Lately I have been loving the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils! I first tried these when Sephora chose the Cruella and Rikugien duo for it’s free birthday gift and I have been pretty hooked ever since. These velvet matte lipstick pencils apply so easy, they’re small which means they are great for travel, and are surprisingly very long lasting. Today I wore Cruella, I applied it at around 12pm, went to eat at 4pm, took a a nap at about 5pm and when I woke up an hour later the lip pencil was still in place! So that should give you an idea of how long you can wear this lippie without having to completely reapply.

I recently added a new shade to my little collection. I was listening to Myleik Teele’s podcast, My Taught You and she had one of my favorite people in the world (my BFF in my head) Kahalana Barfield- Brown on the podcast. If you don’t know who Kahlana is we can’t be friends, like seriously! Kahlana is the Beauty Editor-at-Large at InStyle Magazine, she’s also one of the most stylish people I have ever seen, and she gives me so much inspiration when I’m trying to think outside the fashion box. But Kahlana is also pretty known for her signature red lip.

When I was in NYC / NJ, one of my goals was to find the perfect red lip to fit me. I was unsuccessful at the time so luckily Myleik asked Kahlana about the best red lipsticks for brown girls and Kahalana mentioned Dragon Girl by NARS. So of course, if Kahalana recommended it, Keiana is buying it!

I haven’t worn it yet, but when I do I will be sure to come back and update you all on how much I love the color because I’m sure I will!

Of the shades I do have, my favorite is by far Intriguing. It’s a soft pink and pairs perfect with any brown liner. If you are like me and love a natural nude lip, then you’ll love this shade. I don’t wear makeup everyday, but when I do my “no makeup, makeup” look, I always reach for Intriguing because it keeps my look very natural.

From top to bottom:

  • Intriguing
  • Cruella
  • Train Bleu
  • Rikugien
  • Dragon Girl

I have nothing but good things to say about these lip pencils so I’m looking forward to buying more!

What are some of your favorite NARS lipsticks and which ones should I add to my collection?


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