1. 20s style bow lip.

A lot of the time, I find that people recreating flapper fashion today looks pretty…hokey. But if there’s one thing that should definitely be salvaged from the jazz era, it’s this bow lip look. I’m not sure if it’s called the bow lip because it draws attention to the cupid’s bow or because it’s named after Clara Bow, an actress from the ’20s who often rocked this look. Either way, it looks awesome. The point is that your whole lip isn’t filled with color…it’s like you’re drawing on a new set of lips on top of your own. Just use liner to mark where you want the corners of the bow lip to end and fill it in. It might look a little theatrical, but you can apply it in a way that doesn’t make you look like you’re about to put on a show.

2. Pastel lipstick.

This definitely won’t be for everyone, but it’ll definitely look bolder than a straight up red lip. There are a lot of brands offering these pastel lip colors these days. Check out the brand Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics to start off with. They have every color under the sun!

3.Ombre lip look

I know that ombre hair had its moment, but is the ombre lip still cool? I think so. A lot of makeup experts on the internet go all out with their ombre lip, to the point that it doesn’t even look right for the average person to wear casually. But check out the tutorial above as a guide and use like colors for a more subtle approach to ombre.