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The Ultimate lip-colour for Lipstick haters!

I’m not a massive fan of lipstick or indeed lip -colour in any form. I have a whole drawer full of lipsticks, tinted balms and lip-liner pencils, yet many of them have never been used. The truth is that I find them worrisome to apply and maintain – I’m a pretty low maintenance girl when it comes to cosmetics – I love my skin to look flawless, but I rarely wear colour and would much rather emphasise my eyes than my lips.

Thinking about spending the day worrying about whether or not I have lipstick on my teeth, or whether or not my lipstick has ‘bled’ (even that phrase sets my teeth on edge) is just not my cup of tea. A smudged eye looks trashy in a cool way – a smudged lip makes me think of those ladies who can’t get a taxi to take them home because they’re far too trolleyed.
Oh dear. Perhaps I haven’t given lip colour a fair trial in the past – but all that is about to change! I am bravely foraying into the world of ‘look at me’ lips…or perhaps bravely is not quite the word; the colour in question is Nars Roman Holiday in the form of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. It was used on a shoot (see picture above) and it could almost have been made for me! A matte, chalky finish rather than high-gloss shine (big tick!), a colour that looks scarily bright unapplied (see squiggle) but that is part-neutral, part-healthy glow when applied (massive tick!) It will never bleed, (ugh!) it will never stain my teeth, it won’t leave marks on my glass when I am trying to drink champagne and pretend to be chic, and if I accidentally drop it on the new bedroom carpet and squish it, I won’t have to spend an afternoon spraying Vanish at it and scrub-blotting with an old pair of underpants.
There. What’s not to love?! It’s one of the most flattering shades that I have seen for ages, and would work with most skin tones – let the eyes do the talking with black mascara and a bit of seventies liner.
The ultimate non-scary, non-attention-catching lip-colour for fellow lip-o-phobes. £17, Nars.
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  1. Hi
    If you dont like lipstick! You should try out Guerlain`s: Rouge de G Guerlain. Jewel lipstick compact.
    I have the shade Gabrielle 60. Love it.
    This is a sheer and very moisturizing lipstick.
    Feels like a good lipbalm for hours.
    Lots of nice and natural colors.
    Its on the expencive side but worth it.
    Comes in a nice, heavy luxorious compact with a mirror.

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