NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red:
*I apologise for the 'grainyness' of the photographs above. The lighting hasn't been great and editing them has been a pain, to top it off it doesn't help that they look rubbish on blogger*
This NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil was kindly gifted by the ever so beautiful Nafisah of Bamblings of Naffy (go check her out, shes a fab blogger and a great friend).
I feel like a bit of a newbie to Nars. I only have two of their lipsticks and a foundation by them (all of which I love) so I was very excited about this too.
I'm a big lover of red lips, and I know a few bloggers who wear these lip pencils and who've said they're great - they weren't lying!
The packaging is like other Nars products, black cardboard and simple designs. The pencil itself smells like cherries (in my opinion, Mike just looked at me like I was a weirdo).
With the matte finish, I thought it would be a bit drying like the MAC lipsticks are, but these nourish your lips and keep them hydrated so your lips don't dry out. The colour is long lasting and very vibrant so you don't need to apply lots of coats to get the desired colour.
Mysterious Red is described as a crimson red, which is true to an extent. I'd say it was more of a Christmas red rather than a darker colour.
The lip pencil is £18 from Space NK or Selfridges
Have you tried anything by Nars? Do you like lip pencils?