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October, 24, 2014

Get The Look: Bold and Glamorous…

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Happy Friday everyone! In case you missed it, yesterday I shared a soft and feminine makeup look that typically is my go-to during the week. Today’s look is bold and glamorous, not one I wear everyday, but perfect for a night out, a special event or anytime I’m wearing a red lip!

With this look, I like to use the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. I love this formula because it gives a little more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but still doesn’t feel cakey. It’s soft and lightweight, almost blurring out any imperfections rather than masking them. The formula also has a slight sheen to it, which hydrates your face but doesn’t make it look or feel shiny.

Below is a list of all the products I used to get this look. Let me know if you have any questions about any of the products used, or any application questions.


Foundation – Sheer Glow Foundation by NARS

Bronzer – Give Me Sun by MAC

Highlighter – Radiant Touch by YSL 

Eye Shadow – Nude on Nude by Bobbi Brown (sold out, similar style here)

Eyeliner – ‘Perfectly Defined’ by Bobbi Brown

Mascara – Lash Domination by bareMinerals

Lip Pencil – Cherry by MAC

Lipstick – YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

Gloss – AERIN


Foundation Brush – Chanel Blender Foundation Brush #7

Highlighter Brush – Bobbi Brown

Bronzer Brush – Bobbi Brown

*Tip: Most women steer clear of lip pencils, but to get a perfect line for a red lip, using a red liner is key! It’s the only way I can get a flawless line on my lip, otherwise it gets super uneven and bleeds over from my lips onto my skin.

xo, Rach

Special thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

photos by Emily Egan

  1. Natali says:

    Flawless make up! You look so beautiful!

  2. Liz says:

    I love a bold, red lip! Looks great!


  3. That red lip looks FABULOUS on you!

    I’m pale so I’ve always been told I can really rock a red lip. I’m just usually too timid to try! ;)

    Her Heartland Soul

  4. Soraya says:

    love the red lips! Such a stunner — Soraya

  5. Thanks for all the beauty tips! Looking forward to adapting some to my beauty routine! Happy weekend!

  6. Emily says:

    Gorgeous, more bold look! Love all the products you used!


  7. Cayli says:

    I love nars, they have such amazing makeup! You look gorgeous.


  8. Jessica says:

    Adore this glamorous look on you. That red lip is perfect! I never line my lip for lipstick, need to start doing that!

    xo Jessica

  9. LOVE the tip about the lip liner w/ red lipstick! Thanks for sharing, Rach! Xo, Alison

  10. Rose says:

    I love this glamorous look! A red lip is so classic and chic! I couldn’t agree more about your tip about using lip liners!! It makes so much of a difference to enhance the look and the wear of a lipstick. Love these make up posts!! Make up is such a passion of mine!

  11. You’re gorgeous! Love your makeup!

    Madison Martine

  12. Kennedy says:

    Such a great look!
    xoxo Kennedy
    Personal || Northern Indigo
    Work || Saguaros & Stilettos

  13. I love a bold red lip! You look gorgeous in these photos. Enjoy a restful weekend, Rachel :)

  14. Loving this series! Have a great weekend!

    Heidi D.

  15. Diana says:

    Love the makeup!! Nars is my favorite.

    xoxo, Diana

  16. Jessica says:

    I need to invest in a lip pencil. I wear red lips often. Thanks for the recommendation!

  17. Ashley says:

    Always beautiful! A red lip is so chic. Congrats on all of the sponsorships,
    but really missing your outfit posts!

  18. Tamsin says:

    i love the finish on Nars foundation on people, I desperately need to try it! Also love the red lipstick colour x

    tmzn loves / beauty blog

  19. Melissa says:

    LOVE this look with the red lip!

  20. Shian says:

    Thanks for the lipliner tip. I’m a sucker for red, but it ALWAYS bleeds, like you said. I will have to get on purchasing one of those. Have a great weekend!
    Shian | The Fashion Investigator

  21. Mishelle says:

    Love your makeup! You look gorgeous, you can’t go wrong. I think I need to try this foundation, I need a little more coverage and this looks perfect! Love the red lips too, gorg!

  22. Again such a great products! :) I really like this look, but previous one was better in my opinion :)

  23. McKenna says:

    So pretty and perfect for the upcoming holiday season! xo

  24. Abby says:

    Is there anything more perfect and transforming than a bright red lip!

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time

  25. tanya says:

    i love your sweater! where is it from?

  26. Lima Silvia says:

    Thank you very much for this beautiful post.. You are really so good fashion blogger.. I really love to read your blog.. <3

  27. Sanny says:

    Hi Rach! Love your outfits! As a fan of hats, I’ve been trying to find a burgundy wool version for Winter/Fall. Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you the One Lovely Blog Award!

  28. Alicia says:

    I love the lipstick holder! Where did you source that? Thanks!!

  29. amie brows says:

    You look Chinese? Are you?

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!