Bold Lips

Hey Everyone!!


By now many of you regular readers know that I am a nude lips kinda girl! I own too many nude lipsticks and am constantly buying more but there are those days when I feel like doing a bold lip and these are my go-to colours for those days!


Mauve Lips

Mauve tone lips have been a huge trend for a while now, especially in the autumn/winter months! I feel that this colour can be very wearable and everyday, especially the paler, more pink tones, however, if you go for a darker more brown tone then it can be a bold statement lip! I like to use Lolita by Kat Von D, for a bold lip and when paired with MAC’s Whirl lip liner it looks amazing! I have a post listing my favourite mauve liquid lipsticks, here!


Red Lips

Red Lips are the classic bold lip, they give off that old Hollywood Glamour vibe that is just so flattering on everyone! I have a couple of red/berry tone lipsticks that I just really love and they look great all year round! I would suggest pairing them with a  lip liner like Maybelline’s Pleasure Me Red as it’s a great standard red colour so it works well under all these lipsticks without impacting the colour!

I! This shade is Nars Charlotte and its a very berry red colour, which I find really suits me! This has a satin like finish and is all round a lovely, comfortable colour!


This is Kate Moss for Rimmel in the shade 107, it is really similar to the Nars shade, I would say it is almost a dupe! This one has a matte finish, which works really well at winter!


My all time favourite red lip is Ruby Woo by MAC, it is a really vibrant matte red and just looks so sophisticated on the lip! I wore it in a recent post (here) if you want to see what it is like on!



Cruella is another beautiful red lip colour by Nars. I feel that this is the most universally flattering shade and the most perfect red! It really would suit anyone, so I highly recommend it and as it is a lip crayon you don’t really need a lipliner to get a good outline for your lips!

Berry Lips

These colours all have a distinct purple undertone, which I really love for when I’m feeling brave enough to wear them. Honestly it’s not often enough considering how much I love these colours!  I used MAC’s Currant lipliner which is a really lovely purple colour and helps to bring out the purple undertones in these colours!


I really love Copenhagen from NYX, the colour is a really rich berry purple, which dries matte. The only downside is the consistency of the lip creme can be a bit blotchy, as you can see from the swatch, so a lipliner is a definite must!


MAC’s Amorous has a satin finish and works really well with the lipliner! The satin finish creates a much more wearable look, which I really like when wearing such a bold colour!


Well those are my favourites, what is you’re go-to for a bold lip?


Hope to see you around,



Charlotte xx


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