I’ve had a lipstick color in mind for quite some time now.  Deep, edging on vampy.  Red with slight hints of plum.  Dark.  And matte or almost matte.  I. finally. found. it.  Behold…I give you NARS Terre de Feu!

Consider Black Cherry profile
NARS Terre de Feu Pure Matte Lipstick


The only real question was, how to share Terre de Feu with the world.  There are so many ways to wear this perfect black cherry that I decided just to do it my way and let you trust me when I tell you it works with ev.er.y.thing.

For this look, the eyes are simple in products, but complex in color.  Start with Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach and NARS Habanera II eyeshadows (roughly a 3:1 mixture.)  Pat onto the lid and work up to the crease.  Then blend gently into the crease with a fluffy shadow brush, being sure not to blow out the top edge too much.  Highlight the brow bone with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duality in Shell and Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream eyeshadow.

Define the lower lashline with NARS Habanera II, dragging the color down, then out and around to connect with the color at the upper lid.  Press Habanera I into the center of the lower lashline and use a large fluffy brush to sweep a small amount onto the mobile lids being sure to blend it in completely with the other colors.  Line the upper and lower waterlines with Too Faced Perfect Storm.  Then line the upper lashes with Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and apply two coats of INGLOT False Lash Effect mascara.

Consider Black Cherry closeup

The skin is demi-matte and fresh.  Begin with NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer.  Then work Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Cremè into the skin until it is flawless.  Conceal under the eyes with Eve Lom Brilliant Cover Beige and brighten with Light Illusion Wheat.  Set everything with Tarte Smooth Operator Setting Powder.  Contour with Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and add NARS Deep Throat to the cheeks.

And then the lip.  If necessary, start with a thin layer of lip balm.  Apply NARS Pure Matte Terre de Feu, letting the crisp edge hug the lip lines.  Finish by lining inside the edges with NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Plum.

Et voilà!

NARS Habanera and Terre de Feu
NARS Habanera and Terre de Feu


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