I love coming across really bold, unexpected shades of lipstick. I can't pull off all the ones I love, and they aren't all practical to try, but every once in a while I'll stumble upon a new style or idea that I know would be perfect for me. I always have to try it! If you're looking for some truly unexpected shades of lipstick, I've got you covered!
I'm starting out with some unexpected shades of lipstick that really aren't practical for day to day life – or, rather, the design isn't really practical. But check out the green, the yellow, the violet – would you be willing to try one of those?
There are plenty of pastel shades around these days, but they're still new enough that they're a bit unexpected on the daily. Wouldn't you love to rock a mint, or a creamy light lilac?
Done subtly, this actually could be a day to day look, and there are even lipsticks to help you do it. For special occasions and fun parties, however, go bold – I love the pink and the galactic black, especially.
Girl, your kisses have teeth! But seriously, this is ideal as club or concert makeup.
This is so chic. The matching manicure is just everything.
You can mix and match your own lipstick like this, as long as you use strong pigments. Heck, even your favorite eye shadow would work!
This is such a vibrant, pretty look! Even if you couldn't manage the yellow during the day, a mix of pink, coral, and red could easily work.
Maybe it's a relic from my goth days, but I still adore black lipstick. It looks gorgeous against so many skin tones, and it's so dramatic!
If black is too much for you, think about adding a little sparkle. That's stunning!
Via The Make-up
A little ombre is the perfect way to wear black as well. This is an ideal look for a night on the town!
Metallics are in and silver is in, so why not take it all the way to holographic?
Fuchsia's actually quite popular, but only among a daring few. I urge you to be bold too!
Coral has long been popular, but orange is still a little unexpected – and that's a shame, because it's so fresh and fun.
This would take a while, but it looks so neat! Would you have the patience?
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As you can see, I'm really into this mix of colors. It's just so stunning!
This is almost orange red, and that's not a shade that gets a lot of play. In a world of dramatic red lips, wouldn't you love something a little brighter and fresher?
Bright blue is a hard color to pull off, but it's so pretty! This is a matte shade, and it looks so velvety.
Purple is a little more commonplace, but I go crazy for dark shades so I just couldn't resist. This is so rich!
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This is actually a MAC shade where hot pink meets orchid, and I'm just in love.
I couldn't resist this either. That just looks so fetch!
This is a little purple, a little blue, and a lot gorgeous. I particularly love it with this model's eyes and smooth skin.
All shades of pink! And this is neat because the shading and blending are horizontal, not vertical.
This would take some time and skill as well, but I just love pink with gold. Can you think of any cool variations on the color combination?
Rainbows! She's got the right pose, because that lipstick is utterly kissable.
What do you think? Would you ever?
From greens to yellows to lilacs, there are lots of other newer, unexpected shades. What's your favorite bold lipstick color?
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