Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Damned'Monday, 14 March 2016 12:00
I have wanted to try something from Nars for the longest time, especially the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils as I have heard so much about them, all of it good! This week I finally made a purchase on a visit to my local Space NK. The shade I plumped for was 'Damned', a dramatic deep plum shade, which tend to be my favourite lipsick shades.
The packaging of the pencil is really simple but feels high end. The box has the unmistakeable Nars logo and the pencil itself is matte black with the shade indicator at the end.
The thing that most excited me about the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils was the applicator. Whilst not exactly revolutionary, the pencil tip means it is so easy to achieve a defined lip shape without the colour bleeding and creating a big colourful mess!
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to matte lip products is that the texture and formula will be drying. I find this is not the case at all with this lip pencil- it does have the perfect matte finish but feels light on the lips and really comfortable to wear.
The shade I picked, 'Damned', is a striking plum colour. It instantly makes my make-up look more put together and that little bit more special. I love it!
The only downside I have noticed so far is that although the colour payoff is amazing, the staying power isn't. I found I had to reapply several times throughout the day, even after having one drink. This isn't the best news when the product costs £20, but it wouldn't deter me from buying more as the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
What do you think? Have you tried the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils? Would you recommend any other shades?