I love darker shades of lipstick, but I’m very particular about the colors I pick. Berry, brick, eggplant, crimson… They can be dramatic, which is good when you wanna be dramatic. But sometimes I feel like rocking a red lip that’s more suitable for daytime and not so eye-catching. I recently tried out the NARS lipstick in Gypsy and I’m officially hooked on this shade! It’s pretty incredible because I can apply lightly and get a slight berry flush to my lips, or I can build and get a deeper (and gorgeous) shade of muted red. Simply beautiful!

Here’s a little tip, though: You can jazz up this sheer lipstick with a little bit of a metallic finish…

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First, apply NARS lipstick in Gypsy.

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Next, take MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood and grab a little bit of product with your finger…

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Apply to just the center of your lips, top and bottom, being careful to blend out with your finger. Concentrate on applying at your cupid’s bow for an extra highlighting effect.

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And there’s an easy way to add a little metallic dimension to an already gorgeous color. I just love the bronze finish on this look… Give it a try!

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