October 01, 2014

A Red Lip That Lasts And Lasts

I'm like a broken record when it comes to red lips. I love them, I think that there is a red out there to suit everyone, and I think that every woman should be able to rock a red with confidence!

I know that the issue of lasting power is what holds a lot of people back from wearing reds or brights. I've been wearing this combination (or a variation thereof) for the last couple of months and I have to say - it does not budge. 

Teaming a good MAC lipliner with one of the NARS infamous Velvet a Matte Lip Pencils (aka some of the best lippies ever made) makes for something of a killer combo. MAC lipliners are frequently of such good quality that you could definitely wear one alone for a long-wearing stain of colour, so layering one with another pencil product? It just works!

The reddest of red lip combos I've tried is pictured above: NARS Cruella and MAC Cherry. I think that MAC Cherry is a liner everyone needs - it's just so easy to work with, but also sticks around forever.

For my graduation, I knew I wanted a true red lip because it's what I feel most 'myself' in. I went for something blue rather than orange-toned in order to keep my teeth looking as white as possible. The aforementioned combo totally fit the bill and lasted all day. I mean through the ceremony and picture-taking, well into dinner. At Electric Picnic (the middle picture below) I also used a similar combo but layered Dragon Girl on top of the liner for a brighter, more intense look. These pairings are definitely reliable ones that I'll always return to - what's your favourite lipstick?!


  1. Love!! Dragon Girl is my favourite lipstick if all time. I use a red Rimmel liner with it & it's a perfect match.

  2. Super, you always do the best lips!!

  3. Are you using Alpha H Liquid Gold at night?

  4. This shade combo suits you so beautifully Dee! I really need to get Cherry, I thought I didn't need it but I think I was mistaken!

    Emma x

  5. Thanks Emma - it's a brilliant lip pencil and suits so many lipsticks!

  6. Thanks Eimear! They are definitely some of the best!

  7. Thanks Bella - and thanks for always commenting on our posts, we appreciate it :)


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