If you haven’t noticed by now, the majority of the lipsticks I feature on Fashionably Lo are by NARS. The love affair started with Schiap…a gorgeous pink that is equal parts flirty + girly. And honestly, I’ve been hooked ever since. There is something about the semi-matte finish and long lasting quality that I absolutely love. The fact that the NARS lipstick comes in every shade you could ever want, well that makes it my favorite.
While I continue to add new colors to my collection, there are a few NARS shades that I am obsessed with on the regular (shown below). If you only had to have four colors (we all know that is never the case, but just go with me here), these bold beauties are perfect. A bold & bright pink, the perfect sexy red, a deep burgundy and the prettiest neutral shade of mauve – I mean a color for every occasion if you ask me.
For the perfect semi-matte finish, just follow these three easy steps!
1. Prep your lips with a little lip balm for a smooth base. I swear by EOS and literally have one in every room in the house.
2. Use a lip pencil in a similar shade to the color you are using or dab a lip brush into the tip of the lipstick and rim your lips. This helps to set the color and ensure the lipstick doesn’t smudge.
3. Apply the lipstick inside the liner as you normally would and then finish off with a swipe of translucent powder to set the look.
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