A product that I wanted to try for a long time is the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils so when a fabulous gift set came out at Christmas (2013) containing 4 minis plus 1 mini Velvet Gloss I was extremely excited. These gave me a great introduction to the product so I thought I'd share some lip swatches with you.
My mini sizes are 1.8g for matte and 2.5g for gloss but the full sizes are 2.4g for matte and 2.8g for gloss. Both versions are £18.00 each and they come in the signature black packaging with a rubberised lid and white text. The pencils all have a preview on the outside to show you which colour you've picked up. This is really helpful as if you have multiples of these, you don't want to be wasting time reading the label. One thing that could be better is if they were twist up rather than pencils that require sharpening. It's not a massive deal though, as long as you have a sharpener!
These pencils aren't as thick as most of the other lip crayons/'chubby sticks' on the market but I think this allows for a very precise application. The matte ones are really creamy and glide smootthly on to the lips. They don't leave the lips feeling dry and they feel super comfortable. The gloss one feels like a nice moisturising lipstick leaving a pigmented look with a glossy finish. This one is also very comfortable to wear with no stickiness left by the gloss.
|Wearing NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover|
|Wearing NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine|
|Wearing NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never|
|Wearing NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita|
|Wearing NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella|
I love the Gloss in 'New Lover' as it's a really pretty mix of red, coral and pink. My favourite mattes are 'Cruella', a beautiful dark red, and 'Never Say Never', a dark pink with a hint of berry.
I'd love to try some more bold colours in these pencils like the Gloss in 'Mexican Rose' and 'Dragon Girl' in the Matte. You can see the full colour range at Space NK (gloss / matte) or NARS Cosmetics (gloss / matte).
Have you tried any of the NARS Velvet Matte or Gloss Lip Pencils?
Don't forget you can win one of these plus a NARS Blush, both in the shades of your choice in my current giveaway :)