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Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

Helps you work, rest and play – right? Sure does. Especially when we’re talking about my new Nars obsession; Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

Now, before we get into this post I’d like to quickly address the ridiculous facial expressions in the below pictures. I have really sensitive eyes so they were killing me while taking these pictures on our uber bright balcony. It was also 8am in the morning. That is all.

So it started with Cruella. Then after massive (and ongoing) success with Cruella I decided it was time for more. More, more, more. Vivianna sung the praises of Red Square so naturally, I added that to my list. And while perving online I spotted Never Say Never, and that was that.

Here are my thoughts:

Red Square is absolutely sensational. Probably the most gorgeous orange-red I have ever owned. It lifts the skin and brightens the face so beautifully, and it’s such a striking shade. Applying it is a dream, it glides on and lasts through coffees and lunches. The colour payoff from one swipe is slightly unbelievable – see below (look how happy I am! I love Red Square).

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Red Square

Never Say Never on the other hand, makes me look like a corpse. It’s the wrong side of purple for me. More purple and less berry equals corpse. Rebel by MAC suits me just fine, this one – I just don’t know. Maybe it’s because I applied it after Red Square? Also, the colour payoff isn’t as good. There’s about three layers on my gob in the picture below and it still looks a bit weak.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Never Say Never

In conclusion, everyone should own Cruella and Red Square. I’m not sure about the other shades as I haven’t tried them (yet). Am I missing out on other amazing ones? Also, if you want to see Cruella in action it’s in this instagram.

That’s all for now. Bye!

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  • Reply Siobhan

    Ooooooh they look nice! On the wishlist

    January 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Ekta

    You should try Dragon Girl – a bright red. If you can find it tho – tends to always be sold out!

    January 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Ooh I’ve been looking for that shade with no luck. Have you got it?

      January 30, 2014 at 8:48 am
      • Reply Ekta

        Yep – but I’m desperately looking to stock-up on a backup. Just the perfect red!

        January 31, 2014 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Emma

    I really want cruella, it’s been on my wishlist for ages! It’s my payday on Friday so I might treat myself 🙂 x

    January 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm
    • Reply Simone

      It’s amazing Emma, but if I could only keep one right now it would be Red Square. *Swooooon*

      February 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

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