Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Beauty: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red

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?

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  1. This is a beautiful colour, looks great on you

  2. If you feel like your pictures look 'rubbish' on blogger, check your google + account whether the automatic image enhancer is turned off or not. If it's on, turn it off. It completely butchers images. :( If that doesn't help you should consider hosting them on Flickr. :)
    The lip crayon is really nice, by the way! I love me a bright red. :)
    Miss Blue Eyes

  3. I love lip pencils however I unfortunately have not tried anything from NARS yet but I really want to (:

  4. So glad you like it! welcome aboard the NARS train. Its addictive ;) xxxx

  5. This is such a gorgeous orange toned red! Welcome to the cult sister ;)

    The Crown Wings


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