Today’s Look – The Bold Red Lip

Today I went for a classic look with simple eyeshadow, a semi-thick sweep of black eyeliner, and BRIGHT red lips. I used to shy away from such a bold lip and scoff if anyone even suggested it, but it’s starting to grow on me. 🙂

What do you think? Do you like to wear bold lipstick or do you prefer to focus on the eyes?

What I Used:



  • NARS Albatross highlighting blush on the brow bone
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Virgin & Naked all over lid & Buck in the crease (All from Naked 1 Pallette)
  • MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack for top eyeliner & MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating (white) on lower waterline
  • Buxom Mascara


  • NARS Albatross highlighting blush on top of cheekbone
  • NARS Luster blush on apples of cheek
  • Benefit Hoola bronzer for contour under cheekbone

As a side note – this lip combination lasted me almost until the end of the work day without needing a touch up! The below photo was taken after lunch and 2 bottles of water! You can see that there’s a little bit of feathering around the edges, but the color was still going strong!

8 thoughts on “Today’s Look – The Bold Red Lip

    1. Thanks! The NARS velvet matte pencil I used here is one of my favorite things! The color is called Dragon Girl and it definitely does have a pinkish-red look to it… I’m getting ready to put up an individual review on the pencil so you will be able to see the swatch without gloss on top. I really love how easy these pencils make it to get even the brightest colors in just the right spot 🙂

      1. great i will definitely have to try the NARS pencil. i’m trying to ease brighter colors into my beauty routine and just bought a revlon tinted lip butter in a berry color. i didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it since i was just testing out the look but now that i love it i think i’m interested in investing in a nicer quality product like NARS

        1. One of my co-workers uses a really pretty pink color in the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain which looks similar to the NARS Velvet Matte pencils but with a glossier finish. I will pick up a couple this weekend and review them because I like the way they look but I want to see how they wear. NARS makes a glossy pencil too – I am getting the new Fall color to try – so it will be interesting to see how they compare. Also, I don’t know if you prefer red or pink, but another great bright color by NARS in the Velvet Matte pencil is Never Say Never… I used it here It is sort of magenta pink that I have really been loving for Summer.

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