NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils Swatches

May 13, 2011

As much as I love lipsticks, I do feel like a change sometimes. Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil is a perfect alternative choice – it is a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss. They add a luminous finish to the lips as a lipgloss but has the same silky smooth and soft texture as a lipstick. Thanks to the moisturizing formula that is enriched with vitamin E and A , they have been really helpful keeping my lips moist and hydrated in this cold weather. For those of you who live in Sydney, I am sure you know what I am talking about!

They come in 6 gorgeous shades. I picked up two shades I have been obsessed with the most lately:

Frivolous – iridescent seashell pink

Hopi – honey beige

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Swatches on my hand:

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On my lips:

Frivolous is very sheer, one swipe only leaves a subtle sheen to the lips. The pictures below were swatched with several swipes – so I get a soft and pale pink iridescent finish.

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Hopi to me is a perfect wintery shade. I didn’t have to layer it as much as with Frivolous to get decent color payoff on my lips. I am pleased it shows up as a terracotta on my pigmented lips rather than beige.

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