Lip Service: NARS Mysterious Red


Can you really have too many lipsticks?

I debate this question every time a ‘new and improved’ red lip color crosses my eyeline. Sometimes I resist the urge to adopt one… sometimes I don’t. In the case of NARS Mysterious Red (Autumn 2013), I lost the argument.

Like other Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, this one is incredibly easy to use, and can double as a lipliner (with careful application) and a lipstick.

Some people might find this formula a bit drying. If you’re not a fan of the ‘feeling’ of matte lipsticks, I suggest a light balm under this one, as it has the tendency to ‘pull’ a bit once its set. It goes on almost silicone smooth, but can feel a little dry as time wears on. Too much balm will change the ‘finish’ of this lip color though, from matte to satin. So use the least amount of balm possible to get the job done.

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You can find out more about NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red HERE.

NARS 413 BLEECKER: FNO Exclusives

For Fashion’s Night Out, NARS released an Eyeshadow Duo and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to celebrate their flagship store address in New York.

413 Bleecker Eyeshadow Duo
Without a doubt, the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is a must have. I absolutely LOVE it. In fact, I nearly feel it’s worth a backup. I will get lots of use out of this pencil. It’s easy to use, and the color is absolutely stunning. The duo needs a little work, because that dark color is a ‘black based’ shimmer plum, so it shows up much better with the help of a base. 
Both of these items are pretty cool, but the Lip Pencil is the crown jewel without a doubt.
You can find out more about NARS 413 Bleecker items HERE.

FOTD: Matte Pink

I used the new NARS Matte Velvet Lip Pencil in ‘Never Say Never’ for this look. Then I built the rest of the makeup around it:

Senna Cosmetics Barely Base in Medium
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
MAC Tres Chic Blush in Peony Petal
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (lids)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Maowi (crease)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never