When the NARS Fashion's Night Out ad copy was sent to me I read the text before looking at the pictures. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil was described as:
"Peachy pink with golden shimmer ($24 USD)"
Either that was a typo or I have been taught wrong.
You know you've always wanted to get a kid and raise him wrong. Like telling him everything blue was called "chicken" and everything pink was "airplane" how about teaching him that cats were called "doors" and you used the word "Strawberry" in place of the word "yes". Well that's how I must have been raised because there is nothing peachy or golden shimmer about the NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.
What I see is Hot Pink!
Do you all see that too?
I'm not losing my mid here, am I?
OK. well now that we have established that the pencil is not a peachy pink but in fact a hot pink,with slight blue shimmer I think we can move on, Strawberry? I mean, yes? Good.
This is the first time I have used a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. It was a very nice experience. The product in the pencil was soft but not too soft and really well pigmented. It had a nice matte finish that was comfortable and not drying in the least. I added a touch of gloss to wear throughout the day and it didn't seem to affect the wear time of the color on my lips. That is excellent. The color stained my lips, which I actually like, and as the pencil wore off I still had a nice disbursement of color without that dreaded ring of color around my lips. Score!
The color itself is a hot pink with subtle blue shimmer, if you look closely at the "lead" of the pencil. This color is NOT for everyone. In fact I think this color would look amazing on fair brunettes, golden skinned beauties and dark skinned goddesses. My best friend in the 6th grade was from Nigeria. Vivian. She was cool. She had the most amazing skin, loved Michael Jackson and was forever on the hunt for an awesome hot pink lipstick. The NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil would have been her holy grail. She would have rocked it too. Sadly Vivian moved back to Nigeria in the mid 1980's and we lost touch. If I knew where she was I would totally send her one of these.
Now I'm not saying that this NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is retro 80's, but let's face it, everything old is new again. The bold lip from the 80's is back in fashion. Thank goodness asymmetrical hair cuts and leg warmers are not. This is a statement lip for sure. It says something. It says "I'm confident." "I'm hot." "I know what I want." "I just paid $24 USD for this NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ." OK. Maybe it doesn't say that much.
Do you NEED this? Maybe. It's a great pencil. The formula is awesome. the color is...not for everyone. With my
orange red hair this looks a little odd, but on days when I wear it slicked back into a ponytail, use minimal eye makeup, I rock this color like you wouldn't believe. No really, you wouldn't believe it, but I really do. The ONLY think I don't like about this pencil is that you have to sharpen it with a regular pencil sharpener. I'm not a fan. I would rather a twist up "pencil". But that's me. You can find the NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil exclusively on the NARS Cosmetics website. And for an extra $6 pick up the NARS pencil sharpener to go with it!
Now if you will excuse me, my door has been soda canning all evening to be fed. She's so fussy. Thankfully I have a chicken and airplane colored collar on her in case she ever gets limburger.
What about you? Would you wear this bold lip?
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