I was so excited to receive my birthday gift from Sephora this year as it was from Nars! As a VIB Rouge member I got a gift box containing a mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, a mini Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien and a mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto (black).
The Nars Lip Pencils have been hyped up a lot and I do already own a couple than I got in a Christmas gift set a couple of years ago, but never wear them as the colors are not for me. I was most excited to try the Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella as have heard so much about that shade. I have to say the formulation of these are absolutely spot on, the pencil makes it easy to shape around your lip and its creamy consistency makes it easy to apply all over before setting to a matte finish. It doesn’t budge once set and doesn’t feel drying on the lips. I don’t think Cruella suits my skin tone that well as it is a true red, where as I tend to opt for more orange-toned reds. There is a shade called Red Square that I think will be more suited to my colorings. I would however definitely recommend the Nars Matte Lip Pencils if you are after a bold lip that you don’t have to worry about smudging or fading, these are great!
The Satin Lip Pencil is glossy in formulation and feels like more of a traditional lipstick when on the lips. The application again is great, the pencil makes everything so precise and neat and it feels very comfortable to wear. The shade Rikugein is a rosy pink/mauve shade which looks very pretty with the shine this formula gives and is a great everyday shade that is easy to wear. Another big thumbs up from me.
The final product in this gift is the Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto. As this is a black liner, I probably won’t get much wear out of because I tend to opt for brown/gold liners unless it is a liquid liner. It is very easy to apply though and doesn’t cause any dragging and once set literally does not budge, so is very long lasting. Another great formulation that I would recommend.
All in all, a great little treat from Nars and Sephora, I shall definitely be checking out more shades of the Lip Pencils as they have really impressed. Make sure you don’t forget to get your birthday gift from Sephora, I believe this gift is available until the end of the year!
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