love them.

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  • Pretty girl! Love the lips.
    I totally get it..I was a nude or nothing lips girl for a long long time. Started with red on special occasion two years ago..than embraced orange this Spring because I wear a ton of the color and thought it would be fun. I don’t do it on the daily..but I LOVE rockin the orange lip for nights out on the town.
    Hope you are having a great week.
    PS..you know I adore that yellow blazer..was wearing mine yesterday…not a week goes by where I don’t wear that yellow blazer.

  • You are speaking my language here, Lady! I’m the girl who doesn’t walk to the mailbox without a painted pout. And for me, the brighter the better! I guess you could say it’s part of my signature look and I’m loving all the bright hues out there this season. Thanks for encouraging us all to jump on the lipstick bandwagon!!! ~Sarah

  • Oh my gosh I LOVE that yellow blazer!! SO perfect for spring! I think that’s the next thing on my shopping list, bright fun blazers. They’re so easy to spruce up an outfit! Looking lovely as always, hope you are having a wonderful day!

  • I love a bright lip! Wearing a bright lip in my post today too! I’ll have to try that tarte color!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Adrienne

    Gorgeous pics! Your outfit is amazing. Love the yellow combo and obsessing over that necklace! So cute!

  • You look beautiful as always DNA YSL isy favorite. I finally started wearing lipstick last year and am hooked now.

  • Haha *and* definitely not DNA lol. ; )

  • I just can’t wear a very bright lip. Fortunately for us, YOU can! Lovely. Another reminder from this post for me … put on a damn necklace when wearing a Breton, Jan. I love this one, and have a penchant for metal tassels. One at a time. In the middle.
    And another lesson … a bright lip makes a yellow blazer more wearable for more women. Trying to picture it with a nude lip, and can’t. You’re such a pro. Where are the reality TV people who should be begging you to do a style series?

  • Iva

    I love everything about this outfit.

  • I need that yellow blazer in my life 🙂

    xo, tasha
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  • I love this outfit on you Alison! I just love the yellow paired with the striped top underneath. I do wear red lipsticks sometimes but very rarely. That shade of lipstick looks perfect for you!


  • Bright lips definitely perk up my day! You look gorgeous!

  • Hello new blog design!

    Yes, I love a bright lip. Maybelline makes amazing affordable versions. That yellow blazer is just fab!

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  • ani

    Alison, this is such a nice pastel yellow shade, havent found the perfect yellow blazer yet. Also love that pink hibicus lipstick, what a beautiful colour.


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  • I am LOVING that yellow blazer! Absolutely love it.

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  • You look fabulous darling. Loved your outfit.

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