To continue along this ‘best of’ series which has manifested over the past few weeks, I thought I would share with you today my top three NARS Lip Pencils. I’ve been strict, we’ve only got three shades to talk about and I’m talking three top shades that get call to action on a regular basis. Before I delve into each colour choice here is a bit of backstory, as much as NARS get a lotta love for their range of satin, velvet matte & velvet gloss lip pencils, I struggle with their pencil sharpening requirements. I’m sorry but give me a twist up chubby stick or pencil any day. That being said you can’t get away from the gorgeous and rich shade selections that NARS has going on so pencil sharpening aside, I’ve still got a handful of favourites that get my seal of approval.
Satin – here lies the winning formula in my eyes. Buttery, moisturising colour that glides onto the lips whilst doing a decent job at sticking around throughout the day. Rikugien is my favourite, a soft everyday shade that brings a tad more edge to your typical nude. Fun fact – this comes in a duo box from Sephora for beauty card members on their birthday. Thanks Sephora! Second up is Descanso which has a hint more coral is the first swatch pictured above whilst containing a few of those illusive Kylie Jenner-esqu undertones.
Velvet – when you are looking for a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to try there is one and one shade only that remains at the forefront of everyones minds, Cruella. It’s a classic and rightly so as the rich reg pigment holds throughout drinks, dinner and desert alongside giving those typically impossible red lips a form which actually makes application an ease. Even forgoing a lip pencil won’t cause you any dramas here.
Which are your favourite NARS Lip Pencils? Also apologies for the lack of face swatches again – I promise they will be back in full force when I get to a place where the sunshine doesn’t just hit the window shelf!