How to Create A Bold Lip Makeup Look

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For a bold lip during the day, I like to keep my eye makeup clean and minimal. In addition to mascara, I’ll only add a little black eyeliner to the outer corners of my lower lids.

The highlight of this look is clearly the liquid lipstick. The lipstick I’m wearing in this look is Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick, Matte – Miss Conduct.

Miss Conduct is described as a deep/warm plum and I absolutely love it. I’ve always gone for deep brick reds, but it turns out that deep plums are more complimentary to my coloring.

This is the 2nd shade I’ve purchased from this line because these liquid lipsticks are VERY long-lasting and they feel really light. I forget that I have it on, which I can’t say for other long-wear lip colors I’ve tried that dry out my lips or just plain feel uncomfortable and sticky. I didn’t get this lipstick for free and this is not a sponsored post, I just really love this lipstick! If I could get it for free, I’d be sooooo happy!

Creating this look is pretty straight forward, but I have detailed out the steps to re-creating it below anyway. 😉

Step 1. Create a flawless canvas to work with by applying your favorite concealer, foundation, and brow filler.

Step 2. Apply black eyeliner to the outer corners of your waterline.

Step 3. Brush on mascara, go for a voluminous and lengthening formula.

Step 4. Carefully apply your bold lip color. I recommend a liquid lipstick for long-lasting color. Use makeup remover or concealer to edit any application mistakes.

Step 5. Give your liquid lipstick a few minutes to dry and then enjoy your day! I’ll sing the praises of Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick, Matte – Miss Conduct one last time, I ate an apple while wearing this lipstick and it still looked fabulous! It’s amazing.

Are you a fan of bold lips?


Bay Area Beauty Blogger


  1. July 7, 2017 / 7:47 am

    I absolutely love the Smashbox Always On Lippies and I don’t understand why they don’t get more hype! My favorite shade is “Driver’s Seat” – Its the perfect my-lips-but-better color for me. Miss Conduct looks wonderful on you though! Great post <3

    • July 7, 2017 / 8:01 am

      Thank you! I totally agree these liquid lipsticks are amazing! I’ll have to check out Driver’s Seat, I’d love to add more colors to my collection. 🙂

  2. July 5, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I love bold lips! 💜
    And you are looking stunning! ❤😍

  3. June 30, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Look beautiful, wish I could apply lipstick that flawlessly 🙂 x

    • June 30, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      I appreciate you saying that! Applying took some effort, believe me! lol It takes practice for sure!

  4. June 28, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I love a bold lip, Smashbox has some great lip products. I just purchased the liquid metals gloss and I love them.

  5. Alletse
    June 27, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    I’m a huge matte liquid lipstick fan and I love the Smashbox formula!
    Great post!

  6. June 27, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    I love it. Looks stunning on you

  7. June 27, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    It looks stunning on you. I really need to try it.

  8. June 27, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    It looks stunning on you. I really need to try this.

  9. June 27, 2017 / 4:08 am

    Hey! After reading your review, I went to buy this lipstick and I love it! Thanks for the great suggestion!
    I’m an up- an coming blogger and I would love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think!

    • June 27, 2017 / 8:22 am

      That’s great, glad to hear you like it! I will definitely check your blog out!

  10. June 26, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    This lip colour is gorgeous!! ♥

  11. June 26, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Great post!

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