So I’ve recently purchased this Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in the shade ‘Baroque’ and I am completely loving it! The formula of these pencils is gorgeous; shiny without being sticky, or looking too overdone. They look really pretty and glowing on the lip.
Above: Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in ‘Baroque’. $39.99 (apologies for how blunt the pencil is, I can’t find a sharpener big enough for it currently, so will probably have to purchase a Nars one soon)
The shade Baroque (described as a ‘Bold Raspberry Sorbet’) is a medium to dark berry shade. It has nice pigmentation, but is not so opaque as to appear dramatic. For me, this is definitely a shade to wear out somewhere nice, with just enough sparkle to add a touch of glamour to an evening look. I’ve noticed that the finish is also not particularly long wearing, so is perhaps not as practical for a day at work, for example.
The quality of these pencils are beautiful, although they aren’t a wind up crayon, which I find a bit of a hassle. I feel like you lose a lot of product when you sharpen which is not something you want with a product that is quite pricey. That being said, I do really love that its in the pencil form as it makes it easier to apply.
These pencils retail at about $39.00AUD, and can be purchased within Australia from here. For our lucky friends in the States they can be purchased online from the Nars Website, where you can pick one up for around $25.00USD. I do think that these products are a little overpriced in Australia, so if you get a chance to pick one up overseas or find one cheaper online, then that would be a great option.
Let me know what you think about these pencils, or any other great products that you’ve tried lately in the comment below. Until next time xx