One more post before I leave on vacation for a week! I said on Thursday it was probably going to be my last post but i found some down time today at work to write this.
If you're a member with Sephoras reward/points program then you know they give out the birthday gifts each year, and this yeas was two delux sizes of Nars lip crayons. I was way excited about this because I only own one lip stick from Nars. At the beginning of the year (when I wait impatiently for June so I can have my gift ha) I didn't think I would care for the colors but now that I'm more daring with my lip colors I was more than thrilled to get these. And you all know Nars is one of my top favorite brands so more the better to try these out!
For delux sizes you get quite a bit of product in these. They don't twist up, and I haven't tried to sharpen them yet. Someone let me know if they are sharpable if you've used these before! I knew I'd like the more mauve shade but I'm not a huge red lip person. But I still wanted to have a good quality lipstick that's red just incase I even wanted to wear it!
Here's swatched with (bottom) and without (top) a flash.
Rikugien is from the Satin formula and is a pretty pink/mauve color. Like the formula says 'satin', this definitely has a beautiful shine to it.
Cruella is one of the most gorgeous reds I've seen. Its blue tone and It's definitely matte, but is very comfortable to wear.
Here is a picture of me wearing Cruella. I surprisingly really liked this on me! Like I said before I don't do red lips very often (way out of my comfort zone!) but I did like this and wore it all day. Even in public which was bold for me. It lasted so long on my lips, a good 6 or more hours with eating and drinking in between! I didn't necessarily time this but it's a good estimate.
Here is me wearing Rikugien. This is a good 'my lips but better' color. The formula is super creamy and feels really moisturizing. This one unfortunately didn't last as long as Cruella, which was expected.
Overall I'm super pleased with both of these! I wore both of them over top of Nyx lipliner in nude. I'm sure Cruella can be worn alone but I put the liner on out of habit. I tried Rikugien without the liner and didn't care for the color as much as I did with the liner underneath. I would like to pick up more of these in the future!
Have you tried any of Nars lip pencils before? Which ones are your favorite?