If you’d said even two months ago, that I’d be seriously digging a bright – and I mean bright – pink lipstick I’d have said you were having a laugh. A self-proclaimed Queen of nudes, with the odd orangey red lip thrown in, anything veering to the side of fuchsia was promptly removed from the shade equation. My cheeks too red, lips too thin and quite frankly my balls weren’t big enough to carry it off. But something recently clicked and I blame the YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush in 1. Something about the tone made me realise that blush-toned pouts weren’t all that bad; heck, they could pep up a complexion, make my eyes look whiter, smile more sparkly and well I just looked healthier. A revelation was experienced and now I’m in love with the boldest pink of them all – NARS Lipstick in Schiap.

Warmer in tone than CHANEL’s Rouge Allure Velvet in La Diva, it does something to the lips akin to the way that Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy works with the complexion; it’s uplifting, a sure fire route to a day making compliment. I don’t think there’s any other way to describe it aside from fuchsia – that’s it. The texture is matte, but not drying-ly so and emollient enough to be able to do that whole light wash/heavy smear thing making it as easily wearable in the day as it is in the evening. I can see how it becomes people’s signature lip and with such a statement going on in that area I pair with a lightweight base, some mascara and a bit on the brow and feel done for the day. Who knew that bold lips could be this simple….and stunning?

  • Anna Blush

    This looks really lovely on you Anna! Wish I had the balls to rock a bold lip x


    • http://www.lydiakrazygal.tumblr.com krazy gal

      u do have the balls cuz u is a MAN LOL

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Such a gorgeous colour, it looks amazing on you! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Bella Hansen

    It looks awesome on you I really like the gif as well. Such a good idea x

  • http://reflectionofsanity.blogspot.com/ Shireen

    That shade is gorgeous on you!

  • http://thepalesun.com/ Delia

    It’s a pefect shade of pink, I’m sure it looks amazing on so many skintones! You definitely rock it. x

  • http://nothinfancyreally.blogspot.com/ Živa

    Love the little GIF as well as all the recommendations! When it comes to a bright lip I love Maybelline’s Fuchsia Flash, and I really want to try the Bourjois liquid thingies you’ve been recommending :) x

    Živa from http://nothinfancyreally.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.xoxolaarni.com/ Laarni

    Love the color on you! Keep on smiling. xx

  • tungstenrepublic

    yeah,the color is so bright!!i like!!and our tungsten carbide jewelry are very fashionable,you muxt like!!Take time to read http://jewelrylookbook.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/look-of-the-day-9-summer-2014-shorts-guide/

  • http://ivysmaquillagecove.com/ Divya

    Overly gorgeous shade and equally stunning on you…
    With all the pink rolling out on VDM day in day out, I am completely converted and totally sold! Who knew ur favourite blogger could turn your liking upside side down and motivate you to test uncharted waters!


  • Manouk

    It suits you very well! I’ve also been loving pink lipsticks, but more like MAC Angel & Fanfare pink.. :)

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait

  • Emma Bovary

    It suits you so perfectly, and now you’ve made me want to try!

  • Leannemariexo

    This is so nice and bright! I’m gradually trying out brighter lip shades after sticking to peachy pinks for so long! This is beautiful!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie
    x x

  • Avanti

    Wow! You are most definitely rocking this colour! Looks great on you.


  • http://www.fashionmumblr.com Josie

    Such a lovely bold colour – will look amazing with a tan!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  • http://sweetbounty.wordpress.com Snezhana

    man…. that shade looks stunning on you! If there is a person that can pool off the pink shade that gracefully, than it’s definitely you!! THE BEST! xxx

  • http://bethsearle.blogspot.com.au/ Beth

    Seeing how lovely this colour looks on you, has made me want to venture out of my red-or-nothing phase! :)

    Beth. x


  • Elza

    it suits you perfectly ! x

  • Ann

    That’s rock ‘n’ roll! Looks great on you! What lip liner would you recommend for Schiap?


  • Hope

    You look beautiful with a bold pink lip, which I had the balls to try a bold pink out haha H xx


  • Emily Knott

    I love wearing a bold pink lip! NARS are by far my favourite high end makeup brand!


