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.


  • Stephanie L. / January 24, 2012

    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

  • Rachel / January 24, 2012

    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

    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

    You look amazing!

  • Alicia / January 24, 2012

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

  • Kailey / January 25, 2012

    Eee how gorgeous! <3

  • unstoppable / January 27, 2012

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

  • Jade / January 31, 2012

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

  • adri / January 31, 2012

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

    your rock the dark lips…amazing

  • Jazzi / January 31, 2012

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

  • Flaviena / February 1, 2012

    This colour looks really good on you!

  • Natalie (Fashion Intel) / February 2, 2012

    And your lips look even more magical in person!

  • Sharzville / February 4, 2012

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

  • sarah / February 7, 2012

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

  • Rose Charlene Charles / June 26, 2012

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

  • Ginikachi Eloka / June 14, 2013

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

  • Elle / November 9, 2014

    what color is that? love the browness

  • Elle / November 9, 2014

    omg ignore my previous question x