Do you remember the first time you opening up a big box of crayons as a kid? I know I was giddy with excitement. I was in awe at all the different colors I could use for my Winnie the Pooh coloring book.
I was transported back to those same feelings when I opened up the sample box full of NARS velvet matte lip pencils. All I could do was oooohhh and ahhhhh for a few minutes before diving in and trying them out. After going through a beauty rut for a few weeks in which my idea of putting on makeup was a quick dash of my eyebrows with a pencil, suddenly I was thrilled about makeup again.
NARS’ collection of velvet matte lip pencils includes 10 new colors, but I was attracted to “413 BLKR” (a pretty plum), “Let’s Go Crazy” (a sassy red), and “Roman Holiday” (light pink).
If you like darker colors, on the other side of the spectrum are colors such as “Unspoken” (midnight blue), “Lonely Heart” (dark brown), and “Consuming Red” (maroon).
These lip pencils have a creamy texture that for the most part don’t dry out your lips like many matte lipsticks do – as long as you apply lip balm first. They’re also highly pigmented and go on smooth. I have yet to try out all the colors, but I’ll definitely have fun with them over the next few months getting back into a beauty groove.
NARS velvet matte lip pencils retail for $27.00 and contain 0.08 oz. They’re available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Selfridges, and other fine retail stores.
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