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I keep surprising myself how irremediably fascinated I am lately by the look of a dark lip!

I keep posting and posting, one after another reviews featuring the most amazing bold, vampy, dark shades of lipstick… But don’t fool yourself! I’ve never been the “audacious” type… I was always that lipstick wearer that cited Tom Ford Pink Dusk as my most worn-down product ( well, it still is! ) and it took me a good couple of years to even muster up the courage to don a red lip during the day…

But no! Oh, no! Not anymore! Now the darker the lipstick, the better I feel…

As Mister François Nars said, it seems like…

I have a real love affair with lipstick. It gives me more power!

Until now “my power” came from: a wine colour: the YSL Rouge Pure Couture #206 Grenat Satisfaction, a dark chocolate-brown Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte 130 Desirous but then I went even darker with Charlotte Tilbury’s Glastonberry MATTE Revolution Lipstick

Now the only reasonable question that I can hear in the back of my mind is:

How far will I go? How close to black I’m I going to choose my lipstick shades and still feel comfortable wearing them?!…

Today, the answer to this question comes again from NARS, with another Audacious Lipstick called Ingrid, the most “audacious” of all the girls that I own ( check them all here! ), the most true grunge lipstick shade in my collection!

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Ingrid is best described as a “merlot”. What’s lovely about this shade is that if you look  – at it in the tube – and I hope you can actually see it as well – it looks like a very deep-toned, almost black, berry. But when you go on and apply it on the lips, it shows a beautiful burgundy-red base with some interesting warm undertones. Such a complex colour!

As all the lipsticks in this line, Ingrid is intensely pigmented, seriously creamy and ridiculously opaque! Just one swipe straight from the tube it’s enough for a full coverage, well defined pout! Being a creamy-matte formula ( can you see that beautiful glossy-shine finish?! ) it’s not an absolute necessity the usage of a lip pencil with it, but pre-defining the lips with a lip liner in the same colour, should help it stay longer on the lips, fade evenly and not slipping and sliding all-over. My recommendation: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Berry Naughty.

Here you have a close-up too!

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Now over to you, Beautiful! How dark would you allow yourself to go with your lipstick choices?

See you soon!

xx, Annie



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