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Hope you all had a relaxing weekend. This Saturday, hubby and I casually went to the mall and entered it from Nordstrom beauty section and to our surprise, we saw a lot of ladies getting their makeup/makeover/facials/hairstyles done. I asked a SA on what exactly was going and she explained that there was a spring event going where everyone who booked an appointment gets an opportunity for free makeovers and facials. I was sad that I couldn’t book an appointment, but she was sweet enough to get me a quick seat and I decided to choose NARS as I wanted to try their Sheer Glow foundation. They hooked me to a very sweet and awesome makeup artist from NARS and she did a complete face makeup and also gave me lot of tricks on how to choose right foundation, skin care tips, bronzer, eyeliner, etc. It was a great event and a paradise for makeup lovers as there were all major high-end brands.
Products she used on me for the makeover: NARS cleansing water, Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, Pore refining primer, radiant creamy concealer, NARS sheer glow foundation, Bronzing powder, Super orgasm blush, highlighting blush, Larger than life long-wear eyeliner in Rue Satin-Honore, Larger than life volumizing mascara, Matte lip pencil in Bahama and Lip gloss in Orgasm.
I totally loved the end result and decided to pick Bahama lip pencil and NARS creamy concealer.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade “Bahama.”
What it is:
A combination of lipstick and lip pencil.
What it does:
Combining the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-sized crayon design, these pigment-rich sticks provide a matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips. Enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and silicone, each gorgeous shade glides on and stays put. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.
The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design. Lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensure long-lasting, seamless color for hours. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.
- Rich, vivid shades.
- Enriched with Vitamin E.
- Convenient, easy application.
My Experience with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Bahama:
Packaging: It comes in a classic sleek NARS matte black packaging. Bottom of the pencil has the color of the product making it easy to identify the color. It is a chubby pencil. It is not retractable and you need to sharp it after a few usages.
Color: It is described as a pinky brown color but to me it looks more brown than pink.
Fragrance: There is no fragrance.
Texture: It has a smooth texture and glides on easily giving a velvety matte finish. It doesn’t dry out the lips and doesn’t settle or accentuate dry patches even though it has a matte finish. It doesn’t help in healing chapped lips, so I would suggest exfoliating and prepping your lips before applying this.
Color Payoff/Pigmentation: It has a great color payoff and gives an opaque color in a single sweep. As this is a “neutral” color for medium-tan-dark skin tones, it does an okay job in covering the pigmentation on the lips.
Longevity: Since it’s a neutral color, it doesn’t leave any stain and doesn’t last long. Without a gloss, it lasted for 3 hours with light eating and drinking, but doesn’t last long if you top off with a gloss. Also, it transfers on to cups and straws.
Wear off: It wears off evenly throughout the day and doesn’t look patchy and it is easy to reapply.
Pros of NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Bahama:
- Comfortable on lips.
- Velvety matte texture.
- Classy packaging.
- Doesn’t dry out the lips throughout the day.
- Great pigmentation.
- Glides on smooth.
- Great option for people who love matte lip colors.
- Doesn’t bleed and transfer on teeth.
- Doesn’t settle in the fine lines and make them look chapped and dry.
- You have an option to use it as a matte lip color or top it off with gloss if you wish to have juicy lips.
Cons of NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Bahama:
- I wish it came as a retractable pencil as lots of product gets wasted during sharpening.
- Not very long lasting.
- It does transfer on cups and straws.
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