Wednesday, 22 July 2015

NARS Velvet Matte Lip in Cruella





Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella has been on my wish list for a very long time. I've gone to purchase this twice before and both times I've had an email from House of Fraser saying I was just that little too late and I've been re-credited my money instead so on a recent trip to Brighton I decided I wasn't leaving without it. Arriving in Brighton on a very wet morning I practically ran to Space NK and was served by a some what rude sales assistant. You know the kind I mean, the ones that look down their nose at you because they feel you shouldn't be in there, which was such a shame because I've always had really great service in there on previous visits. Anyway...

I'm a big mattes fan, you all know that so there was definitely no other finish of pencil I would be buying. Cruella stood out the most because it was such a rich shade of red and you can never have too many shades of red in the collection. The shape of the nib makes this really easy to apply especially when creating the perfect cupids bow and it applies so smoothly. Cruella really is super velvety, it leaves the perfect pop of colour on the lips and it's incredibly long lasting. Plus the matte packaging is pretty sophisticated too.  

Considering it's a matte lip product it's pretty moisturising on the lips. You still need to do the matte lip prep with a good lip scrub and a decent lip balm but Cruella is no way as harsh as the likes of Ruby Woo which takes a lot of patience and effort to wear. Cruella is easy to apply on the go and has fast become one of my favourite reds. Dolce Vita and Red Square are two I'm planning on picking up next but if you have anymore recommendations please let me know. Nars has well and truly taken the place of my beloved Mac lipsticks. 

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10 comments

  1. These lip pencils are so nice. I have a couple, but would really like to try some of their nude shades.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  2. I LOVE THESE LIP PENCILS. They are absolutely FABBOOOOO. I have Marjella and Bahama and am obsessed!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

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  3. I really want to try some Nars Lip products! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  4. I've heard some really good things about the NARS lip pencils so would love to give a couple a try. SO good to hear that they're not dragging or dry - it's the only thing that puts me off matte formulas!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  5. I love Cruella and NARS lip pencils in general. So glad you managed to pick it up, it really is a beautiful shade. I also have Rikugien which is a very natural pink! x

    www.lucindafreya.com

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  6. Gorgeous product: it's exactly what we all want from a matte lippy. I have the shade #Dragon Girl which looks really pretty too, now I want to try one of the more nude-peachy ones...

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  7. So so gorgeous!!

    www.HannahMarieBeauty.com

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  8. That crayon's been on my wish list for SO long! I bet it would look just lovely with your complexion!

    Patricia B in France

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  9. That crayon's been on my wish list for SO long! I bet it would look just lovely with your complexion!

    Patricia B in France

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