As promised in this post last month I said I would put up a picture of me wearing my NARS buys. Today's face is featuring the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil I bought in Cruella. Since buying this lip pencil it has quickly become my favourite red colour to wear competing with my other favourite Russian Red by MAC. Cruella is described by NARS as a "Passionate scarlet red". I would describe Cruella as a brick red perfect for everyday wear.
The lip pencil is shaped as a jumbo pencil not to be mistaken for a lip liner. The large shape & size of the pencil makes application to the lips easy and I find that the product just glides onto my lips with so much ease. I absolutely love how the lip pencil manages to be a matte colour but not drying on the lips which sometimes is hard to find with matte finishes. The wear of the lip pencil is also great as I find that I only really reapply it twice during the course of the day. For example, I put it on in the morning before work and I usually only need reapply it after work; keeping in mind that I am drinking numerous cups of tea and eating non-stop during the day. I tend to put on a lip liner (L.A. Colors - Forever Red) before applying the lip pencil but you really dont need to do this as the lip pencil is good enough to be worn on it's own.
(wearing the lip pencil)
My negatives about the lip pencil firstly is about the sharpening process, I feel I loose a bit of product when sharpening the pencil which wouldnt happen with a lipstick and it also gets all messy in the sharpener making it hard to clean. Another point is the lid never stays on the pencil, it always pops off. I have no idea why but it is annoying as sometimes I find the contents of my make up bag covered in stains by the lip pencil. Other than this, I really cannot get enough of this pencil and I would recommend everyone to try out the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils if you haven;t done so already, you won't be disappointed.