Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Product Review; "NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil"

Riding the popularity of it's Matte Lip Pencil, the developers at NARS Cosmetics have maintained the same delivery system to bring lips a glossy finish with it's Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil.

Offering sheer to medium coverage each of it's 6 tones are pronounced in the stick but glide on demi-transparent. Even though there isn't much color, these glosses seem to highlight your lips natural tone with a muted finish reminiscent of polished wax. If you want more color, I'd recommend layering them over a traditional lip pencil in a complimentary tone. And unlike traditionally dense glosses, you'll get longer wear in the combination of the two.

The main selling point of this product, aside from it's unique delivery unit, is it's richness of Vitamin E, but I wouldn't necessarily call it "moisturising", though the convenience of the stick is ideal for touch-ups throughout the day. Not necessarily tacky, it feels like a compromise between the softness of a balm and the density of a gloss.

The stick form seems to be the biggest cache of this product for it's unusual nature, but it's kind of lacking in color and overall appeal when it comes to artistry. For everyday use, it's really convenient and an innovative way to approach lipgloss. Still, I might prefer this formula in the more familiar tube.

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Crayon; $24.00

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