The picture above is from the Poppy Reserve, a place I was lucky enough to visit while in California. Poppies are one of my favorite flowers; it may have something to do with this movie. The color is so rich, vibrant, and inspiring. I can’t help but see the world in shades of makeup, and flowers are no exception. Clearly I am not alone in this inspiration, Jil Sander and Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2011 collections both featured poppy colored lips. While the look may have been for Fall, I think it is a decidedly pretty and fresh look, perfect for Summer.
I haven’t made my love for bold lipsticks a secret, as seen here and here. I think a bright and bold lipstick is one of the quickest and easiest ways to elevate your overall look. One simple swipe of lipstick, some foundation and powder to even out your skin tone, a bit of mascara and you have a gorgeous, runway inspired look.
Some of my favorite M.A.C. and NARS lipsticks will leave you with the perfect poppy mouth.
M.A.C. lipsticks in So Chaud, Lady Danger, and Hibiscus.
Will you try poppy lips? Have you already?