20 Mar 2017 53 comments

The Bold Lip Anyone Can Do.


Despite being an all-round beauty obsessive, I’ve never been great at lipstick. As much as I love and (I feel) suit a bold lip, I find the whole application process a bit of a palaver, especially for someone as impatient as me!
Usually a bold lip is done in a panic four minutes before the Uber is due to arrive, and I typically end up looking like some sort of overdone cannibal.

Nevertheless, I have persisted… and it’s paid off! I’m pretty much set for life with this no-fuss duo. The result is a berry lip that is a dream to apply and requires little maintenance throughout the day! So ideal for someone who likes to snack as much as I.


Enter the Revlon Matte Balm in Fiery; an oh so creamy formulation that glides on and stays on the lips for hours and hours of wear – I’ve found it even usually lasts pretty well throughout dinner too. 
I’m genuinely so impressed with the texture of this lipstick – it’s absolutely not drying at all, and this is coming from someone who was formerly on Roaccutane. Everything makes my lips feel dry!

Application is a breeze, I like to pair it with MAC Spice Lip Pencil for an added boost. I was never really sold on lip pencils before, but this just helps me to get a neater line and more of a shape to my lips.
I also feel that the whole look lasts just that little bit longer, and who can argue with that.

Honestly, this is absolutely a lip look that anyone can do. I was previously a bit naff at applying bold colours but this makes easy work of such a beautiful deep plum hue.
I pair it with a gold lid and lots of highlighter for the ultimate evening look. Beaut!

Will you be giving this a whirl?

  • This colour really suits you! I love lipsticks that are easy to apply, because I can also end up looking rather messy when I try to put on a bold lip!

    Lynnsay x

  • I should probably try out some bolder lip colours – I always stick to the same more muted tones x


  • This is such a pretty color! X

  • Alice Cox

    Love this colour, will definitely give it a try!

  • Helen Jin

    Stunning!! 🙂

    Love your bright lip looks in your youtube videos ! 🙂

    x Helen http://www.seaandstyle.com/blog/

  • ella ryder

    You look lovely! It’s made me want to experiment with a bold lip more.

    Ella xx


  • Love this lip look! I used to love this Revlon range, I got rid of mines because they were very old, but your post has reminded me to pick them up again! Thank you for sharing 🙂


  • You look absolutely stunning!! Would love to know more about your gold eyelids too in some future post. xx

  • Revlon’s matte balms are incredible! They have so many colours~~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Love the look of this combo! I think the Revlon matte balms are amazing for the price! x


  • Admittedly I steer clear of anything bold when it comes to makeup, but that looks gorgeous!

  • That shade looks so stunning OMG! I soooo want to try these


    Ellie xx

  • clare⭐

    This looks so pretty!


  • Beautiful!

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  • That Revlon colour is one of my faves, a perfect Berry all year round – also where is your top from?! *heart eyes*

    Lauren x
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  • I’ve been looking for a good berry that’s good for all skin tones. Need to try this! x


  • That is a beautiful color, I have been looking for a berry hue as well. Thank you for sharing, great post. My name is Brandy, and im new to the blogging community, its so nice to meet all of you. Have a lovely day http://whimsicalwolfblog.com/

  • I agree! I find even the long lasting formulas don’t last long enough on me. Mac spice pencil is an all round flattering pencil for any skin and I Love it for a slightly darker my lips but better look on me 🙂 Laura x


  • The Revlon Colorbursts are my favorite! I have a few different colors. I’ll have to give this one a try too.

  • Love the shade from the Revlon matte balm!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • i’m actually loving your jumper a bit more than the actual lipstick but the colour is amazing.


  • Your makeup is always so gorgeous! I keep meaning to try the Revlon Matte Balms since I love the originals, but somehow I just haven’t gotten around to it. xx


  • I love Revlon! That color looks stunning on you. xx
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  • A bold lip and light makeup eyes are the classiest look for any day! Beautiful! 🙂

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  • Love this shade and I haven’t used any products from Revlon before.. However, this Matte Balm sounds and looks great 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • This is a gorgeous shade – I’ve only heard good things about the matte balms, think I might have to pick this up next time I’m in Boots!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • I absolutely love the Revlon Matte Balms too! I’d recommend the shade 240 Striking Spectaculaire which is such a bright, bold and perfect Summer red x

  • I love the colour of this lipstick – it really suits you! x


  • I love how this bold lip looks on you! <3 🙂 Hahaha I've tried on a few occasions, but I always end up looking a little too overdone and mature. Maybe I just need to find the right shade fir me! Will definitely check out this line from Revlon!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • I gotta say I love the picture of you applying lipstick! I don’t have access to Revlon, but I just wanted to comment how beautiful you look. 🙂

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

  • The colour is gorgeous! I’ll definitely be taking a look at this shade next time I’m in Boots or Superdrug. It looks great on you! 🙂

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda

  • That colour is beaut! I love those Revlon lip colours x

    Tiffany Tales | Beauty & Lifestyle

  • Nadia Sabrina

    The combo makes such a stunning shade, Kate!

    Love from Indonesia,

  • I have been using a Soap and Glory lip crayon that works really well but I’d love to give the Revlon Balm a go to see how it compares. Lip liners really do make all the difference! ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

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  • Caitlin

    Love this lip on you! Very pretty 🙂

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • It looks so pretty! I defo need to try it! 🙂


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  • Maggie

    I love the look of this! Still super natural!


  • I love the Revlon Matte Balms, but I have never tried this shade. I am going to have to try it out!


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  • A gorgeous colour on you! 🙂 xo

    Editionemmagrace – Lifestyle Blogger and Style Sharer

  • I have that Revlon Colorburst matte balm and love it too! You look gorgeous in it 🙂

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  • Selina Moses

    I rely on bold lipstick almost every day, it’s the easiest way to feel and look presentable/dressed. I’m all about the strong red and berry shades


    • Haha what a great tip. You are so right. From zero to hero just like that 😉
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  • Abena Afriyie

    Where did you you purchase the gorgeous mirror?

  • Natalie Redman

    I love this! So pretty.


  • Thobile Masondo

    Great post and beautiful images.

  • I love bold lipstick with a dressed down look. I hardly ever do it though. Great wee reminder.