NARS Lip Pencils
I'm not one to wear lipstick daily, or even monthly for that matter. But on the rare occasion that I do wear some, I want a lipstick that suits my skintone and lasts.
I was so excited when I got these NARS lip pencils, the colours looked lovely and a lip pencil seems like a great way to get precision coverage. NARS has two types of lip pencils available at Sephora, Velvet Matte and Satin.
The Velvet Matte lip pencils give nice bright colour with a matte finish so that the lipstick almost looks like a lip stain. In Velvet Matte, I got the shade "Cruella". I have absolutely fallen in love with this colour! I never...and I mean NEVER wear red lipstick. I've always felt self conscious with it on. But the NARS Cruella Velvet Matte lip colour was just perfect. It was bold, yet subtle! The only con with matte lip colour is that it is quite drying for your lips. Applying a bit of lip balm over top will definitely help bring moisture back to your lips. The lip pencil is long lasting and stays vibrant all night!
The second shade that I got was "Rikugien" in the Satin Lip pencil. This shade feels so silky on the lips and gives a beautiful shine. Rikugien is a nice soft colour that brightens up your whole look. It is very subtle and goes well with any type of makeup that you are wearing. What is great is that it is not as drying for your lips as the matte colours and it is also long lasting!
The NARS lip pencils have now become a staple in my make up collection. At $33 CAD a pencil, they are products to keep for those special occasions, but I can't wait to give more colours a try!! *For a limited time, Sephora is selling a duo set where you get a slightly smaller size, but 2 pencils for only $27 CAD*
Pros: Bright, pencil helps make application very easy, blends well, long lasting
Cons: Matte is drying for the lips
Pick up your lip pencils here!