NARS · Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 2017

 

NARS has recently added 10 new shades to their cult-fave Velvet Matte Lip Pencil range, bringing the total to 28 colours in the lineup. It’s no secret that I’m rather obsessed with makeup (ummm…the blog?) and while I can spend hours selecting the right products for my look, I can also be equally lazy when it comes to my lips and tend to reach for something easy. That said, what can possibly be easier than a pencil? Well, probably several things, but you know what I mean.

 

 

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Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (CAN $33.00/each) | Created with silicones in the formula for an effortless application and long-lasting pigmentation, these pencils are also infused with Vitamin E to provide nourishing benefits as well. The texture is creamy and glides easily along the lips, while the finish is matte but not the light-absorbing variety as there’s still a slight sheen left behind — much like actual velvet, in fact. As to staying power, you know the drill: the lighter the shade, the less it’ll linger. The deeper shades will fade to a light stain which can be a nice effect as well — just slick on a swipe of balm or clear gloss and BAM: new shade.

On a side note, it appears that Let’s Go Crazy is only showing as available through the NARS website, although it’s still worth a shot to check at your nearest counter just the same.

 

So we all know that François Nars likes provocative names, but Pussy Control? I guess it depends on your perspective … Of these 10 new shades, both Get Off and Unspoken are not rocking my world, probably due to how far outside my comfort zone blue is, and light nude/peachy hues seem to go all wonky against my skin tone. That aside, I find these to be some of the best lip pencils in the matte genre, as they not only apply easily but feel quite comfortable throughout the duration. If I have any gripe, it lies in the fact that you will get waste when it comes time to sharpen them (I actually scoop up the sharpened bits and use a lip brush to apply, but that’s a bit of a pain). Other than that, these have become personal faves and the large colour range makes it well worth investigating, that’s for sure.

Available at The Bay, Sephora & online

 

 

Media samples kindly provided, all opinions are my own

2 Responses to NARS · Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 2017

  1. aishaok says:

    FYI, some of the names are inspired by Prince (R.I.P.) songs
    “Pussy Control”
    “Let’s Go Crazy”
    “Do Me Baby”
    “Get Off”

    So not just lewdness for shock value.

    • Eugenia says:

      Ahhh….thank you so much for the info! I’ve always maintained that I have the smartest readers out there and this proves it! Even though I’m of the Prince era, sadly I’m not as familiar with all his songs except for the more well-known ones (and Let’s Go Crazy fits this category for me), so I guess it’s no surprise that I totally did not pick up on this!

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