03/07/2013 10:14 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Meredith Ballentine, Bootleg Market Director, Swears By Lip Pencils For Good Reason

In all honesty, we were initially (and pleasantly) distracted by this stylish lady's pouffy hair accessory, but we were also a little curious about her '90s-esque brick red lip. "Lip pencils are your best friend ... it's your best chance that your lipstick won't bleed," Meredith Ballentine, a director at Bootleg Market, recently told us. Her go to shade? NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella.

Ballentine's other beauty tricks include combining products for even better results. "Blush plus Bobbi Brown's bronzing powder on my cheeks. It creates a perfect bronzy blush."

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