A bright red lip for dark days

It almost feels like the sun isn’t going to rise today. That’s not me being maudalin, it’s actually that dark and gloomy outside.  There’s only one option, makeup wise, today. That’s a bright red lip. It’ll kid anyone who sees me into thinking I’m more ‘polished’ than I actually am (bonus), and it goes with black – skies and clothes included!

Yesterday I introduced Michelle from Satchels and Pearls to the Nars Velvet Matte and Satin Lip Pencils, and it reminded me how fantastic they are. The forumlas are creamy, easy to apply, packed full of pigment and they last a really long time on the lips. On a day like today, they’re the perfect follie to an otherwise dreary day.

Dragon Girl is one of Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencils – it’s a vivid siren red. Loud, bold and sassy.  But, it doesn’t have to be worn at full pelt. It’s easy to dab this colour on with a finger lightly to give a stain if you’re looking for a subtle but classic look.

Dragon Girl red lip crayon by Nars
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl

If Dragon Girl isn’t your colour, my other favourite Nars reds are: Cruella – another matte product, this is a deep scarlet, unashamedly sexy and dramatic; Hyde Park – described as a Cardinal Red, is an everyday satin, that wears really well; and finally Majella – a bright garnet that could easily be worn through Spring and Summer too, with it’s slight orange leaning – this is the one that Michelle ended up going home with yesterday, and it looked gorgeous on her.

What’s your go-to product when the day needs a bit of oomph putting back into it?


  1. January 29, 2015 / 12:47 am

    OOH I want this now, despite my nars collection of pencils getting perhaps too big and similar, but I think it's ok- you can never have too many reds haha xx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  2. January 29, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    So true – we can never have too many reds. Besides,they're all very different, really! 😉 xx

  3. January 29, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Definitely! It's firmly in my top ten lip colours, ever! X

  4. February 1, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    I'm obsessed with Majella, I'm going back for Hyde Park x

  5. February 8, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    An absolutely beautiful red colour. I have to try out Nars products!
    Rebecca // Rebeccamariee.blogspot.com xx