Friday, 24 February 2017

An Ode to the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils



If I had to settle on a few high end beauty brands that top the list, NARS would definitely be way up there. They're one of the very first brands I started buying some of my "proper" makeup from when I was in my teens and I've continued to raid the counter ever since!

Although it's tough to pick a favourite, one of the products I love most from NARS is the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil line. I'm a sucker for a good matte lipstick and when you add the convenience of a pencil type deal into the equation, I'm pretty much sold. Yes, it means that the packaging isn't the sleekest and truth be told, you waste quite a bit of product through the sharpening process, but those are really my only gripes. Aside from that I absolutely love them and they're lipsticks I keep going back to. They recently added another ten shades to the range for Spring 2017, so I thought I may as well wax lyrical about them in honour of the occasion!

First off: the formula is really fantastic; it's matte, creamy, pigmented and lasts so well throughout the day. As it's not a liquid lipstick it does transfer slightly and require a few touch ups throughout the day, but that does mean it's not as dehydrating and won't make your lips look cracked after a few hours of wear.

I own four shades Pussy Control*, Endangered Red* (which are two of the shades that were recently added), Cruella and Dolce Vita. I like to think I've got pretty much all areas covered with that selection, as there's something in there for all occasions. Pussy Control is a really interesting purple shade, which I think works amazingly as a bit of a statement lip. Endangered Red and Cruella are both colours I don if I'm going for something a little vampier for the evening. The one shade here that requires a little more work, also happens to be one of my most favourite shades, Dolce Vita. It's nowhere near as pigmented as the other colours, but it's such a gorgeous shade, that I'm willing to put in the extra effort - what a martyr, I know. It's the type of colour that'll perk up your complexion and just boost your makeup that little bit.

From left to right: Pussy Control, Endangered Red, Cruella and Dolce Vita.
So there we go, a good old ramble about one of my fave lipstick lines. Yes, they're definitely not the cheapest, but I think the formula and gorgeous colours are worth a bit of a splurge. I already have my eye on a few of the nude shades... Have you tried the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils?



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4 comments

  1. Pussy Control is gorgeous and I don't have any shade like that! I also love the crayon sort of packaging, so easy for on the go
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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  2. I have not, but I seriously am considering one, especially Valkryie and now you tempted me with Endangered Red!

    Selene Addicted

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  3. I loveee the NARS lip pencils, I really should reach for mine more! Endangered Red looks gorgeous - I need to head over and check out all the new shades they released. I have Walkyrie and it is one of my all time favorite shades - it's a great nude so I'd highly recommend checking that out as your next one :)

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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