Makeup Monday – Bold Red Lips


Posted while getting over my Monday blues.

Hello and Welcome to Touch of Tay, if you follow me you know every Monday we talk about all things Makeup to try and help cure those Monday blues, uniquely called Makeup Monday! Make sure you follow me so you can stay up to date on all things beauty.

Today we are talking about red lip products. I have a complicated relationship with red lip products; I am always on the hunt of the perfect red! Let’s talk about three new red lip products that I recently got.



NYX Retractable Liner

If you aren’t subscribed to Mariah Leonard’s YouTube channel, you need to be. She is so incredibly talented and honest and always thinking about her viewers in every single video. In her 10-Minute Makeup: Full Face of RIDE OR DIE Products she mentioned the NYX Retractable Lip Liner and it looked so great on her that I immediately added the to my must buy list.

I got two colors Ruby and Red the next time I was at Ulta ($4.49/each). I was super excited to give these a try but was disappointed when I did. The formula was very dry on my lips, so much in fact that the tip of the liner kept breaking and falling off. I found it difficult to line my lips as well. I tried putting the liner on top of a little bit of moisturizer and found the product just moved all over the place. That can’t happen with any color liner especially not with red; I was looking like a hot mess.

NYX Retractable Liner

I also found that these liners are a little sticky for my taste and they seemed to get more and more sticky the longer I wore it. I am going to give these lip liners another shot since I did just buy them but for right now, I’m not loving them.



Smashbox Bawse

While at Ulta I came across the new Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks and went to swatch town on these bad boys. I loved the color payoff and formulation of these liquid lips but when I swatch the color Bawse I fell in love! Since I am always looking for the perfect red, I knew I needed to try this on the lips. Unfortunately, Ulta was sold out of this color, so I had to order it online, but it was well worth the wait!

Bawse is a collaboration color with Lilly Singh (IIsuperwomanII) from YouTube. I had never heard of Lilly until I saw this product but checked out some of her videos and found them entertaining.

Smashbox Bawse

This color/formula/packaging is slaying life; I am obsessed with everything about this product! You can find all 20 colors at Ulta/Ulta.com and Sephora/Sephora.com for $24/each.


I hope talking about bold red lips has helped you shake your case of the Monday. Have a wonderful night, and I’ll see you later!

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