Once again, Cafe Makeup is returning to its long-loved NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils ($27/each). This shade expansion offers long-wearing, moisturizing feel and the famous NARS matte texture. These are love down to the last nub. And, by the way, how cute is this Crayola-style box that they shipped these in? It even came with a built in sharpener. For a more portable option, go with this NARS sharpener ($6), which works beautifully with these. It’s well worth the small investment.
These are available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Barneys New York, Selfridges UK, Net-a-Porter, NARS online, Ulta, Bloomingdales, Blue Mercury, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor (press samples/affiliate links)
Let’s start with the nudes, shall we? Here are:
Some of my favorites are Dolce Vita (I’ve used up more than my share of these), Bahama, Intriguing and Bettina, and of course Do Me Baby and Consuming Red.
Here are some amazing reds:
As usual, I go for deeper reds (Mysterious Red, Dragon Girl and Cruella) but your preference may vary. These red velvet mattes are probably the best of the line, each of these provides rich, vibrant color. Long wearing, comfortable, and beautiful, once you find one that works for you, you’ll never want to be without out. Spectacular!!
These roses (and one blue) are such a wide range of shades that I’m having a hard time imagining a color that isn’t represented here.
Of course, I adore Damned and Train Bleu. I feel like NARS has to continue to make these classics forever. Unspoken is little too edgy for me personally, but I can see someone else rocking it. It’s definitely a runway, edgy shade.
Amazing, yes? Which are your favorites?
These items were sent to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review/ Affiliate links