Saturday, July 18, 2015

Nars Matte Velvet & Satin Lip Pencils

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?

26 comments:

  1. I never tried Nars lip pencil. Both these lip pencils are gorgeous shades, I particularly like the Cruella shade. It's beautiful!
    xoxo

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    1. This is my first time trying them! And I agree the red is super pretty!

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  2. Great review! These lip pencils sound fab - I'll have to try them! x

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. Thank you! And yes I definitely recommend checking them out!

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  3. I have never owned any Nars products..I know, I know, what a lousy beauty bloggers but I have had my eyes on these Nars lip pencils since forever! Absolutely love Cruella on you, so so soooo pretty and I hope this will make you pick up more bold lipsticks. Deep red looks really good on you, Ashley!

    And have lots of fun on your vacation! I'll follow along through IG! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you Shireen! And I really think that you would like these! Or anything from Nars lol!! And thank you, I'll definitely be putting some pictures up everyday!

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  4. These birthday ones are the only ones I've tried! They both look so beautiful on you. Have a great time on your vacation!

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  5. Both colors look so pretty on you Ashley! I haven't tried any NARS products, but these lip pencils look so nice!

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    1. Thanks Pilar! Nars is awesome, I think you'd like it!

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  6. I got these too and I can't wait to try them out! Enjoy your vacation :)
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY

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    1. I hope you love them!!! Thanks girl!!

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  7. I got these too. I haven't tried Cruella but I feel like Rikugien doesnt show up on me.

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    1. I kind of felt that way too about it so that's why I like it with a lipliner!

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  8. Eeeeek what??! I had no idea you weren't comfortable with bolder lips! I was so sure it was part of your arsenal, haha. I'm getting the hang of brighter and bolder lips too, I haven't worn it outside yet, but I'm working on it hehe. My sister has a really pretty NARS pencil called Isola Bella, it's like a nudey peachy color and I think it'd suit a lot of people.

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. Oh gosh I'm such a nude lip girl lol!!! The craziest I get is like Berry tones or light pinks LOL but I'm definitely trying!! And oooo I'll have to check out lip pencil!!

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  9. My birthday is in February, so I've had them but never opened them. You look great with red lips Ashley. I'm partial to red. I love it, so I need to start using mine. Especially going into Fall. Blogging is something we all can't stay away from too long. I always feel like something is missing. I had a doctors appointment yesterday and had the worst phlebotomist. My arm was hurting. All I could do was lie down. So I didn't blog yesterday. Thanks for posting these swatches. Will try mine. Have a FABULOUS time on your trip. I've been seeing your pictures and it is awesome.
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    1. Thank you Kim! And yes try them out, I think you'd really like the red one! And oh no that has happened to me before too! I hope you're feeling better!!

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  10. These are so pretty! I like that they give you two colors that are so different. Hope you're having a great trip!

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    1. Thank you Lauren! And I agree I like that the colors are so different!

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  11. I've been eyeing Cruella ever since Dani talked about it in one of her Top 5 videos, I'm glad to hear it comes in this set! Reds are out of my comfort zone, but this one looks beautiful, and it looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you Lily! I think it would look great on you! I hope you get to try it out when you are able to get your set!

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  12. lovely colours!
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