Toward the end of last year, my daily face was pretty much a nude lip only affair. Maybe it was down to laziness; maybe it was the ‘Kylie Jenner‘ effect. Either way, bold lips were not part of the programme. Fast forward a couple of months however and I’m donning a purple lip on the regular. What is happening to me?
I have no idea where I first saw the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Liv but I knew I wanted it bad. It’s completely out of my comfort zone. It’s dark, really dark, scarily dark. In fact when I applied this straight from the bullet, it was straight up black which was terrifying. I’ve now got the purple pout lowdown and the key to working a dark lip is down to the application.
Using a lip scrub (Lush ones are my fave) is a must because dark shades really cling to dry patches like a bizz-natch. Lining and filling duties are taken care of by the Maybelline ColourSensational Lip Liner in Midnight Plum. This is a little lighter in shade than Liv and it’s a tad too smudgey for my liking so suggestions are welcome!
Lips lined, I use a lip brush to go over the liner with a layer or two of Liv. It really deepens the colour without looking too dark if you’re a bit shy of colour like me. The formula is semi-matte in finish, creamy to apply and so comfortable to wear on the lips.
Paired with lashings of mascara and not a whole lot else, this is probably my favourite makeup look of the year so far. Sorry nude lips, you’re out!
What do you think of purple lips? What other purple lipsticks do I need to add to my list?