  • http://cassandramyee.blogspot.co.nz cassandramyee

    You rock the bold pink lip, looks gorgeous!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

  • Stephanie
  • http://www.josies-journal.com/ Josie’s Journal

    This is such a stunning shade, I love it! Looks gorgeous on you too x


  • http://www.darlingdeedee.com thedarlingdee .

    It’s a beautiful pink. Love it, it’s on my wishlist now. You look stunning.


  • http://stylebeautyme.blogspot.com Yulia Borzilo

    What are you wearing on your eyes? It looks beautiful!

    • http://www.lydiakrazygal.tumblr.com krazy gal


  • Megan Lillie

    This looks beautiful on you Anna! You really suit bright pink!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  • Sybil Mae

    This looks so pretty on you! :) I love that colour.


  • Joanne Sherrell

    I love a good bright pink lip. Especially on dark hair and pale skin. It looks gorgeous on you :)

    Blogdesherrell.com, x

  • Daniella

    adorable GIF!




    • http://www.lydiakrazygal.tumblr.com krazy gal

      what sort of name is daniella FREAK

  • http://laviedeka.blogspot.co.uk kate mather

    Looooooooooove this colour! I’ve got to try this i’ve been wanting to find a pink this colour for ages

  • http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/ Pink Elephant Blog

    I love the shade of this lipstick!!! I love this type of pink & it looks fab on you! x

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  • http://zeeblikesit.blogspot.com/ Nicky Zeeb

    This colour is gorgeous!!!!


  • Samantha

    That color is amazing! It looks great on you. Good job experimenting with color.


  • mandagrifff

    i just picked this up this weekend and i adore it! the color stays so perfectly and adds a little pep in your step!

  • Jen

    please also share what color you are wearing on your eyes! so pretty!

    • http://www.lydiakrazygal.tumblr.com krazy gal

      ugly from nars

      • Ilaria Silva

        trolling, you’re doing it bad

  • http://www.lydiakrazygal.tumblr.com krazy gal

    trust me it aint stunning u thin lipped freak
    ps why is your face so big

  • http://prettyandmessy.wordpress.com/ Carolina Pelzer

    This pink shade suits you so well… I loved it!!!! :)

  • Allison

    Love the color! I definitely glanced at the name and thought it was called Staaahhhpp haha

    Allison from http://www.mercuteify.com

  • http://hautebeauty1.wordpress.com/ Emilia

    that colour looks gorgeous, especially on you! Would love it if you checked out my blog sometime http://hautebeauty1.wordpress.com/ xx

  • http://slavetovanity.blogspot.com Diane J

    You carry it off so well, Anna. Looks beautiful on you. :)

  • http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/ Kate Wilson
  • Hope Ferguson

    I love that color!! Its beautiful on you.


  • Chelsea Leigh

    So gorgeous! I’ve been loving bright fuschia pinks like that lately!


  • Kara

    I just bought that color and I love it! Its named “Schiap” because of the designer Elsa Schiaparelli and her signature color, “Shocking Pink.” And I should know because my last name is Schiaparelli. Love the blog!


  • Jenny

    Love this. You should also try macs girl about town. Beautiful.

  • http://www.everyella.blogspot.com Ella

    Love it! I don’t usually wear bright lipsticks because I have big lips so I’m always afraid that they look vulgar. What colour can you recommend me that it’s nice but not too bright? :)
    P.s: love your blog <3


  • http://pugsetc.com Krystal

    Looks so beautiful! You should do a post on this whole makeup look! :)

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    Bold lips are so nice, my Barry M lippy looks just like this and it lasts allllll day

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.sophieballinger.blogspot.com Sophie Ballinger

    I love the bold lips look on you! :) xx
    Soph | sophieballinger.blogspot.com

  • http://nicolafaye.blogspot.com/ Nicola

    This is such a gorgeous colour, it looks great on you!

    Nicola xx

  • http://www.pinupjet.com Pin-Up Jet

    This lipstick looks lovely !

    Pin-Up Jet

  • http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/ Savannah Giersthove

    Looks great on you! I always go for bold lips, I just think it’s so gorgeous to have a pop of colour on the lips x


  • http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie Ciara Pollock

    Pink looks great on you, such a gorgeous colour!

    Ciara | Ciara Pocket

  • emiller1233

    I love this eye makeup so much, and the NARS color. Scary, but so beautiful!


  • Cassie

    That looks absolutely beautiful! I want to try to wear brighter colors like this during the summer.


