NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Cythère for Spring 2013

Newly released from NARS for Spring 2013 is the Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Cythère. Already a fan of the Nars lip pencils I was excited to swatch this shade from the new collection. There is something about the jumbo-sized crayon packaging that greatly appeals to me. Perhaps it is due to my brief stint as a ‘expert colorer’ during my childhood.


Cythère is a soft metallic rose with multi-colored shimmer. The formula glides on lips beautifully, leaving opaque color. It is not especially glossy but provides the lips with lots of shine and hours of wear. The formula remains firm inside the pencil packaging and does not become messy upon use or after sharpening. Nars Lip Pencils will fit in any standard jumbo-sized makeup pencil sharpener.


Cythère is gorgeous glimmering-nude when worn on its own. I can see paring it with a pop of color on the eyes along with a tan and some rose-gold jewels. Layering it on top of a lip color will add a lovely metallic finish and provide some depth, as shown in the last photo.


(wearing NARS Cythère alone)



(NARS Cythère applied to the middle of lips on top of MAC Redd Lip Pencil)

 Are you a fan of the NARS Lip Pencils? What are your thoughts on Cythère?

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita

If you are familiar with my blog you might already know that I have a little obsession with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. I want to ‘collect them all’ and store them inside a little NARS pencil-case. After a web search landing me on Joey’s Spaces swatches I knew Dolce Vita was the next on my list. Dolce Vita is the third addition to my, yet, modest collection along with Bettina and Damned. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils glide on lips silky smooth leaveing a matte finish thats lasts. I do not find these to be drying. They can be used alone, as a lip liner, or layered with other products to create dimension. I will usually wear these alone though. They maintain their shape after being sharpened, in most jumbo-sized pencil sharpeners, never leaving your with splinters or a smudged mess.

NARS Dolce Vita is described as a dusty rose. It is sophisticated shade, perfect for day or night, and flattering to most skin tones. If the matte formula is not to your liking this shade is also available from nars in a lipstick and gloss, as well as a blush.

 Wearing Dolce Vita

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Have you tried the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils? Any color suggestions for number 4?