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The secret to wearing bold maroon lipstick

Go dark and stay stylish

Maroon lipstick is a shade that can really outlast the colder months. It's simple to wear with many outfits, especially during the tricky transition from winter to spring.
Bold maroon lipstick
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Lipsticks are a touchy business. Some women have that one shade they swear by and stock up on tubes at a time, and others are often afraid to step outside of their comfort zone by trying something new.

If you're afraid your complexion isn't suitable for dark shades, just look at the fair-skinned Claire Danes. She pulled off dark maroon lipstick at this year's SAG awards, which goes to show that this trend could work for many different women.

Freshen winter apparel

While the last cold days of winter wither away, spice up dreary clothes with a bold lipstick.

Wearing sullen grays and blacks can really make spring seem far off. By bringing a new lipstick into the mix, it will liven up any well-worn outfit.

Brighten your winter wardrobe

Pairing black with light gray makes a sophisticated look, but a bold maroon lip brings true overall richness.

 
Brighten your look with maroon lipstick

Put an extra spring in your step

When it's about time to start putting away the snow boots and heavy coats, there's no need to swap the lipstick shade. There are some ways to incorporate a strong maroon lip throughout spring. The fashion blog Atlantic-Pacific pushes the envelope by mixing light colors with dark lipstick. What you think may clash proves to be complementary.

Bold maroon lipstick fashion
Photo Credit: Atlantic-Pacific

Don't be afraid of wearing maroon with a bright floral. Lipstick doesn't have to be matchy-matchy with colors in a shirt.

Brighten your spring wardrobe with new lipstick

Step up eveningwear

Evening is when it's time to up the ante and pull out the most glamorous looks. Lately, more and more celebrities are rocking bold makeup on the red carpet.

Kate Bosworth wore a maroon lipstick with the same colored dress, bringing forth a dark and elegant mix. Camille Belle and Jennifer Lopez wore nude dresses with maroon lip shades, and Michelle Trachtenberg stood out with a prominent gold necklace and dress.

Even if your evenings don't require extravagant gowns, take a cue from these celebrities and achieve a paparazzi-worthy outfit. Recreate the looks by wearing maroon lipstick with a statement necklace and nude or maroon dress.

evening looks

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