A few weeks back I had one of the best emails, a random £5 off Space NK voucher, how could I just let that collect dust and expire? I decided to get something that I wouldn't usually reach for and step out of my comfort zone, after seeing Vivanna mention Train Bleu I thought yeah, I'm gunna try that!
The formulation is up there with one of my favourites for a matte lipstick, the Velvet Matte pencils are creamy and feel nice and soft on the lips, it doesn't feel to me like a typical matte lipstick. When I wear a bold lip my one concern usually is that fact it is going to smudge or bleed throughout the day, but this has been fine. The shade itself looks darker in the pencil than on the lips, It is a deep purple shade, which is pretty similar to an aubergine!
I think because it is so dark it works well with some eye liner and lots of mascara and not much more. I'm looking to buy MAC's Vino lipliner (I did have it but annoyingly lost it!) I think it would compliment this colour perfectly. This definitely isn't my everyday lip colour option but a nice addition to my collection for when I'm feeling brave!
What are your favourite bold shades for A/W?