NARS Schiap. It Rocks.

If you’d said even two months ago, that I’d be seriously digging a bright – and I mean bright – pink lipstick I’d have said you were having a laugh. A self-proclaimed Queen of nudes, with the odd orangey red lip thrown in, anything veeringΒ to the side of fuchsia was promptly removed from the shade equation. My cheeks too red, lips too thin and quite frankly my balls weren’t big enough to carry it off. But something recently clicked and I blame the YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush in 1. Something about the tone made me realise that blush-toned pouts weren’t all that bad; heck, they could pep up a complexion, make my eyes look whiter, smile more sparkly and well I just looked healthier. A revelation was experienced and now I’m in love with the boldest pink of them all – NARS Lipstick in Schiap.

Warmer in tone than CHANEL’s Rouge Allure Velvet in La Diva, it does something to the lips akin to the way that Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy works with the complexion; it’s uplifting, a sure fire route to a day making compliment. I don’t think there’s any other way to describe it aside from fuchsia – that’s it. The texture is matte, but not drying-ly so and emollient enough to be able to do that whole light wash/heavy smear thing making it as easily wearable in the day as it is in the evening. I can see how it becomes people’s signature lip and with such a statement going on in that area I pair with a lightweight base, some mascara and a bit on the brow and feel done for the day. Who knew that bold lips could be this simple….and stunning?