Blue is having a moment — it’s the unofficial color of spring 2014 (sorry Radiant Orchid) and has been spotted everywhere from nail-polish collections to the models’ hair on the runway at NYFW. But, such a fun shade deserves the spotlight — on your lips. It's true the shade can easily look costume-ish — after all, no one wants to look like they've been caught making out with a Smurf.
However, Rihanna has been spotted wearing shades of blue on the red carpet in such a sophisticated manner that reminds us all we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the color. Plus, there are hidden benefits to wearing blue lipstick: It makes your teeth appear whiter and can help tone down yellow in the skin to counteract sallowness, giving you an overall more youthful appearance.
Want to test the waters with this bold shade? We've got your blue-lipstick-wearing guide ahead.