Helloooooo beauties!! ❤️❤️
Hope you’re all doing super duper! Jeez, I feel hyper today, can you tell?
I’ve been soooo busy these last few days hence the lack of posts! But I have some free time now, so we’re back in business! 😎
Today I wanted to do a highly requested post about the lip combination I used in my MOTD post! A lot of you said you thought it would make a beautiful everyday shade and let me tell you, it does! 💋
The two lip products I used were the Nars Audacious lipstick in the shade ‘Brigitte’ and the MAC Pro Longwear lip pencil in ‘Nice n Spicy’ (quite high end but not to fear! I plan to dedicate a post to some beautiful drugstore lipsticks I’ve come across these past few weeks)
A bit about the products and the shades then.
Nars Audacious lipstick (Brigitte):
This is without a doubt my most expensive lipstick (retailing at an eye watering £24…I flinch whenever I think about it).
I love the packaging of these audacious lippies! It’s a beautiful matte black, metal, square packaging with a magnetised lid which makes popping it on and off so much more easier. The metal also doesn’t get dirty (unlike the rubber packaging of the standard NARS lipsticks which attracts dust and other unknown residues like a magnet 😒). So packaging. Simple and chic. Me likey 😉
I must say, brigitte is not a shade that I would normally reach for. It is a peachy pink that looks slightly coral. When I was looking at reviews on the web, it appeared different on everyone! On some people it looked blue toned and on others, very coral and bright. Not being able to resist a lipstick that appears to be a unique colour on many, I marched down to my Harvey Nichols and left a bit of a dent in my bank account 😵
The formula of these Audacious lipsticks is very creamy and you get superb pigmentation after one swipe. Brigitte is a matte finish so I would recommend exfoliating the lips and applying a balm to ensure it looks smooth and even. I feel this lipstick does last a good amount of time (even after drinking and eating). In my opinion, yes NARS is a helluvalot more expensive than most lipsticks, but when it comes to NARS I feel their quality is out of this world!
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (Nice n Spicy):
This is probably my most favourite lip liner EVER! (at the moment anyway 😉). You know how much I adore MAC lip products you guys 😫
I didn’t actually set out to get this lip pencil when I went into the shop. I wanted the normal lip pencil in ‘spice’ which was out of stock, as was ‘whirl’…and ‘cork’…and ‘stripdown’…and ‘soar’… and ‘boldy bare’. Do you see where this is going? 😩 (achem The Kylie Jenner Effect 😏).
Well. I wasn’t about to leave the store without a lipliner so the kind lady recommended I buy the Pro longwear version (£15.00). The closest shade to ‘spice’ was ‘nice n spicy’ 😉. This shade is a gorgeous rosy brown with terracotta undertones. This lip pencil is soooo creamy and it stays on your lips like cement! (In a good way). I needed a good few swipes with makeup remover to get it off so you can be assured that this lasts all day!
The pencil doesn’t tug on your lips at all and is obviously very pigmented. Rather than wear it alone, I like to pair it with pinker lipsticks as it creates the most beautiful soft pinkey nude shade.
As you can see, by itself it lacks something?! I feel I need more 💋
Mac nice n spicy and Nars brigitte= HAPPY BUNNY.
As you can see, a very simple everyday lip look. If you’re hesitant about spending ungodly amounts of money on these (I don’t blame you) some good alternatives are:
- Essence lip liner in 06 ‘satin mauve’
- Makup forever aqua lip 2c
- Revlon nude lip pencil
- Loreal colour riche balm pop in ‘caring coral’
I would highly recommend both these shades for all skin tones! The lip liner is just the perfect rosey brown and the lipstick brightens up your complexion without washing you out!
I really hope you enjoyed this post and I apologise if I ramble on sometimes (I get carried away with lippies 😂). If you have any requests/queries please feel free to ask. I love interacting with everyone. Oh and I recently went to 100+ followers which is amazing?!?! Thank you so much everyone!!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!!! Love you guys.