Okay, so before I go babblin' on about how bloomin' amazing the NARS Lip Pencils are I've gotta draw attention to my blogging schedule. A few weeks ago I vowed to stick to a schedule, posting between 2-3 days a week on a Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Well that didn't last long and I went off grid again. However I've now changed the Thursday to a Wednesday recently(if you noticed) which is a lot easier. With that aside, just look at these lip pencils. It's love.
I only started dabbling with NARS Lip Pencils around two years ago when they released the Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret, including dinky lip pencils in a variety of shades. However, I wasn't quite obsessed with them at the time, I was more into my MAC lipsticks and such like. Everything changed last year when NARS released their limited edition lip pencil sets in the summer(see review and swatches here), alongside a new cheek palette.
The lip pencils have different formulas and finishes to them, which I like, so you have a bit more variety. You can either choose from a Satin, Velvet matte or Velvet. Satin gives a very intense colour pay off while adding some much needed moisture to the lips. The Velvet Mattes leave a completely matte finish with a long wear time but without feeling drying. The Velvets are so dreamy and creamy to apply, leaving a beautiful, juicy glossy shine behind.
There is no lack of pigmentation, it's full wham bam, thankyou mam. Very out there, and although they're quite intensely pigmented that's not to say they're not wearable.
On show are the lip pencils from the Summer Gifting Sets from 2015, all of which are well loved, but I'm missing my favourite winter shade, Cruella from the Coffret. Boy is that the most beautiful shade. A little bit vampy but not overally so and surprisingly so wearable.
L-R; YU, Stourhead, Biscayne Park, Provocative Red, Luxembourg, Sex Machine
YU; Shocking blue toned fuschia satin
Stourhead; Pale cotton candy pink satin
Biscayne Park; Peachy-brown nude satin
Provocative Red; Rosey-brown velvet matte
Luxembourg; Cherry red satin
Sex Machine; Mauvey-plum velvet matte
I'm completely hopeless at describing shades *hands over fave emoji*, however they're all so gorgeous, especially Luxembourg. It sure brightens up my complexion and makes me feel all sassy and shizz.
Altogether I have 11 lip pencils, including the travel sized pencils within my Digital World Lip Coffret but I am absolutely besotted with them all and I'm looking to add more to my growing collection. What shades should I buy next?
Have you tried the NARS Lip Pencils?