What’s more mysterious than a lady in red?

Hey all!

Summer is sadly almost over and even although it might be time to put away some of your favorite summer lipsticks the good news is that switching to richer, darker, fall hues is far from being a bad thing! In fact, rocking the new NARS’ Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil for the past couple of days has gotten me quite a few compliments around town. I absolutely love this lip crayon: from the incredibly easy application, to the rich red hue, to how light the product feels on the lips. It’s a definite must-have for this fall!

Since this lipstick is matte, make sure to prep your lips before applying. My go-to lip rescue products are Paula’s Choice Lip Perfecting Gentle Scrub and Lip & Body Treatment Palm. So, before you apply any lipstick, especially the matte reds, make sure to give your lips a quick spa!

Follow these steps to get a perfect lip application:

1) Use a pea-sized amount of Paula’s Choice Lip Perfecting Scrub on dry lips. Using your fingertips, massage the product gently in circular motion for 30 seconds and then rinse.

2) Apply a small amount of Paula’s Choice Lip & Body Treatment Balm on freshly exfoliated lips.

3) Outline your lips with NARS lip crayon first to achieve a more precise look. Fill in the rest of your lips with the crayon.

4) Blot your lips with a tissue for a longer lasting application that doesn’t transfer.


Enjoy being perfectly mysterious this fall and face the beauty!


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