Best of the Bolds

Best of the Bolds

Sleek Vamp, Tom Ford Wild Ginger, NARS Vera, Antipodes Hit Me With Your Best Shot, MAC Rebel

 

A bold, statement lip matched with a lick of black eyeliner and a flawless base is by far and away one of my fave makeup looks. At the moment, there is a select group of bold lippies that I’ve been reaching for lately, especially as we march through summer and towards Christmas….

Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Vamp, $10.95 , available at Lipstick Republic
I very recently welcomed Vamp to my bold lip party, after I was completely enabled by Alix from I Covet Thee (it looks INCREDIBLE on her). Sleek describes Vamp as a “matte, brown based dark red”, and it really is true to its name, this shade has got “vampy” written all over it. This is my pick for a Christmas party look, the deep red has a real festive feel, and I love how it manages to warm up my usually cool pallor. You can’t really go past the price either, $10.95 is the best I’ve paid for a lipstick in a long while.
Lip Liner MatchOCC Colour Cosmetic Pencil in NSFW

Sleek Vamp

Sleek Vamp


NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera, $44 available at
Mecca Cosmetica/Maxima
Full Review here. Out of the myriad of shades that made up NARS’ Audacious lipstick range, Vera was the one to jump out at me straight away. It’s a bright raspberry which I find to be a little subtler than the real in-your-face bolds – a bit more grown up, if that makes sense? But it still holds its own as a statement lip. I’ve been doubling this shade up as a complementary cream cheek colour, warming it up on the back of my hand with my finger, dabbing on little by little, and blending out with my stippling brush.
Lip Liner Match: Face of Australia Lip Definer in Sweet Plum

NARS Audacious Lip Colour in Vera

NARS Audacious Lip Colour in Vera


MAC Rebel
, $36, available at MAC
Ah Rebel, my old friend. So purple, much bold, very statement. Frequently found in the lipstick stash of makeup mavens the world over. I was initially intimidated by this shade, and I guiltily avoided it when sifting through my lippie collection, but the trick has been learning how to tailor it to me. I recently started using MAC’s lip liner in Magenta underneath to lift the pinker tones, and blending a little Napoleon Perdis’ Pro Lip lipstick in Blanc to take the dark edge off, while keeping the statement look.
Lip Liner Match: MAC Magenta or Rimmel 1000 Kisses Stay on Lip Liner in Wine

MAC Rebel Lip Swatch

MAC Rebel


Tom Ford Wild Ginger
, $68, available at David Jones
My go-to ‘sunny day in summer’ shade. It’s also about the only orange-red I can pull off, which is a tough thing to achieve indeed on my ol’ cool toned skin. Wild Ginger was my first foray into the Tom Ford lipstick range, and therefore the first to get me hooked on these eye-wateringly expensive lippies (damn you WG). They are just SO comfortable on the lips, all creamy and moisturising, but you don’t sacrifice any wear time or pigmentation. They are just all round fab.
Lip Liner match: Napoleon Perdis Lip Pencil in Perfect Poppy

Tom Ford Wild Ginger

Tom Ford Wild Ginger


Antipodes Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Hot Pink)
, $30.95, available from Antipodes
Full review here. While we are on the subject of shades I find difficult to pull off, bright pink is another on this list. You’ll never see me sporting Candy Yum Yum round these parts, because sadly it looks rather ridiculous on me. So you can imagine my excitement when I finally tracked down a bold pink I could wear, which came in the form of Hit Me With Your Best Shot. This shade is a gun at brightening up my face and skin tone, and I tend to reach for it on days where the required 8 hours sleep sadly wasn’t achieved.
Lip Liner matchAustralis Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick

Antipodes Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Antipodes Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Which bold lippies are you loving at the moment? Let me know in the comments!

  • http://thesundaychapter.blogspot.com/ Angela

    Oh, Rebel, I fall in love with it again every time I see it! The NARS Audacious in Vera is also beaut! x

    Angela // The Sunday Chapter

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Hehe yep every time I put on Rebel, I’m like “Why am I not wearing this more often?!” xx

  • http://www.shiwashiful.blogspot.com/ Tasha

    Gawjus shades! Wild Ginger is SUCH a stunner! I don’t think I have an orange toned red in my collection, but I do have a red toned orange (hey MAC Morange), haha! Rebel is a total cult shade! I don’t have it exactly, but I do have a dupe of it that I need to wear more often!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Yep Wild Ginger is a big people pleaser, I actually had to steal it back from my mum after she discovered mine and snuck it away – I “left it behind” one day apparently. I spent about 3 months searching high and low for it until I finally found it again in her makeup stash… so it seems it’s in high demand! hehe :)

  • Kate Flint

    Gah – I am aching for Wild Ginger, it’s gorgeous. I don’t have MAC Rebel but I do have the Makeup Revolution Dupe that is quite nice :) My absolute favourite bold lip has to be Revlon Black Cherry. It can be a little difficult to wear, but the colour is gorgeous :) X

    Kate | themintedbeauty.com

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Oooh just checked out Black Cherry, it’s stunning!! Wild Ginger is such a fave of mine, I’m so glad I did go against my better judgement to find a cheaper dupe because it’s just so gorgeous and easy to wear xx

  • http://www.georgiajade.com/ Georgia Jade

    Love love love the nars audacious in Vera! I own audrey and am looking to try some other shades so that is definitely one I will check out!!

    Georgia | http://www.georgiajade.com

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Audrey looks gorgeous as well, I’ve been trying to resist going in for another swatch session, I fear for my bank balance!! :) xx