The Pretty Way to Do Bright Makeup

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Bold lips

Choosing the hue: No need to go Day-Glo—instead, try bright poppy pink, a universally flattering shade, according to Freedman. “It’s fresh and pretty—not too bubblegum or ’80s,” he notes.

How to apply: Dot the color onto the center of your lips, then use your finger to spread it out for a “glazed effect,” Freedman suggests. Do that several times until you achieve the level of intensity you’re comfortable with. If it looks too bright, “sheer it out by rubbing a clear lip balm on top,” Freedman says.

Makeup, at left, from top to bottom: Nars Lip Gloss in Easy Lover ($24); MAC Give Me Liberty of London Lipstick in Petals & Peacocks ($14); Tarte Natural Gel Lip Stain in Amused ($24); Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Carnation ($9)

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