2. Use Concealer

Use Concealer How To Wear Bright Lipstick If You Have Dark Lips

MAC Mineralize Concealer, $19 from Nordstrom

Listen, when money is tight and you don’t have an extra $20 to spend on a special scrub just for your lips, make your concealer work double duty. All you have to do is apply a little dab to the top and bottom of your lips, blend and then apply your lipstick. The color will appear as it should.