You wouldn’t believe the girly squeal I let out when I received this from the lovely people at HQ Hair; My first ever NARS product! You see, in my town, we’re very limited when it comes to beauty counters; We have a Benefit, Urban Decay, Clinique, Estee Lauder and a couple of other small counters, but not much at all. So when I’m on my travels I always like to pick up products from brands (such as MAC) that aren’t easily accessible to me. Can you believe that I’ve not even been to a NARS counter before?! You could imagine my delight when I received this…
These lips pencils come in a typical NARS chunky, matte black packaging with the actual shade shown towards the end of the pencil. It really lives up to my expectations of high-end packaging as I think NARS are a brand which products always look very sleek. However, the packaging does get a tad grubby as you can see above. NARS describe these as ‘rich, colour-bright pigments’ that are formulated with vitamins to keep your lips moisturised. The whole concept of these drew me in, and so did the colour; I’m a ‘neutral eye – bright lip’ kind of girl, so the shade ‘Floralies’, a light apricot, was a challenge for me.
When it came to applying the product I thoroughly agreed with the brand, the lip pencil glided on smoothly and without any pull and gave a moisturised, shiny and semi-opaque finish. Unfortunately, this lasted for all of 5 minutes. Despite applying a lip scrub and balm like I do before any lip product, the colour swiftly faded and began to accentuate any remaining dry patches that were on my lips, although it’s not technically ‘drying’. I’m so disappointed as I was genuinely pleased with how it looked when first applied. Maybe the finish isn’t for me, as it’s the first time I’ve tried a ‘satin’ finish. I was also somewhat confused as my lips aren’t particularly dry as I always where matte and many other formulas without a problem. Sorry NARS, not for me! Overall Rating: 4/10
|After 10 minutes of wear|
Eee well, some products just aren’t for everybody are they? Please take in mind, that even though it didn’t work for me, it may look fab on someone else! Thanks again to HQ Hair for the product, I love experiencing products from brands I haven’t had the chance to try! I’d love to try out some other NARS products, so please leave your recommendations down below for me. Have you tried this particular product? What did you think? Let me know, thanks for reading!
P.S. I passed my driving theory test today, wahoo!
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