Red lips to me, are the ultimate holiday essential.
It’s a classic for a reason. A red lip never goes out of style and looks great on anyone. And this NARS lip pencil is the perfect tool for this seasons red lip. Honestly, I have nothing negative to say about it.
There are 15 shades available in the velvet matte lip pencil line, and Cruella is described as a matte, cool toned medium-dark scarlet red.
First off, this velvet matte pencil is so easy to apply, has great longevity, and is super flattering on different skin tones. This red color absolutely steals the show the show.
My favorite thing about this pencil, is that it’s not necessary to apply lip liner beforehand. When using a red lipstick, it’s almost a must to use lip liner before applying the colour, but not with this pencil. It’s a dream to apply and just glides right over the lips.
Secondly, I was very impressed that it’s a matte shade but not nearly as drying as most matte formulas are.
If you do happen to have dehydrated lips, I would suggest applying a light layer of lip balm underneath.
I was able to wear this shade for a good 5 hours without need for touching up, and after that the color started to fade, but I was left with a really nice red stain to the lips.
Cruella is different from the normal reds I tend to reach for. Being that it’s slightly darker and deeper than other red lipsticks I own.
It was a great new option for those reasons, and the fact that it’s bold, bright, and the perfect addition to this holiday season.
Overall, I highly recommend this product. If you love matte red lips, you must check this out.
Have you tried any of the NARS lip pencils?
What is your favorite red lip color or lipstick?