  • http://blushingbiddies.com/ Puri

    Rock out that bold lip girl! <3

    Blushing Biddies

  • Joycelyn Steib

    Such a beautiful and bold look on your lips!!!

  • http://beautifulnotionsbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Kathleen

    I love bright fuchsia shades of lipstick and this NARS one looks lovely!


  • http://obsessedwiththelittlethingsinlife.blogspot.co.uk Taslima Rahman

    this looks amazing on you! Taslima | The little things in life

  • Alex Georgie

    This colour on you is aaaah-mazing!xo

    Alex Georgie

  • nueyork

    This is such a gorgeous shade, it looks great on you!


  • Sarah

    Just bought it today! I LOVE IT!! I’m really sorry to be one of these people but I just started my blog and would appreciate anyone checking it out! Thank you so much!

  • Alexandra Beamish

    I’m starting to get more and more into the bright fuchsia pinks lately! Must be the weather hehe xx

  • Daisy Daniels

    That color looks amazing on you!


  • trudy

    I always love bright fuchsia lipstick :)


  • http://www.annxkathrin.blogspot.co.uk Ann-Kathrin

    Bright pink lipstick suits you so well! :)
    xx Ann-Kathrin


  • http://www.confettiavenue.com Charlotte Hartwell

    Absolutely love this lipstick! Been using it for years – my favourite bright pink!

  • http://www.sophiejenner.blogspot.co.uk/ sophie
  • regina

    seriously anna, what did you use for your eyeshadow(s)? love it!

  • http://currentlywell.wordpress.com/ Currently Well

    You look so gorgeous Anna! That shade just brightens your (already) beautiful look! :)


  • Abi Thrasher
  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    So glad you are loving this, Anna! It’s been a longtime favourite of mine. One of my very first blog posts three years ago was an “Ode to NARS Schiap”. It’s really that good! :)

  • http://annedortheandersen.dk Anne-Dorthe Andersen

    Looks so nice on you!!


  • http://kayleighjanep.blogspot.co.uk/ Kayleigh Prentice

    Love bright lippy! I have Nars in Carthage and i love it!

    Kayleigh Jane





  • Sej

    This is an awesome shade! It suits you quite well. It doesn’t seem to difficult to wear and isn’t way too bright.

    But the burning question is which eye shadow you were wearing. It is insanely pretty!

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?


  • Kate Specials

    Annaaaa stop recommending all these great products! I literally see any post or video from you and am convinced I need whatever you have *goes to buy a fuchsia pink lipstick*. Gorgeous as always! Love your work xo


  • Ana

    i am lusting after this shade :O! Just picked it up for a friend for her birthday, i think it makes a nice gift too since the colour is so fun! x

  • Sofia

    pleeease tell me what is the shade in your eyes?! it’s beautiful!

  • Lavinka

    my god, this colour is godsend!!!! I need that in my life.

  • http://girlbehindglasses.wordpress.com/ Nikki P.

    That’s the same realization I came to since a MAC MUA tried Girl About Town on me. Bright lip colors are so pretty.

  • http://wthiblog.blogspot.com/ Rachel_Ellen

    That colour is stunning!! I know EXACTLY what you mean about the healthy glow a bit of colour gives… I’m so used to wearing brights on my lips that when I try out a nude/more neutral shade I think I look sick!


  • http://www.kiralynnmakeup.blogspot.com Kira McGrigg

    If you’re into bright lippies you should look into Revlon’s Matte Balm Stain in Unapologetic.. crazy bright, especially on paler skin (like us both, I believe).


  • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

    This is one of my favorite lipsticks! It was sold out for so long that it took me two or three months to track down, but since I’ve owned it, I’ve never been happier! I love it so much!

  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    Gorgeous color!
    Carolyn | BLOG

  • Tyler Sovereign

    Vivianna! I have just been DYING to figure out what amazing eyeshadow you have on in this photo?!! Please please do indulge us! Is it MAC shadow in sable???

  • http://www.TheBusinessDarling.com Kat Khatibi

    LOVE THIS COLOR! I wore the NARS lipsitck in Schiap for my wedding day, so it will always have a special place in my heart. I did lots of mascara and minimal shadow to compliment it.

    Kat http://www.TheBusinessDarling.com

  • Leanne

    Omg. You should just wear this makeup ever day. LOVE.