I will admit, I am not a Valentines fan. I would love a big romantic gesture (I think anyone who says they wouldn't is lying) but we're just not that kind of couple! So this is the first and only Valentines post you'll see on my blog. And if I am truthful, I originally intended this to be 'Four Nars Reds for the Holidays' but never had the chance to write the post!
I am however quite a big fan of Nars-I have been for many years. The first thing I ever bought was a Multiple and the obsession grew. I probably have over 30 individual Nars items in my collection.
I've recently had a bit of an obsession with Nars lip pencils. They come in three formulas-satin, velvet gloss and velvet matte.
The Satin formula glides on very easily and leaves a glossy finish. They can be quite 'slippery' so I recommend using a lip liner just to stop the colour from going outside your natural lip line. The staying power is good and fade is even.
The Velvet Gloss formula is very sheer and moisturising. Too sheer for me and very glossy. They only impart the slightest hint of colour.
The Velvet Matte is my favourite matte formula-ever. It doesn't tug at the lips at all on application. It is not drying at all and the lasting power is exceptional. It's creamy and offers opaque coverage. Both the pigmentation of the Satin and the Velvet Matte formula are incredible.
Because these are all pencils, precise application is very easy to achieve. I really do recommend these Nars lip pencils-there is something for everyone.
Here are my four favourite reds.
Dragon Girl (Velvet Matte) is a vibrant cherry red with a blue undertone-instant teeth whitening!
Cruella (Velvet Matte) is a deep scarlet red again with a blue undertone.
Luxembourg (Satin finish) is an incredibly pigmented and glossy blue based fuchsia red.
Hyde Park (Satin finish) is the most subtle of the reds. Less pigmented than the other three and pulling a pinky berry tone on me with the same glossy finish.