This highly pigmented product is very versatile. I use it most of the time as a lip liner or as a base for lipstick.
It’s texture is very creamy. It slides easily on your lip when you apply it. Being a pencil, it is very easy to control.
Layering is the key when using Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. It initially registers on your lip as the main color of the lipstick and as you layer the product, the color becomes more vibrant or deeper depending on the lipstick that you purchased.
As I stated, I usually use this as a lip liner to define the lips before I apply any other matte or cream based lipstick. It helps me create the dimension that I want on the lip. The formulation of this lip pencil helps in preventing the feathering of your cream lipstick.
As you know, working for TV commercial production means working for long hours. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil has an amazing staying power. My go to lip pencil is described as a light pink/mauve-ish color that is neutral yet bright enough to give life to the lips. It is the one named Sex Machine. Yes, you read it right. Nars Cosmetics are known to have very provocative names. VERY provocative.
My only problem as with all matte lipsticks is the drying effect they cause on the lips. So always apply a lip balm first before using Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and keep creamy lip stick or clear gloss at hand to rehydrate your lips.
NarsVelvet Matte Lip Pencil comes in 20 shades and are available at Rustan’s Department Store.* It retails at Php1500 (I have yet to do a new price check). I know it is quite expensive, but it is worth the price.
Sharpener is sold separately.
*I’m not sure if Rustan’s carries all of the 20 shades, but based on past experiences they don’t. Usually they only carry colors that fly off the counter.
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