January 23, 2012 - 18 comments

Lip Trill: NARS le Train Bleu


wearing NARS velvet matte lip pencil in le Train Blue / photos by Julia Chesky

Approximately 1 million moons ago, I did a post entitled Dark Lips: Test 1. Somewhere in my brain I'd obviously planned a Test 2 but who knew it would be approximately 1 million moons later. Well, here it is.

Since my last post, I'd now call myself a dark lipstick aficionado. I no longer reserve a dark lip for nights out and wear the look to many a Monday morning meeting. It's kind of a thing now. I'm so comfortable in a dark lip that pretty much any other color makes me feel like a clown. I'm still experimenting with the brighter end of the color spectrum but have yet to the house in anything close. That scares me. Who goes straight from no-lipstick-ever to basically-black-lips-always? This girl. Let's call it giant baby steps.

The above lip pencil is my current everyday color by NARS. It's the perfect matte plum with serious staying power. I rotate between about 5 other colors now (including my still-beloved Kat von D Homegirl or Rosary & Illamasqua's Growl)

To be continued...next week, not next year.

Published by: Jazzi in beauty


Stephanie L.
January 24, 2012 at 12:21 am

You rock the dark lipstick well!! I feel like you, I went from wearing no lipstick to now wearing ruby woo or orange-y lipstick daily. But it’s like cutting your hair, a refreshing change :)

xo Stephanie
honey & silk blog

January 24, 2012 at 2:17 am

I adore wearing dark lips on a regular basis, even though my skin is ghostly pale! I’ve heard so many great things about these NARS lip pencils, I think you’ve just given me the push to try one!

M. Dominic
January 24, 2012 at 5:16 am

I like it! I think it looks nice on you!

I remember having a Nars lip liner pencil thing YEARS ago. I’m talking, high school…And we just had our ten year reunion, so, yeah, YEARS ago.

I also remember loving it.

I like this thick lil crayon like thing. I should see if I could find a color that suits me – especially if it lasts! I’ve been going the opposite, I went from wearing pink (okay, and the occasional RED RED RED) lipstick to wearing brown and my new favorite – totally washed out nude tones.

It makes me look a litlte monochromatic, but, it’s cool.

In any case, lovelovelove this. inspirational~

Not So Secret Admirer
January 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

You look amazing!

January 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Lip Trill, eh? I see what you did there.

January 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Eee how gorgeous! <3

January 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm

dark lips really work for you. i need to try this. it looks so elegant and classy.

January 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Bought it Yesterday and LOVE IT! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

January 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

what nail polish are you wearing? having a hard time looking for a color like that.

your rock the dark lips…amazing

January 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm

@Adri My nail color is China Glaze’s Celtic Sun with a French white base (I think Salley Hansen but any works).

February 1, 2012 at 12:27 am

This colour looks really good on you!

Natalie (Fashion Intel)
February 2, 2012 at 2:29 am

And your lips look even more magical in person!

February 4, 2012 at 10:52 am

Dark lip shades look so good on you….(:

February 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

im actually even more obsessed with this color. going to sephora, STAT!

Rose Charlene Charles
June 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I love your lips, I hate mine. It is way too small. Idk what to do with it lol

Ginikachi Eloka
June 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

really pretty. i love dark lips, but mine is a blend of cappuccino and pink lip pencils. + you look gorgeous in fringe

November 9, 2014 at 10:20 am

what color is that? love the browness

November 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

omg ignore my previous question x

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