The Night of the Bold Lip

There’s a lot of weird makeup goings-on in my world at the moment – it must be that whole ‘changing of the seasons’ thing. But the other night I ventured out the house, and danced the night away in a club wearing a bold lip people. Yes – out the house! In public! I reapplied with delight, knocked back a few Jagerbombs and had the time of my life, all whilst sporting a daring lipstick choice. Perhaps it was the pre-drinks or the fact I was surrounded by my friends who are all red-lip-lovers (safety in numbers and all that) but I just had to document this one for you guys…

I knew the night had a potential of being a little schweaty so I applied the Hourglass Viel Mineral Primer (review here) to areas where my makeup tends to fade first, then I blended in a fair few pumps of YSL’s Teint Touche Éclat in B40*. I initially liked this foundation, but over the past week or two it’s become a bit more of a love, especially when used over a primer – glowy skin perfection. A smidge of Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand on my baggy eyes and then the YSL Touche Éclat in 1* down the bridge of my nose and cheekbones I moved onto some serious contouring with the Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium (review here) – give me some cheekbones baby! For a bit of colour to the face I dusted the Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in Brunettes* and Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper over my cheeks. I finished the skin off with a touch of By Terry’s Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder* through my T-Zone (I’m anti-powder but this lightweight, breathable formula just slips through in my makeup bag) and a quick slick of the highlighter from the Hourglass Illume Bronze Light Creme to Powder Bronzer Duo over the tops of what cheekbones I have.

Complex complexion out of the way – the rest of the makeup I kept über simple. After a quick squeeze with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers I layered on L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara and Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara till my lashes were looking rather large, a quick application of Clinique’s fabuloso Bottom Lash Mascara finished off the eyes. As my lip choice was brash and bold I kept my eyebrows undefined for the most part and just ran the Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso through the keep the unruly pests in place. The lipstick in question was my current favourite Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107* – quelle surprise – I think I need two hands to count all the posts and videos that I’ve mentioned this beauty in. Do you get it yet? I bloomin’ love this shade.

So after my raucous night out I think I’ve decided to make bold lip choices a bit of thing. For the moment anyway. So don’t be surprised when the likes of MAC Hue make a comeback, cause we all know they will. But for the mintue I’m on a red lip revolution…

*PR Samples


  • Tanya Ruan

    Red lipstick looks amazing on you! You should definitely rock it more often. x

  • Love this look and the red lips on you! Happy weekend! Xx

  • Margaret
  • The red lip looks gorgeous on you 🙂 You should wear it more often!

  • bibi

    Awesome! You look so gorgeous with red lip 🙂 Perfect for the A/W trends 😉
    xoxo Bibi

  • KLG_Hair

    I am also loving a bold lip look at the moment, just think it finishes an outfit for an evening out.
    Love that lippy, definitely picking it up.

  • Luxe.

    I’m still not brave enough to wear a bold lip on a night out, I worry I’ll forget i have lipstick on and smear it all over my face! That shade is really gorgeous on you!x

  • Michael Butler

    Loving the bold berry lips! I have illamasqua’s magnetism, would you say that the Rimmel lippie is worth purchasing as well? I have heard they are very similar. Heather xx

  • Kate Fashbox

    I bloody love a bold lip! I think I might have to now go BACK to the Boots 3 for 2 and stock up on that Rimmel lippy..the things I do.

    Kate xx

  • Sheila

    Welcome to the dark side!!!! 🙂

  • I’ve bee loving a bold lip lately too! Looks lovely on you. xx

  • thebeautyherpes

    the red lip really suits you hun ! great pick xx

  • It’s a gorgeous red, I really like it! It’s a shame I’m not daring enough to pull of red lips like that.

  • Kassie lee

    this shade is really in for fall

  • Marie

    Looks lovely on you!!

  • lynnsay

    You should really stick with the bold colours for longer, at least for Autumn! You honestly suit it so much. I need this shade, I went in to buy it today and it was sold out in my local boots :'( So I am on the lookout for it!

  • LittleMermaidLoves

    Anna I love this colour its the perfect mix between red and berry…just what I’ve been looking for! I think I’m going to have to try the YSL foundation also… you can’t beat a bold lip and fresh complexion!

  • This shade looks great on you! But I honestly think you can pull of any look. 🙂 I really need to get my hands on that lipstick but it’s sold out everywhere. 🙁

  • Fernanda

    Omg, if even you, the queen of nude lips, is making the transition, I need to lose my fear and do it myself, already! Haha Thanks for the incentive! xx

  • You have made me want to push out of my nude lip rut and rock a red! Thank you!

  • Tamira Laboy

    Omg tutorial please !!!

  • alissia.deighton

    Loving the bold lip trend this autumn!

  • Eda

    I love that shade of lippy on you lovely! x

    Eda ♥

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture ♥


  • Gavina D

    This colour is gorgeous on you! I’m loving bold lips at the moment too, looking for a deep dark red!

  • Amy

    Always too frightened to do a bold lip, but this looks great! I’m going out to tonight and might face the fear and pull out the red lips!!

  • Juliette

    You look gorgeous as always Anna 🙂 x

  • Diane11792

    Bold lips looks so gorgeous on you Anna. I love my peachy pink shades aswell but sometimes a red lipstick makes all the difference. 🙂

  • I loved reading this story! I was the same way about a bold lip, now I just can’t get enough! Well, it suits you, very beautiful!

  • You look gorgeous! I really need to get my hands on some of the new Kate Moss lipsticks, they look lovely X

  • Beth Reek

    i love the lippy!xo

  • Elle Pearson

    I’m loving Kate Moss’ 107 at the moment! Conjuring up a future blog post on that and another vampy lipstick! X

  • Vilde Kjeholt

    love the color! (

  • mabelmatilda

    The lip color looks so good on you, but on me I usually just keep it safe with a sheer glossy berry color and nothing too bold.

  • You look so nice in a darker lip! It really complements your skin tone!

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • Elle

    Lovely post, as always! 🙂
    I was wondering, do you find that this lipstick transfers or smudges easily?
    I really want to buy but I’m a bit scared that it’s going to end up all over my teeth and around my mouth!
    Elle 🙂

  • Grenouille

    Wow!! This shade looks absolutely stunning on you!!!… You should definitely rock a red lip more often….. =)

    I so badly want to buy this lipstick, but Rimmel unfortunately isn’t available in my country……… :'( Would you happen to know of a dupe of this colour??.. Preferably from a high-end brand, coz it’ll be more likely to be sold in department stores here…