Saturday, 24 May 2014
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
Let's face it, red lipstick is never going to go out of style. The most up-to-date and bold way to wear red is to go for a matte finish. Red lips can feel like a big statement but they're totally wearable provided you choose the right shade for your skintone. I have a cooler skintone and suit more blue-toned reds.
I got my hands on NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella a while back now. It's my second lippy from the Velvet Matte range - I already had Dragon Girl and absolutely loved the formula so I went back for more! Cruella is a deep, cherry red with a cool undertone. I don't find these pencils drying, they actually feel kind of creamy when applying! I would recommend using a lip scrub and balm to prep for the best possible result.
The Velvet Mattes are fantastically pigmented and last on the lip for hours. I love that a red this bold can be so fuss-free to apply and wear. If you love MAC Ruby Woo but find it too drying then give this a go, it's slightly darker in shade but feels so much more comfortable on.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella is £18, and is available online from Liberty and Sephora. It is sold out online at Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Space NK and Harvey Nichols but do check in store if there is a NARS counter near you!