How To Apply Bold Lipstick

A bright, bold lipstick is one of my favourite looks. It’s much quicker to apply a lipstick in the morning than a whole eye makeup plus it’s easy to keep topped up throughout the day.

Chunky lip pencils make the job especially easy as they’re a liner and lipstick in one. The trick is to make sure you keep your pencil sharp as a rounded pencil is awkward to apply accurately.

I love NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils for their soft texture and Clinique Chubby Sticks for a more natural, lip balm look. Today I’m using Lord & Berry’s 20100 Lipstick Pencil in Cherry. It has amazingly strong pigment and a silky smooth texture. I always get compliments when I wear this colour

My top tip for applying a bold lip is to take your time when drawing your lip line. Use lots of little strokes, starting with your cupids bow and working towards the outer corners. Make sure you apply colour into the corners of your mouth, otherwise your top and bottom lips will appear disconnected.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried this!


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Hi I’m Rebecca

I’ve been a makeup artist and hair stylist in the fashion industry for 15 years. Welcome to by blog where I write about all things beauty, makeup and skincare. Check out my Instagram below for daily content and mini tutorials.